|U.S. House, Texas, District 23|
|January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||St. Louis University|
|J.D.||St. Louis University|
|Birthday||July 30, 1949|
|Place of birth||Laredo, Texas|
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.
- 2011-2013: U.S. House of Representatives
Canseco served on the following House committees:
- Financial Services Committee
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Canseco is considered a potential candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. His unsuccessful bid for re-election in the general election left the lame-duck 23rd congressional district Rep. motivated to reclaim his seat from Pete Gallego (D) in the next election cycle.
Canseco ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 23rd District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He ran against Pete Gallego (D), Jeffrey Blunt (L), and Ed Scharf (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting. Canseco ranked 3rd on the list. 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." Instead, redistricting switched out high-voting Democratic Hispanic areas with areas that have lower turnout. 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|
|Republican||Francisco Canseco Incumbent||45.6%||87,547|
|Libertarian||Jeffrey C. Blunt||3%||5,841|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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).
|U.S. House, Texas District 23, 2012 - Francisco Canseco Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,802,830|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,767,938|
|Top contributors to Francisco Canseco's campaign committee|
|WellMed Medical Management||$30,500|
|New York Life Insurance||$20,000|
|National Assn of Realtors||$15,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$200,443|
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.
Congressional staff salaries
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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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 net worth decreased by 52.64% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.
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. Canseco ranked 23rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.
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.
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Canseco voted with the Republican Party 95.3% of the time, which ranked 23 among the 242 House Republican members in November 2011.
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- Rep. Pete Gallego - San Antonio Express
- TexMessage: GOP goes after Gallego ? again - Houston Chronicle (blog)
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Canseco and his wife, Gloria, have three children.
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- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- ↑ Gov Track "Canseco" Accessed May 16, 2012
- ↑ Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 31, 2011
- ↑ Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 31, 2011
- ↑ The Committee on Financial Services, Chairman Spencer Bachus "Oversight and Investigations"
- ↑ U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ↑ Dallas News, "After three bids for Congress, tea partier Francisco 'Quico' Canseco is out after one term," December 8, 2012
- ↑ Republican candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial Republican primary results
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Francisco Canseco 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 2, 2013
- ↑ "2010 Race: Texas District 23," Accessed October 31, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm, "Francisco Canseco," Accessed September 13, 2012
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org "Francisco Canseco (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Francisco Conseco (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
- ↑ National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
- ↑ National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
- ↑ Canseco for Congress "About," Accessed October 31, 2011
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