James Faulkner is a resident of
Yonkers, residing on Warburton Avenue for the last fourteen
years. He has been a resident of Westchester County since
1967, having been born in White Plains and living in both
the Bronx and Florida in his youth.
Jim is a small business owner and has been operating a home improvement and construction business in Westchester County since 1972.
Active in community affairs, Jim is a member of the Hudson River Community Association (HRCA) a community group which works to address problems in their area and to make the City of Yonkers a great place to live. Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of HRCA.
Jim is also a member of the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club, a non-profit organization formed in 1922 to promote recreation and exercise for its members. The Club also takes an active interest in the health & ecology of the Hudson River.
He is also the Vice-President and activities director of WECA - Westchester Emergency Communications Association. This is an organization of Amateur Radio operators which provides emergency communications for any catastrophes which might occur in Westchester County, working both with the county and with organizations such as the American Red Cross, First Responders on the Hudson. Members participate in events as diverse as emergeny drills at the Indian Point nuclear facility and the March of Dimes Walkathon. Jim has been a member of WECA for fifteen years.
Jim is licensed as a Home Improvement Contractor In Yonkers, Westchester County and New York City. He also holds locksmith licenses in Yonkers and New York City.
Jim is a licensed private pilot and enjoys flying. He was formerly a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain for the area from Cape May New Jersey to Block Island.
He is a parishioner of Christ the King church in Yonkers.
His interest in politics began when he was six years old. Having recently returned from Florida he was taken to a Bronx Democratic club meeting by his mother, Mary, whose family had long been involved in Bronx politics and had been instrumental in the formation of the club in question. Fifteen minutes into the meeting Mary took Jim’s hand and led him out of the club saying, “We’ll never come back here. They’re all crazy!”
Family outings consisted of Jim’s father John, a retired White Plains police officer, and his uncle, a retired FBI agent, discussing the political issues of the day joined by their wives, assorted uncles, aunts and cousins as young Jim listened and learned.
After joining HRCA, Jim concluded that he needed to actively participate in the political process in order to help his community. Presently, Jim is the Republican 3rd Ward Leader in Yonkers.
Jim also produces a public access local news show “Talk TV News” which can be seen on Yonkers Cablevision Wednesday evenings at 8:30 PM.