James Bozajian was raised locally. After graduating from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, James received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from USC School of Law.
James Bozajian worked as a criminal prosecutor at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for 24 years.
James is currently employed as an attorney for State Compensation Insurance Fund.
James Bozajian has served on the Calabasas City Council since 1997.
James was Mayor of Calabasas in 1998-99, 2003-04, 2007-08, 2011-12, and 2015-16.
Board of Directors, Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority (1999 to present). Chairman (2000-03, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).
Board of Directors, Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society (2001 to present). President (2015-16).
Board of Directors, California Contract Cities Association (2008 to present). President (2011-12).
Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Contract Cities Liability Trust Fund Claims Board & Oversight Committee (2016 to present).
Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Association of Deputy District Attorneys (1993-2014). President (1996, 1997).
Community Policing Commission, City of Calabasas (1993-97).
Board of Directors, USC School of Law Alumni Association (1995-97).
Board of Governors, UCLA John Wooden Center (1994-97).
Board of Directors, Camp Hye Sierra (1995-97).
Senator, USC Student Senate (1989-90).
UCLA Daily Bruin (1984-87). Administration Editor, Political Columnist, Staff Writer, Editorial Board.
Student Council, W.H. Taft High School (1982-83).
Awards & Honors
Author, "Calabasas: 1991 to 2016" (2016).
Contributor, "Images of America: Calabasas" (2015).
Recipient, Los Angeles County Association of Deputy District Attorneys' "President's Award" (2012).
Recipient, California Contract Cities Association's "El Matador Grande Award" (2012).
Recipient, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Calabasas Award" (2009).
Recipient, Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society's "Living History Award" (2005).
Author, "Citizens' Guide to Calabasas" (2000).
Author, "The Other Side of Calabasas History" (forthcoming publication).