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Jim Wilson was first elected as a member of the Benbrook City Council in 2009. He and his wife, Jeanine, a Fort Worth ISD school teacher, were married in 1984. After his retirement from the United States Air Force, the family moved to Benbrook in 2001 so he could pursue a career with Lockheed Martin. Their son, Ryan, graduated from Western Hills High School and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Councilmember Wilson served on the Benbrook Planning and Zoning Commission prior to his election. He serves as a member of the American Diabetes Association North Texas Advocacy Committee and travels annually to Washington D.C. to advocate for continued research and education funding; he was honored to receive their 2013 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. An avid bicyclist, he founded the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association (LMRA) Bicycle Club and served as a member of Fort Worth's Bicycle Study Technical Committee in designing the BIKE Fort Worth Plan.

Councilmember Wilson serves as Alternate Representative to the Regional Transportation Council. Recognizing the importance of transportation, he has testified before the Texas Senate and Texas House Transportation and Homeland Security committees, and continues to expand his knowledge through Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) educational classes.

The Wilson family is certain Benbrook citizens are what make our city special and encourages everyone to seek opportunities to be involved and enjoy all our city offers.