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Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 6
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCharlie Wilson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$12.20 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,698,428
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTroy University
Master'sGeorgia Tech
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1973-1999
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1954
Place of birthRoseboro, North Carolina
ProfessionAir Force, Business Owner
Net worth$459,522.50
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William Leslie "Bill" Johnson (b. November 10, 1954, in Roseboro, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio's 6th Congressional District. Johnson was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to representing Ohio's 6th Congressional District, Bill spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force.[1]

Johnson is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Johnson is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Johnson was born in Roseboro, North Carolina. He earned his B.S. from Troy University in 1979 and his M.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Johnson's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Johnson serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

2011-2012

Johnson served on the following committees:[4]

  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Veterans' Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    • Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Johnson's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[10] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[11] Johnson voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[12]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[13] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Johnson voted against HR 2775.[14]

Johnson declined to accept his salary while the government was shutdown.[15]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[16]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[17] The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[19]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[20]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Johnson voted for 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. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[21]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Bill Johnson's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Johnson is a Hard-Core Conservative. Johnson received a score of 17 percent on personal issues and 78 percent on economic issues.[22]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[23]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Neutral Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[22]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Johnson is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014.[24] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Johnson is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[25]

2012

See also: Ohio's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 6th District. He defeated Victor Smith in the March 6th Republican primary.[26]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[27] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[27]

U.S. House, Ohio District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charlie Wilson 46.7% 144,444
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Johnson Incumbent 53.3% 164,536
Total Votes 308,980
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Johnson Incumbent 83.9% 56,905
Victor Smith 16.1% 10,888
Total Votes 67,793

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $2,698,428 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[29]

Bill Johnson (Ohio)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 6) Won $2,026,753
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 6) Won $671,675
Grand Total Raised $2,698,428

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Johnson’s reports.[30]

Bill Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2013$22,494.03$182,362.28$(73,727.16)$131,129.15
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$131,129.15$269,127.51$(84,646.38)$315,610.28
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2013$315,610.28$342,039.37$(129,413.21)$528,236.44
Year-End Quarterly[34]December 31, 2013$528,236.00$180,755.00$(60,608.00)$650,942.00
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2014$650,942.37$381,770.00$(71,180.94)$961,531.43
Running totals
$1,356,054.16$(419,575.69)

2012

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

Johnson won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $2,026,754 and spent $2,007,027.[36]

Cost per vote

Johnson spent $12.20 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Johnson won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $671,675 and spent $639,670.[37]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Ohio District 6, 2010 - Bill Johnson (Ohio) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $671,675
Total Spent $639,670
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,057,441
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,236,213
Top contributors to Bill Johnson (Ohio)'s campaign committee
Magnum Magnetics$13,069
Murray Energy$13,036
Brilex Industries$8,877
Industrial Supplies Co$7,200
United Steel Service$7,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$59,900
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$45,246
Mining$31,486
Candidate Committees$28,000
Retired$24,921

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

  • The Net Worth Metric
  • The K-Street Metric (coming soon)
  • The Donation Concentration Metric (coming soon)
  • The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (coming soon)

PGI: Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Johnson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $152,045 to $767,000. That averages to $459,522.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Johnson ranked as the 278th most wealthy representative in 2012.[38] Between 2009 and 2012, Johnson's net worth decreased by 7.7 percent. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[39]

Bill Johnson Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$497,654
2012$459,522
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-8%
Average annual growth:-3%[40]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[41]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Johnson is a "far-right Republican," as of June 20, 2013.[42]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[43]

Johnson most often votes with:

Johnson least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Johnson missed 4 of 1,714 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 0.2% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[44]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid his congressional staff a total of $805,307 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[45]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Johnson ranked 135th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[46]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Johnson was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 45th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[47]

Voting with party

2013

Johnson voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 99th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[48]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, "Johnson," accessed June 20, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "JOHNSON, Bill, (1954 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, Proudly representing Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, "Committees"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  14. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 On The Issues, "Bill Johnson Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
  23. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  24. Associated Press, "Ohio Primary Election Results," accessed May 7, 2014
  25. Roll Call, "House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program," July 21, 2013
  26. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Bill Johnson" accessed March 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson April Quarterly," accessed August, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Bill Johnson April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  36. Open Secrets, "Bill Johnson 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  37. Open Secrets, "Bill Johnson 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  38. Open Secrets, "Johnson (R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  39. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  40. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  41. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  42. GovTrack, "Bill Johnson," accessed June 20, 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Bill Johnson," accessed August 8, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Bill Johnson," accessed April 2013
  45. LegiStorm, "Bill Johnson," accessed September 25, 2012
  46. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  47. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  48. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Charlie Wilson
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 6
2011–Present
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