|South Dakota State Senate District 19|
|Base salary||$12,000/two-year term|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||Four terms|
|South Dakota State House of Representatives|
|High school||Armour High School, 1958|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1960-1968|
|Birthday||April 18, 1940|
|Place of birth||Armour, SD|
Putnam served in the South Dakota State Senate from 1986 to 2002. He then joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2003. He served in that position until 2011, representing the 19th District.
Putnam received his diploma from Armour High School in 1958.
Putnam has worked in the following jobs: Promotional Advertising, Personal Services, and Family Farming. He also served in the 817th Air Division, Strategic Air Command in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1968.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Putnam served on the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota State Senate
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota State Legislature
- Legislative Procedure Committee, South Dakota State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Putnam served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:
- Appropriations Committee, South Dakota House, Vice Chair
- Legislative Procedure Committee, South Dakota House
Putnam ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 19. Putnam and Roger Hofer were defeated by Kyle Schoenfish and District 25 incumbent Stace Nelson in the Republican primary on June 5. Alan Fenner ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. District 19 incumbents Frank Kloucek (D) and Edward Van Gerpen (R) are not running for re-election.
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 19 Republican Primary, 2012|
|J.E. "Jim" Putnam||25.7%||1,129|
Putnam defeated Glennis Stern (D) in the November 2 general election.
|South Dakota State Senate, District 19 (2010)|
|J.E. Putnam (R)||4,692||57.43%|
|Glennis Stern (D)||3,478||42.57%|
In 2010, Putnam received $10,550 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to J.E. Putnam's campaign in 2010|
|South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations||$1,000|
|South Dakota HCA PAC||$700|
|South Dakota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Broin, Jeff / Jamie||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$10,550|
In 2008, Putnam collected $950 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|N W Energy Employee PAC||$300|
|South Dakota Chamber Of Commerce and Industry||$100|
|South Dakota Independent Auto Dealers Association||$50|
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- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. J.E. Putnam
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
Frank Kloucek (D)
|South Dakota State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
Bill Van Gerpen (R)
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 19
| Succeeded by|
Frank Kloucek (D), Edward Van Gerpen (R)