James Roy Fannin (born May 30, 1949), known as Jim Fannin, is the Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 35, which encompasses the parishes of Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Rapides, and Winn. He won the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 24, 2015, to succeed the term-limited Republican Robert Kostelka.

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  • James Roy Fannin (born May 30, 1949), known as Jim Fannin, is the Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 35, which encompasses the parishes of Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Rapides, and Winn. He won the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 24, 2015, to succeed the term-limited Republican Robert Kostelka. Fannin used to be the chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives. A former educator and an active businessman in Jonesboro, the seat of government of Jackson Parish in North Louisiana. In 2003, Fannin was elected as a Democrat to represent House District 13 (Jackson, Bienville, Ouachita and Winn parishes. He succeeded Rodney Alexander of Quitman in Jackson Parish, who resigned to become the United States Representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district, a position Alexander has since vacated. Fannin was also the chairman of the Louisiana Rural Caucus. On July 11, 2013, Fannin announced that he had switched his registration to the Republican Party. Fannin said that his former party had "moved too far left" for him to remain within the ranks, even as a Blue Dog Democrat. Days after Fannin's defection, Senator Rick Ward, III, of Iberville Parish near Baton Rouge also switched parties. (en)
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  • Louisiana State Representative for District 13 (Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, and Winn parishes)
  • Louisiana State Senator for District 35 (Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Rapides, and Winn parishes)
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  • James Matthew Fannin
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  • Fannin successfully pushed for passage in 2009 of a Louisiana law which permits high school students to follow a "career diploma" path, instead of pursuing traditional studies geared toward higher education.
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  • Kitty Davis Fannin
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  • January 2016
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  • 2003 (xsd:integer)
  • January 2016
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  • Louisiana State Representative for District 13 (Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, and Winn parishes) James Roy "Jim" Fannin
  • Louisiana State Senator for District 35(Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Rapides, and Winn parishes) James Roy "Jim" Fannin
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  • James Roy Fannin (born May 30, 1949), known as Jim Fannin, is the Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 35, which encompasses the parishes of Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, Rapides, and Winn. He won the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 24, 2015, to succeed the term-limited Republican Robert Kostelka. (en)
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