|Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 49th district
July 31, 1948 |
|Alma mater||Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana|
Jim Tomes (born July 31, 1948) is a Republican member of the Indiana Senate, representing the 49th District since 2010. As one of the founders of the 2nd Amendment Patriots gun rights grassroots organization, he has served as its director since its inception in January 1999. This group is dedicated to protecting the Second Amendment, guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. He has received support from the Tea Party and is a proponent for conservative causes including smaller government, right to life and the 2nd amendment. For 33 years, he was a trucker and served as a union steward. As a statesman who has proven his ability to vote with out party influence, he broke ranks with Republican leadership in the State Senate and the administration of Republican Governor Mitch Daniels to oppose the "right-to-work" legislation that became law in Indiana in 2012.
- Tomes, Jim (December 28, 2011). "This is the wrong time for right to work". Courier & Press.
- Virtual Office of Senator Jim Tomes official Indiana State Legislature site
-  "campaign website"
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
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