Tom Shively

Running, Democrat for Missouri House of Representatives District 5

Tom Shively

Tom Shively running for Missouri House of Representatives District

 

Full Name: Tom Shively Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: State House - District 8, Democratic  
First Elected: 11/07/2006  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 5  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Rose; 3 Children: Scott, Jeff, Melissa
Birth Date: 11/11/1946
Birth Place: Hannibal, MO
Home City: Shelbyville, MO

 

Bio:

For his whole life, Tom Shively has worked to help the people of rural Missouri. During his 30 years as a vocational agriculture teacher, Tom helped prepare thousands of students to handle the modern challenges of farming. For Tom, that comes naturally. Born in rural Missouri, Tom grew up on a farm. He learned the principles of 4-H and FFA. Those are values he still practices today. He understands the importance of education. "A solid educational system not only prepares young minds, it equips our next generation to compete in a complex agribusiness environment. "That will help more of your children and grandchildren to stay here in rural Missouri, find quality jobs here, and sustain our rural quality of life."

Tom doesn't just pay lip service to rural values. He walks the walk. That's why supporters say, "Tom possesses the values that make Missouri great. I look forward to working with him to protect those values and to ensure the people of the 5th get strong, dynamic representation in the Missouri House."

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His colleagues agree. It didn't take long for the Missouri General Assembly to recognize Tom's knowledge and trustworthiness. They named him the House Democratic Assistant Whip, in his first year. And last year, Tom was elected chairman of the Rural Caucus. As such, he leads Missouri's rural House members formulating policy, developing strategy and generating support for rural legislative priorities. He even reached across party lines to invite opposition rural house members to participate in the rural caucus. That kind of bipartisanship is rare these days. But it's central to Tom's solid values. "It's important that we all work together," Tom says.

Tom Shively walks the walk. He voted to cut property taxes for senior citizens. He voted to create jobs by protecting small businesses from additional government red tape. And he's joined the call for a state budget accountability report card, so you can see how your tax dollars are spent.
That same dedication to rural values is the reason Tom cosponsored the successful repeal of the so-called Village Law, which was a sneak attack on your ability to make local decisions.

Tom is a veteran, serving in the United States Air force national guard, and attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Shively has served as past Vice-President of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, and has served on several community boards. He's a hunter, gun owner, and strong advocate for protecting gun owners' rights. That's why he's received the highest rating of the NRA. Tom and his wife, Rose, are the parents of three children -- Scot, Jeff and Melissa -- and 11 grandchildren. He presently farms with his son in a row crop and cow calf operation.

"I'll continue to work to build our rural economy, to bring better jobs to this area. As a lifelong teacher, I'll continue to fight to improve our children's education in rural Missouri. I'll work to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to affordable health care. And it is most important to have faith in a candidate who will represent the interest of every person in the 5th district."

