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|Name = Heath Shuler
 
|Name = Heath Shuler
 
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|Position = U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11
 
|Position = U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Former member
|Tenure = January 3, 2007-Present
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|Tenure = January 3, 2007-January 3, 2013
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Political party = Democratic
|Assumed office = 2007
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|First elected = November 7, 2006
 
|First elected = November 7, 2006
 
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|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Place of birth = Bryson City, North Carolina
 
|Place of birth = Bryson City, North Carolina
 
|Profession = Professional athlete, Businessman
 
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|Net worth = $5,791,512
 
|Religion = Baptist
 
|Religion = Baptist
|Office website = http://shuler.house.gov/
 
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph Heath Shuler''' (b. December 31, 1971) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[North Carolina]]. Shuler was elected by voters from [[North Carolina's 11th congressional district]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joseph Heath Shuler''' (b. December 31, 1971) was a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[North Carolina]]. Shuler represented [[North Carolina's 11th congressional district]] from 2007 to 2013.
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On February 2, 2012, Shuler announced he would not run for re-election in 2012.<ref name="retire"/>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Shuler was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/heath_shuler/412225 ''Gov Track'' "Shuler" Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Shuler was born in Bryson City, [[North Carolina]]. He earned his B.A. from the University of [[Tennessee]] in 2001.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s001171 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SHULER, Heath, (1971 - )"]</ref>
 
Shuler was born in Bryson City, [[North Carolina]]. He earned his B.A. from the University of [[Tennessee]] in 2001.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s001171 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SHULER, Heath, (1971 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Before earning his degree, Shuler played professional football. He later returned to finish his degree, and then started a real estate brokerage and has been involved in that industry.<ref>[http://shuler.house.gov/about/bio.shtml ''Congressman Heath Shuler, Proudly Serving North Carolina's 11th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
Before earning his degree, Shuler played professional football. He later returned to finish his degree, and then started a real estate brokerage and has been involved in that industry.<ref>[http://shuler.house.gov/about/bio.shtml ''Congressman Heath Shuler, Proudly Serving North Carolina's 11th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Shuler serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://shuler.house.gov/committees-caucuses.shtml ''Congressman Heath Shuler, Proudly Serving North Carolina's 11th District'' "Committees & Caucuses"]</ref>
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Shuler served on the following committees:<ref>[http://shuler.house.gov/committees-caucuses.shtml ''Congressman Heath Shuler, Proudly Serving North Carolina's 11th District'' "Committees & Caucuses"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political positions===
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===Specific votes===
===Specific Votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
====Percentage voting with party====
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{{Support vote}}
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Shuler voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
On February 2, 2012, Shuler announced he would not run for re-election after serving three terms<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/north-carolina-democratic-rep-heath-shuler-to-retire/2012/02/02/gIQAINHAlQ_blog.html?wpisrc=al_politics_p ''Washington Post'' "North Carolina Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler to retire" Accessed February 2, 2012]</ref>
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''See also: [[North Carolina's 11th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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On February 2, 2012, Shuler announced he would not run for re-election after serving three terms.<ref name="retire">[http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/02/democratic-rep.php ''National Journal'' "Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler to Retire" Accessed February 2, 2012]</ref> [[Mark Meadows]] (R) defeated [[Hayden Rogers]] (D) in the general election.
  
 
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==Analysis==
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shuler paid his congressional staff a total of $1,112,609 in 2011. Overall, [[North Carolina]] ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Heath_Shuler.html ''LegiStorm'', "Heath Shuler," Accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Shuler's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,269,029 to $10,313,996. That averages to $5,791,512, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 7.71% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027655&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Heath Shuler (D-NC), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Shuler's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,839,026 to $10,711,997. This averages out to $6,275,511.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027655&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Heath Shuler (D-NC), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Shuler ranked 179th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Shuler was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 176th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Shuler is married to Nikol Davis. They have two children, Navy and Island.<ref>[http://shuler.house.gov/about/bio.shtml ''Congressman Heath Shuler, Proudly Serving North Carolina's 11th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
Shuler is married to Nikol Davis. They have two children, Navy and Island.<ref>[http://shuler.house.gov/about/bio.shtml ''Congressman Heath Shuler, Proudly Serving North Carolina's 11th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://shuler.house.gov/ Congressman Heath Shuler] ''official U.S. House site''
 
 
*[http://www.heathshuler.com/ Heath Shuler for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
*[http://www.heathshuler.com/ Heath Shuler for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
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Heath Shuler
Heath Shuler.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11
Former member
In office
January 3, 2007-January 3, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
Personal
BirthdayDecember 31, 1971
Place of birthBryson City, North Carolina
ProfessionProfessional athlete, Businessman
Net worth$5,791,512
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
Joseph Heath Shuler (b. December 31, 1971) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. Shuler represented North Carolina's 11th congressional district from 2007 to 2013.

On February 2, 2012, Shuler announced he would not run for re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shuler was a "centrist Democrat".[2]

Biography

Shuler was born in Bryson City, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. from the University of Tennessee in 2001.[3]

Career

Before earning his degree, Shuler played professional football. He later returned to finish his degree, and then started a real estate brokerage and has been involved in that industry.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Shuler served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Shuler voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Voting with party

January 2012

Heath Shuler voted with the Democratic Party 67.7% of the time, which ranked 186th among the 192 House Democratic members as of January 2012.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

On February 2, 2012, Shuler announced he would not run for re-election after serving three terms.[1] Mark Meadows (R) defeated Hayden Rogers (D) in the general election.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Shuler was re-elected to the United States House for a third term. He defeated Jeff Miller (R).[8]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeath Shuler Incumbent 54.3% 131,225
     Republican Jeff Miller 45.7% 110,246
Total Votes 241,471

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Shuler's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Shuler was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a third term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,347,011 and spent $2,212,737.[9]

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shuler paid his congressional staff a total of $1,112,609 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Shuler's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,269,029 to $10,313,996. That averages to $5,791,512, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 7.71% from 2010.[11]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Shuler's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,839,026 to $10,711,997. This averages out to $6,275,511.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[12]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Shuler ranked 179th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[13]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Shuler was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 176th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[14]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Heath + Schuler + North Carolina + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Shuler is married to Nikol Davis. They have two children, Navy and Island.[15]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Charles H. Taylor
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 11
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Mark Meadows