Representative James 'Jim' Himes's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: James 'Jim' Himes
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary; 2 Children: Emma, Linley
Birth Date: 07/05/1966
Birth Place: Lima, Peru
Home City: Greenwich, CT
Religion: Christian (Presbyterian)
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2014 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 100% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83% 2013 Environment America - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 95% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 95% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94% 2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100% 2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 96% 2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 86% 2011 Environment America - Positions 96% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 97% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 95% 2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100% 2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 69 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 80% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 92% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 92% 2009-2010 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 83% 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009 Environment America - Positions 100% 2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 60%

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