Jim Carns

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Jim Carns
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Alabama House of Representatives District 48
In office
1990-2002, 2011-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position (current service)4
Years in position (previous service)12
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedAugust 30, 2011
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJune 5, 1946
Office website
Jim Carns (b .June 5, 1946) is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 48. He was first elected in 1900, serving until 2002. He was re-elected in the August 30, 2011 special election. He replaced Greg Canfield (R) who was appointed to serve as director of the Alabama Development Office.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Carns served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Children and Senior Advocacy
Commerce and Small Business
County and Municipal Government
Shelby County Legislation



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. Incumbent Jim Carns was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

A special election was scheduled for November 29, 2011. However, since no Democrats filed for the seat, Carns took office after winning the August 30, 2011 Republican primary. He defeated Craig Sanderson, by a 1,134-682.[6]

Campaign donors


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Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jim Carns endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [7]


Carns is married and has three children.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Canfield
Alabama House District 48
1990-2002; 2011–present
Succeeded by