|Full Name:||James 'Jim' R. Watson|
|Family:||Wife: Teri; 3 Children: Katie, Jacob, Lexi|
|Birth Place:||Jerseyville, IL|
|Home City:||Jacksonville, IL|
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May 31, 2012 - Prohibits state and local governments from contracting with private companies to operate or manage correctional or detention facilities, beginning with contracts entered into on ...
May 31, 2012 - Increases fees for motor vehicle license plates from $98 to $100, effective at the start of the 2014 registration year (Art. 90, Sec. 80). ...
May 31, 2012 - Prohibits any individual from knowingly participating in, causing another individual to participate in, or conspiring to participate in the operation or management of an ...
Jan. 1, 2012 - The budget has become a shell game whose spending increases are based on one-time revenues, short and long term borrowing and an inability to pay ...
Jan. 1, 2012 - A state's business climate is determined by many things -- tax rates, worker's compensation rates, the legal climate, etc. Perhaps the greatest determinant of a ...
Jan. 1, 2012 - According to IL Representative Watson, state pensions have been neglected for decades. Illinois has failed to make the investments necessary to maintain a reasonable funding ...
|2012||American Conservative Union (Illinois State Legislature) Positions||75%|
|2011-2012||Illinois Manufacturers' Association Positions||44%|
|2012||National Rifle Association Candidate Positions on Gun Rights||92%|
|Top industry||Uncoded ($70,960.00)|
James Watson refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.
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