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Ed Whitfield
Ed Whitfield.jpg
U.S. House, Kentucky, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTom Barlow (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.33 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,518,819
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives
1973-1975
Education
High schoolMadisonville High School, Madisonville, KY
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
J.D.University of Kentucky School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1967-1973
Personal
BirthdayMay 25, 1943
Place of birthHopkinsville, Kentucky
ProfessionAttorney, Business Owner
Net worth$3,418,026
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ed Whitfield campaign logo
Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (b. May 25, 1943, in Hopkinsville, KY) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. Whitfield was first elected to the House in 1994.

He won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Charles Kendall Hatchett (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

He previously was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1973 to 1975.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Whitfield is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Whitfield was born on May 25, 1943, in Hopkinsville, KY, and attended high school in Madisonville, KY. He earned both his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1965 and 1969, respectively. Whitfield had also attended Wesley Theological Seminary and American University.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Whitfield's professional and political career:[3]

Outside of politics, he has also worked as an attorney and business executive.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Whitfield serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Whitfield served on the following House committees:[6]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Whitfield's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Neutral/Abstain Whitfield did not vote on 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 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Whitfield voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Whitfield voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

NDAA

Yea3.png Whitfield voted in support of 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.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Whitfield voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Whitfield voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[17] 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.[18] Whitfield voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png 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.[20] 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. Whitfield voted for HR 2775.[21]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Neutral/Abstain Whitfield did not vote on 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.[9]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Whitfield voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Whitfield voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Whitfield voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[9]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png 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.[22] Whitfield joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[23][24]

Previous congressional sessions

Federal reserve

  • Whitfield voted to audit the Federal Reserve.[25]

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Whitfield 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.[26]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Yea3.png In March 2013, the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[27] Whitfield was one of four Republican Representatives who voted in favor of Ryan's budget proposal after previously being in opposition.[27]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[28]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[27] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011, only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[27] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Ed Whitfield's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
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, Whitfield is a Hard-Core Conservative. Whitfield received a score of 16 percent on social issues and 91 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly FAvors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ed Whitfield endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [31]

Campaign themes

2012

Whitfield's website highlights the following campaign themes:[32]

  • Defense

Excerpt: 'I have always been a vocal proponent of maintaining a strong national defense.'

  • Education

Excerpt: 'I believe that local school officials, not federal employees at the Department of Education, should make decisions about the educational needs of our Kentucky schools'

  • Fiscal Reform and the Economy

Excerpt: 'By instituting commonsense government reforms and reducing government spending, I am committed to doing everything he can to promote job growth in our Kentucky communities and get our economy back on track.'

  • Energy

Excerpt: 'I believe that America must develop an "All of the Above" energy strategy that responsibly develops and uses the sources of energy available in America.'

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: 'In the current session of Congress, I have voted to repeal the law (Affordable Care Act) and also voted to prevent funding for its implementation. Make no mistake: I know there needs to be reform to ensure quality care at the lowest price possible'

  • Homeland Security

Excerpt: 'To combat these threats, I continue to remain focused on making sure our communities are given the resources they need to meet whatever challenges they may face."

  • 2nd Amendment

Excerpt: 'I strongly support Americans’ Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms and have consistently opposed efforts to restrict rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment."

  • Tax Relief

Excerpt: 'I am committed to reducing the heavy burden of taxation on our nation's families and businesses.'

  • Transportation

Excerpt: 'I remain committed to making sure that the locks, dams, and other associated infrastructure components that maintain Kentucky’s waterways, roads, and railways are adequately funded and properly maintained.'

  • Veteran Affairs

Excerpt: 'I will continue to fight to provide veterans with the medical and educational benefits they have earned.'

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Whitfield is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Kentucky's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Whitfield won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kentucky's 1st District. Whitfield won the nomination on the Republican ticket. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Charles Kendall Hatchett (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

Candidates wishing to run were initially required to file by the signature filing deadline of January 31, 2012. However because the legislature was unable to complete new redistricting maps on time, the deadline was pushed back one week.[33] The new deadline was February 7.[34] The primary elections took place on May 22, 2012.[35]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Whitfield Incumbent 69.6% 199,956
     Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 30.4% 87,199
Total Votes 287,155
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Media

In the following video, Whitfield takes to the U.S. House floor in support of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.


Ed Whitfield, "06.20.2012 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act floor "[36]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Whitfield attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Whitfield is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Whitfield raised a total of $8,518,819 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[46]

Ed Whitfield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $1,917,048
2010 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $1,254,885
2008 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $1,020,193
2006 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $1,052,012
2004 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $848,124
2002 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $999,809
2000 U.S. House (Kentucky, District 1) Won $1,426,748
Grand Total Raised $8,518,819


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Whitfield's reports.[47]

Ed Whitfield (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 15, 2013$1,500,185.63$160,812.23$(116,595.46)$1,544,402.40
July Quarterly[49]July 15, 2013$1,544,402.40$417,742.03$(115,125.73)$1,847,018.70
October Quarterly[50]October 13, 2013$1,847,018.70$145,102.17$(205,105.65)$1,787,015.22
Year-end[51]January 31, 2014$1,787,015$204,808$(90,892)$1,900,930
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2014$1,900,930$284,065$(150,365)$2,034,630
Running totals
$1,212,529.43$(678,083.84)

2012

Whitfield won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Whitfield's campaign committee raised a total of $1,917,048 and spent $1,466,340.[53] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[54]

Cost per vote

Whitfield spent $7.33 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Whitfield won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Whitfield's campaign committee raised a total of $1,254,885 and spent $859,805.[55]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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:

PGI: Change in 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
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Whitfield's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,021,052 and $4,815,000. That averages to $3,418,026, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Whitfield ranked as the 100th most wealthy representative in 2012.[56] Between 2004 and 2012, Whitfield's calculated net worth[57] percentage increase was not meaningful for this candidate. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[58]

Ed Whitfield Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$3,355,821
2012$3,418,026
Growth from 2004 to 2012:2%
Average annual growth:0%[59]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[60]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

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). Whitfield received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry.

From 1993-2014, 27.49 percent of Whitfield's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[61]

Ed Whitfield Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $12,196,182
Total Spent $9,950,710
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$1,377,508
Electric Utilities$672,115
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$516,209
Oil & Gas$474,997
Lawyers/Law Firms$312,339
% total in top industry11.29%
% total in top two industries16.81%
% total in top five industries27.49%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Whitfield is a "moderate Republican leader," as of July 31, 2014. Whitfield was rated as a "rank-and-file Republican" in June 2013.[62]

Like-minded colleagues

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.[63]

Whitfield most often votes with:

Whitfield least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Whitfield missed 431 of 13,417 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[64]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Whitfield paid his congressional staff a total of $1,103,639 in 2011. He ranked 13th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 63rd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Kentucky ranked 10th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[65]

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.

2013

Whitfield ranked 164th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[66]

2012

Whitfield ranked 218th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[67]

2011

Whitfield ranked 198th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[68]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Whitfield voted with the Republican Party 93.5 percent of the time, which ranked 148th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[69]

2013

Whitfield voted with the Republican Party 96.3 percent of the time, which ranked 120th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[70]

Personal

Whitfield is married to Connie Harriman, a former Assistant Secretary of the Interior.[71]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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  57. This figure represents the total 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).
  58. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  60. 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.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Barlow
U.S. House of Representatives - Kentucky District 1
1995–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kentucky House of Representatives
1973-1975
Succeeded by
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