Benjamin Quayle

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Benjamin Quayle
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U.S. House, Arizona, District 3
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDuke University
J.D.Vanderbilt University
Date of birthNovember 5, 1976
Place of birthFort Wayne, Indiana
ProfessionCo-Founder, Tynwald Capital
Office website
Campaign website
Benjamin Eugene "Ben" Quayle is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Quayle was first elected to the House in 2010.

Due to redistricting, Quayle is seeking re-election in the Arizona's 6th District. He faces fellow GOP incumbent David Schweikert in the August 28, 2012 primary.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Quayle is a "rank-and-file Republican".[2]


Quayle was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He earned a B.A. from Duke University in 1998 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2002.[3]


Outside of public life, Quayle worked as a business owner and an attorney in private practice.

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Quayle serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Homeland Security Committee
    • Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
  • Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    • Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
    • Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Chair


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Quayle votes with the Republican Party 92.4% of the time. This ranks 117th among the 242 Senate Republicans in 2011.[5]



See also: Arizona's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Quayle is seeking re-election in the Arizona's 6th District. He faces fellow GOP incumbent David Schweikert in the August 28, 2012 primary.


On November 2, 2010, Quayle won election to the United States House. He defeated Jon Hulburd (D), Michael Shoen (Libertarian), and Leonard Clark (Green) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Arizona District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Quayle 52.2% 108,689
     Democratic Jon Hulburd 41.1% 85,610
     Libertarian Michael Shoen 5% 10,478
     Green Leonard Clark 1.6% 3,294
Total Votes 208,071

Campaign donors


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

Quayle won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Quayle's campaign committee raised a total of $2,653,070 and spent $2,645,463.[7]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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Quayle has a wife, Tiffany.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Shadegg
U.S. House of Representatives - Arizona, District 3
Succeeded by