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Scott Tipton
Scott Tipton.JPG
U.S. House, Colorado, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Salazar (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$12.01 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,395,644
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State House of Representatives
2008-2010
Education
Bachelor'sFort Lewis College
Personal
BirthdayNovember 9, 1956
Place of birthEspanola, New Mexico
Net worth$6,374,535
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Tipton (b. November 9, 1956, in Espanola, NM) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. Tipton was first elected to the House in 2010.

Tipton was most recently re-elected in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Sal Pace (D), Gregory Gilman (L), Tisha Casida (I), Morgan West (I) and Jaime McMillan (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Tipton began his political career with an unsuccessful run for U.S. House in 2006. He won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in the following election in 2008. After serving a term in the state house, he was successfully elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

Tipton is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated David Cox in the Republican primary on June 24, 2012. He will face Abel Tapia (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Tipton's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1978: Graduated from Fort Lewis College with B.A.
  • 2006: Unsuccessful run for U.S. House
  • 2008-2010: Colorado House of Representatives
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Colorado

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Tipton serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Small Business Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations

Colorado House

2009-2010

Tipton served on the following committees while a member of the Colorado State House:

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.[5] For more information pertaining to Tipton's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Tipton voted for 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.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Tipton voted for 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.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Tipton 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.[9]

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, known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12]Tipton did not vote on the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.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.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] 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. Tipton joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[13][14]

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.[16] 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.[17] Tipton voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The 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.[19] 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. Tipton voted for HR 2775.[20]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Yea3.png Tipton 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.[21]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Tipton voted for 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.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Tipton voted for 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.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Tipton voted for 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.[25]

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.[26] Tipton joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[27][28]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Tipton 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.[29]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Scott Tipton'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, Tipton is a Hard-Core Conservative. Tipton received a score of 17 percent on social issues and 75 percent on economic issues.[30]

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[31]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors 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 Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[30]

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Tipton's 3rd District became much more competitive. Under the old map the district had a slight Republican edge.[32]

Colorado House

Tipton's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1144 - Mandatory Minimum Child Sex Offense
  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Campaign themes

2012

Tipton's campaign website listed the following issues:[33]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "With unemployment in the 3rd Congressional district still near 10 percent, my number one priority in Congress is to help get Coloradans back to work."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "As a gun owner and a lifelong member of the NRA, I am committed to ensuring that neither the federal nor state government infringe on the right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms."
  • Water
Excerpt: "We need to protect the 3rd Congressional District’s water from downstream threats, and from instate water grabs. We must also increase our storage capacity by upgrading current structures; some are almost 60 years old. "
  • Tax Policy
Excerpt: "We must not burden the entrepreneurs and job creators with an excessive tax system. In Congress, I introduced legislation to lower the corporate, capital gains and dividends tax rates to help businesses stay competitive in the global market and bring jobs back to Colorado."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "I am firmly opposed to privatizing Social Security."

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Tipton is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated David Cox in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[34] He will face Abel Tapia (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Colorado District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Tipton Incumbent 74.5% 46,177
David Cox 25.5% 15,773
Total Votes 61,950
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

2012

See also: Colorado's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Tipton won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Sal Pace (D), Gregory Gilman (L), Tisha Casida (I), Morgan West (I) and Jaime McMillan (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[35][36]

U.S. House, Colorado District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sal Pace 41.1% 142,619
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Tipton Incumbent 53.4% 185,291
     Libertarian Gregory Gilman 2.4% 8,212
     Independent Tisha Casida 3.2% 11,125
Total Votes 347,247
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


2008

On November 4, 2008, Tipton won election to the 58th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Noelle Hagan (D).[38]

Tipton raised $97,877 for his campaign, while Hagan raised $54,271.[39]

Colorado State House, District 58 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Tipton (R) 22,623
Noelle Hagan (D) 15,847

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Tipton is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tipton raised a total of $4,395,644 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[40]

Scott Tipton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 3) Won $2,342,228
2010 US House (Colorado, District 3) Won $1,232,113
2006 US House (Colorado, District 3) Won $821,303
Grand Total Raised $4,395,644


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Tipton's reports.[41]

Scott Tipton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$136,546.31$134,162.65$(59,509.85)$211,199.11
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$211,199.11$232,402.00$(47,985.24)$395,615.87
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$395,615.87$158,997.00$(72,382.37)$482,230.50
Year-End[45]January 16, 2014$482,230$132,947$(53,770)$560,807
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2014$560,807$201,433$(49,169)$713,071
Pre-Primary[47]June 12, 2014$713,071$67,052$(60,330)$719,793
July Quarterly[48]July 16, 2014$719,793$122,399$(59,540)$782,652
October Quarterly[49]October 16, 2014$782,652$177,927$(576,906)$383,672
Running totals
$1,227,319.65$(979,592.46)

2012

Tipton won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Tipton's campaign committee raised a total of $2,342,228 and spent $2,225,170.[50] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[51]

Cost per vote

Tipton spent $12.01 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Tipton won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Tipton's campaign committee raised a total of $1,232,113 and spent $1,207,832.[52]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


2008

Below are Tipton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[53]

Contributor 2008 total
Montrose County Republican Central Cmte $2,000
Copic Insurance $1,000
CO Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Montezuma County Republican Central Cmte $750
Scott Tipton $598

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, Tipton's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,864,070 and $9,885,000. That averages to $6,374,535, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Tipton ranked as the 57th most wealthy representative in 2012.[54] Between 2009 and 2012, Tipton's calculated net worth[55] increased by an average of 37 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[56]

Scott Tipton Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$3,007,787
2012$6,374,535
Growth from 2009 to 2012:112%
Average annual growth:37%[57]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[58]
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). Tipton received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 2005-2014, 31.77 percent of Tipton's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[59]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Scott Tipton Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,445,043
Total Spent $4,655,012
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$642,379
Leadership PACs$322,550
Oil & Gas$307,005
Real Estate$290,579
Lawyers/Law Firms$167,117
% total in top industry11.8%
% total in top two industries17.72%
% total in top five industries31.77%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Tipton is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Tipton received in June 2013.[60]

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.[61]

Tipton most often votes with:

Tipton 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, Tipton missed 38 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[62]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Tipton paid his congressional staff a total of $955,307 in 2011. He ranked 35th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 207th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[63]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Tipton was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Tipton's staff was given an apparent $3,932.75 in bonus money.[64]

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

Tipton ranked 182nd in the conservative rankings in 2013.[65]

2012

Tipton ranked 139th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[66]

2011

Tipton ranked 50th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[67]

Voting with party

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

2014

Tipton voted with the Republican Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 116th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Tipton voted with the Republican Party 98.2 percent of the time, which ranked 50th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[69]

Personal

Tipton and his wife, Jean, have two children.

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See also

External links

References

  1. Associated Press, "Unofficial election results," June 26, 2012
  2. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Scott Tipton," accessed November 1, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
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  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
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  22. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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  31. 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.
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  54. OpenSecrets, "Scott Tipton (R-Colo), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  55. 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).
  56. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  57. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  58. 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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  67. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  68. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  69. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Salazar
U.S. House - Colorado District 3
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 58
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Don Coram