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Ander Crenshaw
Ander Crenshaw.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTillie K. Fowler (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,201,933
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate
1986-1994
Florida House of Representatives
1972-1978
Education
High schoolRobert E. Lee High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia
J.D.University of Florida
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 1, 1944
Place of birthJacksonville, Florida
ProfessionInvestment Banker, Attorney
Net worth$2,367,511
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ander Crenshaw campaign logo
Ander Crenshaw (b. September 1, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 4th congressional district.

Crenshaw was first elected in 2000 and most recently won re-election in 2012.[1]

He previously served in the Florida State Senate from 1986 to 1994 and Florida House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978.[2]

Crenshaw is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[3]

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

Biography

Crenshaw was born in Jacksonville, Florida, was educated at the University of Georgia (A.B. 1966) and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He earned his law degree in 1969 and continued to practice law while serving in Florida government.[4]

Career

Crenshaw was an investment banker before entering politics. He also continued to practice law while serving in Florida government.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Crenshaw serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations

2011-2012

Crenshaw served on the following committees:[6]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Financial services and General Government

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ander Crenshaw endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Campaign themes

2012

Crenshaw's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • My Economic Road Map to Prosperity
Excerpt: "For far too long, the federal government has been on a binge of spending, taxing, and borrowing. Bloated and vastly overextended, its unsustainable promises now feed escalating debts that will cripple our economy, undermine our prosperity and lead to fiscal insolvency."
  • Securing Our National Defense
Excerpt: "I believe that the number one responsibility of the federal government is to protect American lives. The only way to keep America safe is to keep America strong."
  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "More taxation, regulation, and litigation will not create more jobs. Government takeovers of the economy have failed while the size and the scope of the federal government has exploded. Washington has tied the hands of small business owners and job creators with onerous regulations and backward fiscal policies that have stalled the economy, slowed innovation and destroyed jobs."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "The Republican-led House has passed several bills to keep the Bush-era tax cuts in place for one more year; however, the Senate has not acted and hard working Americans will face the largest tax increase in the nation’s history on January 1, 2013."
  • Health Reform
Excerpt: "Earlier this year, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. The law may be constitutional according to the United States Supreme Court; however, ObamaCare was bad law yesterday, and it is bad law today. That’s why I voted once again to fully repeal ObamaCare soon after the decision was announced."

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Crenshaw sought re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 4th District. Crenshaw sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.[10] Crenshaw won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[11][12] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[13]

U.S. House, Florida District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnder Crenshaw Incumbent 76.1% 239,988
     Independent Gary Koniz 0.1% 246
     Independent James Klauder 23.8% 75,236
Total Votes 315,470
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnder Crenshaw 71.9% 46,788
Bob Black 18.1% 11,816
Deborah Katz Pueschel 10% 6,505
Total Votes 65,109

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crenshaw is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Crenshaw raised a total of $5,201,933 during that time period. This information was last updated on Republican.[20]

Ander Crenshaw's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $543,226
2010 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $554,327
2008 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $681,603
2006 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $1,223,900
2004 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $581,117
2002 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $529,479
2000 U.S. House (Florida District 4) Won $1,088,281
Grand Total Raised $5,201,933

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Crenshaw's reports.[21]

Ander Crenshaw Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]4/14/2013$369,182.94$87,403.44$(68,943.12)$387,643.26
July Quarterly[23]7/15/2013$387,643.26$143,541.84$(61,290.97)$469,894.13
Running totals
$230,945.28$(130,234.09)


2012

Breakdown of the source of Crenshaw's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Crenshaw won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Crenshaw's campaign committee raised a total of $543,227 and spent $721,657.[24]

2010

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

Crenshaw won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Crenshaw's campaign committee raised a total of $554,327 and spent $669,113.[25]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Ander Crenshaw Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $554,327
Total Spent $669,113
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $15,779
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $15,675
Top contributors to Ander Crenshaw's campaign committee
WW Gay Mechanical Contractor$10,600
AT&T Inc$10,000
BAE Systems$10,000
General Atomics$10,000
National Assn of Realtors$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$33,350
Special Trade Contractors$32,400
Retired$29,450
Defense Aerospace$19,000
Electric Utilities$18,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Crenshaw is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 10, 2013.[26]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Crenshaw missed 298 of 8,657 roll call votes from Jan 2001 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Crenshaw paid his congressional staff a total of $830,136 in 2011. He ranks 69th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 77th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

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, Crenshaw's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,460,023 and $3,275,000. That averages to $2,367,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 47.15% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Crenshaw's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,899,018 and $7,060,000. That averages to $4,479,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[30]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Crenshaw ranked 153rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[31]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Crenshaw ranked 146th in the conservative rankings.[32]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Ander Crenshaw has voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 52nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[33]

Personal

Crenshaw and his wife, Kitty, have been married 40 years and live in Jacksonville. They have 2 grown daughters and 2 granddaughters.[4]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  2. U.S. House: Crenshaw "Biography" Accessed June 10, 2013
  3. Americans for Tax Reform "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 United States Congressman Ander Crenshaw--Florida's 4th District "About Ander:Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Ander Crenshaw, United States Congressman For Florida's 4th District "Committee Assignments"
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Florida Division of Elections "2012 candidate list"
  11. AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  12. Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012
  13. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Ander Crenshaw" Accessed April 3, 2012
  21. Federal Election Commission "Ander Crenshaw 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 19, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Ander Crenshaw 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Ander Crenshaw 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 9, 2011
  26. Gov Track "Ander Crenshaw" Accessed June 10, 2013
  27. GovTrack, "Ander Crenshaw," Accessed March 29, 2013
  28. LegiStorm "Ander Crenshaw"
  29. http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00012739&year=2011 OpenSecrets.org, "Crenshaw (R-Fla), 2011"]
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Crenshaw, (R-Fl), 2010"
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Tillie K. Fowler
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 4
2001–Present
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Florida State Senate
1986-1994
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Florida House of Representatives
1972-1878
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