Jim Larson, age 72, was raised in the Belt Area and still lives and ranches southwest of Belt. He spent all his school years in Belt and is a graduate of Belt Valley High School. His military career consisted of 4 years in the U.S. Navy, as a Communications Technician, spending time in Spain, South Korea and countries along the west coast of Africa.
Jim is married to wife, Darae, and they were blessed with 2 sons that live in Great Falls. Oldest son, Lee, his wife, Kelly and 3 children, Ava, Mia and son Smith. Jay is the younger son and is married to wife, Lesley and they have 2 daughters, Violet and Liberty.
Jim enjoys ranch life with his family, growing winter wheat and hay, along with raising cattle and loves to hunt when time allows.
He was elected to the Cascade County Commission, Jan. 1, 2015 and is finishing the end of his 6th year as commissioner.