John Boccieri

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John Boccieri
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 16
Former officeholder
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sSaint Bonaventure University (1992)
Master'sWebster University (1996)
OtherOxford University (1991)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1994-1998
Service branchUnited States Air Force Reserve
Years of service1998-present
Date of birthOctober 5, 1969
Place of birthYoungstown, OH
ReligionRoman Catholic
Personal website
John Boccieri (b. October 5, 1969) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 16th District of Ohio. He was first elected to Congress in 2008, and ran unsuccessfully for re-election in 2010.[1]


Boccieri is a native of Youngstown, OH. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in economics from Saint Bonaventure University and a Master's in Business/Public Administration from Webster University. He also attended Sommerville College at Oxford University in 1991.

Boccieri resides in Alliance Ohio with his family. He and wife Stacey have three children.[1]


  • 2008-2010: United States House of Representatives, District 16
  • 2001-2006: Ohio State House of Representatives
  • 1998-present: United States Air Force Reserve
  • 1994-1998: United States Air Force
  • 1992-1994: Legislative Aide, Ohio State Representatives Greg DiDonanto and Richard Cordray
  • 1992: Semi-Professional Baseball Player, Portsmouth Explorers


On The Issues Vote Match

John Boccieri'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, Boccieri is a Liberal Populist. Boccieri received a score of 56 percent on social issues and 21 percent on economic issues.[2]

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

On The Issues Vote Quiz[3]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Unknown
Expand ObamaCare Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Favors
Vouchers for school choice Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[2] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Boccieri has voted with the House Democratic leadership 93.4% of the time.[4] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 94.2% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he votes 93.8% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[5]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2014

On January 5, 2013, Boccieri filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission paperwork stating his intention to run for Ohio's 7th Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2014. The current 7th District Rep. is Bob Gibbs, a Republican first elected in 2010.[6][7]

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-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 two 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
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Between 2007 and 2012, Boccieri's calculated net worth[8] increased by 177.4 percent. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[9]

John Bolccieri Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2007 to 2012:177%
Average annual growth:35%[10]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[11]
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.

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "John Boccieri Biography," accessed January 30, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 On The Issues, "John Boccieri Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  3. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
  4. A Line of Sight, July 2010 (timed out)
  5. The Washington Post analysis
  6. The Plain-Dealer Washington Reporter, "Former Rep. John Boccieri files papers to run against Rep. Bob Gibbs," January 28, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission, "FEC FORM 2 STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY," received January 10, 2013
  8. 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).
  9. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  10. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  11. 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.