Jim Carlin >> Biography (House District 06)

5728 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

Phone: (712) 253.4270
Capitol: (515) 281.3221

DOB: 10/19/1962
Spouse: Donna



Jim was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and raised in Chatham Township, New Jersey which is essentially a suburb of New York City.  He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts and went on to law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee where he received his Juris Doctorate in law.

Jim chose Iowa as the place to build a life and family because of its values and the friendliness of its people.  He has been a resident of Sioux City since 1992.  He and his wife Donna have been married for 21 years, and together they raised three children, Wesley, Whitney, and Hannah.  They are the proud grandparents of Bennett, Anne and Clara.

Jim is a United States Army veteran and a member of the American Legion.

Jim is a trial attorney who has represented individuals in state and federal court in Iowa for over 23 years.  His passion for justice and the dignity of the individual has guided his career.

He has served as a highly involved and vital advocate for children and is a founding board member of the “Giving Exchange,” a non-profit corporation, with a vision to cultivate self-sustaining infrastructure for orphanages.

Jim has been active in the Woodbury County Republican Party’s Central Committee for seven years and has been an advocate for socially conservative values with various non-profits.

He served as an instructor for federal inmates at Dismas Charities, as a youth basketball coach at Upward Sports and as a part-time assistant coach with the Morningside College Mustangs football team.  He is a member of Morningside Assembly of God Church.