Jim Moynihan

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Jim Moynihan
Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 56
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSt. Patrick's High School, 1970
Bachelor'sNortheastern Illinois University, 1981
ProfessionFinancial advisor
Campaign website
Jim Moynihan is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 56 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Moynihan earned his B.A. in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University in 1981. His professional experience includes working as a financial advisor associated with Wayne Messmer & Associates, serving as a Section Chief at the Illinois Department of Transportation (CATS and owning and operating a small business.[1]


Campaign themes


Moynihan's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Making Illinois a Destination Economy

  • Excerpt: "Jim’s number one priority is making Illinois a destination economy for job creators by reducing the costs of doing business, cutting red tape, and restoring confidence in our state’s finances. The problem is not Illinois residents. The problem is Illinois politicians who lack the knowledge or will to challenge failed leadership and who too often put their own political interests above their constituents’ interests. As a financial advisor with deep management and leadership experience, Jim has the knowledge and courage to be the outspoken advocate we need to restore economic opportunity in Illinois for our families."

Low Taxes and Fiscal Accountability

  • Excerpt: "Jim believes in the basic premise that Springfield needs to live within its means – just like we all do in our own households. Jim will be an outspoken advocate for long-term solutions to the main drivers of our state’s budget deficit: public pension systems, Medicaid, and healthcare costs. Jim is committed to working with all stakeholders to promote solutions that both protect the retirements of our public employees and prevent taxpayers from paying for Springfield’s mistakes."

Term Limits for Elected Officials

  • Excerpt: "Jim supports limiting Illinois House and Senate members to terms of eight to ten years. If eight years was good enough for George Washington, it should be good enough for Michael Madigan!"

Educating Our Children for the Challenges of Tomorrow

  • Excerpt: "As state representative, I will not tolerate the diversion funds from our children’s classrooms to pay for Springfield’s mistakes. I will work on your behalf to review all aspects of state spending with the objective of reducing budget pressures on education. A key focus of my efforts will be heightened Medicaid fraud and eligibility enforcement, which I believe can save our state hundreds of millions of dollars."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Michelle Mussman ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jim Moynihan ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Mussman and Moynihan will face off in the general election.[3][4][5]


Moynihan and his wife, Joni, have three children. He is involved in the following organizations: UNICO National, the country’s largest Italian-American service organization, the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago, the Schaumburg Business Association and the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization.[1]

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