|South Dakota House District 16|
|2009 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Base salary||$12,000/two-year term|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Mayor, City of Canton|
|2007 - 2008|
|Bachelor's||Seattle Pacific University, 1973|
|Master's||University of South Dakota, 1988|
|Place of birth||Portland, OR|
Bolin earned his BA from Seattle Pacific University in 1973. He went on to receive his MA from the University of South Dakota in 1988.
Bolin worked as an Athletic Director for Canton Public Schools from 1996 to 2007. He has also taught at Canton Public Schools since 1987.
Bolin served as Mayor of the City of Canton from 2007 to 2008. He then joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 16th District. Bolin and his wife, Ruth, have two children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bolin served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Appropriations|
|• Retirement Laws, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bolin served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Appropriations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bolin served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Local Government|
Bolin won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 16. Bolin advanced past the Republican primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 16 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Jim Brolin Incumbent||40.9%||864|
|Patty Miller Incumbent||24.3%||513|
|Kevin D. Jensen||21.8%||459|
Bolin ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 16 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were Ed Nesselhuf (D) and Patty Miller (R). Bolin and Patty Miller (R) won election in the November 2 general election.
|South Dakota State House, District 16 (2010)|
|Patty Miller (R)||4,918||35.46%|
|Jim Bolin (R)||4,821||34.76%|
|Ann Tornberg (D)||4,130||29.78%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Bolin received $13,240 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Bolin's campaign in 2010|
|Lincoln County Repubs||$650|
|South Dakota Telecommunications Association||$350|
|Van Wyhe, Jeremy||$300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$13,240|
In 2008, Bolin collected $7,837 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Republican Party||$2,279|
|Lincoln County Republicans||$300|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "James + Bolin + South + Dakota + House"
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- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. James Bolin
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," Accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," June 25, 2012
- South Dakota Secretary of State's official list of state candidates, 2010
- South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to James Bolin
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