District 5 Director James Oakley was elected to the PEC board in 2013. In 2014, he was elected as Burnet County judge. He also serves as president of his property owners’ association and has been appointed to several other public boards and committees, including the Regional Review Committee for Community Development Block Grants from HUD, hosted by the Capital Area Council of Governments. He was appointed to this position by Gov. George W. Bush in 2000.
Previously, Oakley spent 10 years in corporate communications and public relations. In 2009, he was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, which he served on for eight years. He was elected in 1998 as a Burnet County commissioner.
Oakley holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos. He and his wife, Julie, reside on Lake Travis with their five children.
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