Jim Himes

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Jim Himes currently serves the 4th Congressional District of Connecticut

Jim Himes has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th district of the State of Connecticut, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies


Himes is a former banker and is currently the Vice President of a community affordable housing organization.[1]

2008 elections

Himes won the Democratic nomination and defeated Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[2]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Jim Himes. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029070&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations



More background data


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Former Banker To Face Shays In Fall
  2. Connecticut 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 13, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: House Committee on Financial Services
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: n/a
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Commissioner of the Greenwich Housing Authority, Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation, Greenwich Democratic Town Committee
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 888 Washington Blvd, 10th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-210-7711 / Fax: 203-210-7703

Campaign Contact:

Website: http://himesforcongress.com/
Webform Email: http://www.himesforcongress.com/site/contact / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Jim Himes For Congress, Box 456, 65 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: 203-286-8913 / Fax:

Zip Code Affiliations:

Date of Birth: July 5, 1966