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  Ramstad, James "Jim"
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJames "Jim" Ramstad
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Bloomington, Minnesota , United States
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Born May 06, 1946 (71 years)
ContributorEric
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 03, 2015 08:19pm
Tags Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Environment - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Alcoholic -
InfoJim Ramstad was first elected to Congress in 1990. He is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Health and Trade Subcommittees. Ramstad also co-chairs the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, as well as the Medical Technology Caucus.

Ramstad has been repeatedly recognized by the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste and the Concord Coalition as one of the most fiscally responsible members of Congress.

Jim Ramstad has also authored five anti-crime bills that have become law and was named "Representative of the Year" by the National Association of Police Organizations in both 1997 and 2000.

Jim has championed efforts to expand access to treatment for people who are chemically dependent. He was named "Legislator of the Year" by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors in 1998 and by the National Mental Health Association in 1999.

Ramstad is also the recipient of the "Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award."

In the 2002 election, Jim Ramstad's constituents rewarded his bipartisan record and strong constituent service with the highest number of votes of any member of Congress in the nation.

Jim Ramstad was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, the third generation member of a small business family. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1968 (Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. (with Honors) from George Washington University in 1973.

Jim is a former Criminal Justice attorney and adjunct professor of government and Constitutional law. Prior to his election to Congress, he served three terms in the Minnesota Senate, where he was Assistant Minority Leader.

Jim Ramstad has a long history of civic and community involvement. He currently serves as a board member of Minnesota D.A.R.E. and the Lake Country Food Bank. Jim is also a member of American Legion Post 118, Minnesota Prayer Breakfast Committee, Plymouth Lions Club, North Metro and Wayzata Area Chambers of Commerce and Wayzata Community Church



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Jun 12, 2006 10:00am News (Jim) Ramstad reaches out to colleague (Patrick Kennedy) recovering from addiction  Article Eric 

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RACES
  11/07/2006 MN District 3 Won 64.85% (+29.81%)
  09/12/2006 MN District 3 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MN District 3 Won 64.61% (+29.31%)
  09/14/2004 MN District 3 - R Primary Won 89.91% (+79.81%)
  11/05/2002 MN District 3 Won 72.02% (+44.14%)
  11/07/2000 MN District 3 Won 67.64% (+37.79%)
  11/03/1998 MN District 3 Won 71.91% (+48.44%)
  11/05/1996 MN District 3 Won 70.10% (+40.35%)
  11/08/1994 MN District 3 Won 73.23% (+46.93%)
  11/03/1992 MN District 3 Won 63.62% (+30.39%)
  11/06/1990 MN District 3 Won 66.87% (+33.96%)
  09/11/1990 MN District 3 - R Primary Won 79.16% (+58.32%)
  11/04/1986 MN State Senate 45 Won 70.49% (+40.99%)
  11/02/1982 MN State Senate 45 Won 69.16% (+38.33%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  05/07/2009 U.S. Director of Drug Control Policy Lost 0.00% (-98.91%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MN Attorney General - R Primary - Sep 12, 2006 R Jeff Johnson