|U.S. House, Ohio, District 13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Ohio House of Representatives|
|Member/Vice-President, Summit County Council|
|Barberton City Council|
|Bachelor's||Political Science, Kent State University, 1985|
|J.D.||University of Akron School of Law, 1990|
|Birthday||July 31, 1963|
|Place of birth||Barberton, Ohio|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Polls
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
- 2007-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio's 13th Congressional District
- 1993-2000: Ohio House of Representatives
- 1991-1992: Barberton, Ohio, City Council
Sutton served on the following committees:
- Armed Services Committee
- Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
- Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
- Natural Resources Committee
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
Sutton voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.
- See also: Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
In the final two weeks before the election, candidate James B. Renacci changed his plans to air tv advertisements. He had slots reserved for these two weeks, but since Cleveland was home to close races for Senate, House and Presidential elections, he decided that the market was saturated and that continued advertisement on TV would not help him reach undecided voters. His opponent, 13th District incumbent Betty Sutton, continued to advertise.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 16 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||James B. Renacci Incumbent||52%||185,165|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 13 Election, 2010|
|Democrat||Betty Sutton Incumbent||55.7%||118,806|
|Pennsylvania's Congressional District 16, 2012|
|Poll||Betty Sutton (D)||Jim Renacci (R)||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(June 26-28, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to|
|Betty Sutton (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$438,897.49||$391,357.30||$(46,489.16)||$783,765.63|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$783,765.63||$294,127.70||$(174,182.85)||$903,710.48|
On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the Federal Election Commission. The political blog Daily Kos did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found Democratic incumbent Betty Sutton outraised Republican incumbent Jim Renacci in the third quarter. Sutton raised $594,000 and has $1,214,000 in cash-on-hand while Renacci raised $551,000 and has $1,021,000 in cash-on-hand.
Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 13 Election, 2010 - Betty Sutton Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,151,077|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$2,142,960|
|Top contributors to Betty Sutton's campaign committee|
|Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte||$22,463|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$78,700|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Sutton paid her congressional staff a total of $957,654 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Sutton's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $78,023 to $798,999. That averages to $438,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average calculated net worth decreased by 28.52% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Sutton's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $328,023 to $899,000. This averages out to $613,511.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Sutton tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 135th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Sutton ranked 89th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Voting with party
Betty Sutton voted with the Democratic Party 94.3 percent of the time, which ranked 32 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
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- GovTrack, "Betty Sutton," accessed April 18, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "SUTTON, Betty, (1963 - )"
- U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, Representing Ohio's 13th Congressional District, "Committee Assignments"
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- The Plain Dealer, "Former Rep. Betty Sutton will not run for governor," March 22, 2013
- Plain Dealer, "Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to pass on rematch with John Kasich," January 8, 2013
- Plain Dealer, "Former Rep. Betty Sutton is seriously considering a campaign for governor," January 10, 2013
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio," accessed November 11, 2012
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- New York Times, "House Ratings," accessed October 3
- NYT: The Caucus, "Ohio House Candidate Cancels Advertising Buy," accessed October 26, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- www.Cleveland.com, "Poll shows Rep. Betty Sutton with slight lead over Rep. Jim Renacci," accessed July 6, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Betty Sutton's Summary Report," accessed July 17, 2012
- [hhttp://query.nictusa.com/pdf/143/12951433143/12951433143.pdf#navpanes=0 Federal Election Commission, "Betty Sutton April Quarterly," accessed July 17, 2012]
- Federal Election Commission, "Betty Sutton July Quarterly," accessed October 5, 2012
- Daily Kos, "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Betty Sutton 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Betty Sutton," accessed September 25, 2012
- This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
- OpenSecrets, "Betty Sue Sutton (D-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Betty Sue Sutton (D-Ohio), 2010," accessed September 25, 2012
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 13
| Succeeded by|
Tim Ryan (D)
|Ohio House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|
|Member & Vice President, Summit County Council
| Succeeded by|
|Barberton City Council
| Succeeded by|