James "Jamie" Benoit, Jr. (born 1971) is an American politician from Odenton, Maryland. He is a Democrat. He is currently serving as a councilman for the Fourth district of Anne Arundel County, Maryland
A lifelong resident of the Fourth Council District, Benoit was educated at every level of the Anne Arundel County Public School System. Prior to entering private law practice, Benoit served as an officer in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the United States Army Officer Candidate School. Benoit currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of an IT company.
On the County Council Benoit and County Executive John R. Leopold are credited with leading efforts to preserve the Naval Academy Dairy Farm in Gambrills, Maryland. Benoit has also been a strong advocate of veterans while on the County Council having sponsored bills into law which created hiring preferences for veterans for County employment and another to treat County employees injured during active duty military service equal to other County employees. Benoit has also frequently sponsored bills aimed at improving the environment.
He replaced Bill D. Burlison, another Democrat, who retired in 2006.
Benoit is running for his final term in 2010.
Bill D. Burlison
|Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Fourth District Councilman