James Wilson (Colorado)

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James Wilson
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Colorado House of Representatives District 60
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$30,000/year
Per diem$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSocial Studies/History and PE, Southwestern College (1967)
Personal
ProfessionEducation
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James "Jim" D. Wilson is a Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Wilson earned his B.A. in Social Studies/History and PE from Southwestern College in 1967. His professional experience includes working as an educator for 40 years.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance
Public Health Care and Human Services

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Wilson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I will help our rural and small communities develop job opportunities and assist with economic development by focusing on bringing expanded internet broadband service to the District."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I will work toward an educational system that rewards good teachers and prepares students for their future success. I will strive to strengthen our educational system by demanding results and accountability while attempting to return our schools to the task of educating our children rather than raising them."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "I will work with fellow legislators to return our state to living within its means. Fiscal responsibility and being a good steward of public tax dollars should be a prerequisite to serving in the Legislature."

Agriculture/Water

  • Excerpt: "I will be an advocate for agriculture (one of the two major drivers of our economy) and the protection of our water rights that are constantly under attack."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent James "Jim" Wilson was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Curtis Imrie (I) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wilson won election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 60. He defeated Steve Collins in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He defeated Pier Cohen (D), M Bruce Waters (L) and Curtis Imrie (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames D. "Jim" Wilson 60.9% 22,457
     Democratic Pier Cohen 34.5% 12,714
     Libertarian M. Bruce Waters 4.7% 1,723
Total Votes 36,894
Colorado House of Representatives, District 60 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Wilson 57.2% 4,255
Steve Collins 42.8% 3,181
Total Votes 7,436

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilson raised a total of $15,626 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[7]

James Wilson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Colorado State House, District 60 Won $15,626
Grand Total Raised $15,626

2012

Wilson won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilson raised a total of $15,626.
Colorado House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Wilson (Colorado)'s campaign in 2012
Wilson, James D$4,049
Chaffee County Republican Central Cmte$1,150
Colorado Association Of Realtors$700
Atmos Energy$400
Comcast$400
Total Raised in 2012$15,626
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 7.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

2013

In 2013, the 69th Colorado General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 9.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills ACLU of Colorado "felt were the best representations of the civil liberties issues facing Colorado today."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS CAN.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animal protection issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to environmental conservation.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills defined by LT as related to "principles of good governance."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "support of reproductive health."
Legislators are scored on their stances on "women's priorities in the state of Colorado."

Personal

Wilson and his wife, Kristi, have four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Massey (R)
Colorado House of Representatives District 60
2013–present
Succeeded by
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