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|U.S. House, Ohio, District 3|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Mike Turner (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$3.62 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Ohio House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Central State University|
|Master's||Wright State University|
|Date of birth||March 12, 1950|
|Place of birth||Dayton, Ohio|
|Net worth||(2012) $2,641,516.50|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Key votes
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Personal Gain Index
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
She currently owns and operates a small retail business in downtown Columbus and has been a professor at Sinclair Community College.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Beatty is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Beatty's academic, professional and political career:
- 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from Ohio's 3rd Congressional District
- 2008-Present: Senior vice president, Ohio State University
- 1992-Present: President, Joyce Beatty & Associates
- 1999-2008: Ohio State Representative
- 1983-1992: Director, Montgomery County Department of Community Human Services
- 1983: Director, adult and elderly services, Montgomery County Mental Health Board
- 1979-1992: Professor, Capital University
- 1975-1983: Professor, Sinclair Community College
- 1973-1975: Earned an M.S. from Wright State University
- 1971-1975: Caseworker, City of Dayton
- 1968-1972: Earned a B.A. from Central State University
Beatty serves on the following committees:
Beatty served on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session. For more information pertaining to Beatty's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Beatty 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.
Beatty voted against 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.
Beatty 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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. 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. Beatty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
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. 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. Beatty voted for HR 2775.
Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination
Beatty voted against 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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Beatty voted against 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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Healthcare Reform Rules
Beatty voted against 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.
Beatty voted against 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.
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, Beatty is a Liberal Populist. Beatty received a score of 56 percent on social issues and 16 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||Strongly Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Favors|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Favors||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly Favors|
|Vouchers for school choice||Strongly Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Opposes|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Opposes||Human needs over animal rights||Unknown|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Favors||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Opposes|
|Support & expand free trade||Strongly Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Strongly Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Favors||Expand the military||Unknown|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Neutral||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Strongly Opposes||Never legalize marijuana||Strongly Favors|
|Note: Information last updated: 2014.|
Beatty listed the following issues on her campaign website:
—Joyce Beatty, Campaign website archive
According to Beatty's website, her campaign themes included:
- Education: "Investing in our children’s education and ensuring an affordable college education is available are the most important investments we can make in our future."
- Social security: "I will stand up to anyone who attempts to cut funding to Medicare and Social Security..."
- The Economy: "...having a good paying job is the first step in having a good life and being able to provide for themselves and others."
Beatty ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014. She defeated John Adams (R) in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Joyce Beatty Incumbent||64.1%||91,769|
|Write-in||Ralph A. Applegate (write-in)||0%||17|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State|
Beatty won election to the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 3rd District. She defeated Priscilla Tyson, Ted Celeste and Mary Jo Kilroy in the Democratic Primary on March 6, 2012. She went on to defeat Chris Long (R), Richard Ehrbar III (L) and Bob Fitrakis (G) 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. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for ninth on the list.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||Richard Ehrbar III||3.2%||9,462|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Mary Jo Kilroy||34.7%||14,369|
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Beatty attends.
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Beatty is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Beatty raised a total of $812,493 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.
|Joyce Beatty's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 3)||$812,493|
|Grand Total Raised||$812,493|
|Joyce Beatty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$82,346.34||$43,347.49||$(53,650.30)||$72,043.53|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$72,043.53||$102,051.13||$(43,802.88)||$130,291.78|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$130,291.78||$101,837.87||$(40,218.80)||$191,910.85|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2014||$195,510.00||$108,985.00||$(36,608.00)||$262,887.00|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$262,887.28||$93,368.00||$(47,293.85)||$308,961.43|
|Pre-Primary||April 23, 2014||$308,961.43||$12,084.04||$(8,395.35)||$312,650.12|
|July Quarterly||August 27, 2014||$312,650.12||$118,539.31||$(76,183.59)||$355,005.84|
|October Quarterly||Ostober 15, 2014||$355,005.84||$175,825.16||$(212,578.53)||$318,252.47|
|Pre-General||October 23, 2014||$318,252.47||$21,400.00||$(13,513.75)||$326,138.72|
Cost per vote
Beatty spent $3.62 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 3, 2012 - Joyce Beatty Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$25,451|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$25,233|
|Top contributors to Joyce Beatty's campaign committee|
|Ohio State University||$21,900|
|American Electric Power||$14,000|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co||$10,200|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$36,000|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
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: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Beatty's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,605,033 to $3,678,000. That averages to $2,641,516.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Beatty ranked as the 122nd most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Beatty's calculated net worth increased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Joyce Beatty Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||3%|
|Average annual growth:||3%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
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). Beatty received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Insurance industry.
From 2011-2014, 29.72 percent of Beatty's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|Joyce Beatty Campaign Contributions|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|% total in top industry||8.42%|
|% total in top two industries||15.03%|
|% total in top five industries||29.72%|
Ideology and leadership
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.
Beatty most often votes with:
Beatty least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Beatty missed 22 of 1,120 roll call votes from January 2013 to August 2014. This amounts to 2.0 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.
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.
Beatty ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings in 2013.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Beatty voted with the Democratic Party 95.5 percent of the time, which ranked 17th among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.
Beatty voted with the Democratic Party 96.2 percent of the time, which ranked 27th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Joyce Beatty is married to her husband, Otto.
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- Media appearances:
- Profile at the Ohio Ladies' Gallery website
- Ask the Candidate: Joyce Beatty complete video, October 18, 2012
- Democratic Leader Joyce Beatty profile at the Ohio House Democratic Caucus
- Politico, "2014 Ohio House Election Results," accessed November 10, 2014
- National Journal, "Ohio, 3rd House District," November 6, 2012
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 22, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- 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
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- On The Issues, "Joyce Beatty Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
- 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.
- Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 6, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Beatty For Congress, "Issues," accessed August 30, 2012
- Associated Press, "Ohio Primary Election Results," accessed May 7, 2014
- WOSU NPR, "Filing deadline brings surprises along with candidates," December 8, 2011 (dead link)
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Unofficial Election Results," accessed March 6, 2012
- 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
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Joyce Beatty," accessed March 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Joyce Beatty Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Joyce Beatty 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Beatty (D-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
- 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.
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- 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.
- OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. Joyce Beatty," accessed September 29, 2014
- GovTrack, "Joyce Beatty," accessed August 19, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Joyce Beatty," accessed August 19, 2014
- National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 19, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Beatty," accessed June 20, 2013
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