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Jim CarnsREPRepublican State Representative, District 48
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Jim Carns (born September 21, 1940) is an American politician and businessman (manufacturing). He is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 48th District. He is a member of the Republican party. He previously served from 1990 to 2006 in the House when he decided to run for Jefferson County Commissioner and was elected in 2006 serving one term and then ran again for his former House seat in 2012 and presently serves in the Alabama House of Representatives. He chairs the 18-member Jefferson County Legislative Delegation (elected by his peers 4 of his 5 legislative terms). Past Chairman House Republican Caucus, serving as Minority Leader. Past Chairman Industrial Development & Economic Growth. Past member Alabama Economic Development Board and also served on the board of the World Trade Association. He was Chairman of Alabama's Welfare Reform Commission. Carns drafted, sponsored & passed welfare reform legislation in Alabama.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Alabama
BS Engineering
1962
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
President Pro Tempore
Jefferson County Commission
2006 - 2008
Former House Minority Leader
Alabama State House of Representatives
President
American Metal Technology, Incorporated
Current
Owner
Modern Sales, Incorporated
Sales Engineer
Reliance Electric & Engineering Company
Vice President
Modern Handling Systems
Other Experience1 - 21 of 21
Member
The Federalist Society
Member
Pilot's Association
Member
National Federation of Independent Business
Chair
Association of County Commissioners of Alabama Finance
Elder
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
Member
Business Council of Alabama
Member
Arlington Historical Association
Member
Americans United for Life
Member
Alabama Retail Association
Member
Alabama Banker's Association
Member
Alfa
Member
Republican National Committee
Member
Presidential Trust
Member
National American Legion
Member
Heritage Foundation
Member
Energy Council
Chair
House Republican Caucus
Former Member
Ways and Means General Fund Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
Former Member
County and Municipal Government Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
Member
Governor's Commission on Welfare Reform
State Chair
Conservative American Legislative Exchange Council