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Jim Forsythe

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Jim Forsythe
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New Hampshire State Senate District 4
Former member
In office
2010 - 2012
Base salary$200/two-year term
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCornell University, 1990
Master'sCornell University, 1991
Ph.D.Wichita State University, 2000
Date of birthOctober 1, 1968
Place of birthSaint James, MN
Jim Forsythe (b. October 1, 1968) is a former Republican member of the New Hampshire State Senate, representing District 4 from 2010 to 2012.

Forsythe earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Wichita State University in 2000, his MEng in aerospace engineering at Cornell University in 1991, and his B.S. in applied and engineering physics at Cornell University in 1990.

Committee assignments


Presidential preference


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

Jim Forsythe endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: New Hampshire State Senate elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Forsythe won election to the New Hampshire State Senate. Forsythe defeated George Hurt and David Bickford in the September 14 primary. He bested Andrew Hosmer in the general election.

New Hampshire State Senate, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Forsythe (R) 11,737
Andrew Hosmer (D) 7,117

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Forsythe ran for election, he collected $56,082 in donations.[2] His largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Hampshire State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Forsythe's campaign in 2010
Havenstein, Judith$2,000
Carlton, Jean$2,000
New Hampshire Association of Realtors$2,000
Humphrey, Gordon$1,500
Friends of Jeb Bradley for State Senate$1,250
Total Raised in 2010 $56,082


Campaign themes


Forsythe listed the following themes on his campaign website:

  • The LLC Tax
Excerpt: "I oppose the “LLC Tax” which is essentially an income tax on small businesses. With record unemployment, there could be no worse time for this tax. To grow our way out of the economic downturn, we must lower taxes, not raise them."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I believe that parents and teachers know what is best for educating children. Kids are educated most effectively when control over the education is as close to home as possible. I will fight to empower parents and teachers, and prevent the centralization of control of our schools in Concord and in Washington."


Forsythe and his wife, Susan, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathleen Sgambati (D)
New Hampshire State Senate District 4
Succeeded by
David Watters (D)