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Todd Russell Platts

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Todd Russell Platts
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 19
Retired Representative
In office
2001-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1993-2000
Candidate, York County Commission
1995
Education
Bachelor'sShippensburg University, 1984
J.D.Pepperdine University, 1991
Personal
BirthdayMarch 5, 1962
Place of birthYork, PA
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website

Todd Russell Platts (b. March 5, 1962) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Platts was first elected in 2000 and did not run for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Platts was a "rank-and-file Republican."[1]

Career

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  • 1984: Graduated from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa.
  • 1991: Graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law,Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
  • 1992-2000: Served as a member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives
  • 2001-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

  • Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
  • Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management

Elections

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012

Platts did not seek re-election in 2012.[2]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Platts won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ryan S. Sanders and Joshua A. Monighan in the general election.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Russell Platts Incumbent 71.9% 165,219
     Democratic Ryan S. Sanders 23.3% 53,549
     Independent Joshua A. Monighan 4.8% 10,988
Total Votes 229,756

Campaign donors

2010

Platts won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Platts's campaign committee raised a total of $218,611 and spent $250,797.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010 - Todd Russell Platts Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $218,611
Total Spent $250,797
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $30,148
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $28,498
Top contributors to Todd Russell Platts's campaign committee
Acute Long Term Hospital Assn$4,600
FedPoint LLC$4,600
Shipley Energy$4,400
Hrc Inc$4,000
Maple Press$4,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$12,250
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$10,700
Real Estate$9,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$6,860
General Contractors$6,750

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Platts paid his congressional staff a total of $890,454 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[5]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Platts is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Platts's staff was given an apparent $17,203.33 in bonus money.[6]

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, Platts' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $21,014 to $147,000. That averages to $84,007 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[7]

National Journal vote rankings

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.In 2012, Platts ranked 225th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.[8][9]

2011

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.In 2011, Platts ranked 224th among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.[10]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Todd Russell Platts has voted with the Republican Party 87.8% of the time, which ranked 215 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[11]

Personal

Platts is married to Leslie. They have 2 children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
William F. Goodling
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 19
–present
Succeeded by
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