Jim Waring

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Jim Waring
Jim Waring by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Phoenix City Council, District 2
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 7th, 2011
Preceded by Bryan Jeffries
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 7th district
In office
January 2003 – February 2010
Succeeded by Ed Bunch
Personal details
Born December 1967
Downers Grove, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kitty Waring
Children 2
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona State University
Northern Illinois University
Website JimWaring.com
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Jim Waring (born December 27, 1967) is an American politician, who served as state Senator for seven years in the Arizona State Senate and now represents District 2 on the Phoenix City Council.

A Republican, he represented State Legislative District 7, covering parts of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Carefree. First elected in 2002, Waring was re-elected by large majorities in 2004, 2006 and 2008. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008, and ran for Congress in 2010.

During his time at the legislature, Waring was known for his work on veterans issues (selected American Legion Legislator of the Year, National Guard Association of Arizona Senator of the Year three times, presented the Copper Shield award by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame and awarded the Medal of Merit by the National Guard Association of the United States), his fiscal conservatism (selected Champion of the Taxpayer, Guardian of Small Business by NFIB and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senator of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and efforts to protect victims of domestic violence. He was Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman of the Senate Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

A native of Downers Grove, Illinois, he received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, as well as a M.A. in Political Science, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Ph.D in Public Administration from Arizona State University, having written a dissertation on education finance. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Political career[edit]

Phoenix City Council[edit]

Councilman Jim Waring was sworn in as the District 2 Phoenix City Council representative on Sept. 7, 2011.[1]

Campaign for Congress 2010[edit]

Following the announcement that John Shadegg would not stand for re-election in 2010, Waring resigned his State Senate seat to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Waring lost in a 10-candidate Republican primary on August 24 to Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, by 4.5% or roughly 3,500 votes out of over 79,000 votes cast. [2]

Arizona State Senate[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Phoenix City Council, District 2[edit]

2013 Election
Phoenix City Council, District 2 Election Results: August 27th, 2013[3]
Candidate Votes Pct
Virgel Cain 4,640 24%
Jim Waring 14,690 76%
*In order to avoid a runoff election, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast for the office, which is 50 percent of the votes, plus one. Based on the August 27th, 2013 results, there was no need for a runoff election.
2011 Election
Phoenix City Council, District 2 Election Results: August 30th, 2011[4]
Candidate Votes Pct
Bryan Jeffries 8,864 38.83%
David Jones 2,234 9.79%
Jim Waring 11,732 51.39%
*In order to avoid a runoff election, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast for the office, which is 50 percent of the votes, plus one. Based on the August 30th, 2011 results, there was no need for a runoff election.

Congress, Arizona's 3rd Congressional District[edit]

2010 U.S. House, Arizona District 3 Primary Election

Congress, Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, Republican Primary Election Results: August 24th, 2010[5]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
REP Bob Branch 1,141 1.44%
REP Sam Crump 3,886 4.92%
REP Pamela Gorman 6,473 8.19%
REP LeAnn Hull 1,044 1.32%
REP Steve Moak 14,211 17.99%
REP Paulina Morris 6,138 7.77%
REP Vernon Parker 13,411 16.97%
REP Ben Quayle 17,400 22.02%
REP Jim Waring 13,850 17.53%
REP Ed Winkler 1,353 1.71%
REP Write-In 104 0.13%

Arizona State Senate, District 7[edit]

2008 Primary
Arizona State Senate, District 7, Republican Primary Election Results: September 8th, 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
REP Jim Waring 12,584 99.16%
REP Write-In 106 0.84%
2008 General
Arizona State Senate, District 7, General Election Results: November 4th, 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
DEM Lisa Black 31,583 39.10%
LBT Dennis Grenier 2,465 3.05%
REP Jim Waring 46,673 57.78%
Write-In 52 0.06%
2006 Primary
Arizona State Senate, District 7, Republican Primary Election Results: September 12th, 2006[8]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
REP Jim Waring 10,828 99.33%
REP Write-In 73 0.67%
2006 General
Arizona State Senate, District 7, General Election Results: November 7th, 2006[9]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
DEM Lisa Black 23,860 42.87%
REP Jim Waring 31,735 57.02
Write-In 64 0.11%
2004 Primary
Arizona State Senate, District 7, Republican Primary Election Results: September 7th, 2004[10]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
REP Jim Waring 12,048 100.00%
2004 General
Arizona State Senate, District 7, General Election Results: November 7th, 2004[11]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
DEM John B. Vannucci 22,814 32.99%
REP Jim Waring 46,335 67.01%
Write-In 64 0.11%
2002 Primary
Arizona State Senate, District 7, Republican Primary Election Results: September 10th, 2002[12]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
REP Wes Marsh 3,034 30.34%
REP David Burnell Smith 3,048 30.48%
REP Jim Waring 3,918 39.18%
2002 General
Arizona State Senate, District 7, General Election Results: November 5th, 2002[13]
Party Candidate Votes Pct
DEM Jeff Bollerman 14,801 36.63%
REP Jim Waring 28,326 65.68%

Personal life[edit]

Jim and his wife, Kitty, are the parents of twin boys.[14]

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