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Jim Marshall previously served the 8th Congressional district of Georgia

James Creel Marshall, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District of Georgia, having served 2003 to 2011. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Marshall was born March 31, 1948 in Ithaca, New York. He entered Princeton University in 1966 but left in 1968 to enlist in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam as an Airborne Ranger reconnaissance platoon sargeant and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He returned to Princeton in 1970 and graduated in 1972. Marshall later earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University and was a lawyer, a professor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and the mayor of Macon before being elected to the House.

Marshall first ran for Congress in 2000 for the 8th District, giving Saxby Chambliss his closest contest ever. The Georgia state legislature renumbered the 8th as the 3rd after the 2000 Census, making it much more Democratic. Despite this, he barely defeated Republican Calder Clay due to the Republican wave that swept through Georgia. Marshall handily defeated Clay in their 2004 rematch, winning 63% of the vote.

In 2006, Marshall faced a tougher reelection fight. Early in 2005, the Georgia state legislature approved a new map of congressional districts; Marshall's new district, numbered the 8th, leaned significantly more Republican and included the home of former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, who announced that he is running against Marshall. Marshall retained his seat by winning 51% of the vote to Collins' 49%. [1]

Marshall's House biography states, "Jim works hard to reflect the values and advance the interests of Middle Georgia and our Nation. He works well with both Democrats and Republicans. According to the National Journal, the most respected non-partisan political publication, Jim's voting record makes him one of the few centrists in Congress."[2]

As a centrist, Marshall tends to be a social conservative. He opposes abortion, gay marriage and gun control, and supports a constitutional amendment to ban flag-burning. He has cited the concerns of people who have ethical objections to embryonic stem-cell research as influencing his votes on federal funds for such research: he supports allowing cell extraction only if embryos are not destroyed.[3] Some social conservatives fault Marshall for his "no" vote on the "Smith of New Jersey Amendment." [4] This amendment, which passed 216-211, blocked aid to the United Nations Population Fund, a family planning organization.

Marshall opposed the repeal of the Estate Tax and opposed reducing environmental regulations on the construction of new oil refineries ("Gasoline for America's Security Act"). He voted against bankruptcy reform, for American withdrawal from the World Trade Organization, and against tort reform. He has also been a vocal advocate of larger benefits for military servicemen and veterans.

2008 elections

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Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Jim Marshall, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.

  • For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

2010 elections

Marshall, a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, was defeated by Republican Austin Scott in 2010.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Jim Marshall
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development and Foreign Agriculture Programs
  • House Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture Programs
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
  • House Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jim Marshall. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Former contact

DC Office:
515 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1003
Phone: 202-225-6531
Fax: 202-225-3013
Web Email
Website

District Office- Dublin:
503 Bellevue Avenue, Suite C
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: 478-296-2101
Fax: 478-296-2802

District Office- Macon:
682 Cherry Street, Suite 300
Macon, GA 31201-7388
Phone: 478-464-0255
TollFree: 1-877-464-0255
Fax: 478-464-0277

Articles and resources

Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jim Marshall profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

Articles

Articles by Jim Marshall

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Specialty Crops Rural Developmentm and Foreign Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Terrorism Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Mayor of Macon 1995-99
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 503 Bellevue Avenue, Suite C Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: 478-296-2101 / Fax: 478-296-2101
2. 682 Cherry Street, Suite 300 Macon, GA 31201-7388
Phone: 478-464-0255 / Fax: 478-464-0277




Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.friendsofjimmarshall.com/
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Date of Birth: March 31, 1948