Sue Wilkins Myrick

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Sue Wilkins Myrick
Sue Wilkins Myrick.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 9
Former member
In office
January 3, 1995-January 3, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
1987-1991
At-large Member of the Charlotte, North Carolina City Council
1983-1985
Education
OtherHeidelberg College (attended but did not earn degree)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 1, 1941
Place of birthTiffin, Ohio
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Net worth$222,504
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
Sue Wilkins Myrick (b. August 1, 1941) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. Myrick represented North Carolina's 9th Congressional District from 1995 to 2013. She was the first Republican woman to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Congress.

Myrick announced on February 8, 2012 that she would not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Myrick was a "far-right Republican."[2]

Biography

Myrick was born in Tiffin, Ohio. She attended Heidelberg College from 1959 to 1960 but did not earn a degree.[3]

Career

Myrick is the former President and CEO of Myrick Advertising and Public Relations and Myrick Enterprises.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Myrick served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Myrick 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. She 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.[6]

Voting with party

November 2011

Sue Myrick voted with the Republican Party 94.5 percent of the time, which ranked 70th among the 242 House Republican members as of January 2012.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Myrick announced on February 8, 2012 that she would not run for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 9th District.[1]

Robert Pittenger (R) defeated Jennifer Roberts (D) and Curtis Campbell (L) in the general election.

2010

On November 2, 2010,, Myrick was re-elected to the United States House for a ninth term. She defeated Jeff Doctor (D).[8]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSue Wilkins Myrick Incumbent 69% 158,790
     Democratic Jeff Doctor 31% 71,450
Total Votes 230,240

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Myrick's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Myrick was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a ninth term. Her campaign committee raised a total of $1,038,833 and spent $997,492.[9]

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Myrick paid her congressional staff a total of $1,056,329 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

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

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Heller's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $85,009 to $359,999. That averages to $222,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average calculated net worth[11] increased by 37.34% from 2010.[12]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Myrick's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $14,009 to $309,999. Averaging to a net worth of $162,004 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[13]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Myrick ranked 32nd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[14]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Myrick was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 76th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[15]

Personal

Myrick is a wife; a mother of two children and three step-children. She and her husband, Ed, have 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.[16]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Alex McMillan
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 9
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Robert Pittenger
Preceded by
Harvey Gantt
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
1987-1991
Succeeded by
Richard Vinroot
Preceded by
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At-large Member of the Charlotte, North Carolina City Council
1983-1985
Succeeded by
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