Jim Watson (Illinois)

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Jim Watson
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Illinois House of Representatives District 97
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Illinois University
Master'sEastern Illinois University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1965
Place of birthJerseyville, IL
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Jim Watson (b. July 30, 1965) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 97th district since 2001.

Watson earned his MBA from the University of Illinois, and MA & BA from Eastern Illinois University.

He is a businessman, has worked as a teacher, and served in the United States Marine Corps.[1]


Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Watson has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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


Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson is running for re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. Due to redistricting, Watson is running for election in the 100th District. He was unopposed in the Republican Primary on March 20, 2012, and is unopposed in the November 6 general election as well.[2]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Watson won re-election to the 97th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 97 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Watson (R) 30,398 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jim Watson won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 97. He ran unopposed receiving 39,659 votes.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 97 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Watson (R) 39,659

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Jim Watson won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 97. He ran unopposed receiving 29,718 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 97 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Watson (R) 29,718

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Watson collected $408,362 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[6]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Watson (Illinois)'s campaign in 2010
Bruner, James P$37,500
Illinois Education Association$35,500
Wagner, Doug$18,225
Wagner Seed & Supply Co$16,500
Ameren Illinois$9,000
Total Raised in 2010 $408,362

2008

In 2008, Watson collected $245,597 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Illinois Education Association $15,000
Illinois Realtors Association $6,350
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $5,000
James Bruner $3,290
Illinois Petroleum Marketers Assocaition $3,250

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Political offices
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Illinois House of Representatives District 97
2001–present
Succeeded by
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