Jim Kuiken

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Jim Kuiken
Jim Kuiken.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 15
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Place of birthBoise, ID
ProfessionPresident/CEO, Verdant Strategies, Incorporated
Campaign website
Jim Kuiken was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 15th Congressional District of Texas.


Campaign themes


Kuiken's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Economy and Jobs
Excerpt: "If any politician ever tells you they will “create jobs,” run the other way. Politicians do not create an environment for job growth – they generally kill them by expanding government, over regulation through stifling policies and laws, and funding everything by increasing tax burdens on small businesses."
  • Border Security and Cross Border Violence
Excerpt: "Whether in Washington or South Texas, many politicians don’t have a clue about the border and security issues which are effecting the entire nation. Sadly, some refuse to even recognize or acknowledge what is happening here."
  • Healthcare and Social Programs
Excerpt: "In South Texas there is a huge and growing population of retirees and Veterans. Coupled with the unemployment levels, low income and under-employed, and poverty levels here, social safety net programs, elder care and Veteran programs are extremely important to many of us here in South Texas."



See also: Texas' 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kuiken ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 15th District. He was defeated by Dale Brueggemann and Eddie Zamora in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[2][3]


Kuiken and his wife, Celia, have three children.[4]

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