|U.S. House, Indiana, District 5|
|January 3, 2003-2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 6th District|
|Indiana State Senate|
|Indiana State Senate|
|High school||Shortridge High School (1957)|
|Bachelor's||Indiana University, Cincinnati Christian University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1956-1962|
|Birthday||June 21, 1938|
|Place of birth||Indianapolis, Indiana|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Burton announced did not seek re-election in 2012. According to a Politico article, Burton's 2012 primary was likely to be even more challenging than in 2010. Burton had been openly criticized by newspapers and local Indiana GOP groups in recent years.
Burton was born on June 21, 1938, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1957, and attended Indiana University and the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Burton served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957-1962.
- 1957-1962: United States Army
- 1967-1968: Indiana House of Representatives
- 1969-1970: Indiana State Senate
- 1977-1980: Indiana House of Representatives
- 1981-1982: Indiana State Senate
- 1983-2003: United States House of Representatives, Indiana's 6th Congressional District
- 2003-Present: United States House of Representatives, Indiana's 5th Congressional District
U.S. House of Representatives
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
- Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia (Chairman)
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives
- Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
Burton did not cast a vote regarding 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. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Burton initially declared his intent to run for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 5th District However, on January 31, 2012, Burton announced that he had withdrawn from the race and intended to retire after his term ended. Burton indicated that he would retire because of personal health reasons. Susan Brooks (R) defeated Scott Reske (D) and Chard Reid (L) in the general election.
On November 2, 2010, Burton won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tim Crawford (D), Jesse C. Trueblood (I), and Richard "Chard" Reid (L) in the general election.
Burton won a five-way Republican Primary with just over 30 percent of the vote.
|U.S. House, Indiana District 5 Republican Primary, 2010|
|Dan Burton Incumbent||31.8%||32,769|
Burton won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Burton's campaign committee raised a total of $1,131,679 and spent $1,255,407 .
|U.S. House, Indiana District 5, 2010 - Dan Burton Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Dan Burton's campaign committee|
|S&B Technical Products||$15,600|
|Credit Union National Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Burton paid his congressional staff a total of $990,030 in 2011. He ranked 58th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 181st overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th 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, Burton's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,118,019 and $2,520,000. That averages to $1,819,009.50, which was 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. Burton ranked 29th 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, Dan Burton has voted with the Republican Party 92% of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
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- Media coverage:
- National Journal, "Facing Tough Primary, Veteran Rep. Burton Bows Out," January 31, 2012
- Politico, "Dan Burton to retire in 2012," January 31, 2012
- GovTrack, "Burton" Accessed May 15, 2012
- Dan Burton-Indiana 5th District "Biography" Accessed November 5, 2011
- Dan Burton: Indiana 5th District "Dan's Committees" Accessed November 5, 2011
- News Max, "Rep. Burton: Gingrich Only Candidate Who Can Win Debate With Obama," January 25, 2012
- Wayne Seybold for Congress "Burton Endorses Seybold" Accessed April 13, 2012
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- WTHR.com "Longtime Indiana Rep. Burton plans re-election bid" Accessed December 15, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- National Journal, "Rep. Dan Burton (R)," accessed January 31, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Dan Burton 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Dan Burton"
- OpenSecrets, "Burton, (R-Indiana), 2010"
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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