Meet Jim Toes

Jim Toes and Wife


Father. Steadfast Advocate. Hardcore Common Sense. 

Jim Toes is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for New York’s 3rd Congressional District.

Born in Levittown, raised in Melville and today a 30-year resident of Manhasset, Jim Toes has lived almost his entire life in New York’s 3rd congressional district. Jim and his wife of 34 years, Jeanine, have four wonderful adult children, all of whom graduated public high school. Jim is the youngest of seven siblings. His father was a New York City Police Captain who instilled in him the values of honesty and hard work and a responsibility to protect the most vulnerable. He was blessed with a mother who filled the home with unconditional love and a strong faith built upon service to others.



Jim experienced a quintessential 1970s childhood on Long Island, with open spaces and clean waterways. He went on to graduate from Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.

Jim is currently the President & CEO of the Security Traders Association (“STA”), a grassroots organization serving individuals employed in the financial services industry with affiliates in 20 North American cities. In this role, Jim maintains relationships with U.S. regulators and congressional policymakers on both sides of the aisle, advocating for financial markets structured around free-market capitalism, competition and investor protection.

Prior to joining STA, Jim was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 18 years, where he held various management positions and interacted with a broad range of clients, including institutional and middle-market asset managers, broker-dealers and retail investors. In total, Jim has nearly 35 years of experience in the securities industry, particularly within equity and options sales, trading and clearing, as well as legislation and regulation. He is eager to take these skills to Washington, DC in service to New York’s 3rd congressional district.



From his personal life experience, Jim believes that the primary role of government is to protect its citizens and their property. Jim believes the U.S. Constitution is the greatest political document that has ever been written. He is an optimist who firmly believes there is no problem that the American people cannot solve, and he agrees with Mark Twain that “patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” 

Informed by his career in the private sector, Jim believes that the combination of free-market capitalism and efficient government regulation is the best system for lifting people out of poverty and fostering an economy that encourages job creation, empowers small businesses and attracts investment. His extensive travels to cities throughout North America have taught him what the results of government policies – both good and bad – look like for those they impact.

Jim is a life-long Republican and a political outsider with hands-on experience dealing with our federal government on national issues. He brings a fresh voice and a well-informed perspective. He believes it is time for an approach to politics that embraces collaboration and seeks common ground to drive progress.

Jim loves our country and Long Island – and he doesn’t want to move to Florida. With your support, Jim will work tirelessly to make sure NY-03 and all of Nassau County remains the iconic haven that it has been to us and will be for future generations to come.

Jim Toes
Candidate for NY-03
Father. Steadfast Advocate. Hardcore Common Sense.