On July 18th, 2017, James participated in a candidate forum focused solely on issues pertaining to health in the Wichita area. The event was attended by residents who care about health-related issues and wished to hear the candidates views on those issues. Most of the current City Council candidates were in attendance. The were five opening questions, every candidate had the opportunity to share their opinion on each question. After the opening questions, the audience was given the opportunity to ask questions.