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  Buhrmaster, Jim
NameJim Buhrmaster
Glenville, New York , United States
Born September 30, 1945
DiedJuly 16, 2019 (73 years)
Last ModifedDavid
Sep 30, 2020 10:51am
Tags Caucasian - Married - Straight -
InfoJames Roy "Jim" Buhrmaster

Jim Buhrmaster is the only candidate in the race for Congress with success both in the business world and watching over our tax dollars. A proven and successful businessman, Jim has met a budget, cut spending, created jobs and made tough decisions in the real world – skills we need now more than ever in Washington, D.C.

Real World Experience
Jim has first-hand experience dealing with the challenges that small businesses face, but also knows the satisfaction that comes with creating jobs in the community. He is the president of Buhrmaster Energy Group, a family-owned small business that spans four generations. The company was founded in 1913 by Jim’s grandfather who delivered coal to customers with a horse and wagon. Today, Buhrmaster Energy serves a seven-county area in the Capital District, providing consumers with a diverse portfolio of home heating and cooling products.

Friend of Taxpayers
Jim is a leader when it comes to standing up for taxpayers, and has proven his ability to build bipartisan consensus, and achieve positive results. Under his leadership as Vice Chairman, the Schenectady County Legislature’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee has saved municipalities and taxpayers millions of dollars through efficient consolidation and sharing of government services.

Currently serving his second term in the Legislature, Jim has seen first hand how policies set at the federal level affect local governments, taxpayers, and small businesses.

Sharing Community Values
While he may be known for his successful stewardship of the family business, community service has been a lifelong commitment. He serves on the boards of several civic associations, including the Twin Rivers Boy Scout Council, the Freedom Park Foundation Board, and the Schenectady Military Affairs Council.

In the past, Jim has served as chairman of the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce; on the boards of the Scotia-Glenville Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the Schenectady Museum; and as president of the Scotia Rotary Club; the Schenectady County Boy Scouts; and, the Scotia-Glenville American Field Service. He is a former member of the New York State Superfund Management Board and the New York State Department of Social Services HEAP Block Grant Advisory Committee. In 1998, Jim was awarded the Capital District YMCA’s President’s Award.

Educated at Scotia-Glenville Central Schools, Jim is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Sandra have four sons and six grandchildren.



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  11/06/2007 Schenectady County Legislature 03 Won 27.72% (+0.00%)