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Jim Shockley
Montana State Senate District 45
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$103.69/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Prior offices
Montana State House of Representatives
1999 - 2005
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana, 1969
J.D.University of Montana Law School, 1976
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1965-1966, 1969-1988
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1944
Place of birthMesa, AZ
Office website
Campaign website
Jim Shockley (b. September 12, 1944) is a former Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 45 from 2005 to 2013. He ran for Attorney General of Montana in the 2012 election, but lost to Tim Fox in the primary contest on June 5, 2012.

Shockley earned his B.A. from the University of Montana in 1969. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Montana Law School in 1976.

Shockley was an Officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1966 and again from 1969 to 1988. He has been a private practice lawyer since 1989.

Shockley served in the Montana State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Montana attorney general election, 2012

Shockley was a 2012 Republican primary candidate for attorney general. He was defeated by 2008 secretary of state candidate and Helena lawyer Tim Fox for their party's nomination on June 5.

Montana Attorney General Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Fox 57.8% 70,239
Jim Shockley 42.2% 51,343
Total Votes 121,582
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.



On November 4, 2008, Shockley won re-election to the 45th District Seat in the Montana State Senate unopposed.[2]

Montana State Senate, District 45 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Shockley (R) 8,667

Campaign donors

In 2008, Shockley collected $2,205 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Jim Shockley $1,015
James Manley $160
Lawrence Anderson $160
Pfizer $160
Montana Trial Lawyers Association $160

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Shockley has a wife, Marilee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Montana State Senate District 45
Succeeded by
Fred Thomas (R)