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Charles Boustany Jr.
Charles Boustany Jr.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolCathedral Carmel High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southwestern Louisiana
M.D.Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1956
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionSurgeon
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Charles William Boustany, Jr. (b. February 21, 1956) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 7th congressional district. Boustany was first elected to the House in 2004.

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

Biography

Boustany was born in 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from Cathedral Carmel High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. He earned his B.S. from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1978 and his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1982. Prior to his political career, Boustany worked as a surgeon.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Boustany's political career[2]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Boustany serves on the following House committees:[3]

  • Ways and Means Committee
    • Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Human Resources
    • Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures

Elections

2012

See also: Louisiana's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Boustany is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 3rd District. Boustany is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Boustany was re-elected to the United States House of Representatives after running unopposed in Louisiana's 7th district.

Campaign donors

2012

Charles Boustany Jr. (2012)[5] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 10, 2012$1,270,797.45$348,561.34$(117,206.07)$1,502,152.72
July Quarterly[7]July 12, 2012$1,502,152.72$741,760.56$(330,309.42)$1,913,603.86
Running totals
$1,090,321.9$(447,515.49)

According to a July 12, 2012 Report, Boustany raised $727,000 in the second quarter and at the end of the cycle had $1.9 mil cash-on-hand.[8]

2010

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

Boustany was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Boustany's campaign committee raised a total of $1,677,845 and spent $1,258,638.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 7th Congressional District, 2010 - Charles Boustany Jr. Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,677,845
Total Spent $1,258,638
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Charles Boustany Jr.'s campaign committee
Edison Chouest Offshore$17,200
Jack Lawton Inc$14,650
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$13,500
LHC Group$12,700
Marlin Energy$12,250
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$225,650
Oil & Gas$115,300
Insurance$108,795
Health Services/HMOs$69,300
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$68,028

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. Boustany paid his congressional staff a total of $1,002,249 in 2011. He ranks 44th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 160th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranks 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Boustany's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,053,449 and $1,716,441. That averages to $1,384,945, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[11]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Charles Boustany, Jr. has voted with the Republican Party 95.0% of the time, which ranked 30 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[12]

Recent news

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Personal

Boustany and his wife Bridget live in Lafayette, Louisiana. They have two grown children.[13]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris John
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana District 7
2005–present
Succeeded by
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