Ann Marie Buerkle

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Ann Marie Buerkle
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U.S. House, New York, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York Assistant Attorney General
1997-2010
Syracuse Common Council
1994-1995
Education
Bachelor'sLe Moyne College
J.D.Syracuse University
OtherSt. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing (R.N.)
Personal
BirthdayMay 8, 1951
Place of birthAuburn, New York
ProfessionNurse, Attorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ann Marie Buerkle (b. May 8, 1951) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Buerkle was elected by voters from New York's 25th congressional district. Due to New York's 2012 redistricting, Buerkle ran in the newly redrawn 24th district. She was defeated by Dan Maffei on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Buerkle is a "centrist Republican follower".[2]

Biography

Buerkle was born in Auburn, New York. She earned her R.N. from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1972, a B.S. from Le Moyne College in 1977, and a J.D. from Syracuse University in 1994.[3]

Career

After earning her credentials, Buerkle worked as a nurse. After she later earned her J.D., she worked as an attorney.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Buerkle serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
  • Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs
  • Veterans' Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Health Chair
    • Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 24th congressional district elections, 2012

Buerkle lost her re-election bid in 2012 for the newly redrawn 25th district.[6] She was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and was defeated by Dan Maffei (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7] She was considered a vulnerable incumbent in this newly constructed district. [8]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Buerkle was elected to the United States House. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. She defeated Daniel B. Maffei (D).[9]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 25 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Marie Buerkle 48.5% 104,602
     Democratic Daniel B. Maffei 48.2% 103,954
     Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,057
Total Votes 215,613

Campaign donors

2012

Ann Marie Buerkle Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2012$390,686.38$237,784.98$(101,883.35)$526,588.01
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2012$695,429.41$113,217.85$(43,542.73)$765,104.53
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2012$765,104.53$531,111.73$(475,633.58)$820,582.68
Running totals
$882,114.56$(621,059.66)

2010

Breakdown of the source of Buerkle's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Buerkle was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $840,574 and spent $758,777.[13]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Ann Marie Buerkle Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $840,574
Total Spent $758,777
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $3,192,682
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $3,114,128
Top contributors to Ann Marie Buerkle's campaign committee
Elliott Management$22,999
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$15,000
Freedom Project$15,000
Jobs, Economy & Budget Fund$10,000
Susan B Anthony List$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$95,420
Securities & Investment$52,383
Retired$49,339
Candidate Committees$29,500
Republican/Conservative$29,000

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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. Buerkle paid her congressional staff a total of $782,863 in 2011. Overall, New York ranks 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, Buerkle's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $601,004 to $5,099,998. Averaging to a net worth of $2,850,501 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Ann Marie Buerkle has voted with the Republican Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 51st among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[16]

Personal

Buerkle has six grown children and eleven grandchildren. All but one of her children lives outside of New York.[17]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Maffei
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 25
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York Assistant Attorney General
1997-2010
Succeeded by
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Syracuse Common Council
1994-1995
Succeeded by
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