Jim Patterson (California politician)

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Jim Patterson
Jim Patterson, California State Assembly (2009).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded byLinda Halderman
22nd Mayor of Fresno
In office
1993–2001
Preceded byKaren Humphrey
Succeeded byAlan Autry
Personal details
Born
James Norwood Patterson

(1948-02-18) February 18, 1948 (age 71)
San Mateo, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceFresno, California

James Norwood Patterson (born February 18, 1948) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 23rd district, which encompasses eastern Fresno County and a slice of Tulare County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a business executive, broadcaster, public speaker, and is the former mayor of Fresno, California.

Mayor[edit]

Patterson was mayor of Fresno between 1993 and 2001, succeeding Karen Humphrey, and being succeeded by Alan Autry.[1]

2002 Congressional election[edit]

Patterson ran for the Republican nomination in California's 21st congressional district, a district with new boundaries created through reapportionment after the 2000 United States census. His opponents were State Assemblyman Mike Briggs and Devin Nunes, the California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development section.[2] Patterson came in second place to Nunes, who would eventually win the general election.

2010 Congressional election[edit]

Patterson ran for the Republican nomination in California's 19th congressional district, to take over the seat of retiring Congressman George Radanovich. He finished a close second in the June 8, 2010 primary to California State Senator Jeff Denham, who won the general election.[3]

Political positions[edit]

In the wake of the 2018 Tulare County spree shooting, Patterson called on his fellow legislators to change California Sanctuary Law SB54 to allow local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with detainer requests from ICE.[4]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 55,914 100.0
Total votes 55,914 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 82,417 100.0
Total votes 82,417 100.0
Republican hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 73,686 77.4
Republican Gwen L. Morris 21,522 22.6
Total votes 95,208 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 125,123 75.9
Republican Gwen L. Morris 39,656 24.1
Total votes 164,809 100.0
Republican hold

2018 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 58,927 64.9
Democratic Aileen Rizo 31,902 35.1
Total votes 90,829 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 98,789 59.4
Democratic Aileen Rizo 67,443 40.6
Total votes 166,232 100.0
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Mayors of U.S. Cities A-L".
  2. ^ "California's 2002 races take their final form".
  3. ^ "California Primary Election Results".
  4. ^ Casiano, Louis (21 December 2018). "Illegal immigrant's murderous spree shows California must scrap 'sanctuary' law, GOP lawmaker says". Fox News. Retrieved 22 January 2019.

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