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'''James A. "Jim" Himes''' (b July 5, 1966) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Himes was elected by voters from [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district]].
 
'''James A. "Jim" Himes''' (b July 5, 1966) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Himes was elected by voters from [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district]].
  
Himes is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. Himes is seeking re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket.<ref>[http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Himes-faces-growing-field-of-challengers-2206631.php ''CT Post.com'' "Himes faces growing field of challengers" Accessed December 2, 2011]</ref> [[Chris Meek]], [[Steve Obsitnik]], and [[David Orner]] are running as Republicans. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is March 9, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.  
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Himes is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. Himes is seeking re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket.<ref>[http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Himes-faces-growing-field-of-challengers-2206631.php ''CT Post.com'' "Himes faces growing field of challengers" Accessed December 2, 2011]</ref> [[Chris Meek]], [[Steve Obsitnik]], and [[David Orner]] are running as Republicans. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Born in Lima, Peru to American parents, he spent the early years of his childhood in Peru and Colombia while his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. At the age of ten, Jim moved with his mother and sister to the United States. Jim graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School and then attended Harvard University. After completing his undergraduate work in 1988, Jim earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador. He earned his M. Phil. in 1990.<ref name="biography official">[http://himes.house.gov/content/about-jim ''Jim Himes'' "About Jim" Accessed October 15, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001047 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "HIMES, James A., (1966 - )"]</ref>
 
Born in Lima, Peru to American parents, he spent the early years of his childhood in Peru and Colombia while his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. At the age of ten, Jim moved with his mother and sister to the United States. Jim graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School and then attended Harvard University. After completing his undergraduate work in 1988, Jim earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador. He earned his M. Phil. in 1990.<ref name="biography official">[http://himes.house.gov/content/about-jim ''Jim Himes'' "About Jim" Accessed October 15, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H001047 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "HIMES, James A., (1966 - )"]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Himes is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. Himes is seeking re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket. [[Chris Meek]], [[Steve Obsitnik]], and [[David Orner]] are running as Republicans. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is March 9, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.  
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Himes is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012|4th District]]. Himes is seeking re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket. [[Chris Meek]], [[Steve Obsitnik]], and [[David Orner]] are running as Republicans. The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.  
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===

Revision as of 20:43, 12 March 2012

James A. Himes
James A. Himes.jpg
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2008
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHopewell Valley Central High School
Bachelor'sHarvard University
Master'sOxford University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 5, 1966
Place of birthLima, Peru
ProfessionAffordable Housing Executive
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James A. Himes campaign logo

James A. "Jim" Himes (b July 5, 1966) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Himes was elected by voters from Connecticut's 4th congressional district.

Himes is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 4th District. Himes is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[1] Chris Meek, Steve Obsitnik, and David Orner are running as Republicans. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.

Biography

Born in Lima, Peru to American parents, he spent the early years of his childhood in Peru and Colombia while his father worked for the Ford Foundation and UNICEF. At the age of ten, Jim moved with his mother and sister to the United States. Jim graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School and then attended Harvard University. After completing his undergraduate work in 1988, Jim earned a Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to attend Oxford University in England where he continued his studies of Latin America, including research in El Salvador. He earned his M. Phil. in 1990.[2][3]

Career

  • Board member for:
    • Aspira of Connecticut
    • Fairfield County Community Foundation
    • Family Assets, LLC (Advisory Board Member)
    • Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation (Elected Member)
    • Greenwich Democratic Town Committee Chair

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Himes serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Political Positions

James A. Himes voted with the Democratic Party 89 of the time, which ranked 151 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Himes is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 4th District. Himes is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. Chris Meek, Steve Obsitnik, and David Orner are running as Republicans. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is June 12, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 14, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Himes won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Dan Debicella (R) and Eugene Flanagan (Independent) in the general election.[6]


U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames A. Himes Incumbent 52% 110,746
     Republican Dan Debicella 47.9% 102,030
     Independent Eugene Flanagan 0% 10
Total Votes 212,786

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Himes's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Himes won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Himes's campaign committee raised a total of $3,660,498 and spent $3,603,727.[7]


U.S. House of Representatives, Connecticut's 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Jim Himes Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,660,498
Total Spent $3,603,727
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,965,915
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,961,841
Top contributors to Jim Himes's campaign committee
General Electric$57,550
Goldman Sachs$40,750
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co$19,200
Metropolitan Museum of Art$19,200
Pullman & Comley$18,850
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Securities & Investment$495,630
Retired$232,010
Lawyers/Law Firms$226,450
Insurance$172,737
Real Estate$163,850

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Personal

Jim lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Mary and two daughters Emma and Linley. [2]

External Links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Shays
U.S. House of Representatives - Connecticut, District 4
2009–present
Succeeded by
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