Jim Shuler

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Jim Shuler
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 12th district
In office
January 12, 1994 – January 11, 2012
Preceded by Joan Munford
Succeeded by Joseph R. Yost
Personal details
Born James Marshall Shuler
( 1943 -12-31) December 31, 1943 (age 70)
Rockingham County, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret Sue Flippin
Children Laurel Moore, Marshall Shuler
Residence Blacksburg, Virginia
Alma mater Virginia Tech
University of Georgia
Profession Veterinarian
Religion Baptist

James Marshall "Jim" Shuler (born December 31, 1943) is an American politician. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1994–2012, representing the 12th district in the western part of the state. Shuler is a member of the Democratic Party.[1]

Shuler served on the House committees on Agriculture (1994–2001), Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (2002–2011), Corporations, Insurance and Banking (1994–2001), Education (2004–2011), Labor and Commerce (1994–1997), Militia, Police and Public Safety (2002–2011), Mining and Mineral Resources (1994–2001), and Science and Technology (1998–2001).[2]

Early life, education[edit]

Shuler was born in Rockingham County, Virginia. He received a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech in 1966 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia in 1970.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Shuler served on the Blacksburg, Virginia town council 1982–1988.[1]

In 1993, when Democrat Joan Munford retired from the House of Delegates 12th district seat after six terms, Shuler became the Democratic nominee, and won the seat.[3]

The Republican majority substantially redrew the 12th district during the 2001 redistricting. The district, which had been based in Giles and Montgomery Counties, expanded northward to include all of Alleghany, Bath and Craig Counties, as well as the independent cities of Covington and Clifton Forge (which reverted to town status within Alleghany County in 2002); this put 18th district incumbent and fellow Democrat Creigh Deeds in the 12th with Shuler. Shuler moved from Blacksburg to Pulaski County and ran for the open 7th district seat, but lost to Republican Dave Nutter in the November 6, 2001 general election, while Deeds won in the redrawn 12th.[4]

State Senator Emily Couric had died of pancreatic cancer on October 18, three weeks before the election, and Deeds won her seat in a special election on December 18. This created a vacancy in Shuler's old district, so he moved back to Blacksburg and won a 12th district special election on January 8, 2002. On the next day, when the House opened its new session, Shuler returned without an actual break in service.[4]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 12th district
Nov 2, 1993[3] General James Marshall Shuler Democratic 8,627 56.73
Larry N. Rush Republican 6,579 43.26
Write Ins 2 0.01
Joan Munford retired; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 7, 1995[5] General J M Shuler Democratic 8,778 60.31
L J Linkous Republican 5,776 39.68
Write Ins 1 0.01
Nov 4, 1997[6] General James M. Shuler Democratic 10,151 99.78
Write Ins 22 0.22
Nov 2, 1999[7] General J M Shuler Democratic 9,202 81.38
F M Baker 2,100 18.57
Write Ins 5 0.04
Virginia House of Delegates, 7th district
Nov 6, 2001[8] General D A Nutter Republican 8,603 52.38
J M Shuler Democratic 7,821 47.62
Virginia House of Delegates, 12th district
Jan 8, 2002[9] Special J M Shuler Democratic 7,284 70.77
L J Linkous Republican 3,006 29.21
Write Ins 2 0.02
Creigh Deeds was elected to the Senate; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 4, 2003[10] General J M Shuler Democratic 9,867 99.89
Write Ins 11 0.11
Nov 8, 2005[11] General J M Shuler Democratic 14,390 79.10
D T Kern 3,767 20.71
Write Ins 36 0.20
Nov 6, 2007[12] General James M. Shuler Democratic 12,145 99.45
Write Ins 67 0.54
Nov 3, 2009[13] General James M. Shuler Democratic 12,716 72.23
Paul M. Cornett 4,799 27.26
Write Ins 88 0.49

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Virginia House of Delegates; Session 2011; Shuler, James M.". Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ a b "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ a b Sluss, Michael (2011-04-08). "Jim Shuler and redistricting". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved 2013-06-18.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  5. ^ "1995 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  6. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Election Results - House of Delegates - Nov 1999 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Special Election- January 8, 2002". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  10. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  11. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  12. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  13. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 

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