Jim Carns

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Jim Carns
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Alabama House of Representatives District 48
Incumbent
In office
1990-2002, 2011-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedAugust 30, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJune 5, 1946
Websites
Office website
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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]

Elections

2014

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]

2011

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]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

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

Personal

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
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