Meet Jim

Working together,
we can do better.

"It is an honor to work for you as your Douglas County Commissioner. I believe that our government must be open, transparent and accountable. It should meet the needs of our citizens. I believe it is important to tell the truth, to stand up for what is right and to work hard for common sense solutions."

Omaha native James P. Cavanaugh is a Douglas County Commissioner,  attorney, and founding partner of the Cavanaugh Law Firm. He is a graduate of both Creighton University (B.A. 1977) and Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 1980) and is a member of the Omaha and the Nebraska Bar Associations.

Jim believes in giving back to our community. In addition to serving on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, he is a member of the Douglas County Hospital Foundation Board, the Douglas County Health Center Board of Trustees, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency Board. Previously, Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Repertory Theater, the Center for Missouri River Studies, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Omaha Irish Cultural Institute, Justice For Our Neighbors and the Mercy High School Capital Campaign.

Jim is married with four children and is an active member of the Dundee–Memorial Park Neighborhood Association.


Jim's Family

“I am one lucky guy. Not only am I blessed with four children, I also have two terrific sons-in-law and am the proud grandpa of three wonderful kids.”