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Frank D. Lucas
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U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 3
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
PredecessorWes Watkins (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.25 in 2012
First electedMay 10, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,414,595
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives
1988-1994
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 6, 1960
Place of birthCheyenne, Oklahoma
Net worth$1,564,504.50
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Frank D. Lucas (b. January 6, 1960, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oklahoma. Lucas represents Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District and was first elected in 1994.

Lucas defeated challenger William Craig Stump in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He then beat Timothy Ray Murray (D) and William M. Sanders (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Lucas began his political career in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where he served from 1988 until his election to Congress in 1994.[2]

Lucas is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lucas is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Lucas was born in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1982.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lucas serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Lucas served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Lucas's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[10] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[11] Lucas voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[13] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Lucas voted against HR 2775.[14]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[15]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[16] The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[18]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Lucas voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[19]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lucas 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. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[20]

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched the website PrimaryMyCongressman.com. According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Lucas was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.[21][22]

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Lucas is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014, should he choose to run. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Lucas won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 3rd District. Lucas defeated challenger William Craig Stump in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][23] He then beat Timothy Ray Murray (D) and William M. Sanders (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[24]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Timothy Ray Murray 20% 53,472
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank D. Lucas Incumbent 75.3% 201,744
     Independent William M. Sanders 4.8% 12,787
Total Votes 268,003
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lucas Incumbent 88.2% 33,454
William Craig Stump 11.8% 4,492
Total Votes 37,946

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lucas is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Lucas raised a total of $5,414,595 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[34]

Frank Lucas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $1,622,077
2010 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $1,024,225
2008 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $543,187
2006 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $559,459
2004 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $508,883
2002 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $522,830
2000 US House (Oklahoma, District 6) Won $633,934
Grand Total Raised $5,414,595

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lucas’ reports.[35]

Frank D. Lucas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2013$158,668.70$234,776.70$(107,855.27)$285,590.13
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$285,590.13$233,577.35$(51,856.02)$467,311.46
October Quarterly[38]October 15, 2013$467,311.46$165,143.34$(56,499.84)$575,954.96
Year-End Quarterly[39]December 31, 2013$575,954$111,215$(59,816)$627,499
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2014$627,499.07$132,259.42$(47,266.85)$712,491.64
Running totals
$876,971.81$(323,293.98)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Lucas' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lucas won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lucas' campaign committee raised a total of $1,622,078 and spent $1,663,974.[41]

Cost per vote

Lucas spent $8.25 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Lucas won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Lucas' campaign committee raised a total of $1,024,225 and spent $1,023,451.[42]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3, 2010 - Frank Lucas Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,024,225
Total Spent $1,023,451
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,975
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,006
Top contributors to Frank Lucas's campaign committee
Devon Energy$12,450
American Bankers Assn$11,000
Monsanto Co$11,000
Advance Food Co$10,150
American Assn of Crop Insurers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$153,300
Agricultural Services/Products$108,750
Commercial Banks$64,095
Oil & Gas$62,050
Securities & Investment$47,900

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lucas is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[43]

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.[44]

Lucas most often votes with:

Lucas least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Lucas missed 411 of 12,753 roll call votes from May 1994 to April 2013. This amounts to 3.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[45]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lucas paid his congressional staff a total of $881,739 in 2011. Overall, Oklahoma ranked 19th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[46]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lucas' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $684,012 to $2,444,997. That averages to $1,564,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Lucas ranked as the 173rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[47]

Frank Lucas Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$1,564,504.50$71,000

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.

2012

Lucas tied with three other House Republicans, ranking 159th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[48]

2011

Lucas ranked 141st in the conservative rankings in 2011.[49]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Lucas has voted with the Republican Party 95.0% of the time, which ranked 176th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[50]

Personal

Frank Lucas is married to Lynda. They have three children and one grandchild.[51]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oklahoma Elections Division, "Election Results" accessed June 26, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "LUCAS, Frank D., (1960 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. Congressman Frank Lucas, Proudly Representing Oklahoma's 3rd District, "Committees and Caucuses"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  21. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," accessed February 27, 2013
  22. The New York Times, "Club for Growth leads conservative charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  23. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results"
  24. Politico, "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Frank D. Lucas," accessed April 22, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Frank D. Lucas Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Lucas Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  41. Open Secrets, "Frank Lucas 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  42. Open Secrets, "Frank D. Lucas 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  43. Gov Track, "Frank Lucas," accessed June 7 2013
  44. OpenCongress, "Frank Lucas," accessed August 8, 2013
  45. GovTrack, "Frank D. Lucas," accessed April 17, 2013
  46. LegiStorm, "Frank D. Lucas," accessed September 24, 2012
  47. OpenSecrets, "Lucas, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  48. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  49. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  50. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  51. "Congressman Frank Lucas", "About," accessed April 1, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Wes Watkins
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 3
2003–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Glenn English
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 6
1994–2003
Succeeded by
District Dissolved after 2000 Census
Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives
1988-1994
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