James "Jim" Hyrum Shumway
Secretary Shumway
Range of Years Served


Name: James "Jim" Hyrum Shumway

Name as Secretary of State: James "Jim" Shumway

Education: Tempe High School; Brigham Young University

Occupations: Voting machine mechanic, Maricopa County Arizona, 1960; Director of Elections, Pima County, 1976; State Elections Officer; Director of Elections, Maricopa County

Notable: He literally wrote the book, the state's procedural manual, for county election officials. He was called in by the feds and other states to help them in contested elections." ("The way Jim Shumway tackled problems made him a great Arizona public servant." The Arizona Republic, May 13, 2003. p. B 10)

Memorial/Resolution: 46th Legislature, 1st Regular Session (2003) SCR 1030 Jim Shumway; death resolution

Sources: Social Security Death Index; Memorial Resolution; Connie Cone Sexton. "Ex-secretary Shumway 'put heart into' elections." The Arizona Republic, May. 13, 2003, p. B 9.