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  Marshall, Jim
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameJim Marshall
Address
Macon, Georgia , United States
Emailjim.marshall@mail.house.gov
Website [Link]
Born March 31, 1948 (72 years)
ContributorArmyDem
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Feb 05, 2013 03:03am
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InfoCongressman Jim Marshall, serving his first term in Congress, represents Georgia's 3rd Congressional District, a mostly rural district covering 31 counties in Middle Georgia.

The son and grandson of army generals, Jim spent his formative years moving from one army post to another. After graduating from high school in 1966 in Mobile, Alabama, Jim attended Princeton University.

Compelled by a sense of duty and fairness, Jim left Princeton in 1968 to enlist in the Army and volunteer for infantry combat in Vietnam, where he served as an Airborne-Ranger reconnaissance platoon sergeant, and was wounded and decorated "for heroism in ground combat." He received numerous military awards, including two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Jim returned to Princeton after his Vietnam tour, graduating in 1972. During and after college, he worked jobs as a short order cook, laundry sorter, security guard, construction laborer, restaurant manager, welder, mechanic, wilderness guide, and high school teacher. He also owned and operated a small logging business in northern Idaho, a venture that ended abruptly when he crushed his right leg in a logging accident.

While recovering from his accident, Jim began law school at Boston University. During law school, he met his wife, Camille, and they soon married. In 1977, Jim and Camille both graduated from law school and settled in Macon, Georgia.

Jim joined the Mercer University Law School faculty in 1979 and became involved in numerous civic and community organizations during the 1980's. In 1990, he co-chaired former UN Ambassador Andrew Young's run for Governor of Georgia, and in 1992, co-chaired Robert Brown's successful campaign for State Senate in Georgia.

Jim was elected Mayor of Macon in 1995. In an editorial evaluating his term as mayor, The Macon Telegraph praised Jim's aggressive focus on improving substandard housing and credited him with leaving "the city in sound fiscal shape." It also said, "Marshall may have advanced the cause of race relations more than any other mayor to date," and added that "no predecessor in office ever outworked Jim Marshall, nor has any set a higher standard for honesty, integrity and sheer intellect."

Congressman Marshall serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Small Business.

Jim is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He also enjoys jogging and basketball. He and Camille are members of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church and have two children, Mary, age sixteen and Robert, age thirteen. Both attend public schools in Macon.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
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07/15/2007-07/17/2007 FrederickPolls 70.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
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Sep 22, 2003 12:00am Op-Ed by Candidate Falsely bleak reports reduce our chances of success in Iraq  Article Tony82 

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RACES
  11/02/2010 GA - District 08 Lost 47.30% (-5.39%)
  07/20/2010 GA District 08 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 GA - District 08 Won 57.24% (+14.49%)
  07/15/2008 GA District 08 - D Primary Won 85.67% (+71.35%)
  11/07/2006 GA - District 08 Won 50.55% (+1.10%)
  07/18/2006 GA District 08- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 GA - District 03 Won 62.88% (+25.77%)
  07/20/2004 GA - District 03 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 GA District 3 Won 50.51% (+1.02%)
  08/20/2002 GA District 3 - D Primary Won 53.58% (+20.28%)
  11/07/2000 GA District 8 Lost 41.08% (-17.84%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA Secretary of State - D Primary - May 22, 2018 D John Barrow
GA Governor - D Primary - Jul 18, 2006 D Mark Taylor
GA Governor - D Runoff - Aug 07, 1990 D Andrew Young
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