Ann Marie Buerkle

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Ann Marie Buerkle
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U.S. House, New York, District 25
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2011-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York Assistant Attorney General
Syracuse Common Council
Bachelor'sLe Moyne College
J.D.Syracuse University
OtherSt. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing (R.N.)
Date of birthMay 8, 1951
Place of birthAuburn, New York
ProfessionNurse, Attorney
Net worth$183,001
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Ann Marie Buerkle (b. May 8, 1951) was 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 was a "centrist Republican follower."[2]


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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]


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


Buerkle served 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


Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Neutral/Abstain Buerkle did not cast a vote regarding 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. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]



See also: New York's 24th Congressional District elections, 2012

Buerkle lost her re-election bid in 2012 for the newly redrawn 25th District.[7] She was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and was defeated by Dan Maffei (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8] She was considered a vulnerable incumbent in this newly constructed district.[9]

U.S. House, New York District 24 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Maffei 47.1% 143,044
     Republican Ann Marie Buerkle Incumbent 41.9% 127,054
     Green Ursula Rozum 7.5% 22,670
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3.6% 10,799
Total Votes 303,567
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"


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).[10]

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


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

Buerkle lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Buerkle's campaign committee raised a total of $2,021,185 and spent $2,059,235.[11]


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.[12]


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 ranked 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.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Buerkle's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $66,003 to $299,999. That averages to $183,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $$7,859,232. Her average net worth decreased by 93.58% from 2010.[14]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, 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 was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

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. Buerkle tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 34th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[16]

Voting with party

November 2011

Ann Marie Buerkle voted with the Republican Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 51st among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[17]


Buerkle has six grown children and eleven grandchildren. All but one of her children lives outside of New York.[18]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Maffei
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 25
Succeeded by
Louise Slaughter
Preceded by
New York Assistant Attorney General
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Syracuse Common Council
Succeeded by