James Bolin

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James Bolin
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South Dakota House District 16
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Canton
2007 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sSeattle Pacific University, 1973
Master'sUniversity of South Dakota, 1988
Personal
Birthday12/31/1950
Place of birthPortland, OR
ReligionEvangelical Protestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James "Jim" Bolin (b. December 31, 1950) is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Bolin earned his B.A. from Seattle Pacific University in 1973. He went on to receive his M.A. 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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bolin served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Joint Appropriations
Retirement Laws, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bolin served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bolin served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Bolin initially showed interest in running for election to the office of South Dakota Commissioner of School and Public Lands in 2014. In early October 2013, he announced he would not be running, stating, “Due to the fact that I was an early and vocal skeptic of the Common Core, I have been deluged with requests to comment on this subject from all over the state. I have concluded that I cannot run an effective statewide race and at the same time be heavily involved in efforts to oppose Common Core.”[1][2][3]

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Jim Fedderson and Brian Shanks were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents David Anderson and Jim Bolin defeated Kevin D. Jensen in the Republican primary. Fedderson and Shanks withdrew after the primary. Anderson and Bolin are unopposed in the general election.[4][5]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bolin Incumbent 42.1% 1,329
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Anderson Incumbent 33.2% 1,049
Kevin D. Jensen 24.7% 778
Total Votes 3,156

2012

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[6][7]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Bolin Incumbent 35.7% 6,760
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Miller Incumbent 26.9% 5,093
     Democratic Ann Tornberg 26.2% 4,969
     Democratic Stanley Jacobson 11.2% 2,128
Total Votes 18,950


South Dakota House of Representatives District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Brolin Incumbent 40.9% 864
Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Miller Incumbent 24.3% 513
Kevin D. Jensen 21.8% 459
Don Lantis 13% 274
Total Votes 2,110

2010

See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

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).[8] Bolin and Patty Miller (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[9]

South Dakota State House, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Patty Miller (R) 4,918 35.46%
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Bolin (R) 4,821 34.76%
Ann Tornberg (D) 4,130 29.78%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for James Bolin is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, James Bolin raised a total of $35,939 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 27, 2013.[10]

James Bolin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Won $14,862
2010 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Won $13,240
2008 South Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 Won $7,837
Grand Total Raised $35,939

2012

James Bolin won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, James Bolin raised a total of $14,862.
South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Bolin's campaign in 2012
Bolin, Jim$2,000
Lincoln County Repubs Deb Turner-Treas$550
Norbeck Pac$500
Cmte for Fair Play$350
Siouxland Repub Women Anne Nelson-Chairperson$350
Total Raised in 2012$14,862
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bolin received $13,240 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[11]

South Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Bolin's campaign in 2010
Bolin, Warren$1,000
Bolin, Warren$1,000
Lincoln County Repubs$650
South Dakota Telecommunications Association$350
Van Wyhe, Jeremy$300
Total Raised in 2010 $13,240

2008

In 2008, Bolin collected $7,837 in donations.[12]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $2,279
Warren Bolin $1,000
Rick Jewett $300
Lincoln County Republicans $300
Bill Janklow $250

Personal

Bolin and his wife, Ruth, have two children.

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South Dakota House of Representatives District 16
2009–present
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