Ed James has a B.S. in Soil and Water Science from University of California Davis, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder, and an MBA from University of Phoenix.
Ed started his professional career working for the Denver Water Department negotiating and purchasing water rights. He then worked for the Chino Basin Municipal Water District in Southern California managing the Chino Groundwater Basin and was responsible for imported water deliveries from Metropolitan Water District. In 1994, Ed became General Manager for the Jurupa Community Service District in Southern California. Ed has been General Manager for the Carson Water Subconservancy District since August 1998. Ed is married to his high school sweetheart, Christie, and has three grown kids. In his free time, he enjoys rafting, golfing, softball, table tennis, and snowboarding.