James Vidrine was born in Arizona but spent his childhood in Mississippi, Texas, and Missouri before moving to Hewitt, where he has lived for the past 17 years. He graduated college with a Criminal Justice degree before working as a homebuilder and land developer, where he has produced more than 100 area homes and developed 500 lots in Hewitt. He also previously served as a police officer.
He has served on the City Council for eight years along with serving two years on the planning and zoning board. Vidrine is a very conservative independent person who serves for the betterment of the City of Hewitt.