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  Shuler, Heath
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameHeath Shuler
Address
Waynesville, North Carolina , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 31, 1971 (47 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Jun 25, 2015 05:16pm
Tags Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Labor - Pro-Life - Protectionist - Southern Baptist -
InfoA native of Swain County and now a resident of Haywood County, Heath Shuler was elected to North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District in November 2006. The 11th District is comprised of the 15 westernmost counties in North Carolina: Buncombe, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.

Prior to launching his Congressional bid Congressman Shuler had been a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. He began a real estate brokerage firm and several other successful real estate companies. Congressman Shuler is also widely known for his success on the football field. As a student-athlete at Swain County High School, he set every passing record in school history while leading the Maroon Devils to three North Carolina state championships and being named North Carolina High School Player of the year.

From Swain County it was a short trip over the Great Smoky Mountains to the University of Tennessee. While at UT Congressman Shuler set numerous passing records, was selected to multiple All-America teams, was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, and was named NCAA Male Athlete of the Year. Congressman Shuler went on to play in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints, before an injury ended his career. With his football days behind him, Congressman Shuler returned to the University of Tennessee and finished his degree.

Now in serving in Washington, Congressman Shuler is a loyal member of the fiscally responsible Blue Dog Caucus, which works to end wasteful spending and to balance the budget. Upon entering the 110th Congress he helped lead the charge to restore common-sense PAYGO measures to the budget and install accountability and transparency over “earmarks.”

Congressman Shuler is also committed to protecting America’s working families. He advocated for raising the minimum wage and ending the unfair trade agreements that have shipped thousands of American jobs overseas. He is currently working to ensure that all trade agreements fair to American workers, and protect the environment, and rights of workers in other countries.

An avid hunter who raises and trains Labrador Retrievers for field trialing, Congressman Shuler is deeply devoted to land conservation, the protection of our National Parks and Forests, and curbing global warming. For the past two years he has led the fight against proposals from the Administration to sell off thousands of acres of National Forest land. Congressman Shuler is also a vocal supporter of investing in sustainable energy to reduce America’s dependence on petroleum.

Congressman Shuler married Nikol Davis of Waynesville and they have two children, Navy and Island. The family attends Biltmore Baptist Church. He has served as a charter member and spokesperson for the Friends of the Smokies, a Board Member of the Knoxville Boys and Girls Club and as National Spokesperson for Character Counts, and remains active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
08/12/2015-08/16/2015 Public Policy Polling 15.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 67.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 29, 2011 10:00pm Speculative Rep. Shuler reportedly considering athletic director job at UT Knoxville  Article J.R. 
Feb 09, 2009 01:00am News Pelosi, Reid have "failed," Shuler says  Article Scott³ 
Apr 27, 2006 09:55pm Oops NRCC gives Democrat its leadership award  Article ArmyDem 

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/05/2011 US House Speaker Lost 2.54% (-53.12%)
  11/17/2010 US House Minority Leader Lost 22.28% (-55.44%)
  11/02/2010 NC - District 11 Won 54.34% (+8.69%)
  05/04/2010 NC District 11- D Primary Won 61.37% (+22.74%)
  11/04/2008 NC - District 11 Won 61.96% (+26.13%)
  05/06/2008 NC - District 11 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 NC - District 11 Won 53.76% (+7.52%)
  05/02/2006 NC District 11 - D Primary Won 74.58% (+49.15%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  03/15/2016 NC US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-62.32%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NC US President - D Primary - May 06, 2008 D John Edwards
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D John Edwards
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
FEC COMMITTEES
C00413393 Heath Shuler for Congress $ 48023.86