James Hammond

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James Hammond
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Idaho State Senate District 5
Former Member
In office
2006 - Present
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Post Falls
1991 - 1996
Councilmember, City of Post Falls
1982 - 1991
Bachelor'sCarroll College (1973)
Master'sWhitworth College (1977)
Date of birthJune 18, 1950
Place of birthMissoula, Montana
ProfessionConsultant, Hammond and Associates
Office website
James "Jim" Hammond (b. June 18, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 5 from 2006 to 2012.

Hammond graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Carroll College in 1973 and with his Master's in Educational Administration from Whitworth College in 1977.

Hammond is currently a Consultant for Hammond and Associates since 1996 and is the City Administrator for the City of Post Falls. Hammond served as a principal in two Idaho school districts from 1977 to 1996. Hammond began his professional career as a teacher in Idaho's public schools from 1973 to 1977.

Hammond began his political career as a council member for the City of Post Falls from 1982 to 1991. Hammond was elected Mayor of Post Falls in 1991 serving as the city's leader until 1996.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hammond served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hammond served on these committees:



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Hammond did not run for re-election in 2012.


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Hammond defeated John Green and Jack Schroeder in the May 25 primary. He had no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Idaho State Senate, District 5
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Hammond (R) 11,739 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Hammond ran unopposed for Idaho State Senate District 5 receiving 16,301 votes.[3]

Idaho State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
James Hammond (R) 16,301

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hammond received $40,436 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


In 2008, Hammond collected $20,464 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Coeur D Alene $1,000
Idaho Trucking Association $750
3M $750

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James is married to Cyndie Hammond. They have three children and live in Post Falls, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Dan Schmidt (D)