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James Mahoney III

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James Mahoney III
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Indiana, District 3
High schoolMerrillville Senior High School
Bachelor'sIndiana State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Date of birthJuly 7, 1956
Place of birthSouth Bend, Indiana
Personal website
James Mahoney III was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana.[1] Mahoney was defeated by incumbent Marlin Stutzman in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]


An Indiana native, Mahoney grew up in Merrillville, graduating from Merrillville High Schol in 1975.[3] He then went on to earn his B.S. in political science from Indiana State University in 1981.[4]

Mahoney has had a variety jobs throughout his career. He has worked in public service in parks departments. He also worked as an assistant manager of Walgreen's and in law enforcement.[3] He was disabled following a workplace injury in December 1990.[4]

Mahoney has been active politically. Prior to running for Congress he served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention and was the Republican nominee for the District 13 seat of the Indiana House of Representatives against Chester Dobis.[3]


Campaign themes


Mahoney stated to Ballotpedia that, "I am a fiscal conservative and a social moderate."[4] He listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "I want to bring deficiets down in a reasonable pace by increasing revenue and cutting programs which have outlived their days."
  • Crime
Excerpt: "The federal government needs to investigate the usage of private [penal] institutions, because, as we may not particularly always agree, prisoners have rights too."
  • Education
Excerpt: "he role of a federal government in education is to support state and local governments in financing primary and secondary education. On the college level, the federal government must provide the student aid to those who need the aid and who can make grade."
  • Foreign policy
Excerpt: "No longer should the United States support viewpoints that are opposed to our way of life."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I am opposed to the Affordable Care Act as it is currently written and I would like to repeal and replace it, keeping the best parts of ObamaCare, i.e. expanding Medicaid and eliminating limits on pre-existing conditions, but expanding the size of provider networks so that more people can get a doctor of their choice."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: " It is not feasible for the U.S. government to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, nor is it feasible to provide the closure of the border without the full use of the United States military, and even if possible, the cost would be astronomical. However, both sides can solve this problem by working together and finding a middle ground. I would not, however, support a blank check for amnesty."



See also: Indiana's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Mahoney ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Indiana's 3rd District.[1] Mahoney was defeated by incumbent Marlin Stutzman in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Indiana District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarlin Stutzman Incumbent 81.7% 48,837
Mark Baringer 9.8% 5,868
James Mahoney 8.5% 5,094
Total Votes 59,799
Source: Indiana Division of Elections


Mahoney and his wife, Linda, live in Huntington, Indiana. They have three children.[3]

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