GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Greenwich’s James A. "Jim" Himes!
Himes, who lives in Greenwich, turns 48 on Saturday. The businessman and congressman was born July 5, 1966, in Lima, Peru.
In 1995, Himes began working at Goldman Sachs as a banker in Latin America and New York. He was promoted to vice president.
In 2003, Himes began working for the nonprofit Enterprise Foundation, currently the Enterprise Community Partners, and later began running its metropolitan New York operations. In 2007, he was named vice president of Enterprise.
Himes was appointed a commissioner of the Greenwich Housing Authority in 2002, and served for two years as chairman of the board. He has also served as a board member of Aspira of Connecticut in Bridgeport, a board member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, and as an advisory board member of Family Assets of Bridgeport.
Himes, a Democrat, took office as a representative for the state's 4th District in the 111th U.S. Congress on Jan. 6, 2009.
In the 2010 election, Himes won re-election against Republican challenger state Sen. Dan Debicella. Along with the three towns that he won in 2008, Himes also won Redding, Weston and Westport, and won Fairfield by one vote.
He also has been an elected member of the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation and served as chairman of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee.
Himes is also a member of session of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.