As a Research Fellow at Locke’s Civitas Center for Public Integrity, Jim focuses on government compliance with the law and best practices, particularly as it pertains to election policy. Jim’s primary focus for the Center for Public Integrity is conducting research on election integrity, analysis of election data, and good governance practices on the state and local level.

Before joining Locke, Jim worked with several members of the North Carolina General Assembly; assisting with Boards and Commissions, researching, and drafting of policy at the state Legislature.

Stirling earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina.