Commissioner James Metts is a lifelong resident of East Montgomery County and his family has resided there for over 100 years. He was a business owner from 1980 through 2018, continuing a family forestry business and natural disaster recovery for the Federal Government.

Commissioner Metts ran for office and on January 1, 2003 he began his public service role as Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace. Beginning his second term, with his established community support, he made great strides in building relationships with local government while establishing a judicial philosophy that was both fair and accountable.

While serving his fourth term in office, Judge Metts was approached by multiple members of the community who hoped he would seek higher office. After nearly 16 years as Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace, he was elected and took office as Pct. 4 Commissioner on January 1, 2019.

As Commissioner his main focuses are drainage, road improvement, and mosquito abatement.