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James B. Renacci
James Renacci.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Boccieri (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$17.34 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,727,454
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Wadsworth
2004-2008
President of the City Council of Wadsworth, Ohio
1999-2003
Wadsworth, Ohio, Board of Zoning Appeals
1994-1995
Education
High schoolRinggold High School
Bachelor'sIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Personal
BirthdayDecember 3, 1958
Place of birthMonongahela, Pennsylvania
ProfessionEntrepreneur
Net worth$36,634,730.50
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James B. Renacci (b. December 3, 1958, in Monongahela, PA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Renacci was first elected by the voters of Ohio's 16th Congressional District in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Renacci served as mayor of Wadsworth, Ohio.[1]

Renacci is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.

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

Biography

Renacci was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Renacci's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Renacci serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Renacci served on the following committees:[3]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services)

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Renacci's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Renacci 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.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Renacci voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Renacci voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted 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.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[9] 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.[10] Renacci voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Nay3.png The shutdown 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.[12] 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. Renacci voted against HR 2775.[13]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Yea3.png Renacci 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 called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[14]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Renacci 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.[15] The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Renacci 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.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Renacci 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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[18]

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 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.[19] Renacci joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[20][21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Renacci voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Jim Renacci'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, Renacci is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Renacci received a score of 27 percent on social issues and 77 percent on economic issues.[23]

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[24]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes 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 Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Neutral Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[23]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jim Renacci endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [25]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Renacci is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014.[26] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Ohio's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

Renacci won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 16th District.[27] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 6, 2012. He then defeated Betty Sutton (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[28] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for ninth on the list.[28] Renacci faced Democratic incumbent Betty Sutton in November and was considered a vulnerable incumbent.[29]

In the final two weeks before the election, Renacci changed his plans to air television advertisements. He had slots reserved for these two weeks, but since Cleveland was holding other close races for Senate, House and Presidential elections, he decided that the market was saturated and that continuing to advertise on television would not help him reach undecided voters. His opponent, 13th District incumbent Betty Sutton, continued to advertise.[30]

U.S. House, Ohio District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Betty Sutton 48% 170,600
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames B. Renacci Incumbent 52% 185,165
Total Votes 355,765
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Polls

A Normington, Petts and Associates poll, conducted June 26-28, 2012, showed Renacci barely trailing rival and fellow incumbent Rep. Betty Sutton (D).[31]

Ohio's Congressional District 16, 2012
Poll Betty Sutton (D) Jim Renacci (R)Margin of ErrorSample Size
Normington, Petts and Associates
(June 26-28, 2012)
41%38%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. 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 editor@ballotpedia.org

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Renacci attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Renacci is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Renacci raised a total of $5,727,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[33]

Jim Renacci's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 16) Won $3,274,194
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 16) Won $2,453,260
Grand Total Raised $5,727,454


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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 Renacci’s reports.[34]

James B. Renacci (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$39,817.55$290,998.41$(30,706.11)$300,109.85
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$300,109.85$350,596.77$(107,773.23)$542,933.39
October Quarterly[37]October 15, 2013$542,933.39$243,170.47$(116,507.42)$669,596.44
Year-End Quarterly[38]December 31, 2013$669,596.00$177,940.00$(96,388.00)$751,148.00
April Quarterly[39]April 28, 2014$751,148.18$203,692.70$(131,451.11)$823,389.77
Running totals
$1,266,398.35$(482,825.87)

2012

Renacci won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Renacci's campaign committee raised a total of $3,274,194 and spent $3,284,373.[40]

Cost per vote

Renacci spent $17.34 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Renacci won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Renacci's campaign committee raised a total of $2,453,260 and spent $2,403,263.[41]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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 four-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 four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Renacci's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $31,338,760 to $41,930,701. That averages to $36,634,730.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Renacci ranked as the 18th most wealthy representative in 2012.[42] Between 2009 and 2012, Renacci's calculated net worth[43] increased by an average of 7 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[44]

Jim Renacci Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$30,429,696
2012$36,634,730
Growth from 2009 to 2012:20%
Average annual growth:7%[45]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[46]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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). Renacci received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.

From 2009-2014, 22.27 percent of Renacci's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[47]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Jim Renacci Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $7,303,472
Total Spent $6,256,921
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$402,231
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$359,574
Insurance$325,235
Retired$284,215
Securities & Investment$255,550
% total in top industry5.51%
% total in top two industries10.43%
% total in top five industries22.27%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Renacci is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of August 2014.[48] This was the same rating Renacci received in June 2013.

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.[49]

Renacci most often votes with:

Renacci least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Renacci missed 23 of 2,726 roll call votes from January 2011 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.8 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[48]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Renacci paid his congressional staff a total of $799,655 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.[50]

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Renacci ranked 131st in the conservative rankings in 2013.[51]

2012

Renacci ranked 185th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[52]

2011

Renacci ranked 87th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[53]

Voting with party

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

2014

Renacci voted with the Republican Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 42nd among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.[54]

2013

Renacci voted with the Republican Party 96.2 percent of the time, which ranked 100th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[55]

Personal

Renacci resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, with his wife Tina. Together they have raised three children.[56]

Recent news

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See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, "Renacci," accessed June 24, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  3. Congressman Jim Renacci, Representing the 16th District of Ohio, "Committees and Caucuses"
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
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  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  15. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. 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
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  20. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  21. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  22. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
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  24. 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.
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  42. Open Secrets, "Renacci (R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  43. This figure represents the average annual 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) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  44. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  45. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  46. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  56. Congressman Jim Renacci, Representing the 16th District of Ohio, "Biography," accessed March 26, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Boccieri
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 16
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mayor of Wadsworth, Ohio
2004-2008
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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President of the City Council of Wadsworth, Ohio
1999-2003
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Wadsworth, Ohio, Board of Zoning Appeals
1994-1995
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