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|U.S. House, Washington, District 9|
|High school||Foreman High School|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
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James Postma was a 2012 Republican candidate who ran for election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Washington. He lost in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Postma earned his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He served in the United States Air Force and worked on ICBM design and the Apollo space program.
Postma said a law should be passed making English the official language of the U.S.
He wanted to audit the Federal Reserve and make the Bush tax cuts permanent.
He also wanted to repeal the healthcare bill and wants people to take control of their health through alternative medical practices and exercise.
- See also: Washington's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012
Postma ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 9th District. He and incumbent Adam Smith (D) advanced past the August 7, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Dave Christie (D), Tom Cramer (D) and John Orlinski (R). They faced off again in the general election on November 6, 2012, where Postma was defeated.
|U.S. House, Washington District 9 Primary, 2012
Adam Smith (D) Incumbent
|James Postma (R
| Tom Cramer (D)
| Boleslaw (John) Orlinski (R)
| Dave Christie (D)
Breakdown of the source of Postma's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Postma lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Postma's campaign committee raised a total of $1,818 and spent $6,313.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ Campaign website
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official Campaign Website, "Issues," accessed August 3, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," accessed May 17, 2012
- ↑ AP Primary Results
- ↑ Open Secrets, "James Postma 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2013