Meet Jim Himes

Jim Himes, currently serving his seventh term in Congress, has been a consistent leader working with both sides of the aisle to bring a commonsense approach to solve the problems Americans and Connecticut residents face every day. In Congress, Jim has worked to keep our country safe, encourage economic growth, secure jobs for the middle class, protect the civil rights of all Americans, look to the future while supporting education, technological growth and science and create opportunities for Connecticut.

Jim represents Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, part of Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

He currently serves as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where he is Chairman of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee and a member of the House Financial Services where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy.

Before his service in Congress, he worked for 12 years in business and five years in the non-profit affordable-housing world. He then decided to run for Congress because he did not want to keep America in an endless war and he wanted to help bring change to Washington with a commonsense, independent approach to ensure both sides of the aisle work together for the advancement of our country and our state.

With a proud record of achievement in Congress, Jim looks forward to continuing the fight on behalf of all families throughout the 4th District, and working to help the economy grow, help our small businesses create jobs, help our local environment and protect our rights.

An Appreciation
for Quality Education

Jim was born in Peru in 1966 to American parents. He later returned to the United States with his mother and sisters and attended public schools.

Jim was accepted to Harvard University, and after completing his undergraduate studies, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Masters degree In Latin American Studies.

Jim and his wife Mary started their family in Cos Cob, where their two daughters, Emma and Linley have attended school.

A tradition of service

Wanting to put his knowledge to work helping local communities create jobs and overcome difficult economic challenges, Jim left a career in business to lead the non-profit Enterprise Community Partners in the Northeast. There he arranged financing for the construction of thousands of affordable housing units, creating jobs and high-quality affordable housing in the greater New York metropolitan region. Jim’s work also helped foster the adoption of new green techniques to spur energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.

Jim has long served as an active community leader. He was a Commissioner and then board chairman of the Greenwich Housing Authority, and then a member of the town’s Board of Finance. Jim has served as former chairman on the board of Bridgeport-based Aspira of Connecticut, which promotes educational achievement for Latino youth. He has served on the advisory board of Family Assets, Inc., and as a board member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

Jim Himes, currently serving his sixth term in Congress, has been a consistent leader working with both sides of the aisle to bring a commonsense approach to solve the problems Americans and Connecticut residents face every day. In Congress, Jim has worked to keep our country safe, encourage economic growth, secure jobs for the middle class, protect the civil rights of all Americans, look to the future while supporting education, technological growth and science and create opportunities for Connecticut.

Jim represents Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, part of Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

He currently serves as a member of the House Financial Services Committee and of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where he is Ranking Member of the NSA and Cybersecurity Subcommittee.

Before his service in Congress, he worked for 12 years in business and five years in the non-profit affordable-housing world. He then decided to run for Congress because he did not want to keep America in an endless war and he wanted to help bring change to Washington with a commonsense, independent approach to ensure both sides of the aisle work together for the advancement of our country and our state.

With a proud record of achievement in Congress, Jim looks forward to continuing the fight on behalf of all families throughout the 4th District, and working to help the economy grow, help our small businesses create jobs, help our local environment and protect our rights.

An Appreciation
for Quality Education

Jim was born in Peru in 1966 to American parents. He later returned to the United States with his mother and sisters and attended public schools.

Jim was accepted to Harvard University, and after completing his undergraduate studies, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Masters degree In Latin American Studies.

Jim and his wife Mary started their family in Cos Cob, where their two daughters, Emma and Linley have attended school.

A tradition of service

Wanting to put his knowledge to work helping local communities create jobs and overcome difficult economic challenges, Jim left a career in business to lead the non-profit Enterprise Community Partners in the Northeast. There he arranged financing for the construction of thousands of affordable housing units, creating jobs and high-quality affordable housing in the greater New York metropolitan region. Jim’s work also helped foster the adoption of new green techniques to spur energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.

Jim has long served as an active community leader. He was a Commissioner and then board chairman of the Greenwich Housing Authority, and then a member of the town’s Board of Finance. Jim has served as former chairman on the board of Bridgeport-based Aspira of Connecticut, which promotes educational achievement for Latino youth. He has served on the advisory board of Family Assets, Inc., and as a board member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

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