|U.S. House, Ohio, District 14|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Steven C. LaTourette (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$3.67 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Prosecutor, Geauga County|
|Bachelor's||University of Dayton|
|J.D.||University of Dayton|
|Date of birth||March 17, 1957|
|Place of birth||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Net worth||(2012) $4,265,057.50|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Key votes
- 3.1 113th Congress
- 3.2 National security
- 3.3 Economy
- 3.4 Immigration
- 3.5 Healthcare
- 3.6 Social issues
- 3.7 Government affairs
- 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
Joyce won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014. He then defeated Michael Wager (D) and David Macko (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Joyce is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Joyce's academic, professional and political career:
- 1988-Present: Prosecutor, Geauga County
- 1985-1988: Public defender, Geauga County, Ohio
- 1983-1984: Public defender, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
- 1980-1982: Attended University of Dayton, earned a J.D.
- 1975-1979: Attended University of Dayton, earned a B.S.
Joyce served on the following committees:
- Committee on Appropriations
- Subcommittee on Interior, Environment
- Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
- Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
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 Joyce's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Joyce 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.
Joyce voted for 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.
Joyce 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. Joyce voted in favor of 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. Joyce voted for HR 2775.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
Joyce voted for 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
Joyce voted for 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
Joyce voted for 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.
Joyce voted for 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 July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Joyce joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.
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, Joyce is a Centrist. Joyce received a score of 40 percent on social issues and 48 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||Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Unknown|
|Expand ObamaCare||Unknown||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Unknown|
|Vouchers for school choice||Unknown||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Unknown||Human needs over animal rights||Strongly Opposes|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Opposes||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Strongly Favors|
|Support & expand free trade||Strongly Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Unknown||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Unknown||Expand the military||Unknown|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Opposes||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Unknown||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: 2014.|
Joyce won in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 14th District. Joyce won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014. He then defeated Michael Wager (D) and David Macko (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 14 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||David Joyce Incumbent||63.3%||135,736|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Ohio District 14 Republican Primary, 2014|
|David Joyce Incumbent||55%||27,547|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results|
Joyce was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program was designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents in the 2014 election cycle. He was also listed by the House Majority PAC as a target in 2014.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a campaign ad praising Joyce for working to create jobs and improve the economy.
Joyce won election to the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 14th District. Joyce was appointed as the replacement nominee on the Republican ticket, after incumbent Steven C. LaTourette announced on July 31, 2012, that he would be retiring in 2012, rather than seeking re-election. Joyce ran against Dale Virgil Blanchard (D), Elaine R. Mastromatteo (G) and David Macko (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 14 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dale Virgil Blanchard||38.7%||131,637|
|Green||Elaine R. Mastromatteo||3.8%||13,038|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Joyce attends.
Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Joyce is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Joyce raised a total of $952,655 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.
|David Joyce's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 14)||$952,655|
|Grand Total Raised||$952,655|
|David Joyce (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$280,451.03||$243,028.45||$(60,105.59)||$463,373.89|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$463,373.89||$406,146.37||$(83,194.02)||$786,326.24|
|October Quarterly||October 12, 2013||$786,326.24||$342,802.97||$(87,541.54)||$1,041,587.67|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$1,041,587.00||$201,395.00||$(106,396.00)||$1,141,353.00|
|April Quarterly||April 11, 2014||$1,141,353.84||$279,679.62||$(203,346.32)||$1,217,687.14|
|Pre-Primary||April 22, 2014||$1,217,687.14||$74,420.00||$(219,507.45)||$1,072,599.69|
|July Quarterly||July 30, 2014||$1,071,599.69||$427,653.75||$(430,379.93)||$1,068,873.51|
|October Quarterly||October 13, 2014||$1,068,873.51||$456,938.84||$(781,750.56)||$744,061.79|
|Pre-General||October 20, 2014||$744,061.79||$94,141.94||$(187,888.59)||$650,315.14|
Cost per vote
Joyce spent $3.67 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 14, 2012 - David Joyce Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$11,297|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$11,297|
|Top contributors to David Joyce's campaign committee|
|Walter & Haverfield||$8,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$45,100|
|Special Trade Contractors||$37,400|
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 four-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 four different metrics:
- Changes in Net Worth
- The Donation Concentration Metric
- The K-Street Metric
- The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric
PGI: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Joyce's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,305,115 to $6,225,000. That averages to $4,265,057.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Joyce ranked as the 85th most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Joyce's calculated net worth increased by an average of 25 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|David Joyce Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||25%|
|Average annual growth:||25%|
|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). Joyce received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.
From 2011-2014, 26.55 percent of Joyce's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|David Joyce Campaign Contributions|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$201,965|
|% total in top industry||8.53%|
|% total in top two industries||15.41%|
|% total in top five industries||26.55%|
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.
Joyce most often votes with:
Joyce least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Joyce missed 18 of 1,120 roll call votes from January 2013 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.6 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.
Joyce ranked 214th in the liberal rankings in 2013. Though Republican, Joyce scored higher on the liberal rankings than on the conservative rankings.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Joyce voted with the Republican Party 90.8 percent of the time, which ranked 198th among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.
Joyce voted with the Republican Party 93.5 percent of the time, which ranked 188th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Joyce has three children with his wife, Kelly.
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- Media coverage:
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
- National Journal, "Ohio, 14th House District," November 7, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 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," accessed 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
- U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
- Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
- Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
- On The Issues, "David Joyce 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.
- The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
- Roll Call, "House Majority PAC Announces Top 2014 GOP Incumbent Targets," accessed July 16, 2013
- The Hill, "Dem super PAC hitting nine House Republicans on shutdown," accessed October 4, 2013
- KWTV, "Democratic group airs shutdown ads targeting GOP lawmakers," accessed October 4, 2013
- Cleveland.com, "U.S. Chamber of Commerce runs cable TV ad to back Rep. Dave Joyce," accessed April 22, 2014
- Cleveland.com, "Northeast Ohio GOP leaders choose David Joyce to replace outgoing Rep. Steve LaTourette on ballot (updated)," accessed August 13, 2012
- The Hill, "Rep. LaTourette retires, says partisan 'toll' growing too heavy," accessed August 3, 2012
- Roll Call, "Ohio: Steven LaTourette Jolts GOP; Democrats Are Hopeful," accessed August 3, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio," accessed November 11, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for David Joyce," accessed March 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
- Open Secrets, "David Joyce 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Joyce (R-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. David P Joyce," accessed September 30, 2014
- GovTrack, "David Joyce," accessed August 20, 2014
- OpenCongress, "David Joyce," accessed August 20, 2014
- National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 20, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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