|U.S. House, Florida, District 13|
|March 14, 2014-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Predecessor||C.W. Bill Young (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$10.77 in 2014|
|First elected||March 11, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|J.D.||George Mason University School of Law|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Key votes
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Personal Gain Index
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
He defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014. He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Jolly's academic, professional and political career:
- 2014-Present: U.S. Representative from Florida's 13th Congressional District
- 1994-2006: Staff, Rep. Bill Young
- 2001: Graduated from George Mason University School of Law with a J.D.
- 1994: Graduated from Emory University with a B.A.
Jolly serves on the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee
Jolly served on the following committees:
- Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
- Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee
- Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans—Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Jolly joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Jolly is a Moderate Conservative. Jolly received a score of 35 percent on social issues and 65 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Unknown||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Opposes|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Opposes||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Unknown|
|Vouchers for school choice||Unknown||Keep God in the public sphere||Strongly Favors|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Strongly Favors||Human needs over animal rights||Strongly Favors|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Unknown||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Unknown||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Strongly Opposes|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Unknown||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Strongly Favors|
|Prioritize green energy||Unknown||Expand the military||Strongly Favors|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Unknown||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Unknown||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015. If you notice the rating has changed, email us.|
When asked about immigration reform at a debate on February 25, 2014, Alex Sink replied, “Immigration reform is important in our country. It’s one of the main agenda items of the beaches chamber of commerce, for obvious reasons. Because we have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?...And we don’t need to put those employers in the position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”
Jolly responded at a news conference on February 27, 2014, “I think Alex Sink’s comments reflect a bigotry that should disqualify her from representing the people of this community and should disqualify her from serving in the United States Congress. I think it was a disgusting comment.”
On February 24, 2014, Jolly acknowledged that as a teenager, he killed a pedestrian in a car accident in 1989.
Jolly said of the accident: “It took several years for me to get to a place of peace, but not something anybody would ever get over.”
Jolly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated Lucas Overby (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
He was added to the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program on April 16, 2014. The program was designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents in the 2014 election cycle.
|U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||David Jolly Incumbent||75.2%||168,172|
|Write-in||Michael Stephen Levinson||0%||86|
|Source: Florida Division of Elections|
2014 special election
Jolly won election in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District. The election was held following the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young. Jolly defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014. He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election on March 11, 2014.
|U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Special Election, 2013|
|Source: Unoffocial Results via Associated Press|
|U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press|
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Jolly is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Jolly raised a total of $3,976,562 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 26, 2015.
|David Jolly's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (Florida, District 13)||$2,057,213|
|2014||U.S. House (Florida, District 13)||$1,919,349|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,976,562|
Jolly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Jolly's campaign committee raised a total of $2,057,213 and spent $1,810,874. This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Jolly spent $10.77 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, Florida District 13, 2014 - David Jolly Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$55,603|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$55,143|
|Top contributors to David Jolly's campaign committee|
|MacAndrews & Forbes||$28,000|
|Mortgage Investors Corp||$23,300|
|Boston Finance Group||$20,800|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$69,056|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Below are Jolly's FEC reports.
|David Jolly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Pre-Special||January 2, 2014||$0||$388,450||$(246,558)||$141,891|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$141,891||$13,200||$(82,136)||$72,954|
|Pre-Special||February 27, 2014||$72,954||$638,536||$(529,301)||$182,189|
|Post-Special||April 10, 2014||$182,189||$352,368||$(514,811)||$19,746|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$19,746||$272,607||$(95,619)||$196,734|
|Pre-Primary||August 14, 2014||$196,734||$82,505||$(172,708)||$106,530|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$106,530||$150,461||$(53,734)||$203,257|
Jolly reportedly donated nearly $30,000 to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates since 2006. The biggest contribution was made to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but other donations were made to Dick Durbin, Barbara Mikulski and late Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:
PGI: Donation Concentration Metric
Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Jolly received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.
From 2013-2014, 36.37 percent of Jolly's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|David Jolly Campaign Contributions|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|% total in top industry||15.5%|
|% total in top two industries||22.16%|
|% total in top five industries||36.37%|
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Jolly most often votes with:
Jolly least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Jolly missed 0 of 328 roll call votes from March 2014 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.00 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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- Media coverage:
- Tampa Bay Times, "David Jolly entering race for Young's seat, draws Beverly Young's endorsement," accessed November 4, 2013
- Associated Press, "U.S. House - District 13 - General," accessed March 11, 2014
- WTSP TV, "David Jolly to be sworn in to Congress on Thursday afternoon," accessed March 13, 2014
- U.S. House David Jolly, "David Jolly is Sworn In & Applauds Senate for Moving Swiftly on Flood Insurance Reforms," accessed March 17, 2014
- Associated Press, "January 14 Election Results," accessed January 14, 2014
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "JOLLY, David W., (1972 - )," accessed January 21, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed April 16, 2015
- Sunshine State News, "David Jolly Starts Committee Assignments in Congress," accessed March 26, 2014
- U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
- Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
- Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
- On The Issues, "David Jolly Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
- Washington Times, "Democrat slammed for stereotyping immigrants as maids," accessed March 4, 2014
- Politico, "David Jolly acknowledges fatal 1989 crash," accessed February 25, 2014
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
- Roll Call, "House Republicans Add Two to Incumbent Protection Program," accessed April 17, 2014
- Roll Call, "House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program," July 21, 2013
- Associated Press, "January 14 Election Results," accessed January 14, 2014
- Associated Press, "U.S. House Florida January 14 election," accessed January 14, 2014
- Open Secrets, "David Jolly," accessed January 26, 2015
- Open Secrets, "David Jolly 2014 Election Cycle," accessed February 24, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed March 13, 2015
- Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly 2014 Summary reports," accessed February 20, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Pre Special," accessed February 20, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 20, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Special," accessed September 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Post Special," accessed April 21, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
- Politico, "GOP candidate’s Democratic giving past," accessed November 18, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. David Jolly," accessed September 23, 2014
- OpenCongress, "David Jolly," accessed July 28, 2014
- GovTrack, "David Jolly," accessed July 28, 2014
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