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James C. Hammond, American state legislator. Member of Idaho State Board Education (chairman), Idaho Public Charter School Community.


Hammond, James C. was born on June 18, 1950 in Missoula, Montana, United States.


Bachelor in Education, Carroll College, 1973. Master of Arts in Education Administration, Whitworth College, 1977.


Hammond is a Republican Idaho State Senator since 2006 and is representing the 5th District. In February 2012 he announced that he would not be seeking another term, saying "Serving the people of District 5 has been a privilege that I have greatly enjoyed." He also received his MA in Educational Administration in 1977 at Whitworth College. James was a teacher in:Post Falls School District from 1973 to 1975Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene Schools from 1973 to 1977Coeur d'Alene School District from 1975 to 1977Post Falls School District from 1977 to 1981East Valley School District from 1981 to 1996.

He was then City Administrator in City of Post Falls from 1996 to 2006. He is currently a Consultant at Hammond and Associates since 2006. City of Post Falls from 1982 to 1991Mayor of City of Post Falls from 1991 to 1996Senator of District 5 since 20062006 Hammond was nominated unopposed in the Republican primary, then elected with 7,848 votes (6664%) against Democratic candidate Charles W. "Chuck" Thomas.

2008 Unchallenged in the primary, Hammond was re-elected unopposed in the general election with 16,301 votes. FinanceFinance AppropriationsHealth and WelfareLegislative OversightVice Chair of Transportation. Idaho State Board of Education from 1999 to 2004Chair of Idaho State Charter School Commission from 2004 to 2006Vice Chair of Idaho State Building Authority since 1997Senate Representative of Idaho Interoperability Executive Council since 2008Catastrophic Health Care fund since 2009.

Secretary of Panhandle Area Council from 1991 to 2006Post Falls Education Foundation from 1993 to 2000Idaho State Board of Education from 1999 to 2004President of Idaho City Managers Association in 2000Chairman of Idaho State Charter School Commission from 2004 to 2006Post Falls Chamber of Commerce since 1991Jobs Plus.


Hammond was/is Council member of: He is a member of: Board Member of Post Falls Chamber Board of Directors from 1991 to 2008 Founding Member of Post Falls Education Foundation from 1998 to 2006 Former Board Member of United Way Founding Member of Post Falls Community Volunteers.