Jim Townsend

Biographical Information

Born: December 1, 1965 in Summit, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Jennie Breitmeyer
Children: Sons: Jack and Will
Education: Bachelor's degree in History from the University of North Carolina and an Master's of Business Administration and a Master's of Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
Employment/Military Record: Spent 22 years in public, private and nonprofit sectors, including serving as legislative director to U.S. Rep. Nita M. Lowey, brand manager for Ford Motor Company's U.S. minivan business, founder and executive director of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance and executive director of the Tourism Economic Development Council for southeast Michigan.
Community Activities: Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, Madison Heights-Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce, South Oakland County Soccer, Madison Heights Community Round Table, Royal Oak Inter-Club Council
Religion: Christian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 26th District 2014
General Vote: 17,755 of 29,132 (60%)
Primary Vote: 4,802 of 4,802 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, United Auto Workers, Detroit Regional Chamber, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, AFL-CIO, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee, Michigan Nurses Association, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Education Association PAC recommendation

Michigan House 26th District 2012
General Vote: 26,094 of 43,232 (60%)
Primary Vote: 6,814 of 6,814 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 26th District 2010
General Vote: 15,489 of 29,771 (52%)
Primary Vote: 2,676 of 6,092 (43%)

Political Activities: Volunteered and worked on campaigns since 1986. Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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