Jim Tedder Fact Sheet

Personal Profile

The foundation of a strong and loving family:

  • Married to Nancy, a counselor for Lake Orion Schools
  • Proud and passionate father of three school-aged children
  • Family roots in both Independence Township and Waterford Township                                                      

Community Involvement

Committed community activist and business leader:

  • Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce – 2000 to Present
  • Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce – 2013 to Present
  • Clarkston Rotary Club – 1996 to 2007, 2013 to Present
  • Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 499 – 2006 to 2012
  • Member, Clarkston Foundation – 2005 to Present
  • Mentor, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance – 1999 to Present
  • Emcee for various community events including: Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo, Taste of Clarkston, Clarkston Independence Day Parade, Clarkston Holiday Lights Parade
  • Youth wrestling coach - 2005-2008
  • Middle school wrestling coach -  2008-2011

Professional Experience

Well-rounded small business and education professional:

  • Small business owner in Clarkston and Waterford – 1987 to Present
  • Professional Educator at the secondary and college levels:
    • Behavioral Interventionist, Sashabaw Middle School - 2011 to Present
    • Civics and History Teacher for Clarkston Community Schools (Clarkston Junior High and Clarkston High School) – 2005 to 2011
    • Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Management, Oakland University – 2007 to 2009
    • Long-term guest teacher in Waterford Schools - 2002 to 2004

Political Experience

Unwavering and principled dedication to conservative grassroots politics:

  • Grassroots supporter of numerous local, state, and national Republican candidates - 1990 to Present
  • Member, North Oakland Republican Club - 2000 to Present
  • Chairman, Independence Township Conservative Club – 2013 to Present
  • Vice President of Political Affairs, Greater Oakland Republican Club – 2013 to Present
  • Member, Independence Township Conservative Club – 2010 to Present
  • Member, Greater Oakland Republican Club 2010 to Present
  • Precinct Delegate, Independence Township, Precinct 2 – 2010 to Present
  • Precinct Leader, Oakland County Republican Party – 2012 to present
  • Poll Challenger, Michigan Republican Party – 2010 and 2012
  • Member, Oakland County Young Republicans – 1996-2000
  • Legislative Program Manager, State and Local Government Affairs, National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC – 1993 to 1995
  • Manager, State and Local Government Affairs - Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, DC - 1993
  • Assistant, Political Action – Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, DC – 1992 to 1993
  • Field Manager, Bill Zeliff for Congress, Manchester, NH - 1992
  • Intern, Isabella County Republican office, Mount Pleasant, MI - 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Keynote Speaker, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Annual Meeting – 2013
  • Clarkston PTA Council “Difference Maker” Award recipient – 2013
  • Clarkston Community Schools Employee Recognition Award recipient – 2010 and 2012
  • Student-selected Guest Speaker, Clarkston High School Commencement Ceremony - 2011
  • Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Keystone Award for Distinguished Community Service - 2007

Education

  • Oakland University, Rochester, MI - Education Specialist in Education Leadership - 2011
  • University of Michigan, Flint, MI - Secondary Endorsement in History - 2006
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI - Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate - 2005
  • Oakland University, Rochester, MI - Master of Business Administration - 2000
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI - Bachelor of Applied Arts - 1992
    • Double major in Political Science and Broadcast and Cinematic Arts