|Indiana State Senate District 49|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 2014|
|High school||Mater Dei High School|
|Service/branch||U.S. Army, 101st Airborne|
|Years of service||Vietnam|
|Profession||Retired trucking teamster and union steward|
Tomes' professional experience includes working as a trucker and union steward.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tomes served on the following committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Corrections and Criminal Law|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tomes served on these committees:
|Indiana Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters|
Law enforcement drones
On January 7, 2013, Tomes introduced SB 0020 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). This bill would ban anyone, including law enforcement officers, from using drones for surveillance purposes without the permission of the surveillance's subjects and would also ban the use of any evidence collected using a drone without the subject's permission. Intentional violation of the drone ban would be a Class D felony. The bill would forbid the use of government funds for purchasing drones beginning on July 1, 2013. SB 0020 was referred to the Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee on January 7. Sen. John Waterman (R) was added as a second author on January 10. The bill was eventually withdrawn.
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Jim Tomes is unopposed in the Republican primary.
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010
In the May 4 primary election, Tomes defeated opponent Andrew Wilson by a margin of 3,082 to 2,968.
|Indiana State Senate, District 49 General Election 2010|
|Jim Tomes (R)||15,254||51.7%|
|Patty Avery (D)||14,248||48.3%|
|Indiana State Senate, District 49 - Republican Primary (2010)|
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections 2004
|Indiana House of Representatives, District 76 General Election 2004|
|Trent Van Haaften (D)||13,115|
|Jim Tomes (R)||10,935|
In 2010, Tomes raised $164,466 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Senate Majority Campaign Cmte Of Indiana||$72,415|
|Indiana Republican Party||$30,065|
|US Incubator LLC||$2,860|
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|House Republican Campaign Committee of Indiana||$2,148|
Tomes and his wife, Margie, have three children. He helped found the 2nd Amendment Patriots, a gun rights grassroots organization, in 1999.
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- Indiana State Senate, "Senate Bill 0020," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana State Senate, "Bill information on SB 0020," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Indiana State Senate Official General Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2004," accessed March 6, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Indiana 2004 Campaign Contributions," accessed March 6, 2014
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