Commissioner, County Board
A.A. Fresno City College
A third-generation Fresno County resident, Jim Petty is an alumnus of Riverdale High School. After returning from military service in the U.S. Army in 1968, he began his career as an insurance broker, and with his wife Lucy, raised three daughters. He currently works with Consolidated Insurance Services in Caruthers and resides in Riverdale with his wife.
Petty has served in leadership roles on many countywide boards and committees including the Independent Agents Association, Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development Block Grants, and the Integrated Waste Management Committee. He has also been active with the Riverdale Chamber of Commerce, Riverdale Memorial District Board, and the Riverdale Public Utility Board. Petty has served on the Fresno Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for more than 20 years.