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James Shores


Vice-Chairman James Shores lives in the Thomasville community with his wife Michelle Shores.  They have been married 11 years and together have four children, Zack Shores, Jasmine Shores, Joshua Elliott, and Shelby Elliott.

Education & Experience

Vice-Chairman Shores served in the United States Marine Corps and served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope (Somalia).  After leaving the military Vice-Chairman Shores entered into law enforcement and has retired from the Thomasville Police Department after 30 years.  

Vice-Chairman Shores is the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police State 2nd Vice President and the President of the Davidson County FOP Lodge 97.  He is also an active member of the Thomasville Masonic Lodge #214 and an active member of Madison Heights Freewill Baptist Church.  In his spare time, Vice-Chairman Shores enjoys spending time with his family, grilling and smoking out with friends and family.

Vice-Chairman Shores has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Stanly Community College.


Vice-Chairman Shores is serving his first term as Commissioner, with his term expiring December, 2024.