Detroit businessman John James courted for U.S. Senate run
MACKINAC ISLAND — A group of metro Detroit business professionals is trying to draft Detroit businessman John E. James to run as a Republican for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat next year.
James, CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics, a Detroit-based logistics and warehousing firm, is actively considering a campaign for the Senate seat, said Chris Thomas, a friend of James and venture capitalist investor who lives in Detroit.
James’ supporters used the Mackinac Policy Conference to tout the 36-year-old’s credentials as a businessperson with experience in national security. James is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an Iraq War veteran, according to a biography on his company’s website.