Bill Posey

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Bill Posey
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U.S. House, Florida, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDaniel Webster (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, District 15
2001-2003
Florida House of Representatives, District 32
1993-2000
Education
High schoolCocoa High School
Associate'sBrevard Community College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 18, 1947
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionReal Estate Executive
Net worth$698,006
ReligionMethodist - UMC
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bill Posey campaign logo
William "Bill" Posey (b. December 18, 1947) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Posey was elected by voters from Florida's 8th congressional district. [1]

Due to redistricting, Posey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 8th District. Posey sought re-election on the Republican ticket.[2] The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[3]


Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Posey is a "far-right Republican".[4]

Biography

Posey was born in 1947 and has been a Florida resident since 1956. After graduating from Cocoa High, he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the Kennedy Space Center until he was laid off with the end of the Apollo Program.[5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Posey serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Posey served on the following committees:[7]

  • Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Posey voted against 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Posey was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 8th District. Posey was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Posey ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey Incumbent 58.9% 205,432
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 37.5% 130,870
     Independent Richard Gillmor 3.6% 12,607
Total Votes 348,909
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Posey won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Shannon Roberts (D) in the general election.[10]

United States House of Representatives, Florida Congressional District 15, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey Incumbent 64.7% 157,079
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 35.3% 85,595
Total Votes 242,674

Campaign donors

2012

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

Posey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Posey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,051,652 and spent $900,122.[11]

2010

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

Posey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Posey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,094,169 and spent $1,027,987.[12]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Posey paid his congressional staff a total of $939,933 in 2011. He ranks 146th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 190th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th 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

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Posey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $234,013 and $1,161,999. That averages to $698,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 33.46% from 2010.[14]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Posey's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $134,012 and $911,999. That averages to $523,005.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

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. Posey ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[16]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Posey ranked 101st in the conservative rankings.[17]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Bill Posey voted with the Republican Party 92 of the time, which ranked 144 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[18]

Personal

Posey and his wife Katie live together in Rockledge, Florida and have been married for over 40 years. They have two grown daughters, Pam and Cathi, and 3 grandchildren. [7]

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External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Webster (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 8
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Dave Weldon
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 15
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Dennis A. Ross (R)
Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 15
2001-2003
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 32
1993-2000
Succeeded by
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