James Bradford

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James Bradford
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South Dakota State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip
2014-present
Compensation
Base salary$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2001-2009
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James 'Jim' Bradford is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Minority Whip.

Bradford served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. In 2008, he changed parties from Democratic to Republican. In 2010, as a member of the South Dakota State Senate, he switched again to the Democratic Party.

Biography

Bradford is a teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bradford served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bradford served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bradford served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate will take place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent James Bradford was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bradford is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Bradford won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate, District 27. He ran unopposed in both the Republican primary on June 5 and the general election on November 6.[3]

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Bradford ran for re-election to the 27th District seat in 2010. He defeated Eugene Christensen in the general election on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota State Senate, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Bradford (D) 3,402 63.00%
Eugene Christensen (R) 1,998 37.00%

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Bradford won election to the 27th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Theresa Two Bulls (D).[4]

Bradford raised $8,899 for his campaign while Two Bulls raised $11,350.[5]

South Dakota State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Bradford (R) 3,427 52.07%
Theresa B. Two Bulls (D) 3,155 47.93%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James Bradford is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, James Bradford raised a total of $24,105 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[6]

James Bradford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 27 Won $900
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 27 Won $5,300
2008 South Dakota State Senate, District 27 Won $8,899
2006 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 Won $3,310
2004 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 Won $2,775
2002 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 Won $2,218
2000 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 Won $703
Grand Total Raised $24,105

2012

James Bradford won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, James Bradford raised a total of $900.
South Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Bradford's campaign in 2012
Sd Ethanol$250
Larry Lucas$250
Dsd Retailer$150
South Dakota Chiropractors Association$100
Sd Physical Therapy Assc$100
Total Raised in 2012$900
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bradford received $5,300 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[7]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Bradford's campaign in 2010
Bradford, Jim$600
South Dakota Educators PAC$500
South Dakota Association of Realtors$450
South Dakota Telecommunications Association$300
Cmte for Fair Play$250
Total Raised in 2010 $5,300

2008

Bradford raised $8,899 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $3,500
Senate Republican Campaign Committee of South Dakota $1,500
Adelation for a Better South Dakota PAC $1,000
Jim Bradford $400
R. Hopewell $400
M. Assman $400
C. Johson $300

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 89th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 14 to March 31.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the issue of abortions.

2013

In 2013, the 88th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 8 to March 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on the "top ten" issues affecting your freedom.

2012

In 2012, the 87th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 19.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored "based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, federalism, and protection of life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness."[9]

2011

In 2011, the 86th South Dakota State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 28.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes as they relate to the S.D. GOP Platform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes relating to the military and veterans.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to gun control and reform.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Lucas
South Dakota House District 27
2001–2008
Succeeded by
Kevin Killer
Preceded by
Theresa Two Bulls
South Dakota Senate District 27
2009–present
Succeeded by
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