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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2012 elections season. Below are Goodlatte's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do ''Federal Election Commission'' "Bob Goodlatte's 2012 Summary reports," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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[[File:Goodlatte 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Goodlatte's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Goodlatte's campaign committee raised a total of $2,320,569 and spent $1,888,067.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00009154&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Goodlatte Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013]</ref>
  
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 6th District
|Name =Bob Goodlatte
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|party = Republican
|Political Party =Republican
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|total raised = $2,320,569
|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/389/12951442389/12951442389.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', Bob Goodlatte's April Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|total spent = $1,888,067
|Date 1 =April 15, 2012
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|opponent raised = $164,554
|Beginning Balance 1 =1030921.14
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|opponent spent = $166,536
|Total Contributions 1 =238252.31
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|org1 = National Amusements Inc
|Expenditures 1=137385.87
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|org2 = Google Inc
|Cash on Hand 1 =1131787.58
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|org3 = Comcast Corp
|Report 2 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/352/12951934352/12951934352.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Bob Goodlatte's Pre-Primary report," Accessed December 27, 2012]</ref>
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|org4 = Norfolk Southern
|Date 2 =May 31, 2012
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|org5 = Pandora Media
|Beginning Balance 2 =1131787.58
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|orgdonor1 = $14,500
|Total Contributions 2 =161570.82
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|orgdonor2 = $13,250
|Expenditures 2=183760.66
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|orgdonor3 = $13,000
|Cash on Hand 2 =1109597.74
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|orgdonor4 = $10,510
|Report 3 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/726/12952492726/12952492726.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Bob Goodlatte's July Quarterly report," Accessed September 20, 2012]</ref>
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|orgdonor5 = $10,500
|Date 3 =July 15, 2012
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|ind1 = Computers/Internet
|Beginning Balance 3 =1109597.74
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|ind2 = TV/Movies/Music
|Total Contributions 3 =184344.71
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|ind3 = Retired
|Expenditures 3=284936.09
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|ind4 = Lawyers/Law Firms
|Cash on Hand 3 =1009006.36
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|ind5 = Food Processing & Sales
|Report 4 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/498/12954434498/12954434498.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Bob Goodlatte's October Quarterly report," Accessed October 18, 2012]</ref>
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|inddonor1 = $120,743
|Date 4 =October 15, 2012
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|inddonor2 = $110,000
|Beginning Balance 4 =1011646.53
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|inddonor3 = $85,172
|Total Contributions 4 =236637.76
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|inddonor4 = $62,593
|Expenditures 4=556261.53
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|inddonor5 = $52,066
|Cash on Hand 4 =692022.76
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|Report 5 =Pre-General<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/935/12961025935/12961025935.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Bob Goodlatte's Pre-General report," Accessed December 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 5 =October 25, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 5 =692022.76
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|Total Contributions 5 =70923.40
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|Expenditures 5=67178.73
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|Cash on Hand 5 =695767.43
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|Report 6 =Post-General<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/997/12963007997/12963007997.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Bob Goodlatte's Post-General report," Accessed December 27, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 6 =December 6, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 6 =695767.43
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|Total Contributions 6 =112365.53
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|Expenditures 6=248157.58
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|Cash on Hand 6 =559975.38
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Revision as of 16:04, 24 February 2013

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Chair, 6th District, Virginia Republican Committee
1983-1988
District Aide for Congressman Caldwell Butler
1977-1979
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBates College
J.D.Washington and Lee University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1952
Place of birthHolyoke, Massachusetts
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionChristian Scientist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte (b. September 22, 1952) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. Goodlatte represents Virginia's 6th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1992. He won re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Goodlatte is a "moderate Republican leader".[1]

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from Bates College and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University, Goodlatte became an aide to U.S. Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (Virginia). He also went into private practice as a lawyer.

Career

U.S. House

2013-2014

Goodlatte serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-12

Goodlatte was a member of the following committees:[3]

  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Chair
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Agriculture Committee Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry

Issues

House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Goodlatte has served on the House Judiciary Committee since he was first sworn into Congress in January of 1993. Goodlatte was elected Vice Ranking Member in 2009. Goodlatte serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Courts and Competition Policy and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.[3]

The Congressman also serves as the Republican Ranking Member on the House Task Force on Judicial Impeachment which considers impeachments of federal judges.[4]

Campaign themes

According to Goodlatte's website, his campaign themes include:

  • Budget: "Unfortunately, there are too many people in Washington more concerned about spending our money than paying attention to the bottom line."
  • National security: "We must also work to take control of our national borders as they are our first line of defense."
  • Immigration: "We must strengthen the fight against illegal immigration at our borders. We must move quickly to secure our southern border by increasing border patrols..."[5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Goodlatte 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.[6]

Elections

2012

Goodlatte won re-election in 2012. He defeated Karen Kwiatkowski in the June 12 Republican primary and Andy Schmookler (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7] [8] Goodlatte vastly outraised Kwiatkowski, and according to a local news source, he "has avoided recognition of his opponent and calls from Kwiatkowski to debate."[9][10]

Goodlatte emphasized his approval from the national Right to Life Committee, National Rifle Association, and National Taxpayers Union.[9]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Andy Schmookler 34.6% 111,949
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 65.2% 211,278
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 666
Total Votes 323,893
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Virginia's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 66.5% 21,808
Karen Kwiatkowski 33.5% 10,991
Total Votes 32,799

2010

On November 2, 2010, Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jeffrey W. Vanke (Independent), Stuart M. Bain (Libertarian), and the write-in candidates.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 6, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 76.3% 127,487
     Independent Jeffrey W. Vanke 13% 21,649
     Libertarian Stuart M. Bain 9.2% 15,309
     Write-in 1.6% 2,709
Total Votes 167,154

Campaign donors

2012

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

Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Goodlatte's campaign committee raised a total of $2,320,569 and spent $1,888,067.[12]

2010

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

Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Goodlatte's campaign committee raised a total of $1,006,727 and spent $867,838.[13]

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. Goodlatte paid his congressional staff a total of $974,888 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

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, Goodlatte's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,234,042 and $3,036,000. That averages to $2,135,021, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 13.29% from 2010.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Goodlatte's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,087,045 to $2,682,000. That averages to $1,884,522.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

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. Goodlatte was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 93rd in the conservative rankings.[17]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Goodlatte voted with the Republican Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 142 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[18]

Recent news

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Personal

Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.[3]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Olin
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 6
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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