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Jim Dunnam
Texas House of Representatives District 57
Former member
Term in office began
1997
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Jim Dunnam was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented District 57 from 1997 to 2010. He is an Attorney with Dunnam and Dunnam, LLP.

Dunnam is a member of Baylor Lodge #1235, Federal Bar Association, First United Methodist Church of Waco, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Karem Shrine, State Bar of Texas, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, Waco Scottish Rite Bodies, and Waco York Rite Bodies.[1]

Issue positions

On his site Dunnam says he is focused on "Improving public schools," "Making our communities safer," "Encouraging job growth and economic development," "Increasing access to affordable health care," and "Protecting our drinking water."[2]

Committee assignments

  • HB 2495 - Relating to the consideration of the cumulative effects of emissions from proposed facilities in actions by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on applications for certain air contaminant emissions permits or permit amendments.
  • HB 2496 - Relating to the posting of statements, registrations, and reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission on the commission's Internet website.
  • HB 2701 - Relating to the abolition of the Texas Transportation Commission, the creation of the commissioner of transportation as an elected statutory state officer and the commissioner's power and duties.
  • HB 2942 - Relating to accountability and transparency in government operations, including disclosure, oversight, and enforcement measures; providing penalties.[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dunnam ran for re-election in District 57 and lost. He was unopposed in the March 2 Democratic primary but was defeated by Republican Marva Beck in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marva Beck (R) 14,391 51.68%
Jim Dunnam (D) 12,743 45.76%
Derek Johson (L) 712 2.55%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dunnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 57th District, defeating Neill Snider (L). Dunnam received 28,291 votes in the election while Snider received 3,920 votes.[5] Dunnam raised $304,819 for his campaign.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 28,291 87.83%
Neill Snider (L) 3,920 12.16%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Dunnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 57th District, defeating Neill Snider (L).[7]

Dunnam raised $315,628 for his campaign while Anderson raised $387,828 and Keith raised $0.[8]

Texas House of Representatives, District 12 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 19,274
Neill Snider (L) 15,707

2004

On November 4, 2004 Dunnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 57th District, defeating Jeffrey Hibbs (R).[9]

Dunnam raised $286,483 for his campaign while Hibbs raised $98,843.[10]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 23,765
Jeffrey Hibbs (R) 16,974

2002

On November 4, 2002 Dunnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 57th District, defeating Jeffrey Hibbs (R).[11]

Dunnam raised $203,629 for his campaign while Hibbs raised $12,307.[12]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 17,358
Jeffrey Hibbs (R) 11,478

2000

On November 4, 2000 Dunnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 57th District, unopposed.[13]

Dunnam raised $60,076 for his campaign.[14]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57 (2000)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 25,415

1998

On November 4, 1998 Dunnam won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 17th District, unopposed.[15]

Dunnam raised $84,151 for his campaign.[16]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57 (1998)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 15,073

1996

On November 4, 1996 Dunnam won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 57th District, defeating incumbent Barbara Rusling (R).[17]

Texas House of Representatives, District 57 (1996)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dunnam (D) 18,245
Barbara Rusling (R) 12,901

Campaign donors

2010

As of April 3, 2010, Dunnam has raised $81,657 for his 2010 election campaign.[18] For updated figures, check the Texas Ethics Commission Filings.

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Dunnam, Jim $48,500
Texans for Insurance Reform $8,250
Chickasaw Nation $5,000
Blackridge Consulting LLP $3,503
Energy Future Holdings Corp $3,500

2008

In the 2008 election, Dunnam raised a total of $304,819.[19]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Dunnam, Jim $62,000
Ernest Cannon & Associates $20,000
Ford, Gerald J $10,000
Knight Jr, Roger $10,000
Texans for Economic Development $10,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Dunnam raised a total of $153,787.[20]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Communications Workers of America $10,000
Carr, Deborah Pardo $10,000
Chickasaw Nation $9,000
AT&T $8,508
Three Donors, Each Donating $5,000 $5,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Dunnam raised a total of $286,483.[21]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Insurance Reform $50,000
Communications Workers of America $20,400
Texas Auto Workers $10,000
Dunnam, Jim $6,764
Robinson, C Clifton & Betsy $6,000

2002

In the 2002 election, Dunnam raised a total of $203,629.[22]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Dunnam, James R $12,000
Dunnam, James R $11,600
Rapoport, Bernard & Audre $6,500
Beard, Pat $5,500

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Preceded by
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Texas House District 57
1997–2010
Succeeded by
Marva Beck (R)