Jim Fraser

Part-Time Professor in Political Science

I'm excited to be teaching State and Local Government in the Fall Semester 2021 at Valencia College. There is perhaps no time in our nation's recent history where it's been more important for all of us to understand our US political system and to understand how each of us can be engaged and make a difference.

I have a lot of experience in politics, working in corporate government relations with all levels of our government. I'm also a retired Navy pilot and I spent the last four years of my military career at the Pentagon. When I'm not teaching at Valencia College, I have my own government relations consulting firm.

Here are some interesting facts about me:

Favorite Teams: Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals

Favorite Orlando Team: Orlando Solar Bears

Favorite Sport: Triathlon

Favorite Disney Park: Epcot Center

Favorite Florida School: Valencia College (of course)


West Campus


While I don't keep regular office hours, I can always be reached via e-mail or through Canvas.

Textbook for POS 2112 - State and Local Government, Fall Semester 2021: Governing States and Localities, 7th Edition Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt February 2019 | 584 pages | CQ Press ISBN: 9781544325422