Jim moved to the town of McKinley, Wisconsin in 1989 where his father took up farming. On his father's farm Jim learned the value of hard work and a day's wage. Jim was raised in a Christian home and has been a born again Christian since age 9. For most of Jim's life he has been active in the Boy Scouts of America. After graduating from Cumberland High School in 2001, Jim joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve because he felt a strong need to serve his country after years in the scouting program. After completing Coast Guard basic training Jim attended Northern Michigan University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science in 2005. While at NMU Jim remained an avid member of the USCGR. Most of that time he served as the senior ranking reservist onboard the USCGC Buckthorn with a homeport in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Jim Fulner declared himself a candidate for US House District 9 against longtime incumbent Sandy Levin. Jim knows change starts not with government, but with individuals, through helping our neighbors, voluntarily. He's running for Congress to enlighten Michiganders to the world we could have if we eliminated force for political and social goals. To show that the Declaration of Independence is still relevant today. Jim believes that now is the time for the citizens of district 9 to take to the streets and start their own libertarian rEVOLution. Jim knows that his campaign is only the beginning to, as St. Francis said, being the change he wishes to see in the world. Jim and Suzanne are expecting their first child, just after the November election.
Gary Johnson says, “I will present a balanced budget to Congress in 2013. The only way it will pass is if we fill Congress with principled people like Jim Fulner. Be Libertarian with me just this once – Vote for Jim Fulner.”
Fulner returned in kind endorsing Govenor Gary Johnosn for President of the United States: Jim Fulner, “Gary Johnson will end all the wars, bring our troops home and help establish a voluntary society.”