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Francisco Canseco
Francisco Canseco.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 23
In office
January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCiro Rodriguez
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Louis University
J.D.St. Louis University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1949
Place of birthLaredo, Texas
ProfessionLawyer, Banker
Net worth$371,515
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Campaign website
Francisco "Quico" Canseco (b. July 30, 1949) was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. Canseco was defeated by Will Hurd in the Republican runoff election on May 27, 2014.[1]

Canseco is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. He represented Texas' 23rd Congressional District from 2011 to 2013. Canseco was defeated by Democratic challenger Pete Gallego on November 6, 2012, and sought a rematch in 2014.[2] However, he did not make it past the primary.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Canseco was a "rank-and-file Republican."[3]

Biography

Canseco is a first-generation American, as his parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico. After earning his bachelor's and J.D. From St. Louis University, Canseco worked in banking law. This eventually led him to begin working in the finance sector.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Canseco served on the following House committees:[5]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Canseco 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.[7]

Elections

2014

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See also: Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Texas' 23rd Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the seat is currently held by a Democrat, but the district has a slight Republican lean and was won by the Republican presidential candidate in both 2008 and 2012. Incumbent Pete Gallego faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Will Hurd and Francisco Canseco advanced to a runoff election over Robert Lowry. Hurd triumphed over Canseco in the runoff primary on May 27, 2014. Gallego and Hurd will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014, along with Libertarian candidate Ruben Corvalan.[8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Hurd 41% 10,496
Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco Canseco 40.3% 10,332
Robert Lowry 18.7% 4,796
Total Votes 25,624
Source: Texas Secretary of State
U.S. House, Texas District 23 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWill Hurd 59.5% 8,699
Francisco Canseco 40.5% 5,930
Total Votes 14,629
Source: Texas Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Texas' 23rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Canseco ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Texas' 23rd District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012. He was defeated by Pete Gallego (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11]

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[12] Canseco ranked 3rd on the list.[12] The article notes that in the redistricting process, Republican legislators were "careful when they redrew the district not to bring down the district’s Hispanic percentage in order to avoid violating the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters."[12] Instead, redistricting switched out high-voting Democratic Hispanic areas with areas that have lower turnout.[12] According to the article, if the district stands up to legal scrutiny, Canseco will be in a better position heading into the 2012 election.

U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPete Gallego 50.3% 96,676
     Republican Francisco Canseco Incumbent 45.6% 87,547
     Libertarian Jeffrey C. Blunt 3% 5,841
     Green Ed Scharf 1.1% 2,105
Total Votes 192,169
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Canseco won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Ciro D. Rodriguez (D), Craig T. Stephens (Independent), Martin Nitschke (Libertarian), and Ed Scharf (Green).[13]

U.S. House, Texas District 23 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrancisco "Quico" Canseco 49.4% 74,853
     Democratic Ciro D. Rodriguez Incumbent 44.4% 67,348
     Independent Craig T. Stephens 3.6% 5,432
     Libertarian Martin Nitschke 1.6% 2,482
     Green Ed Scharf 0.9% 1,419
Total Votes 151,534

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Canseco's reports.

Francisco Canseco (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$319,533$18,541$(9,592)$328,482
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$328,482$5,915$(192,472)$141,925
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$141,925$14,605$(18,240)$138,290
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$138,290$130,271$(856,680)$182,880
Pre-Primary[18]February 20, 2014$182,880$40,835$(45,594)$178,121
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2014$178,121$40,312$(56,779)$161,654
Running totals
$250,479$(1,179,357)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Canseco's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Canseco did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Canseco's campaign committee raised a total of $2,712,704 and spent $2,534,135.[20]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Canseco's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Canseco won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Canseco's campaign committee raised a total of $1,569,081 and spent $1,460,461.[21]

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Canseco paid his congressional staff a total of $733,805 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

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

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Canseco's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-336,966 to $1,079,997. That averages to $371,515, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average calculated net worth[23] decreased by 52.64% from 2010.[24]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Green's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $49,037 to $1,519,998. That averages to $784,517.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[25]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Canseco ranked 23rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[26]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Canseco was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 54th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[27]

Voting with party

November 2011

Canseco voted with the Republican Party 95.3 percent of the time, which ranked 23 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[28]

Personal

Canseco and his wife, Gloria, have three children.[29]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Associated Press, "Election Results May 27, 2014," accessed May 27, 2014
  2. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012
  3. GovTrack, "Canseco" accessed May 16, 2012
  4. Official House website, "Biography," accessed October 31, 2011
  5. Official House website, "Committee Assignments," accessed October 31, 2011
  6. The Committee on Financial Services, Chairman Spencer Bachus, "Oversight and Investigations"
  7. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  8. The Texas Tribune, "Primary 2014 Election Results," March 4, 2014
  9. Associated Press, "Election Results May 27, 2014," accessed May 27, 2014
  10. Texas GOP, "Republican candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012
  11. Texas Secretary of State, "Unofficial Republican primary results," May 29, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 The Hill, "House members most helped by redistricting," accessed April 17, 2012
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Francisco Canseco April Quarterly," accessed February 5, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Francisco Canseco July Quarterly," accessed February 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Francisco Canseco October Quarterly," accessed February 5, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Francisco Canseco Year-End," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Francisco Canseco Pre-Primary," accessed May 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Francisco Canseco April Quarterly," accessed May 2, 2014
  20. Open Secrets, "Francisco Canseco 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 2, 2013
  21. "2010 Race: Texas District 23," accessed October 31, 2011
  22. LegiStorm, "Francisco Canseco," accessed September 13, 2012
  23. 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).
  24. OpenSecrets, "Francisco Canseco (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  25. OpenSecrets, "Francisco Conseco (R-Texas), 2010," accessed September 13, 2012
  26. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  29. Canseco for Congress, "About," accessed October 31, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Ciro Rodriguez
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 23rd District
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Pete Gallego