Benjamin Quayle

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Benjamin Quayle
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U.S. House, Arizona, District 3
Incumbent
In office
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
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
J.D.Vanderbilt University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 5, 1976
Place of birthFort Wayne, Indiana
ProfessionCo-Founder, Tynwald Capital
ReligionChristian
Websites
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]

Biography

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]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

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

Issues

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]

Elections

2012

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, Republican primary.

According to the fiscal watchdog organization Club for Growth, the primary race between incumbents Quayle and Schweikert is the "most watched Republican congressional primary race in the country." Quayle appears to be the favorite of Republican leadership, while Schweikert stands as a Tea Party favorite. Both representatives are new to the House and will be running for re-election to their 2nd term in 2012. [6]

2010

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.[7]

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

2010

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.[8]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Arizona District 3, 2010 - Benjamin Quayle Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,653,070
Total Spent $2,645,463
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,670,024
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,647,490
Top contributors to Benjamin Quayle's campaign committee
Cerberus Capital Management$97,000
Schulte, Roth & Zabel$23,400
Bank of America$22,950
Peabody Energy$21,200
Knight Transportation$19,700
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Securities & Investment$292,700
Retired$211,378
Real Estate$200,215
Misc Finance$136,358
Lawyers/Law Firms$134,583

Endorsements

2012

Quayle has been endorsed by John McCain in his primary battle with David Schweikert.[9]

Personal

Quayle has a wife, Tiffany.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
John Shadegg
U.S. House of Representatives - Arizona, District 3
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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