|Kansas House of Representatives District 81|
|January 10, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Years of service||5 years|
Howell currently works at Boeing on the 767 International Tanker Program, where he helps design and support temporary instrumentation systems to gather data during aircraft testing. Prior to his time at Boeing, he also performed in similar roles at Cessna and Bombardier. He served 5 years in the USAF where he worked avionics and flight controls on F111 Bombers. He also served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield. He is also the director in AWANA, a children’s outreach program, and has taught sunday school for 22 years.
Howell earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University and a second Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University.
Howell's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Economy and State Spending
- Excerpt:"Number one fiscal priority is to create non-government jobs and promote job creation. Grow the economy, not the Government."
- Excerpt:"It is irresponsible for our state to raise taxes in the worst recession of our lifetime."
- Excerpt:"Pro Life — Jim supports the constitutional rights of all US citizens, whether born or unborn."
- Excerpt:"Jim believes that furthering parental rights to choose the best school options for their children will continue to improve quality education. It should be our goal as Kansans to have the highest graduation rate in the nation."
- Excerpt:"Jim fully supports legal immigration. The process to become a citizen should be streamlined."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• General Government Budget, Vice-chair|
|• Pensions and Benefits, Vice-chair|
Howell served on the following committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General Government Budget|
|• Government Efficiency|
Howell won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 81. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Barbara Lynn Wells (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jim Howell Incumbent||64.7%||4,106|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 82 General Election (2010)|
|Jim Howell (R)||5,877|
|E.L. Lee Kinch (D)||2,219|
Howell was endorsed by:
- Kansans for Liberty 
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Howell raised $29,358 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Kansas Chamber Of Commerce & Industry||$1,000|
|Forth District Republican Cmte||$1,000|
|Kansas Medical Society||$1,000|
Howell and his wife Leah have five children.
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- Death toll revised from 51 to 24 ? including 9 children ? after mile-wide ... - RYOT
- High school results - May 13 - Kansas City Star
- First days of legislative wrap-up session result in frustrated lawmakers ... - Kansas.com
- So they said - Kansas.com (blog)
- How Brenda Heist became Lovie: A 'Gilligan's Island' name and a beach life - Lancaster Newspapers
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- Official campaign website
- Official legislature website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "howell4ks," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Rick Santorum, "Kansas Conservative Leaders Unite Behind Rick Santorum," March 9, 2012
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2012 primary (official)," retrieved July 16, 2012.
- ↑ C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," retrieved August 7, 2012.
- ↑ Kansas Secretary of State, 2012 Unofficial Kansas General Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012
- ↑ Official Kansas House of Representatives General Election Results, 2010
- ↑ Kansans for Liberty
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Biography from Project Vote Smart
Peter DeGraaf (R)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 81
| Succeeded by|
Don Myers (R)
|Kansas House of Representatives District 82
| Succeeded by|
Peter DeGraaf (R)
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