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
Yea
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
Nay
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
Nay
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Yea
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
Yea
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
Yea
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
Nay
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Nay
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
Nay
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
Yea
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
Yea
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)
Yea
July 14, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Conference Report Adopted - House
(84 - 53)
Nay
July 14, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(101 - 40)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Bill Passed - House
(92 - 54)
Nay
June 29, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(125 - 19)
Yea
May 14, 2010 SB 793 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(114 - 39)
Yea
May 13, 2010 SB 586 Sexually Oriented Business Regulations Bill Passed - House
(118 - 28)
Yea
May 12, 2010 HB 1311 Coverage for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Conference Report Adopted - House
(144 - 16)
Yea
May 11, 2010 HB 1764 Prohibits Mandatory Participation in a Health Care System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(108 - 47)
Yea
April 29, 2010 HB 2011 2010-2011 Department of Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 63)
Nay
April 28, 2010 HB 2010 2010-2011 Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Serices Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 70)
Nay
April 28, 2010 HB 2003 Higher Education Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(115 - 34)
Did Not Vote
April 28, 2010 HB 2002 2010-2010 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 64)
Did Not Vote
April 1, 2010 HB 1747 Authorizing Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - House
(91 - 61)
Nay
March 31, 2010 HB 1601 St. Louis Police Department Governance Modifications Motion Rejected - House
(66 - 86)
Nay
March 30, 2010 HB 1327 Abortion Regulation Modifications Bill Passed - House
(113 - 37)
Yea
March 17, 2010 Amdt 4 Deleting an Education Foundation Formula Modification Amendment Rejected - House
(73 - 83)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2010 HCR 18 Statement of Opposition to Federal Health Care Proposal Joint Resolution Passed - House
(111 - 46)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2009 HB 544 Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds Veto Override Failed - House
(86 - 71)
Nay
May 14, 2009 SB 291 Education Provision Modifications Bill Passed - House
(110 - 46)
Nay
May 12, 2009 SB 306 State Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - House
(83 - 77)
Nay
May 7, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 74)
Nay
May 4, 2009 HB 22 Capital Improvements Bill Passed - House
(117 - 42)
Nay
April 30, 2009 SB 71 Income Tax Rate Reduction and Additional Tax Credt Bill Passed - House
(86 - 66)
Nay
April 28, 2009 Amdt 1 Allowing Pharmacists to Refuse to Provide "Abortifacients" Amendment Adopted - House
(115 - 43)
Yea
April 16, 2009 HB 668 Firearm Regulation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(105 - 50)
Yea
April 16, 2009 HB 258 Excluding Tipped Employees from Mandatory Minimum Wage Increases Bill Passed - House
(86 - 74)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 795 Minimum Wage and Sales Tax Modifications for Businesses Bill Passed - House
(87 - 70)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HJR 32 Bonds to Fund Higher Education Joint Resolution Passed - House
(131 - 28)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 681 Special Elections for Statewide Office Vacancies Bill Passed - House
(94 - 63)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 2 2009-10 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(92 - 64)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 10 2009-10 Health Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 12, 2009 HJR 23 Constitutional State Spending Cap Joint Resolution Passed - House
(82 - 78)
Nay
March 11, 2009 HB 46 Expansion of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House
(115 - 43)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2009 HB 242 Authorizing Four-Day School Weeks Bill Passed - House
(101 - 60)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2009 HCR 5 Rejecting Pay Increases for Elected Officials and Judges Resolution Passed - House
(129 - 31)
Yea
May 16, 2008 HB 1549, 1771, 1395, 2366 Undocumented Immigrants Conference Report Adopted - House
(136 - 12)
Yea
May 16, 2008 SB 1038 Repealing Campaign Contribution Limits Bill Passed - House
(83 - 72)
Nay
May 13, 2008 SB 711 Property Tax Regulations Bill Passed - House
(147 - 6)
Yea
May 7, 2008 HB 2011 2008-2009 Department of Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(86 - 63)
Nay
May 7, 2008 HB 2393 Mega-Project Tax Credits Bill Passed - House
(138 - 14)
Yea
May 6, 2008 HB 2010 2008-2009 Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 63)
Nay
May 5, 2008 HB 2002 2008-2009 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(88 - 62)
Nay
May 5, 2008 HB 2003 2008-2009 Department of Higher Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(88 - 63)
Nay
April 24, 2008 HB 2059 Establishes the Professional Relationships Between Teachers and School Districts Act. Bill Passed - House
(83 - 67)
Nay
April 24, 2008 HB 1851 Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Changes Bill Failed - House
(68 - 82)
Nay
April 21, 2008 HB 1831 Prohibiting Coerced Abortion Bill Passed - House
(113 - 33)
Yea
April 21, 2008 HB 2393 Mega-Project Tax Credits Bill Passed - House
(125 - 16)
Nay
April 17, 2008 HJR 71 Sales Tax for Veterans' Services Joint Resolution Passed - House
(106 - 39)
Yea
April 16, 2008 HB 1066 Teacher Certification Bill Passed - House
(85 - 63)
Nay
April 14, 2008 HJR 49 Appellate Judicial Commissioners Joint Resolution Failed - House
(69 - 83)
Nay
April 10, 2008 HJR 70 State Spending Limit Joint Resolution Passed - House
(84 - 65)
Nay
April 3, 2008 HJR 41 Prohibiting Judges from Imposing Taxes Joint Resolution Passed - House
(82 - 68)
Nay
April 1, 2008 HJR 43 Constitutional Amendment Limiting Property Taxes Amendment Adopted - House
(133 - 19)
Yea
March 27, 2008 HB 2002 2008-2009 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(90 - 66)
Nay
March 27, 2008 HB 2010 2008-2009 Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(87 - 66)
Nay
March 27, 2008 HB 2011 2008-2009 Department of Social Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(87 - 62)
Nay
March 27, 2008 HB 2003 2008-2009 Department of Higher Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(90 - 66)
Nay
March 6, 2008 HB 1619 MOnitoring Prescription Drug Sales Bill Passed - House
(84 - 69)
Yea
March 6, 2008 HB 1779 Regulation of Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - House
(130 - 22)
Nay
March 4, 2008 HA 5 Defining Mifepristone as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance Amendment Adopted - House Yea
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 1406 Establishment of Drunk Driving Memorial Sign Program Bill Passed - House
(82 - 51)
Nay
Aug. 23, 2007 HB 2 Extended Transportation Projects Contract Bill Passed - House
(135 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 23, 2007 HCS HB 1 Economic Development Bill Passed - House
(129 - 20)
Yea
May 7, 2007 SS6 SCS SB 389 Higher Education Bill Passed - House
(91 - 64)
Nay
March 1, 2007 HB 269 College Admission of Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House
(120 - 35)
Yea