Jim was elected Mayor in 2013. He served on the Amityville Zoning Board of Appeals for over twelve years and was Chairman 1999-2001. Mr. Wandell was on the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club Board of Governors from 1991-2004 and Treasurer 1991-1998. He headed up the Long Range Planning Committee from 1999-2003, and provided financial oversight for building renovations in 1992 and 1994. He was the highest individual fundraiser in 2012 and 2013 for Massapequa Cares, an organization that aids local veterans at the Northport VA hospital. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, class of 1965, with a B.A. in Economics and 52 post graduate credits in Accounting, Finance and Business Law.
Jim is a divorced, single parent of Susan Madigan and grandfather of Charlotte Jean Madigan. He is an avid golfer and member of the Bellport Country Club.