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  Jim Kolbe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Thomas "Jim" Kolbe (born June 28, 1942) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having served since 1985, currently representing the 8th District of Arizona (map), which was previously numbered as the 5th District from 1985-2003.
Kolbe won the majority of the vote in each of the four counties which District 8 encompasses in the 2004 general election.
Kolbe was educated at Northwestern University in Evanston and Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, served in the United States Navy, and was a special assistant to Illinois Republican Governor Richard B. Ogilvie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jim_Kolbe   (673 words)

 Biography Page of Representative Jim Kolbe - Arizona's Eighth District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Jim Kolbe is serving his eleventh term in the United States House of Representatives.
Jim is one of eight Members of Congress from Arizona and ranks 57th in seniority in the House.
Jim is the acknowledged Republican leader for free trade and open markets, an impassioned advocate of Social Security reform including the creation of personal accounts, a leader and proponent of immigration reform and strengthening border security, and a fierce proponent of smaller government, lower taxes and more individual responsibility.
www.house.gov /kolbe/biography.htm   (445 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
Kolbe, first elected in 1984, acknowledged in 1996 that he is gay and has often disagreed with his party on gay rights issues.
Kolbe easily won re-election to an 11th term in 2004, capturing 61 percent of the general-election vote in a district that includes part of Tucson and the northern suburbs as well as Sierra Vista and rural areas of southeastern Arizona.
Kolbe's departure from Arizona's congressional delegation would be a "huge loss of seniority," said Doug Cole, a lobbyist and former senior aide to former Republican Gov. Fife Symington.
www.365gay.com /Newscon05/11/112305Kolbe.htm   (572 words)

 All Immigration Votes of Representative Jim Kolbe
Kolbe voted for more foreign workers even though U.S. high tech workers over the age of 50 were suffering 17% unemployment and U.S. firms were laying off thousands of workers at the time.
Kolbe voted FOR H RES 365, which was brought up and passed in a new form in March of 2002.
Kolbe was part of a 336-43 majority voting in favor of the four-month extension of Section 245(i).
profiles.numbersusa.com /improfile.php3?DistSend=AZ&VIPID=43   (6404 words)

 A conversations with Jim Kolbe | www.azstarnet.com ®
Kolbe: On immigration, as you may know from the statements that I made at the time the House passed its bill, I am not very optimistic.
Kolbe: Restore the credibility of the House as an institution.
Kolbe: To some extent it is a cycle, but it's a down cycle right now and it's something that we should be worried about.
www.azstarnet.com /allheadlines/118598   (2094 words)

 Kolbe won't run in 2006
Kolbe said he is confident he could win a 12th two-year term in Congress but, "at some point, you have to say it's time to hang up the spurs."
Kolbe, who is the only openly homosexual House Republican, said he considered retiring two years ago but had been talked into finishing his current term as chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, which ends at the close of next year.
And Kolbe said he is proud of his role as co-sponsor with Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., of immigration-reform legislation that includes a guest-worker provision now pending before the House.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/news/articles/1124kolbe-retire.html   (1292 words)

 Log Cabin Republicans Statement on Retirement of Congressman Jim Kolbe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Kolbe, elected in 1984, rose through the ranks of Congress assuming the role of chairman of the powerful sub-committee on foreign appropriations and export financing.
As a loyal Republican, Jim Kolbe never wavered in making a conservative case that all Americans should be treated equally regardless of sexual orientation.
In 2004, Congressmen Kolbe boldly took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to decry attempts to pass the federal marriage amendment, which would have enshrined discrimination against gay Americans in the U.S. Constitution.
online.logcabin.org /news_views/reading-room-back-up/log-cabin-republicans-2.html   (306 words)

 Kolbe: Real ports issue is container inspection | www.azstarnet.com ®
Southern Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe, one of two votes against blocking the Dubai port deal, said the Appropriations Committee action was more about political posturing than national security.
Kolbe said the resounding congressional repudiation was a reflection of that public sentiment.
Kolbe has no such issues to deal with since he announced in November he was not running for re-election.
www.azstarnet.com /news/119282   (305 words)

 Jim Kolbe - dKosopedia
His sexual orientation was generally accepted by the party and he has won several terms since, although in 2004 he had a far-right primary challenger who is out to get him due to his amnesty proposals and opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment.
In spite of aggressive attacks and a well-funded opponent in Randy Graf, his toughest primary opponent in over a decade, Kolbe won a fairly comfortable 57%-43% victory over Graf in a year when many other moderate Arizona Republicans were thrown out of office.
As a goodwill gesture to gay and gay-friendly Republicans, the party asked Kolbe to speak at the 2000 National Convention, possibly the high point for gay rights in the history of the Republican Party.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Jim_Kolbe   (254 words)

