Dana Rohrabacher

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Dana Rohrabacher
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U.S. House, California, District 48
Incumbent
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
PredecessorLoretta Sanchez (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,355,996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLong Beach State College, 1969
Master'sUniversity of Southern California, 1976
Personal
BirthdayJune 21, 1947
Place of birthCoronado, California
Net worth$183,001
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dana Rohrabacher (b. June 21, 1947) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 48th congressional district. Rohrabacher was first elected to the House in 1988.

Rohrabacher won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 48th District as a Republican. He was displaced from district 46 by redistricting.[2] The open primary election took place on June 5, 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rohrabacher is a "rank-and-file Republican".[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Rohrabacher's academic, professional and political career:[4][5]

  • 1969: Graduated from California State University, Long Beach with B.A.
  • 1976: Graduated from University of Southern California, with M.A.
  • 1981-1988: Speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan
  • 1989-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rohrabacher serves on the following committees:[6][7]

2011-2012

Rohrabacher served on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dana Rohrabacher endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Rohrabacher 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.[10]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Rohrabacher is one of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[11]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 48th congressional district elections, 2012

Rohrabacher won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 48th District as a Republican.[1] He was displaced from district 46 by redistricting. He and Ron Varasteh (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Alan Schlar (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[12][13]

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher Incumbent 61% 177,144
     Democratic Ron Varasteh 39% 113,358
Total Votes 290,502
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rohrabacher is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Rohrabacher raised a total of $3,355,996 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[26]

Dana Rohrabacher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 48) Won $493,391
2010 US House (California, District 46) Won $404,285
2008 US House (California, District 46) Won $746,799
2006 US House (California, District 46) Won $294,370
2004 US House (California, District 46) Won $748,974
2002 US House (California, District 46) Won $393,483
2000 US House (California, District 45) Won $274,694
Grand Total Raised $3,355,996

2012

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

Rohrabacher won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rohrabacher's campaign committee raised a total of $493,391 and spent $582,122.[27]

2010

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

Rohrabacher won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Rohrabacher's campaign committee raised a total of $404,285 and spent $382,319.[28]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Rohrabacher missed 450 of 15,356 roll call votes from January 1989 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.9%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rohrabacher paid his congressional staff a total of $1,169,212 in 2011. He ranked 4th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 24th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[30]

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, Rohrabacher's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$398,997 and $764,999. That averages to $183,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 51.20% from 2010.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Rohrabacher's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1 and $749,999. That averages to $400,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[32]

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. Rohrabacher ranked 120th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[33]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Rohrabacher ranked 205th in the conservative rankings.[34]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Dana Rohrabacher voted with the Republican Party 86.4% of the time, which ranked 220 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.[35]

Personal

Rohrabacher and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "Redistricting changes 2012 electoral battles", dailypilot.com, August 15, 2011
  3. Gov Track "Rohrabacher" Accessed May 15, 2012
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Dana Rohrabacher," Accessed November 14, 2011
  5. Los Angeles Times, "Election '88 Orange County : 2 Free-Thinkers Square Off in 42nd Congressional Race : Reagan Follower Has a Libertarian Pas," November 1, 1988
  6. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  7. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, "Press release:Committee Organizes, Approves Majority Subcommittee Assignments," January 23, 2013
  8. U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Proudly Serving California's 46th District "Committee Assignments"
  9. The Hill, "GOP lawmaker cites electability in Romney endorsement," December 12, 2011
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  12. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  13. Unofficial election results
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Dana Rohrabacher," Accessed March 22, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Dana Rohrabacher 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Dana Rohrabacher 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  29. GovTrack, "Dana Rohrabacher," Accessed April 2, 2013
  30. LegiStorm "Dana Rohrabacher"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Rohrabacher, (R-Cali), 2011"
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Rohrabacher, (R-Cali), 2010"
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Loretta Sanchez
U.S. House - California District 48
1989-Present
Succeeded by
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