Meet Jim

imageJim Hinkle is the American Party candidate running to become South Carolina’s next US Senator.  Jim wants to see his grandchildren have a brighter future,  and this site was created to share with you Jim’s story, and more importantly his positions on the key issues faced by our nation…and his ideas about how to address them.

Why Jim is Running for Senate, and What He Believes In:

When someone sees a third party candidate the same traditional thoughts come to mind. “Third parties have a history of failure. They can’t win. They take votes away from the right party and the wrong party wins. You are wasting your time running for office and I am not wasting my vote on you.” Sound familiar?  However, look at the alternative. Voting for a major party candidate is a vote for the status quo, continual gridlock, polarization, and deeper entrenchment of career politicians. A senator should go to Washington with a positive agenda to solve problems and work with others to make it happen.

Jim’s Background:

  • Graduated from the University of Miami in 1963 with a BA degree in Political Science.
  • Retired after 32 years working as a civilian for the Department of Defense in Warren Michigan. Positions included Contract specialist, Contracting officer, staff officer in the project manager’s office for the Bradley Fighting vehicle.
  • From 1997 to 2004 provided small business defense contractors with assistance in contract administration with customers such as the US Army and the Israeli Defense forces.

Hobbies, Interests and Activities:

  • Volunteers in the garden club for the Boys and girls club of Bluffton SC.
  • Belongs to the Music Guild of Sun City with active participation in the Barbershop group and karaoke club.
  • Attends continuing education classes at the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus for senior citizens.

What the country needs:

  • Term Limits –Ending career politicians. Solve problems with the common good in mind, not party loyalty, partisanship, or pressure from lobbyists. Apply ethical behavior, transparency, and accountability for politicians. Increase the economic global competitiveness of our country.
  • Reduce the national debt by minor adjustments to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the National Defense Budget. These areas represent nearly 75% of the entire budget. Heed the fears of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Without changes in these programs the government is on auto pilot for a deep recession.