James Bryan

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James Bryan
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 1
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1965-1985
Place of birthPaxton, FL
Campaign website

James Bryan is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Florida.[1][2][3]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Florida. Bryan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Jeff Miller.[4]


Campaign themes


Bryan's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "America is in the midst of an economic crisis. Although new jobs have been created, the jobless rate still remains high and too many of these “new” jobs are low paid, part-time positions in the service sector. Meanwhile corporations are steadily outsourcing jobs and thus continue to erode an already weak job market."
  • Education
Excerpt: "America has to put a high priority on education, from pre-K through post-PhD. We are more and more rapidly becoming unable to compete with other nations—especially China—in the areas of science and technology. Our high school dropout rate is unacceptably high for all students, but especially for African American and Latino students. Of students who do graduate with a diploma, far too few have the skills they, and America, need in the core areas of reading, writing, and mathematics."
  • Energy
Excerpt: " The handwriting on the wall was clear when we had gas station lines in 1973. Now, with gas prices that fluctuate anywhere from over three to more than four dollars a gallon, "alternative energy sources" have become politically fashionable. I am among the many who now advocate the development of alternatives. However, any choice we make requires foresight, discipline, and perhaps even sacrifice. "
  • The Environment
Excerpt: " The environmental topic at the top of the news today is climate change, or global warming. The scientific and economic issues are complex. It is clear, however, that Earth's glaciers, ice caps and polar sea ice are rapidly melting. I believe the scientists who attribute this to greenhouse gases are correct and that the time for action is now. I will therefore vote for legislation to reduce emissions and work to make existing legislation effective."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "We all know that medical costs are going up just as peoples’ ability to pay is going down. With the historic passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it, we are for the first time in our history in a position to guarantee health care to all citizens and to rein in the spiraling costs of that care. However, the fight for health care is not over."



See also: Florida's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Bryan is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 1st District. Bryan ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1][6]

U.S. House, Florida District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Jeff Miller Incumbent 0% 0
     Democratic James Bryan 0% 0
     Independent Mark Wichern 0% 0
Total Votes 0


See also: Florida's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Bryan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 1st District. Bryan won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[7] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012, by incumbent Jeff Miller.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Miller Incumbent 69.6% 238,440
     Democratic James Bryan 27.1% 92,961
     Libertarian Calen Fretts 3.3% 11,176
     Write-In William Drummond II 0% 17
Total Votes 342,594
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bryan's reports.

James Bryan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]June 26, 2014$0$7,960$(428)$7,531
July Quarterly[10]July 10, 2014$7,531$4,879$(12,410)$1
Pre-Primary[11]August 14, 2014$1$417$(417)$1
October Quarterly[12]October 14, 2014$1$1,654$(499)$1,156
Running totals


No campaign finance information is available.[13]


Bryan and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.[14]

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