Jim Righeimer is the Mayor of Costa Mesa. Previously he was Mayor Pro-Tem from 2010-12. Prior to his election to City Council, Jim served on the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, where he was Chairman from 2006-10. Jim has been Chairman of the Orange County Housing Authority and was an Advisory Board Member for the Costa Mesa Pop Warner & Cheer Programs. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Mercy House, a non-profit group that provides emergency services, transitional housing and permanent housing with supportive services to homeless men, women and children living in Orange County.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University and works in commercial real estate. His career started in 1986 cleaning up oil wells in downtown Huntington Beach and constructing single-family homes. He owns LMC Management Group, which manages office buildings and retail centers in Southern California.
Jim and his wife Lene live in the Costa Mesa neighborhood of Mesa Verde with their three daughters.