Todd Russell Platts
|Todd Russell Platts|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|Candidate, York County Commission|
|Bachelor's||Shippensburg University, 1984|
|J.D.||Pepperdine University, 1991|
|Birthday||March 5, 1962|
|Place of birth||York, PA|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Analysis
- 6 Personal
- 7 External links
- 8 References
- 1984: Graduated from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa.
- 1991: Graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law,Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
- 1992-2000: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives
- 2001-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania
- Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
- Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
- Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
- Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management
Platts did not seek re-election in 2012.
Platts won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Platts's campaign committee raised a total of $218,611 and spent $250,797.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010 - Todd Russell Platts Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$30,148|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$28,498|
|Top contributors to Todd Russell Platts's campaign committee|
|Acute Long Term Hospital Assn||$4,600|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$10,700|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Platts paid his congressional staff a total of $890,454 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
According to an analysis by CNN, Platts is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Platts's staff was given an apparent $17,203.33 in bonus money.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Platts' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $21,014 to $147,000. That averages to $84,007 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
National Journal vote rankings
- 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.In 2012, Platts ranked 225th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.
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.In 2011, Platts ranked 224th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Todd Russell Platts has voted with the Republican Party 87.8% of the time, which ranked 215 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.
Platts is married to Leslie. They have 2 children.
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- Gov Track "Platts" Accessed May 25, 2012
- Washington Post "Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Todd Platts to retire ," January 17, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Todd Russell Platts 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Todd Platts," Accessed September 24, 2012
- CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," March 8, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Todd Platts (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
William F. Goodling
|U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 19
| Succeeded by|
State of Pennsylvania
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