Just as a good song is learned and appreciated by music lovers, Democratic ideas and policies were easy to learn and be appreciated by Jim Babson. He was born and raised in Everett Massachusetts, a bastion for loyal democrats. After graduating Everett High School, Babson joined the Army and served a year in Vietnam with the 173d Airborne Brigade from 1967 to 1968. Returning to Everett in 1969 he started to work and attend school at night. He moved to Germany where he earned a Bachelorís Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland European Division. He has lived in Massachusetts, Texas and Washington State during his career with the Internal Revenue Service. After working in Austin Texas and living in Round Rock Texas he retired and volunteered with the Democratic party before he moved to Ingleside on the Bay Texas. He decided to become active with the San Patricio County Democratic Party and was elected San Patricio Democratic Chair, a position that has reflected the hopes and aspirations of all the democratic people in the county.