Jim Patterson (California politician)
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 23rd district
|Assumed office |
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Linda Halderman|
|22nd Mayor of Fresno|
|Preceded by||Karen Humphrey|
|Succeeded by||Alan Autry|
James Norwood Patterson
February 18, 1948
San Mateo, California, U.S.
James Norwood Patterson (born February 18, 1948) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 23rd district, which encompasses eastern Fresno County and a slice of Tulare County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a business executive, broadcaster, public speaker, and is the former mayor of Fresno, California.
2002 Congressional election
Patterson ran for the Republican nomination in California's 21st congressional district, a district with new boundaries created through reapportionment after the 2000 United States census. His opponents were State Assemblyman Mike Briggs and Devin Nunes, the California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development section. Patterson came in second place to Nunes, who would eventually win the general election.
2010 Congressional election
Patterson ran for the Republican nomination in California's 19th congressional district, to take over the seat of retiring Congressman George Radanovich. He finished a close second in the June 8, 2010 primary to California State Senator Jeff Denham, who won the general election.
In the wake of the 2018 Tulare County spree shooting, Patterson called on his fellow legislators to change California Sanctuary Law SB54 to allow local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with detainer requests from ICE.
2014 California State Assembly
|Republican||Jim Patterson (incumbent)||55,914||100.0|
|Republican||Jim Patterson (incumbent)||82,417||100.0|
2016 California State Assembly
|Republican||Jim Patterson (incumbent)||73,686||77.4|
|Republican||Gwen L. Morris||21,522||22.6|
|Republican||Jim Patterson (incumbent)||125,123||75.9|
|Republican||Gwen L. Morris||39,656||24.1|
2018 California State Assembly
|Republican||Jim Patterson (incumbent)||58,927||64.9|
|Republican||Jim Patterson (incumbent)||98,789||59.4|
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