 Jim Kolbe News
Jim Kolbe News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Jim Kolbe, a moderate Republican congressman from Arizona, is retiring and has endorsed a moderate to succeed him.
Gabrielle Giffords, the leading candidate to replace outgoing incumbent Jim Kolbe in congress, is a good fit for Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pinal counties.
www.topix.net /us-house/jim-kolbe?scoring=r   (627 words)

 The GOP Auction House: Jim Kolbe of Arizona
Kolbe voted for the GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill that will give billions to businesses and the health care industry, while forcing seniors to accept annual increases in premiums and deductibles and a growing gap in coverage for the prescription drugs they buy.
Kolbe voted to continue awarding contracts to Halliburton even if the Pentagon's own audit processes found that more than $100 million of their contractor's costs in Iraq were unreasonable.
Kolbe opposed expanding access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program to thousands of Reservist and National Guard members, even though 20 percent of all Reservists do not have health insurance, and 40 percent of Reservists aged 19 to 35 lack health coverage.
www.dccc.org /gopauctionhouse/members/JimKolbeAZ-8.html   (632 words)

 Tucson Weekly : Currents : Kolbe vs. Kolbe
Walter Kolbe dwells on the San Pedro River, a holler from Sierra Vista and a stone's throw from the Mexican border.
Jim Kolbe, a Republican whose District 8 includes Cochise County, is among the key players the White House has tapped to ramrod President Bush's immigration plan through Congress.
Regrettably, Jim Kolbe is a congressman and not a representative.
www.tucsonweekly.com /gbase/Currents/Content?oid=oid:65527   (1256 words)

 Arizona Congress Watch » CD8 Jim Kolbe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Kolbe had garnered a $3.5 million boost for the project, but the bridge’s most recent cost estimates were coming in at ten times that amount.
Jim Kolbe will be leading a small Congressional delegation in the Himalayas next weekend, reports the Himalayan Times.
Jim Kolbe, a long-time expert on foreign aid, talks about an unpopular topic in an election year: trade and its impact on poverty.
www.azcongresswatch.com /?cat=16   (2196 words)

 EMOL: Interview with Congressional Rep. Jim Kolbe
Kolbe, at age 15, was Senator Barry Goldwater's page.
(Kolbe) Well, my very earliest memory; I actually have one memory going back to the year before we moved here.
With that farmland, we would grow the alfalfa and we would grow this corn [we pass over the San Pedro River near St. David moving south in the van and Rep. Kolbe remarks about the water in the riverbed].
emol.org /kolbe/kolbe_interview.html   (3368 words)

Jim Biersdorf (harmonica) and Jim Kolbe (acoustic guitar) have become Columbus Blues icons.
Jim Kolbe, a founding member of the CBA, says he's had the pleasure to play with most national acoustic acts but has the most fun playing with Biersdorf.
Jim Kolbe hosts an acoustic Open Stage and Jam at the Thirsty Ear Tavern the second and fourth Sunday of each month, and you never know who you're going to catch them with on stage!
www.columbusblues.com /Jims.htm   (293 words)

 South East Arizona Republican Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Kolbe was the final speaker at the debate and he used his time mainly to disparage Graf using a sophomoric attack over a photo that hangs on a wall in Graf’s legislative office.
Kolbe seized upon the story and sanctimoniously chastised Graf, breathlessly declaring that he would never “disrespect the office of the President of the United States” by hanging a picture of the president upside-down.
Kolbe’s indifference is yet more proof of just how far out of touch Kolbe is with the voters in his district.
www.searclub.com /?page=news-article&id=842   (1487 words)

 Global Development: Views from the Center: Congressman Jim Kolbe and the Collapse of the Doha Trade Round
Jim Kolbe on the collapse of the Doha Development Round of International trade talks.
Jim Kolbe was awarded this year's Commitment to Development Award by the Center and Foreign Policy Magazine in recognition of his able and courageous leadership on a range of aid and trade issues of importance to developing countries.
In his op-ed, Congressman Kolbe goes on to endorse conclusion of the ongoing negotiations with Korea, a relatively rich country, and Brazil, a large emerging market.
blogs.cgdev.org /globaldevelopment/2006/08/us_represantive_jim_kolbe_and.php   (553 words)

 Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs: Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe Talks Social Security, Trade and Politics at the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Kolbe will join Humphrey Institute Senior Fellow Tim Penny in a candid conversation covering topics such as Social Security reform, trade and the political environment of the 109th Congress.
Kolbe chairs the Subcommittee on Foreign Relations, Export Financing and Related Programs, and is a Republican leader in the areas of free trade and open markets.
He is an advocate of Social Security reform and the creation of personal accounts, and a leader and proponent of immigration reform and strengthening border security.
www.hhh.umn.edu /news/headlines/jim_kolbe.html   (239 words)

 Rep. Jim Kolbe's House in Sonoita Burglarized - SaveOurState
Jim Kolbe's house in Sonoita was burglarized July 23 by a
I'm suprised Kolbe doesn't say how thrilled he is at being burglarized and how it illustrates the tremendous power and dynamism of globalization to make the world a better place.
Kolbe, R-Ariz., had no comment on the break-in at his cabin, said his spokeswoman, Kristen Hellmer.
www.saveourstate.org /forums/index.php?showtopic=3966   (937 words)

 JIM KOLBE, ARIZONIAN of the YEAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Arizona Republic's Editorial Board selected Jim Kolbe as Arizonian of the Year for 2005.
Jim Kolbe did do Arizona a great service in 2005, he decided not to run in 2006.
If Kolbe is an illegal immigrant lover, someone should send him the links to some of the articles at aztlan.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1547139/posts   (913 words)

 Republican Congressman Kolbe - "Gay Marriage...its time has come"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe (Arizona) just announced that gay marriage (in opposition to the laws)is something whos "time is come" and compared the civil disobediance of gay couples getting married to the civil rights struggles of African-Americans.
Kolbe is gay and insists on dragging his toy with him to Republican gatherings.
Unfortunately, Jim Kolbe has continued to move further away from the mainstream values of the Republican Party with each passing year.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1091531/posts   (2785 words)

 Claiming Responsibility for Trashing Rep. Kolbe's Office with Border Intruder Garbage Petition
On the night of Saturday, 27 September 2003, twenty-two bags of garbage were left leaning against the door of Rep. Jim Kolbe's (R-AZ) office in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
No one has stepped forward as the perpetrator of this act against Kolbe who is primarily responsible for the dismantling of the Border Patrol checkpoints on the highways north in Cochise County.
I, the Undersigned, claim responsibility for this act of protest against Rep. Jim Kolbe and his failed border policies.
www.petitiononline.com /heykolbe/petition.html   (402 words)

 Neatorama » Blog Archive » Rep. Jim Kolbe: Bye Bye Penny!
Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona) is planning to introduce legislation to eliminate penny from the US currency altogether.
The issue "used to be an oddball thing that Kolbe had an obsession about," the congressman said of himself.
Such is the case with Kolbe etal seeking to eliminate the penny.
www.neatorama.com /2006/06/04/rep-jim-kolbe-bye-bye-penny   (442 words)

 MyDD :: Kolbe Retires, Opening Pick Up Opportunity for Dems
In 2004 Rep. Jim Kolbe, a moderate Republican who represents Southeastern Arizona, narrowly defeated conservative state Rep. Randy Graf in the GOP primary.
Jim Kolbe, a leading proponent of free trade and the only openly gay Republican in Congress, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a 12th term next year.
Former GOP state lawmaker and immigration hawk Randy Graf was already challenging Kolbe in the 2006 party primary.
www.mydd.com /story/2005/11/23/193951/94   (2071 words)

 Jim Kolbe | Congress votes database | washingtonpost.com
Jim Kolbe is up for reelection on November 7, 2006.
See how Jim Kolbe voted on key votes -- the most important bills, nominations and resolutions that have come before Congress, as determined by washingtonpost.com.
View Jim Kolbe's 2005 official financial disclosure statement, which describes the sources, types and amounts of income earned in 2005.
projects.washingtonpost.com /congress/members/k000306   (448 words)

 Rep. Jim Kolbe
Congressman Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., met Thursday with The Republic's Editorial Board.
Over the years, Kolbe has built a strong record on free trade, immigration reform and pushing for individual investment accounts in Social Security.
On former state legislator Randy Graf, who has taken a hard line on immigration and is seeking the GOP nomination to succeed Kolbe.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/0424kolbe24.html   (884 words)

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