James C. Hutchinson CD, MP
Political Career: First entered the political arena when he was elected as MP for St. Elizabeth North Eastern in 1980. He currently serves as MP for the St. Elizabeth North Western (1997 to present). He currently sits as the State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport having been appointed in May 2023. He previously held the role of State Minister in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. Mr. Hutchinson served (2016 to July 2019) as a Minister of State for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries as well as Minister of State for Agriculture (2007-11). He was also a former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education (1980-83).
Civic Activities: Served as former president of the St. Elizabeth chapter of Young Jamaica.
Profession: Farmer and a career politician. He has also worked as a part-time teacher and a football coach at the St Elizabeth technical High School.
Education: Knox College; Munro College and Cornell University, USA.