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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
Cost per vote$3.01 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
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$2,388,506.50
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]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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][6]

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

2011-2012

Crenshaw served on the following committees:[7]

  • 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

Legislative actions

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.[8] For more information pertaining to Crenshaw's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

A statement issued by Crenshaw on September 2, 2013, said he is happy the President is seeking congressional authorization and that using chemical weapons on the innocent is “not tolerable.”[10] He says he is now analyzing all the information at hand to figure out how to move forward “on this most troubling piece of world history."[10]

Protesters march to demand "no" vote

More than 130 protesters, including more than 70 Syrian Americans, gathered in Jacksonville's Memorial Park and marched on Crenshaw's office to demand "Hands off Syria" on September 7, 2013. The protest, Organized by Jacksonville Against the War on Syria (JAWS), demanded that Crenshaw and Corrine Brown vote no on authorization for President Barack Obama's proposed military strike on Syria.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Crenshaw voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted in favor of 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.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted in support of 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.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various 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.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Crenshaw voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.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.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] 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. Crenshaw voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[17]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[20] 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.[21] Crenshaw voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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 funds 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.[23] 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. Crenshaw voted for HR 2775.[24]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted in favor of 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 would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[12]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Crenshaw did not vote on 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Crenshaw voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Crenshaw voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

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 1 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.[25]

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. [26]

Campaign themes

2012

Crenshaw's campaign website listed the following issues:[27]

  • 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."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Crenshaw is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[28] Crenshaw won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[29][30] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[31]

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 March 22, 2013.[38]

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.[39]

Ander Crenshaw (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 14, 2013$369,182.94$87,403.44$(68,943.12)$387,643.26
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$387,643.26$143,541.84$(61,290.97)$469,894.13
October Quarterly[42]October 13, 2013$469,894.13$41,967.77$(52,411)$459,450
Year-end[43]January 30, 2014$459,450$65,300$(82,115)$442,635
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$442,635$124,224$(83,696)$483,163
Running totals
$462,437.05$(348,456.09)

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.[45] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[46]

Cost per vote

Crenshaw spent $3.01 per vote received in 2012.

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.[47]

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.[48]

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.[49]

Crenshaw most often votes with:

Crenshaw least often votes with:

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 January 2001 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[50]

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 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.[51]

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, Crenshaw's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,497,013 and $3,280,000. That averages to $2,388,506.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Crenshaw ranked as the 133rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[52]

Ander Crenshaw Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$2,388,506.500.89%
2011$2,367,511-47.15%
2010$4,479,509N/A

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.

2012

Crenshaw ranked 153rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[53]

2011

Crenshaw ranked 146th in the conservative rankings.[54]

Voting with party

Ander Crenshaw voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 52nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[55]

Personal

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

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See also

External links

References

  1. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," November 6, 2012
  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," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  7. Ander Crenshaw, United States Congressman For Florida's 4th District "Committee Assignments"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 WOKV.com, "Where YOUR Congressmen stand on Syria strike," accessed September 9, 2013
  11. Fight Back News.org, "130 in Jacksonville march on Rep. Crenshaw's office, demand "Hands off Syria,"" accessed September 9, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Project Votesmart, "Ander Crenshaw Voting Record," accessed September 20, 2013
  13. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  14. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  24. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  25. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  26. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  27. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012
  28. Florida Division of Elections "2012 candidate list"
  29. AP Results "U.S. House Results" accessed August 14, 2012
  30. Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," accessed September 4, 2012
  31. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," November 6, 2012
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  38. Open Secrets, "Ander Crenshaw" accessed April 3, 2012
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Ander Crenshaw 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 19, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 19, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Ander Crenshaw October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  45. Open Secrets, "Ander Crenshaw 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 13, 2013
  46. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Ander Crenshaw 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 9, 2011
  48. GovTrack, "Ander Crenshaw" accessed June 10, 2013
  49. OpenCongress, "Rep. Ander Crenshaw," accessed July 31, 2013
  50. GovTrack, "Ander Crenshaw," accessed March 29, 2013
  51. LegiStorm, "Ander Crenshaw"
  52. OpenSecrets.org, "Crenshaw, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  53. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  54. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  55. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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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
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