Jim Himes

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James A. Himes
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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/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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 ran as Republicans. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 12, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.

Himes ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Himes is a "centrist Democratic follower".[2]

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.[3][4]

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:[5]

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

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 ran as Republicans. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was 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

2012

Jim Himes (2012)[7] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2012$1,022,847.34$389,483.16$(100,732.76)$1,311,597.74
Pre-Convention[9]May 2, 2012$1,311,597.74$92,753.67$(45,979.21)$1,358,372.20
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2012$1,358,372.20$461,469.08$(122,121.77)$1,697,719.51
Running totals
$943,705.91$(268,833.74)

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.[11]


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. [3]

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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