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Jim Helmink

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Jim Helmink
James Helmink.jpg
Candidate for
Ohio House of Representatives District 60
Campaign website
Jim Helmink was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 60 of the Ohio House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Helmink's website highlights the following campaign themes:


  • Excerpt:"James will bring a new voice to Columbus and work to develop legislation that encourages new, and protects exisiting, small businesses in Ohio. He will support proposals like the Small Business Working Capital Program which will help give small business the capital to grow in Ohio."


  • Excerpt:"To attract the best jobs to Ohio, it is important to have the best education system possible. James will work to protect and restore funding for our school districts. James believes that a better education system in Ohio means providing more value in high school and helping all students gain employable skills by graduation."

Constituent Services and Representative Government

  • Excerpt:"James will support policies like the House Democrats' proposal for a new Ohio Voter's Bill of Rights. As someone who studied election law at The Ohio State University, James has seen the problems with partisan gerrymandering and believes that elections based on competitive districts and fair standards result in the most effective government."



See also: Ohio House of Representatives elections, 2012

Helmink ran in the 2012 election for Ohio House District 60. Helmink and Laura A. DePledge were defeated by Dan Troy in the Democratic primary on March 6.[1][2]

Ohio House of Representatives, District 60 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Troy 47.5% 3,656
Jim Helmink 26.7% 2,053
Laura A. DePledge 25.8% 1,984
Total Votes 7,693

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