Jim Patterson (politician)

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Jim Patterson
Jim Patterson, California State Assembly (2009).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Linda Halderman
Personal details
Born James Norwood Patterson
(1948-02-18) February 18, 1948 (age 69)
San Mateo, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Fresno, California

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.

Mayor[edit]

Patterson was mayor of Fresno between 1993 and 2001, succeeding Karen Humphrey, and being succeeded by Alan Autry.[1]

2002 Congressional election[edit]

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.[2] Patterson came in second place to Nunes, who would eventually win the general election.

2010 Congressional election[edit]

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.[3]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 55,914 100.0
Total votes 55,914 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 82,417 100.0
Total votes 82,417 100.0
Republican hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 73,686 77.4
Republican Gwen L. Morris 21,522 22.6
Total votes 95,208 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 125,123 75.9
Republican Gwen L. Morris 39,656 24.1
Total votes 164,809 100.0
Republican hold

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