Jim Bridenstine Bio

(Politician)

Relationship Statistics of Jim Bridenstine

What is Jim Bridenstine marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Jim Bridenstine get married ? (married date): , 2004
How many children does Jim Bridenstine have ? (name): Three(Walker, Sarah, and Grant)
Is Jim Bridenstine having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jim Bridenstine gay ?: No
Who is Jim Bridenstine wife ? (name): Michelle Ivory

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Jim Bridenstine is a married man. He is wed to Michelle Ivory from 2004. They together have 3 children: Walker, Sarah, and Grant.

Who is Jim Bridenstine?

American Politician Jim Bridenstine is an administrator of NASA,  National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served as the United States Representative for Oklahoma’s 1st congressional district, based in Tulsa from January 3, 2013, to April 23, 2018.

Early Life and Military service

Jim was born on June 15, 1975, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He went to Jenks High School for schooling and graduated from Rice University with majors in Economics, Psychology, and Business. After graduation, he did his MBA from Cornell University.

He recruited as a US navy pilot from 1998-2007.  He is a former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium from 2008-2010.  In 2015, he transferred his Reserve commission and joined the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Political Career

Bridenstine was first elected to Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District in 2012. He boycotted the 2014 election. In the 2016 election, he retained his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. On April 23, 2018, he resigned from Congress and was sworn in as NASA’s 13th administrator.

He has sat on Committee on Armed services,  Subcommittee on Seapower and projects Forces and  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Subcommittee on Environment, Subcommittee on Space. In April 2016 at the 32nd Annual Space Symposium, he introduced H.R. 4945, the American Space Renaissance Act, reform legislation with provisions affecting national security, civil, and commercial space policy. He criticized the Obama administration for spending “30 times as much money” on climate science as on weather forecasting; PolitiFact said that assertion was “mostly false”.

He is a member of the Freedom Caucus, a congressional caucus consisting of conservative and libertarian Republican members of the United states house of Representatives and the House Baltic Caucus, a bipartisan registered caucus of the House of Representatives.

He endorsed Donald Trump for the 2016 presidential general election and Ted Cruz for the Republican presidential primary. 

Jim Bridenstine as NASA administrator

On September 1, 2017, Bridenstine was announced as  NASA head on the recommendation of President Donald Trump. However, he was heavily criticized by both Republic and Democratic politicians for his lack of formal qualifications in the field of science and engineering.

Jim Bridenstine’s Campaign Finance and endorsements

In the 2014 election cycle, Bridenstine’s top campaign contributors were Northrop Grumman, Latshaw Drilling, American Optometric Association, Citizens United, and the Every Republican is Crucial Political Action Committee.

Restoring America Project, Can-Do Conservatives of America, Combat Veterans for Congress PAC are some of his important endorsements.

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