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


Campaign themes


Quayle's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • Life
Excerpt: "I believe in the sanctity of life and am a defender of the Rule of Law, believing that judges should interpret the law and not legislate from the bench. I am a cosponsor of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and have supported legislation to defund Planned Parenthood."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Our Constitution is the cornerstone of our democracy. The right to bear arms is a constitutionally protected individual right. As a gun-owner, I do not support imposing criminal penalties on law-abiding citizens. I will always defend a person’s right to bear arms. Ben is a gun owner and card carrying NRA member."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "We need a responsible environmental policy that balances our need to conserve our environment for future generations and doesn’t hamper our economy with overreaching regulations. We need to have a rational environmental policy, not one that is arbitrary or based on emotion."
  • Card Check
Excerpt: "I oppose card check. Workers should have the right to a secret ballot and that right should be protected. I strongly oppose the Obama Administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s constitutional amendment protecting workers’ secret ballot rights and support legislation to prohibit funding of this lawsuit."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Every child in America should have the opportunity to receive a quality education. Education is how America sustains its leadership position in the world. Instead of creating more federal programs, we should encourage more state and local control. I am a strong supporter of charter schools and the use of new innovations in education."



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]


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


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:



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


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