Heath Shuler

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Heath Shuler
Heath Shuler.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 7
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
BirthdayDecember 31, 1971
Place of birthBryson City, North Carolina
ProfessionProfessional athlete, Businessman
Office website
Campaign website
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.

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 is a "centrist Democrat".[2]


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


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


Shuler serves on the following committees:[5]


Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

January 2012

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Heath Shuler has voted with the Democratic Party 67.7% of the time, which ranked 186th among the 192 House Democratic members as of January 2012.[6]



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.


On November 2, 2010, Shuler was re-elected to the United States House for a third term. He defeated Jeff Miller (R).[7]

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


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.[8]
U.S. House, North Carolina, 2010 - Heath Shuler Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,347,011
Total Spent $2,212,737
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $795,054
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $782,645
Top contributors to Heath Shuler's campaign committee
Phillips & Jordan$15,800
AT&T Inc$10,000
Blue Dog PAC$10,000
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers$10,000
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$60,462
Finance/Credit Companies$57,500
Leadership PACs$52,100
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$43,650


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 ranks 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.[9]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[10]

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Shuler is married to Nikol Davis. They have two children, Navy and Island.[11]

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles H. Taylor
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 11
Succeeded by