Senator Jim Battin
- Jim Battin brings to the California Senate a deep concern for family values, dedication to community service and a commitment to a strong economy. Those concerns are reflected in his legislative agenda: bills that protect children, create jobs and help lift people out of poverty.
- Jim’s priorities are rooted in his real-life experiences. He is a father of three, a successful business executive and a tireless community volunteer. In his commitment to public service, Jim is following in the footsteps of his late father, James F. Battin, a five-term Congressman in the 1960’s, and later a U.S. District Court Judge.
- Jim worked as a television executive with KMIR-TV, the NBC television affiliate in Palm Desert, for 10 years before winning election in 1994 -- with broad bipartisan support -- in the 80th Assembly District. After six successful years in the Assembly, Jim was elected to serve in the California State Senate. Now in his second term as senator for the 37th Senate District, which covers most of Riverside County, Jim is the second longest serving member in the state Legislature.