James Bornstein

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James Bornstein
August 2020 Official Desert District Portrait
First Secretary of Desert District
Assumed office
10 June 2020 - 28 June 2020
1 September 2020 - Present
Successor Lee Bastino
Chancellor of Atiera
Assumed office
30 May 2022
First Secretary Alexander I
Speaker of the House of New Virginia
Assumed office
27 October 2021
President Sertor Valentinus
Personal information
Born 2006
California, U.S.
Birth name James Bornstein
Citizenship U.S., Desert District, New Virginia, Atiera, Ponderosa Hills
Ethnicity Middle-Eastern, Russian, Irish
Political party Democratic Socialist Coalition (Desert District)
Democratic (U.S.)
Independent (New Virginia)
Socialist (Ponderosa Hills)
Atieran Moderate Coalition (Atiera)
Residence United States

James Bornstein, CSA, formerly known as Jamez, is the First Secretary of Desert District and the current Party Leader of the Democratic Socialist Coalition, and also serves

Micronational career

Early Micronational Career

James BOrnstein began his micronational career as the Augustus Secretary of Ryanlandia, in the year of 2016. He simultaneously was serving as the Governor of Kassinovia in Ryanlandia, as well. He then went on to serve as the General Secretary and Acting First Secretary for just one week.

Following the shutdown of Ryanlandia in 2017, Bornstein went on to found This Table (aka TT), later changed to the Formositan Empire (aka Formositas) a micronation simply at a table at his school. Due to it being the school community’s property, he justified it as his own. He served as Emperor for two years before shutting it down.

Return to Micronationalism

He then took a several month long hiatus until 10 June 2020, when he began work on MicroWiki’s micronational community. He founded Desert District in North America, bordering California in the United States. He then served as First Secretary.

Bornstein subsequently established the Democratic Socialist Coalition of Desert District.

On 28 June 2020, Bornstein announced his resignation from his position as First Secretary and the official Desert District server owner, handing the latter to Lee Bastino who subsequently was elected First Secretary. He remained active in the nation as a Legislative Body member, and eventually returned to the position following Bastino's resignation.

Personal life

Bornstein was born in 2006 and is 17 years old. He was born in the United States, and currently resides in Desert District's capital.

He has identified as a progressive since he was 10 years old, when he had started to become more serious about US politics and micronationalism.

He credits US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Edward Markey, and Sen. Bernard for fueling his interest in politics. He supports the Democratic Party when it comes to US politics, identifying as a member of the party's progressive faction. He supports Medicare for All, free higher education, and the Green New Deal. His favorite news source is the New York Times.

His favorite hobbies are micronationalism, water tasting, and craft coffee making, specifically with a Chemex or an AeroPress.

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Macronational citizenship

Micronational citizenship