Commissioner James Satcher, District One


Commissioner James Satcher

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2020

Phone: (941) 745-3701

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
The Honorable James Satcher
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, contact Commissioner Satcher's assistant, Kelli O'Malley, (941) 748-4501, x3707, or email at [email protected].


James Satcher is a devoted husband, father of six and minister with hands on experience making positive changes in Manatee County. Satcher leads a successful nonprofit with more than two decades of ministry that has provided aid to orphans, single mothers and the homeless. His nonprofit provided aid after Hurricanes, numerous tornadoes and the earthquake in Haiti. Partnering with local Manatee County agencies, Satcher and his nonprofit have helped the homeless and drug addicted become strong members of society. Satcher and his wife are active in the fight against sex trafficking and have rescued several women out of modern-day slavery.

Education & Professional

  • Berry College, Bachelor of Arts, 2001
  • Rhema Bible College, diploma, 2004

Community Involvement

  • President Trump’s Faith Advisory Board
  • Republican Executive Committee
  • East Manatee Republican Club

Public Service

  • Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2020
    • Chair - Manatee County Port Authority, 2023
    • Tourist Development Council (TDC) Chair, 2023
    • First Vice-Chairman, 2022
  • Manatee County Port Authority, 2021-Present
  • Airport Advisory Commission, 2021-Present
  • Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership Policy Commission, 2021-Present
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2021-Present
  • Canvassing Board, 2022-Present
  • Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Advisory Committee, 2022-Present