|Indiana State Senate District 17|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position ||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 2014|
|High school||Columbia City High School|
|Profession||Director of business development|
is a Republican
member of the Indiana State Senate
. Banks was elected to represent District 17
on November 2, 2010
In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Banks one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Banks served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Banks served on these committees:
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2010
Banks won election to the 17th district seat in the November 2nd general election. Banks ran unopposed and received 29,356 votes.  Republican incumbent Gary Dillon did not run for re-election.
In the May 4 primary election, Banks defeated his Republican primary opponent Tom Wall by a margin of 12,458-7,279.
| Indiana State Senate, District 17 General Election (2010)
| Jim Banks (R)
| Indiana State Senate, District 17 - Republican Primary (2010)
| Jim Banks
| Tom Wall
In 2010, Banks received $82,982 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Indiana State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Banks's campaign in 2010|
|Dillion For State Senator||$5,000|
|Hoosiers For Economic Growth||$5,000|
|Hoosiers For Holdman||$2,735
|Total Raised in 2010
Jim and his wife, Amanda, are proud parents of their new daughter, Lillian, and reside in Columbia County. They are members of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
| Political offices
|Indiana Senate District 17
| Succeeded by|