On April 19, 2016, Manitobans chose Brian Pallister as their premier, and James Teitsma as the MLA for Radisson.
James Teitsma is a lifelong Manitoban who has lived and been an active community member in the Radisson constituency for over 20 years.
James attended Murdoch MacKay Collegiate and went on to complete a First Class Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba. After graduation, James joined EISI, a small software development company. James’ career grew along with the company as it expanded from a staff of 7 to a leading, global provider of finacial and tax planning software with over 300 employees serving a number of major finacial institutions. AS EISI’s Chief Development Officer, James led a team of over 100 software developers. Known to all as Advicent, James continues to work in a senior leadership role as the company’s Chief Architect.
As immigrants to Canada, James’ parents instilled in him the strong values of hard work and giving back to the community. A lifelong volunteer, James has provided leadership with a number of organisations and is a member of the Transcona Legion and the Transcona Rotery Club. He is also an active member of his church and is proud to have played a leading role in converting the District #4 Police and Fire Station into a new church building that maintains the building’s historic architechure.
James is the youngest of six children and grew up in the family home across the street from the CN Transcona Shops. He and his wife Joanne have been married for 19 years and are the proud parents of six children, and share in their family’s love for sports including hockey, basketball and cycling. James also enjoys playing piano whenever he gets the chance.