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
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, CA) 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 in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 45th District.[1] 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 did not seek 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."[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]

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 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 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png 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 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.[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

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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three 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 protected the Affordable Care Act from 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

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.[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]

Nay3.pngThe 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.[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

Yea3.png 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 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.[23]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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 was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

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.[28] Campbell joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[29][30]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png 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.[31]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

John Campbell'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, Campbell is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative. Campbell received a score of 43 percent on social issues and 73 percent on economic issues.[32]

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[33]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Neutral Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[32]

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. [34]

Elections

2014

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

Campbell chose to retire rather than seek 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.[35][36]

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

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

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.[41]

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Campbell's reports.[42]

John Campbell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2013$581,294.27$88,582.35$(287,701.19)$382,175.43
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2013$382,175.43$154,682.81$(61,785.23)$475,073.01
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2013$475,073.01$2,364.63$(93,408.26)$384,029.38
Running totals
$245,629.79$(442,894.68)

2012

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.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Campbell spent $8.29 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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.[48]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


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, 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.[49] Between 2005 and 2012, Campbell's calculated net worth[50] decreased by an average of 8 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[51]

John Campbell Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2005$51,176,705
2012$21,959,030
Growth from 2005 to 2012:-57%
Average annual growth:-8%[52]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[53]
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). Campbell received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Real Estate industry.

From 2005-2014, 33.42 percent of Campbell's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[54]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
John Campbell (California) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,911,798
Total Spent $5,428,936
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$634,976
Automotive$388,900
Insurance$360,750
Securities & Investment$326,680
Retired$264,329
% total in top industry10.74%
% total in top two industries17.32%
% total in top five industries33.42%

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 July 2014. This was the same rating Campbell received in June 2013.[55]

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.[56]

Campbell most often votes with:

Campbell 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, Campbell missed 923 of 6,805 roll call votes from December 2005 to July 2014. This amounts to 13.6% which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[57]

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.[58]

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.

2013

Due to missing a number of votes, rankings are not available for Campbell in 2013.[59]

2012

Campbell ranked 158th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[60]

2011

Campbell ranked 217th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[61]

Voting with party

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

2014

Campbell voted with the Republican Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 48th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[62]

2013

Campbell voted with the Republican Party 97.9 percent of the time, which ranked 69th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[63]

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Catherine, have two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  50. 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).
  51. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  53. 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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Mary Bono Mack (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - California
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2005
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