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Biography of Warren Mayor James R. Fouts

James “Jim” R. Fouts is an American Elected Official and the incumbent Mayor of the City of Warren, the third largest city in Michigan.

Before being elected Mayor of Warren, Jim Fouts served multiple terms on the city council, where he worked tirelessly to resolve many issues concerning Warren residents.  His dedication and commitment to spearhead multiple efforts to improve the basic services and quality of life for Warren Residents quickly developed his reputation as the “Warren Neighborhood Councilman”.

James R. Fouts was elected Mayor of Warren in November 2007 defeating the challenger, City Clerk Richard Sulaka, receiving 62% of the votes.[1].. The Mayor’s continued service to the City was again rewarded by the residents of Warren who cast 81% in favor of Jim Fouts’ during the 2011 re-election campaign, in which he defeated the challenger, Councilwoman Kathy Vogt.[14], by by a historic margin, receiving 81%[1]  of the votes cast.  This was to be a short term record, as again in November 2015, Mayor Jim Fouts was honored once more for his many achievements and contributions to the City of Warren by winning re-election to his third four-year term by a margin of 84.7 percent to 15.3 percent.   Mayor Jim Fouts is the first Mayor in the History of the city of Warren to receive more than 80% of the votes and has “widespread support across the city[1]” of Warren.


While in office, The Mayor’s accomplishments are many and include a myriad of reforms and initiatives that have greatly improved the quality of life in Warren.    His cost saving initiatives saved the city significant expenditures by consolidating and streamlining multiple city departments.  Those initiatives not only streamlined the city’s Budget and fiscal Policy but also improved the efficiency of city operations and were honored with an Award given to the Mayor.

Under Mayor Fouts’ many initiatives, the city implemented a number of programs that connect the community with government and make government more accessible. Among them, a weekly program called Fouts Forum, where the Mayor interviews community and business leaders.

Through a coordinated approach spearheaded by the Mayor, such blight sweeps and police sweeps, some of which were personally supervised by the Mayor[1], have produced a steady decrease in both property crimes and violent crimes.

Mayor Jim R. Fout’s effort to attract high-tech industry, along with automotive manufacturers and suppliers has created a sprawling downtown area which has houses a mix of start-up businesses, incubators, and accelerators alongside established industry giants and a multitude of public amenities. [1] The Mayor’s efforts have brought companies such as General Motors, who have invested $1 billion in a new GM Technical Center, the development of the Chrysler Manufacturing Complex, also known as Dodge City, which has become a major producer of the popular Ram and Dakota models and many other research and manufacturing operations.  These initiatives have also produced new developments, new shopping centers, and supermarkets such as Meijer and Menards.


The Mayor’s revitalization and clean up initiatives have greatly increased the quality of life for the residents of Warren. His continued efforts in revitalizing the Warren community with his aggressive city “clean-up”  have addressing nuisance and abatement for businesses and residential dwellings and garnered the attention of the national media impressed with such efforts.  His unique approaches to solving issues, have resulted in a first of its kind, public-private partnership that has set a comprehensive road important plan in motion.

The Mayor also garnered national attention with his first of its kind ethics ordinance and a “Buy American” campaign.

Prior to his election to Public Office, Jim Fouts dedicated himself to public service by teaching, among other subjects, political science and government, and psychology to students attending the Warren Consolidated Schools District.

Some of the personal sacrifices made by Mayor Jim include giving up his city issued car, gas mileage and pension and does not take vacations.  Mayor Fouts has an open door policy in the office but will often take calls from Warren residents during off hours as well as on the weekends.

One of Mayor Jim Fouts’ personal heroes is the Former President Harry. S. Truman, a man greatly admired by the Mayor for his honesty and work ethic.  You will often find on the mayors desk Harry Truman’s motto, “The Buck Stops Here”.


A Legacy of Leadership in Warren

Jim Fouts served as the mayor of Warren, Michigan, for several terms, establishing a legacy of progressive leadership and unwavering commitment to the community. His tenure was marked by significant achievements, including economic revitalization, public safety enhancements, and improved city services. Under his leadership, Warren saw substantial growth and development, making it a more vibrant and prosperous city.

Warren under Fouts’ leadership was according to Forbes: “One of the top ten cities in the nation for business and careers!”

Fouts led Warren to become the Metro Area’s largest industrial assessment city even surpassing Detroit according to Crain’s Detroit.

Hands On Approach

Fouts’ hands-on approach to governance ensured that the needs of Warren’s residents were always a top priority. He implemented policies that fostered economic growth, supported small businesses, and created job opportunities. His focus on infrastructure improvements and public safety initiatives made Warren a safer and more attractive place to live and work. As Michigan’s 14th District looks towards its future, former Warren Mayor Jim Fouts emerges as an ideal candidate for the House of Representatives. His extensive experience in government, coupled with his proven leadership, positions him uniquely to address the needs and aspirations of his constituents.

Proven Experience in Government

With over a decade of experience as mayor, Jim Fouts has a deep understanding of the intricacies of government operations. He has successfully navigated the complexities of municipal governance, building strong relationships with local, state, and federal officials. His ability to collaborate across different levels of government has been instrumental in securing funding for critical projects and initiatives in Warren. During the historic flood Warren experienced in 2014 Fouts was able to secure the attention of federal authorities and brought FEMA to assist his residents.


Champion of Community and Constituent Service

One of Jim Fouts’ hallmarks as a leader is his unwavering dedication to his constituents. He has always been accessible and responsive to the needs and concerns of Warren’s residents. His open-door policy and commitment to transparency have fostered a strong sense of trust and engagement within the community.



A Letter To James Fouts from Bernice King

A Letter To James Fouts from Bernice King

A Letter from Bernice A. King to (Former) Warren Mayor James Fouts thanking him for his tremendous efforts honoring the Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King in the City Of Warren. I am pleased to offer words of praise for you and the work that you have championed in...