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Jim Postma

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 9 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race:

Elected Experience: No information submitted

Other Professional Experience: Retired air, space, defense engineer and rocket scientist with the Apollo project. Department of Defense secret clearance. Captain United States Air Force. Investment Advisor. Small business owner and entrepreneur. Political activist for Constitutional causes. FAA Certified Flight Instructor.

Education: BSME Purdue University. Post graduate work at UCLA in control systems and Alexander Hamilton school of business.

Community Service: Treasurer and Church Council Member at Christ Lutheran Church. Past President and founder of Skyline Soaring Club. Past President of Fort Steilacoom Running Club. Member of Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Parkland Kiwannis. Past member and trainer of Sea Scouts and Civil Air Patrol cadets. 

Statement: I have been working for forty years to protect your Constitutional rights, to limit growth of government, and to keep taxes low. I am a lifelong Christian, support family values, Pro-Life, and support your right to keep and bear arms. America is under attack by those who want the government to have control of every aspect of our lives--by terrorists who want to have their religion run our country, by extremists in the environmental movement who would deprive us of our cars and air travel, and by ordinary criminals who are emboldened by weak laws, judiciary and penal systems. I will work to stop them and take positive steps to reverse the damage they have done to our government and institutions.

The current massive deficit spending of our government will not get us out of the recession but is making it worse. I will work to stop this deficit spending, to cut taxes to get the economy going again, and to create jobs. 

The healthcare law should be repealed because it will raise costs and reduce health services. I will work to make the healthcare, Medicare and Social Security programs into true insurance/ annuity programs that are fully funded. The present systems are bankrupting the nation by their ever-increasing costs.

I will work to enforce immigration laws. We can stop illegal immigration at the border, register the illegal aliens, and return them to their country and only allow entrance according to our laws.

The USA has the largest energy reserves in the world. There is no need to import energy if we develop our own resources, which will lower the cost of energy, create jobs and improve national security by taking economic power away from unstable foreign sources.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Adam Smith (D) 63,866 51.24 %
Richard (Dick) Muri (R) 32,116 25.76 %
Jim Postma (R) 24,509 19.66 %
Roy Olson (G) 4,159 3.34 %

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