Jim Bonner

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Jim Bonner
Jim Bonner.jpg
Former candidate for
Alabama House of Representatives, District 17
Date of birthJune 8, 1953
Place of birthRussellville, AL
ReligionSouthern Christian
Jim Bonner was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 17 of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Bonner was a 2010 Republican candidate for District 6 of the Alabama State Senate. The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.


Bonner's professional experience includes working as an instructor for the Alabama College System and a farmer.


Campaign themes


Bonner's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Jobs are my first priority. Alabama needs jobs."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "My pledge to the people of Alabama is to never, In my tenure as your State Senator, vote for a Tax Increase unless it is tied to a like amount tax decrease for the taxes YOU in district 6 pay. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "I pledge to adequately fund the technical schools in our district. To offer training in developing technical fields like wind and solar as well as traditional heavy manufacturing such as automobile and electrical power generation."
  • State Budget
Excerpt: "The impact on the tax base should be obvious. Without jobs there is no income and no income tax. No tax means no money to pay teachers, and roads and hospitals must suffer as we slide further down the pike. "[1]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Don Barnwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Millican defeated Jim Bonner in the Republican primary. Millican defeated Barnwell in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Millican Incumbent 66% 7,854
     Democratic Don Barnwell 33.8% 4,027
     NA Write-In 0.1% 16
Total Votes 11,897

Alabama House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Millican Incumbent 67.7% 3,029
Jim Bonner 32.3% 1,447
Total Votes 4,476


See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Bonner was defeated in the November 2 general election by Roger Bedford.[6]

Alabama State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Bedford (D) 20,452
Jim Bonner (R) 17,816


Bonner and his wife, Kathy, have eight children.

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