James S. Bubar

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James S. "Jim" Bubar is the Alternate National Committeeman for the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee and is currently running for National Committeeman representing the District of Columbia to the Democratic National Committee. Previous elections included James S. Bubar's campaign for Democratic candidate for US (Shadow) Representative from the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) to the United States Congress.

As Alternate National Committeeman, Bubar helped draft resolutions of the Democratic National Committee and District of Columbia Democratic State Committee for Statehood and full voting rights. He is also currently co-chair of the DC Statehood Committee and Special Council to the Democratic State Committee.

As Co-Chair of the Bar’s DC Affairs Section, Bubar advocated for the rights of D.C. residents on the Hill, supporting the “No Taxation Without Representation Bill” by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) the “DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act,” Budget and Legislative Autonomy, and Statehood. The Section filed an amicus Supreme Court brief in the Banner case arguing that the District ought to be allowed to tax income at its source, and supported the District's right to protect its own citizens in the Heller case. He was recently re-elected to the Steering Committee and organized the season's first Mayoral candidates' forum.

As an elected John F. Kerry delegate and, more recently, as an elected Barack Obama delegate, he advocated for Statehood and full democracy at the Democratic National Conventions.

He has served as a Voter Protection Advocate in swing states during the past three presidential and other elections.

As a volunteer Babe Ruth Baseball Commissioner, he has worked to provide youth with a positive experience – from league-organized games, to proper fields, to bringing over 10,000 youth to Nationals Park, and worked on traffic-safety issues as an involved school parent.

He currently lives in Chevy Chase, DC, and has two children. Both he and his wife are attorneys.

He is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of the Law. He has served as a member of the UC Hastings Alumni Board of Governors.

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