Jim Bolin

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Jim Bolin
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 16th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2009
Serving with Dan Lederman (2009–2011)
Patty Miller (2011 – March 27, 2013)
David Anderson (May 13, 2013 – present)
Personal details
Born (1950-12-31) December 31, 1950 (age 64)
Portland, Oregon
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Canton, South Dakota
Alma mater Seattle Pacific University
University of South Dakota
Website votebolin.com

James 'Jim' W. Bolin[2] (born December 31, 1950 in Portland, Oregon) is an American politician and a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 16 since January 2009. Bolin was the mayor of Canton, South Dakota from 2007 until 2008.

Education[edit]

Bolin earned his BA from Seattle Pacific University and his MA from the University of South Dakota.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Bolin and Representative Patty Miller were challenged in the four-way June 5, 2012 Republican Primary, where Bolin placed first with 864 votes (40.9%);[3] in the four-way November 6, 2012 General election Bolin took the first seat with 6,760 votes (35.7%) and Representative Miller took the second seat ahead of returning 2010 Democratic challenger Ann Tornberg and Stanley Jacobson.[4]
  • 2008 When District 16 incumbent Democratic Representative Margaret V. Gillespie ran for South Dakota Senate and Republican Representative Joel Dykstra left the Legislature leaving both District 16 seats open, Bolin ran in the three-way June 3, 2008 Republican Primary and placed second with 1,224 votes (25.8%);[5] in the four-way November 4, 2008 General election fellow Republican nominee Dan Lederman took the first seat and Bolin took the second seat with 5,377 votes (27.61%) ahead of Democratic nominees Janelle O'Connor and Brian Wells.[6]
  • 2010 With incumbent Republican Representative Lederman running for South Dakota Senate and leaving a District 16 seat open, Bolin and Patty Miller were unopposed for both the June 8, 2010 Republican Primary;[7] in the three-way November 2, 2010 General election, Miller took the first seat and Bolin took the second seat with 4,821 votes (34.76%) ahead of Democratic nominee Ann Tornberg.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Jim Bolin". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "James Bolin's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official Results Primary Election - June 5, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Official Results General Election November 6, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2008 South Dakota Official Primary Election Results June 3, 2008". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014. [dead link]
  6. ^ "2008 South Dakota Official General Election Results Legislature November 4, 2008". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Official Results Primary Election June 8, 2010". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2010 South Dakota Official General Election Results Legislature November 2, 2010". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014. [dead link]

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