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Rep. James “Jim” Marshall

Former Representative for Georgia’s 8th District

Marshall was the representative for Georgia’s 8th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2007 to 2010.

He was previously the representative for Georgia’s 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Marshall [D-GA8, 2007-2010]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Marshall is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Marshall sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Marshall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Health (15%) Social Welfare (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Education (9%) Law (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Marshall recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Marshall voted No

Marshall voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Marshall voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2010, Marshall missed 275 of 5,966 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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