James Bulkley

Mayor & City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: (402) 562-4244

Term: 12/2016 to 12/2024 

Columbus resident since 1976.  Married to Karen, with two daughters and six grandchildren.  


  • DeKalb Senior High, DeKalb, IL  Graduated in 1972
  • Business Degree 1976 from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 

Current Employment

  • Sales Manager with R&R Christo Construction, builders of new construction, remodeling, and equipment installation in animal agricultural facilities.

Community Involvement

  • Served on Columbus City Council 2000-2016, including Council President 2004-2008
  • Current active EME at St. Isidore Parish
  • Past member of St. Isidore Parish Council
  • Served on Simon House Board of Directors


Return to Staff Directory