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John Campbell (California)

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John Campbell
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U.S. House, California, District 45
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMary Bono Mack (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.29 in 2012
First electedDecember 6, 2005
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,666,161
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
2005
California State Assembly
2001-2004
Education
High schoolThe Harvard School
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Master'sUniversity of Southern California
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1955
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant, Auto Dealer
Net worth$21,959,030
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Campbell (b. July 19, 1955, in Los Angeles, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 45th Congressional District. Campbell was first elected to the House in 2005 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Cox.

Campbell most recently won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 45th District. He defeated Sukhee Kang (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from the 48th District by redistricting.[2]

Campbell began his political career in the California State Assembly, where he served from 2001 to 2004. He then briefly served in the California State Senate in 2005 until his appointment to the U.S. House.

Campbell announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2014. He stated, "At the end of this term, I will have spent 14 years serving in full-time, elected politics. I am not nor did I ever intend to be a career politician. I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life." Republicans are still expected to be able to retain control of the district despite Campbell's retirement.[3]

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

Biography

Campbell was born in Los Angeles, California. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1976 and his M.S. from the University of Southern California in 1977.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Campbell's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Campbell serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Campbell served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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

National security

NDAA

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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]

DHS Appropriations

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Campbell voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Neutral/Abstain 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.[12] 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Campbell did not vote on the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] 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 left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Campbell voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[18] 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.[19] Campbell voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally 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.[21] 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. Campbell voted against HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Campbell 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 would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Neutral/Abstain Campbell 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.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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 is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Campbell 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.[28]

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Campbell (California) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [29]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2014

Campbell is retiring at the end of his current term, rather than seeking re-election in 2014.[3]

2012

See also: California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2012

Campbell won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 45th District.[1] He was displaced from the 48th District by redistricting. He and Sukhee Kang (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Webb (R). Campbell then defeated Kang in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31]

U.S. House, California District 45 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 58.5% 171,417
     Democratic Sukhee Kang 41.5% 121,814
Total Votes 293,231
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 45 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell (R) Incumbent 51% 54,346
Green check mark transparent.pngSukhee Kang (D) 33% 35,182
John Webb (R) 16% 17,014
Total Votes 106,542

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $5,666,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[36]

John Campbell (California)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 45) Won $1,285,137
2010 US House (California, District 48) Won $1,232,266
2008 US House (California, District 48) Won $1,007,800
2006 US House (California, District 48) Won $2,140,958
Grand Total Raised $5,666,161

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Campbell's reports.[37]

John Campbell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$581,294.27$88,582.35$(287,701.19)$382,175.43
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$382,175.43$154,682.81$(61,785.23)$475,073.01
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$475,073.01$2,364.63$(93,408.26)$384,029.38
Running totals
$245,629.79$(442,894.68)

2012

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

Campbell won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Campbell's campaign committee raised a total of $1,285,137 and spent $1,421,706.[41] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[42]

Cost per vote

Campbell spent $8.29 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Campbell won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Campbell's campaign committee raised a total of $1,232,266 and spent $783,849.[43]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 48, 2010 - John Campbell (California) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,232,266
Total Spent $783,849
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $704,262
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $703,112
Top contributors to John Campbell (California)'s campaign committee
Allianz$13,300
Steadfast Companies$12,600
Edwards Lifesciences$11,000
Kilroy Realty$10,600
Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors$10,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$120,850
Insurance$113,500
Securities & Investment$97,100
Automotive$80,900
Retired$56,900

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Campbell is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[44]

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.[45]

Campbell most often votes with:

Campbell least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Campbell missed 461 of 5,822 roll call votes from December 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 7.9% which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[46]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Campbell paid his congressional staff a total of $899,272 in 2011. He ranked 119th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 145th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[47]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Campbell's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $9,351,060 and $34,567,000. That averages to $21,959,030, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Campbell ranked as the 28th most wealthy representative in 2012.[48]

John Campbell Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$21,959,030$71,000

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. Campbell ranked 158th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[49]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Campbell ranked 217th in the conservative rankings.[50]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Campbell has voted with the Republican Party 97.9% of the time, which ranked 69th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[51]

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Catherine, have two children.

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
  2. Campbell for Congress "John Campbell to Seek Re-Election In California’s New 45th District," accessed March 10, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Politico, "Calif. Rep. John Campbell to step down," June 27, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "John Campbell," accessed November 14, 2011
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congressman John Campbell, Proudly Serving California's 48th District, "Biography," accessed August 1, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  24. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. 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
  27. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
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  31. California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
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  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
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  39. Federal Election Commission, "John Campbell July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "John Campbell October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
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  42. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  43. Open Secrets, "John Campbell 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 14, 2011
  44. GovTrack, "John Campbell," accessed June 7 2013
  45. OpenCongress, "John Campbell," accessed July 31, 2013
  46. GovTrack, "John Campbell," accessed April 2, 2013
  47. LegiStorm, "John Campbell," accessed August 21, 2012
  48. OpenSecrets, "John Campbell (R-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  49. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  50. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  51. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
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Mary Bono Mack (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2005-Present
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California State Senate
2005
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California State Assembly
2001-2004
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