|South Carolina House District 80|
|1998 - Present|
|November 8, 2012|
|Years in position||15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
Bales earned his BA from Columbia College in 1960. He went on to receive his MA from East Tennessee State University in 1966. He then earned his EEd from the University of South Carolina in 1975.
Bales served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1956. He then worked as a Probation Officer for the Richland County Family Court from 1960 to 1963. He also worked as Director of Career Education/Teacher/Principal for Richland School District 1 from 1959 to 1960 and again from 1963 to 1991. He has also worked as a Residential Home Builder, Farmer, and Educator.
Bales was Chairman of the Richland County Council from 1983 to 1984 and again in 1990. He also served on the Richland County Council from 1977 to 1984 and from 1986 to 1990. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1999. He has served in that position since, representing the 80th District.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bales has been appointed to the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Real Estate, Chair
- Operations and Management Committee, South Carolina House of Representatives, Second Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bales served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee on Real Estate, Chair
Bales is unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.
Bales defeated Neal Jones in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 80 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 1,840-1,201. Bales won unopposed in the general election on November 2.
|House of Representatives Democratic Primary (2010)|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 80 (2010)|
|Jimmy Bales (D)||8,363||99.02%|
On November 4, 2008 Bales won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 11,758 votes, representing District 80.
Bales raised $70,839 for his campaign.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 80 (2008)|
|Jimmy Bales (D)||11,758|
In 2010, a year in which Bales was up for re-election, he collected $43,373 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jimmy Bales's campaign in 2010|
|South Carolina Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Blue Choice Health Plan||$1,000|
|Manufactured Housing Institute Of South Carolina||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,373|
Bales raised $70,839 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|House Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$2,056|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina||$2,000|
|16 different donors each donated:||$1,000|
Bales and his wife, Lynn, have five children.
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Jimmy Bales
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
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