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politician , Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives

James Monroe "Jim" Gulley was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 103rd House district, including constituents in Mecklenburg County.

Background

Gulley, Jim was born on May 10, 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Creighton Alexander and Naomi Reid Gulley.

Education

He graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and Charlotte College (now University of North Carolina at Charlotte) with a degree in electrical engineering.

Career

From Matthews, North Carolina, Gulley served seven terms in the state House. He announced he would not run for reelection in 2010. Jim Gulley was a native of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

All of them live in North Carolina. He owned and operated Carolina Computer Systems of Charlotte for approximately 22 years. He coached football for the Matthews Athletic Association and served on the board of directors of the Matthews Volunteer Fire Department.

Rep. Gulley was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing in his spare time. Gulley was first elected to the Matthews Town Council in 1993 and served 1½ terms prior to being elected to the State House of Representatives. He served on six committees, including Appropriations, Energy and Energy Efficiency, Public Utilities, Science and Technology, Ways & Means & Broadband Connectivity, and Wildlife Resources.

Gulley was a former Chair of the House Wildlife Resources Committee. Jim Gulley died on May 20, 2014 after a long illness.

Achievements

  • His longtime friend and former colleague on the Matthews Town Council, Bill Brawley, won a primary in May 2010 and is currently the State Representative for District 103.

Religion

Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.

Membership

Gulley was a member of First Baptist Church in Matthews, where he taught Sunday school for several years.

Connections

Married Suzanne Gulley. Children: James M. Junior, Janet Elissa Biggs.

father:
Creighton Alexander

mother:
Naomi Reid Gulley

spouse:
Suzanne Gulley

children:
James M. Junior Gulley

Janet Elissa Biggs Gulley