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Jim Huggins is a husband and father, a decorated veteran US Air Force officer, is President and CEO of New Shepherd Films and is an award winning filmmaker and screenwriter.

He decided to run for Governor because he watched over 100 consecutive nights of violence destroy once beautiful downtown Portland and none of the ineffective or incompetent politicians did anything to stop it. He is passionate and committed to making government do what it’s supposed to do, keep you safe.


He holds 2 Doctorates (Engineering Management, Divinity), an M.S. in engineering and a B.S. in mathematics. He completed post graduate studies in leadership, politics, international relations, management, communication, physics, technology, space systems, planning and project management.


He founded New Shepherd Films, an independent family film production company in 2009 and is a member of the board of advisors of Valorous TV, a subscription TV service that focuses on shows that inspire, thrill and educate.


He is the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations and is a member of both Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and Delta Epsilon Tau Academic Honor Society.

He lives in Salem with his wife and they have two teenage sons, a young adult daughter, and several rescue dogs.  

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