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Jim Bolin's Biography

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate (SD) - District 16

Contact Information

Office

Capitol Building, 3rd Floor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

403 West 11th Street
Canton, SD 57013

Full Name:

James 'Jim' W. Bolin

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Ruth; 2 Children: Christopher, Benjamin

Birth Date:

12/31/1950

Birth Place:

Portland, OR

Home City:

Canton, SD

Religion:

Evangelical Protestant

MA, History, University of South Dakota, 1988

BA, History, Seattle Pacific University, 1973

Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate, 2021-present

Senator, South Dakota State Senate, District 16, 2017-present

Assistant Majority Leader, South Dakota State Senate, 2019-2021

Candidate, South Dakota State Senate, District 16, 2016, 2018, 2020

Representative, South Dakota State House of Representatives, District 16, 2008-2017

Majority Whip, South Dakota State House of Representatives, 2015-2017

Mayor, City of Canton, 2007-2008

City Commissioner, Canton City, 2007

Former Chair, Education Committee, South Dakota State Senate

Former Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Procedure, South Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Legislative Procedure Committee, South Dakota State Senate

Former Member, Retirement Laws Committee, South Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, State Affairs Committee, South Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation Committee, South Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation Committee, South Dakota State Senate

History Teacher/Coach, Canton Public Schools, 1987-present

Former Teacher, Mankayane High School

Former Sports Coach/Teacher, Sunshine Bible Academy

Athletic Director, Canton Public Schools, 1996-2007

No organizational membership information on file.

Father's Name:

Warren

Mother's Name:

Jean

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