David Jolly

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David Jolly
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U.S. House, Florida, District 13
Incumbent
In office
March 14, 2014-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
PartyRepublican
PredecessorC.W. Bill Young (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$10.77 in 2014
First electedMarch 11, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$3,976,562
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEmory University
J.D.George Mason University School of Law
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David Jolly is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 13th Congressional District. Jolly won election to the U.S. House in a special election on March 11, 2014.[1][2][3] He was sworn into office on March 14, 2014.[4]

He defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[5] He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election.[2]

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.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Jolly's academic, professional and political career:[6]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Jolly serves on the following committees:[7]

2014

Jolly served on the following committees:[8]

Key votes

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png 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 RepublicansThomas 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.[9] Jolly joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[10][11]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

David Jolly's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
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.[12]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[13]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
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.[12] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Immigration reform

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.”[14]

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.”[14]

Controversy

1989 accident

On February 24, 2014, Jolly acknowledged that as a teenager, he killed a pedestrian in a car accident in 1989.[15]

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.”[15]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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.[16]

He was added to the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program on April 16, 2014.[17] The program was designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents in the 2014 election cycle.[18]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly Incumbent 75.2% 168,172
     Libertarian Lucas Overby 24.7% 55,318
     Write-in Michael Stephen Levinson 0% 86
Total Votes 223,576
Source: Florida Division of Elections

2014 special election

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

Jolly won election in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District.[1] 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.[19] He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election on March 11, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 48.5% 88,294
     Democratic Alex Sink 46.6% 84,877
     Libertarian Lucas Overby 4.8% 8,799
Total Votes 181,970
Source: Unoffocial Results via Associated Press
U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 44.6% 20,337
Kathleen Peters 31% 14,120
Mark Bircher 24.5% 11,158
Total Votes 45,615
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[20]

Endorsements

Young’s widow, Beverly Young, endorsed Jolly on November 2, 2013.[1]

Campaign donors

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.[21]

David Jolly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Florida, District 13) Won $2,057,213
2014 U.S. House (Florida, District 13) Won $1,919,349
Grand Total Raised $3,976,562

2014

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.[22] This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[23]

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 $2,057,213
Total Spent $1,810,874
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
Westshore Ventures$20,800
Sembler Co$20,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$277,450
Retired$124,041
Real Estate$114,075
Candidate Committees$107,500
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$69,056

Below are Jolly's FEC reports.[24]

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.[32]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

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.[33]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
David Jolly Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,722,668
Total Spent $1,616,137
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$266,950
Retired$114,816
Candidate Committees$103,500
Real Estate$86,225
Lobbyists$55,100
% total in top industry15.5%
% total in top two industries22.16%
% total in top five industries36.37%

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

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.[34]

Jolly most often votes with:

Jolly least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[35]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tampa Bay Times, "David Jolly entering race for Young's seat, draws Beverly Young's endorsement," accessed November 4, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Associated Press, "U.S. House - District 13 - General," accessed March 11, 2014
  3. WTSP TV, "David Jolly to be sworn in to Congress on Thursday afternoon," accessed March 13, 2014
  4. U.S. House David Jolly, "David Jolly is Sworn In & Applauds Senate for Moving Swiftly on Flood Insurance Reforms," accessed March 17, 2014
  5. Associated Press, "January 14 Election Results," accessed January 14, 2014
  6. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "JOLLY, David W., (1972 - )," accessed January 21, 2015
  7. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed April 16, 2015
  8. Sunshine State News, "David Jolly Starts Committee Assignments in Congress," accessed March 26, 2014
  9. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 On The Issues, "David Jolly Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  13. 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.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Washington Times, "Democrat slammed for stereotyping immigrants as maids," accessed March 4, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 Politico, "David Jolly acknowledges fatal 1989 crash," accessed February 25, 2014
  16. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House Republicans Add Two to Incumbent Protection Program," accessed April 17, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program," July 21, 2013
  19. Associated Press, "January 14 Election Results," accessed January 14, 2014
  20. Associated Press, "U.S. House Florida January 14 election," accessed January 14, 2014
  21. Open Secrets, "David Jolly," accessed January 26, 2015
  22. Open Secrets, "David Jolly 2014 Election Cycle," accessed February 24, 2015
  23. Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed March 13, 2015
  24. Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly 2014 Summary reports," accessed February 20, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Pre Special," accessed February 20, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 20, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Special," accessed September 30, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Post Special," accessed April 21, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  32. Politico, "GOP candidate’s Democratic giving past," accessed November 18, 2013
  33. OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. David Jolly," accessed September 23, 2014
  34. OpenCongress, "David Jolly," accessed July 28, 2014
  35. GovTrack, "David Jolly," accessed July 28, 2014