Tom Shively

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Tom Shively
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 8
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri, Columbia
Date of birth11/11/1946
Place of birthHannibal, MO
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Tom Shively (b. November 11, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 8 from 2007 to 2013.

Shively is retired; he worked as a vocational agriculture teacher and farmer, and served in the United States Air Force. Shively earned his B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Shively is Vice President of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shively served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Shively served on these committees:



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shively ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 5. Shively ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by District 6 incumbent Lindell Shumake (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLindell Shumake Incumbent 56% 9,089
     Democratic Tom Shively Incumbent 44% 7,139
Total Votes 16,228


On November 2, 2010, Shively won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Shively (D) 7,444
William Foster (R) 5,067


On November 4, 2008, Tom Shively ran for District 8 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Mike Austin.[3]

Tom Shively raised $134,541 for his campaign.[4]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 8
Candidates Votes Percent
Tom Shively (D) 8,655 54.2%
Mike Austin (R) 7,327 45.8%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Shively was up for re-election, he collected $61,560 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Democratic Party $11,526
Linn County Democratic Cmte $3,500
Macon County Democratic Club $2,300
Citizens for Mike Talboy $1,500


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Tom Shively's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Missouri House Democratic Campaign CMTE $15,000
Citizens for a Stronger 161st District $3,000
31st Democratic Legislative District CMTE $3,000
38th Democratic Legislative District CMTE $3,000
90th Democratic Legislative District CMTE $3,000

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Shively is married and has 3 children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by
James W. Neely (R)