Jim Fish

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Jim Fish is the Republican candidate for the 28th Congressional District of Texas

Jim Fish is the Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 28th Congressional District (map) of Texas. He will challenge incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) in the general election in November 2008.


Positions, record and controversies


James "Jim" Fish is a healthcare consultant with IMS-Health. He graduated from University of Hawaii with a Bachelors degree in Mandarin Chinese and then went on to complete his Masters degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He is a board certified Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and credentialed Fellow with the American Academy of Medical Administrators and a past President of the American College of Small or Rural Healthcare.[1]

Mr. Fish is a retired Medical Service Corps officer who served in the United States Air Force for more than 23 years, including 20 years on active duty and 3 years in the United States Air Force Reserves and retired in August 2007 as a Lieutenant Colonel. As a professional healthcare administrator, Mr. Fish has held a variety of senior positions including Deputy Director MBA program at the top 20 nationally ranked Army-Baylor University, where he taught courses in Healthcare Finance. Other senior positions were Squadron Commander, Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Health Policy Analyst at the Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters United States Air Force. At the Office of the Surgeon General, Fish formulated policies, programs, and official positions on managed care for the Air Force Medical Service in support of the $15.5B Defense Health Program. He was competitively selected for an Education with Industry fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

Throughout his career, he also worked in a variety of healthcare functions including positions as Director of Finance and Resources, Director of Patient Administration, Director of Medical Information Systems, Director of Medical Security and Disaster Preparedness, and Instructor of Information Systems at the Health Services Administration Course.[1]

Mr. Fish is a two-time graduate of the prestigious Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, graduating with a diploma in Korean and a diploma with honors in Mandarin Chinese. He is a graduate of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School.[1]

Mr. Fish served two overseas tours in the service of his country. The first at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, followed by a tour at Ft. Meade, Maryland where he worked at the National Security Agency (NSA). His second overseas tour took him and his family to Misawa Air Base in Northern Japan where he was twice selected as the Pacific Air Forces Medical Readiness Officer of the Year.[1]

2008 elections

Fish is the Republican nominee to challenge Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) in the 2008 congressional elections.[2][3]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

Committees and affiliations


Fish will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Campaign Contact Information

Official Fish for Congress Website

Jim Fish for Congress
2544 Grenada Gait
Cibolo, TX 78108

Phone: 210-896-1461

E-mail: info@fishforcongress.com

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Meet Jim Fish Preofessionally," FishforCongress.com, retrieved October 7, 2008
  2. 2008 Race Tracker page on Texas’ 28th Congressional District
  3. Official Fish for Congress Website

External resources

External articles