Bob Gibbs

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Bob Gibbs
Bob Gibbs.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Austria (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,673,332
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio State Senate
2009-2010
Ohio House of Representatives
2003-2008
Education
Bachelor'sOhio State University Agriculture Technology Institute
Personal
BirthdayJune 14, 1954
Place of birthPeru, Indiana
ProfessionTechnician, Farmer, Small Business Owner
Net worth$1,507,524
ReligionUnited Methodist Church
Websites
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.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Gibbs served in the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives.[1]

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

Biography

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

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gibbs serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
  • Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

2011-2012

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

Issues

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]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 7th congressional district elections, 2014

Gibbs 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.[6]

2012

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

Gibbs won the election.[7] 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 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[8] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[8]

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 Incumbent 79.9% 54,067
Hombre Liggett 20.1% 13,621
Total Votes 67,688

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gibbs is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gibbs raised a total of $2,673,332 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[10]

Bob Gibbs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 7) Won $1,550,088
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 18) Won $1,123,244
Grand Total Raised $2,673,332

2012

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

Gibbs won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gibbs's campaign committee raised a total of $1,550,088 and spent $1,347,806.[11]

2010

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:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gibbs is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 20, 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gibbs missed 10 of 1,714 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 0.6% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[14]

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.[15]

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, Gibbs's 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.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - 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.[17]

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. Gibbs tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 64th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[18]

2011

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.[19]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Bob Gibbs voted with the Republican Party 98.4% of the time, which ranked 17th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[20]

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000563 Biographical Directory of the U.S. COngress "Gibbs," Accessed June 20, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "GIBBS, Bob, (1954 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Bob Gibbs, 18th District of Ohio "Committee Assignments"
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  7. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Bob Gibbs" Accessed March 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Bob Gibbs 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Bob Gibbs 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  13. Gov Track "Bob Gibbs," Accessed June 20, 2013
  14. GovTrack, "Bob Gibbs" Accessed April 2013
  15. LegiStorm, "Bob Gibbs," Accessed September 25, 2012
  16. OpenSecrets.org "Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  18. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  19. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  20. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Austria
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 7
2013–Present
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Zack Space
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 18
2011–2013
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Ohio State Senate
2009-2010
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Ohio House of Representatives
2003-2008
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