Bob Gibbs

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Bob Gibbs
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 7
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio State Senate
Ohio House of Representatives
Bachelor'sOhio State University Agriculture Technology Institute
Date of birthJune 14, 1954
Place of birthPeru, Indiana
ProfessionTechnician, Farmer, Small Business Owner
Net worth$1,507,524
ReligionUnited Methodist Church
Office website
Campaign website
Bob Gibbs (b. June 14, 1954) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Gibbs represents Ohio's 7th congressional district. He was first elected in 2010, representing Ohio's 18th congressional district. Due to redistricting, he won re-election to the 7th district in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gibbs is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]


Gibbs was born in Peru, Indiana. He earned an A.A.S. from Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in 1974.[2]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Gibbs serves on the following committees:[3]


Gibbs served on the following committees:[4]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management


Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Gibbs 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.[5]



See also: Ohio's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Gibbs won the election.[6] Gibbs was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 7th District. He defeated Hombre Liggett in the March 6 Republican primary and faced Joyce Healy-Abrams in the November 6, 2012 general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[7] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[7]

U.S. House, Ohio District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Healy-Abrams 43.6% 137,708
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs Incumbent 56.4% 178,104
Total Votes 315,812
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs 79.9% 54,067
Hombre Liggett 20.1% 13,621
Total Votes 67,688


On November 2, 2010, Gibbs won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Zachary T. Space (D), Lindsey Dean Sutton (Constitution), and Mark Pitrone (Write-in) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 18 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gibbs 53.9% 107,426
     Democrat Zachary T. Space 40.5% 80,756
     Constitution Lindsey Dean Sutton 5.6% 11,246
     Write-in Mark Pitrone 0% 20
Total Votes 199,448

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Gibbs' reports.[9]

Bob Gibbs (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]March 31, 2012$475,073.53$221,176.45$(80,473.77)$615,776.21
July Quarterly[11]July 15$615,776.00$303,570.02$(36,916.49)$882,429.53
Running totals


Gibbs won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gibbs's campaign committee raised a total of $1,123,244 and spent $1,090,872.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gibbs paid his congressional staff a total of $854,569 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.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Gibbs' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $669,050 to $2,345,998. That averages to $1,507,524, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 16.27% from 2010.[14]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Gibbs's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $533,041 to $2,059,998. This averages out to $1,296,519.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

National Journal vote ratings


See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Gibbs was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 26th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[16]

Percentage voting with party

Bob Gibbs voted with the Republican Party 96.6% of the time, which ranked 5 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Austria
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 7
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Zack Space
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 18
Succeeded by
Now Defunct
Preceded by
Ohio State Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ohio House of Representatives
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