|U.S. House, Arizona, District 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Birthday||November 5, 1976|
|Place of birth||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
|Profession||Co-Founder, Tynwald Capital|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Endorsements
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Outside of public life, Quayle worked as a business owner and an attorney in private practice.
Quayle served on the following committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
- Judiciary Committee
- Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
- Science, Space, and Technology Committee
- Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Chair
Quayle's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I believe in the sanctity of life and am a defender of the Rule of Law, believing that judges should interpret the law and not legislate from the bench. I am a cosponsor of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and have supported legislation to defund Planned Parenthood."
- Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "Our Constitution is the cornerstone of our democracy. The right to bear arms is a constitutionally protected individual right. As a gun-owner, I do not support imposing criminal penalties on law-abiding citizens. I will always defend a person’s right to bear arms. Ben is a gun owner and card carrying NRA member."
- Excerpt: "We need a responsible environmental policy that balances our need to conserve our environment for future generations and doesn’t hamper our economy with overreaching regulations. We need to have a rational environmental policy, not one that is arbitrary or based on emotion."
- Card Check
- Excerpt: "I oppose card check. Workers should have the right to a secret ballot and that right should be protected. I strongly oppose the Obama Administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s constitutional amendment protecting workers’ secret ballot rights and support legislation to prohibit funding of this lawsuit."
- Excerpt: "Every child in America should have the opportunity to receive a quality education. Education is how America sustains its leadership position in the world. Instead of creating more federal programs, we should encourage more state and local control. I am a strong supporter of charter schools and the use of new innovations in education."
Quayle 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.
According to the fiscal watchdog organization Club for Growth, the primary race between incumbents Quayle and Schweikert was the "most watched Republican congressional primary race in the country." Quayle appeared to be the favorite of Republican leadership, while Schweikert stood as a Tea Party favorite. Both representatives were new to the House and were running for re-election to their 2nd term in 2012.
|U.S. House, Arizona District 3 General Election, 2010|
|Benjamin Quayle (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 14, 2012||$691,687.51||$392,235||$(111,620.98)||$972,301.53|
|July Quarterly||July 14, 2012||$972,301.53||$530,453.27||$(376,324.38)||$1,126,430.42|
|Pre-Primary||August 16, 2012||$1,126,430.42||$189,285.19||$(803,466.05)||$512,249.56|
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, Arizona District 3, 2010 - Benjamin Quayle Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,670,024|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$1,647,490|
|Top contributors to Benjamin Quayle's campaign committee|
|Cerberus Capital Management||$97,000|
|Schulte, Roth & Zabel||$23,400|
|Bank of America||$22,950|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$292,700|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Quayle paid his congressional staff a total of $789,033 in 2011. He ranked 44th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 49th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Arizona ranked 47th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Quayle's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $138,089 and $1,554,999. That averages to $846,544, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
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. Quayle ranked 20th in the conservative rankings in 2012.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Quayle was 1 of 10 members of congress who ranked 1st 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, Quayle voted with the Republican Party 92.4% of the time. This ranks 117th among the 242 Senate Republicans in 2011.
Quayle has a wife, Tiffany.
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- AZ Central "Quayle announces run for new CD6 seat,," accessed February 23, 2012
- GovTrack, "Ben Quayle," accessed April 16, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "QUAYLE, Ben, (1976 - )"
- Congressman Ben Quayle, 3rd District of Arizona "Congressman Quayle's Committees
- Campaign website, Issues
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- Associated Press, "Primary results," August 28, 2012
- Enterstageright.com, "The hottest Republican congressional primary race in the country," May 21, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission, "Benjamin Quayle's Summary Report,," accessed August 23, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Benjamin Quayle April Quarterly,," accessed August 23, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Benjamin Quayle July Quarterly,," accessed August 23, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Benjamin Quayle Pre-Primary,," accessed August 23, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Benjamin Quayle 2010 Election Cycle,," accessed April 16, 2012
- LegiStorm, "Ben Quayle"
- OpenSecrets, "Quayle, (R-Arizona), 2010"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," October 30, 2011
- National Journal, "McCain For Quayle," July 13, 2012
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