Alan Nunnelee

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Alan Nunnelee
Alan Nunnelee.jpg
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTravis Childers (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,207,143
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate, District 6
1995-2010
Education
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 9, 1958
Place of birthTupelo, Mississippi
ProfessionInsurance Company Owner
Net worth$620,005
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Patrick Alan Nunnelee (b. October 9, 1958) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Mississippi's 1st congressional district. Nunnelee was first elected to the House in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Nunnelee previously served in the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 6th district.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Nunnelee is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Nunnelee was born in 1958 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1980. Prior to his political career, Nunnelee worked as an insurance company owner.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Nunnelee's political career[1]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Nunnelee serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Nunnelee served on the following House committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Mississippi Senate

Before his resignation from the Mississippi State Senate, Nunnelee served on the following committees:

Issues

Political positions

  • Nunnelee has voted for repealing ObamaCare.[4]
  • He has sponsored a bill to prevent taxpayer money for funding abortions.[5]
  • He has voted for the balanced budget amendment.[6]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Alan Nunnelee endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Nunnelee 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Campaign themes

2012

  • Economy & Jobs

Excerpt: "I believe true economic growth comes from the private sector; the government cannot spend us into prosperity."[9]

  • Education

Excerpt: "We should allow states and schools to have the ability to set their own innovative priorities and receive maximum flexibility in advancing those priorities."[10]

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "We need to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to clear the way for patient centered health care reform."[11]

  • Immigration

Excerpt: "We should first and foremost secure the borders and enforce existing laws. We also need to start dealing with the magnet that draws people here and that is the jobs."[12]

  • National Defense

Excerpt: "I support a strong national defense by providing our military with the resources it needs to keep our nation safe and maintain freedom."[13]

Elections

2012

See also: Mississippi's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Nunnelee won re-election.[14] Nunnelee ran for re-election to the 1st congressional district in 2012. He defeated Henry Ross and Robert Estes in the March 13 primary election. Nunnelee faced Brad Morris (D), Jim R. Bourland (Constitution), Danny Bedwell (Libertarian), and Chris Potts (Reform) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[15][16]


Alan Nunnelee, "Closing remarks on amendment to prevent taxpayer funding of abortion"[17]
U.S. House, Mississippi District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brad Morris 36.9% 114,076
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Nunnelee Incumbent 60.4% 186,760
     Libertarian Danny Bedwell 1.2% 3,584
     Constitution Jim R. Bourland 0.8% 2,390
     Reform Chris Potts 0.8% 2,367
Total Votes 309,177
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Mississippi's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAllen Nunnelee Incumbent 57.4% 43,487
Robert Estes 13.7% 10,390
Henry Ross 28.9% 21,944
Total Votes 75,821

Full history


2007

On November 6, 2007, Patrick Nunnelee ran for District 6 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Johnathan Davis. [19]

Patrick Nunnelee raised $187,894 for his campaign.[20]

Mississippi Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes Percent
Patrick Nunnelee (R) 10,094 65.5%
Johnathan Davis (D) 5,314 34.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nunnelee is available dating back to 1999. Based on available campaign finance records, Nunnelee raised a total of $3,623,643 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 3, 2013.[21][22]

Alan Nunnelee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Mississippi, District 1) Won $1,467,759
2010 U.S. House (Mississippi, District 1) Won $1,739,384
2009 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $92,941
2007 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $187,894
2005 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $48,155
2003 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $75,410
1999 Mississippi State Senate, District 6 Won $12,100
Grand Total Raised $3,623,643

2012

Breakdown of the source of Nunnelee's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Nunnelee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nunnelee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,467,760 and spent $1,432,932.[23]

2010

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

Nunnelee won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nunnelee's campaign committee raised a total of $1,739,384 and spent $1,617,120.[24]

U.S. House of Representatives, Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, 2010 - Alan Nunnelee Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,739,384
Total Spent $1,617,120
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,817,037
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,796,376
Top contributors to Alan Nunnelee's campaign committee
Telapex Inc$20,200
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$15,000
Freedom Project$15,000
Eutaw Construction$14,200
BancorpSouth$13,400
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$154,400
Health Professionals$143,565
Retired$133,598
General Contractors$74,450
Lawyers/Law Firms$57,910

2009

Nunnelee was not up for election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $92,941.

2007

Nunnelee won re-election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $187,984.

2005

Nunnelee was not up for election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2005. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $48,155.

2003

Nunnelee won re-election to the Mississippi State Senate in 2003. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $75,410.

1999

Nunnelee won re-election to the Mississippi State Senate in 1999. During that election cycle, Nunnelee raised a total of $12,100.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Nunnelee is a "far-right Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[25]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Nunnelee missed 54 of 1,698 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [26]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nunnelee paid his congressional staff a total of $721,470 in 2011. Overall, Mississippi ranked 41st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[27]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Nunnelee's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $365,011 and $875,000. That averages to $620,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 1.3% from 2010.[28]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Nunnelee's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $364,010 to $860,000. This yields an average net worth of $612,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[29]

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, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Nunnelee was ranked the 43rd most conservative representative during 2012.[30]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Alan Nunnelee was ranked the 56th most conservative representative during 2011.[31]

Percentage 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, Alan Nunnelee has voted with the Republican Party 97.8% of the time, which ranked 41st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[32]

Recent news

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Personal

Nunnelee lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, with his wife, Tori (nee Bedels), and their three children.[33]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Alan Nunnelee" Accessed December 3, 2011
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 3, 2011
  4. Rep. Nunelle's U.S. House Website, News
  5. Rep. Nunelle's U.S. House Website, News
  6. Rep. Nunelle's U.S. House Website, News
  7. Rick Santorum for President, "Congressman Alan Nunnelee endorses Santorum for president," March 13, 2012
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  10. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  11. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  12. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  13. Alan Nunnelee "Issues," Accessed: October 11, 2012
  14. Politico "2012 Election Map, Mississippi"
  15. Sun Herald "Fields fill up for Mississippi congressional race" Accessed January 16, 2012
  16. Mississippi Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  17. YouTube channel
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Mississippi State Senate official election results for 2007
  20. Follow the Money's report on Nunnelee's 2007 campaign contributions
  21. Open Secrets "Alan Nunnelee" Accessed May 16, 2013
  22. Follow the Money, "Nunnelee, Alan." Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  23. Open Secrets "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed June 17, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Alan Nunnelee 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 3, 2011
  25. Gov Track "Alan Nunnelee," Accessed June 17, 2013
  26. GovTrack, "Alan Nunnelee" Accessed April 2013
  27. LegiStorm, "Alan Nunnelee," Accessed October 8, 2012
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Alan Nunnelee, (R-Miss), 2011"
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  30. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  31. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  33. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed December 3, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Travis Childers
U.S. House of Representatives - Mississippi, District 1
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate, District 6
1995-2010
Succeeded by
Nancy Adams Collins (R)