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He served as the [[Speaker of the House]] in the [[Florida House of Representatives]] from 1982 to 1998.<ref name="pvs">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/24302/daniel-webster#.Ubd3X9hjGXQ ''Project Vote Smart'' "Biography" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
 
He served as the [[Speaker of the House]] in the [[Florida House of Representatives]] from 1982 to 1998.<ref name="pvs">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/24302/daniel-webster#.Ubd3X9hjGXQ ''Project Vote Smart'' "Biography" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster (Florida).jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorC.W. Bill Young (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,356,488
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, District 9
2002-2008
Florida State Senate, District 12
1998-2002
Florida House of Representatives, District 39
1980-1982
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgia Institute of Technology (1971)
Personal
BirthdayApril 27, 1949
Place of birthCharleston, West Virginia
ProfessionAir Conditioning Contractor
Net worth$430,504
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Daniel Webster campaign logo
Daniel A. "Dan" Webster (b. April 27, 1949, in Charleston, West Virginia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Webster was elected by voters from Florida's 10th congressional district.

Due to redistricting, Webster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 10th District.[1] He was first elected to the U.S. House from Florida's 8th congressional district in 2010.[2]

Webster previously served in District 39 of the Florida House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982, the 12th district of the Florida State Senate from 1998 to 2002 and the 9th district of the Florida State Senate from 2002 to 2008.[3]

He served as the Speaker of the House in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 to 1998.[3]

Webster is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Webster was born in Charleston, West Virginia and raised in Orlando, Florida.[4] He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was student government chaplain from 1970 to 1971.[5] He graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. [6]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Webster serves on the following committees:[8]

2011-2012

Webster served on the following committee:[7]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Webster's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Webster 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[11]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 10th congressional district elections, 2014

Webster is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Webster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 10th District. Webster was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. Val Demings ran as a Democrat. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Webster ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[12]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Webster Incumbent 51.7% 164,649
     Democratic Val Demings 48.3% 153,574
     Independent Naipaul Seegolam 0% 46
Total Votes 318,269
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Webster is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Webster raised a total of $3,356,488 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[14]

Daniel Webster (Florida)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 10) Won $1,534,724
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 8) Won $1,821,764
Grand Total Raised $3,356,488

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Webster's reports.[15]

Daniel Webster (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]4/15/2013$100,842.36$1,463,668.76$(11,480.81)$133,030.31
July Quarterly[17]7/15/2013$133,030.31$137,303.38$(51,610.18)$218,723.51
Running totals
$1,600,972.14$(63,090.99)

2012

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

Webster won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Webster's campaign committee raised a total of $1,534,725 and spent $1,498,872 .[18] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[19]

Cost per vote

Webster spent $9.10 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Webster won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Webster's campaign committee raised a total of $1,821,764 and spent $1,756,775 .[20]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 8th Congressional District, 2010 - Daniel Webster (Florida) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,821,764
Total Spent $1,756,775
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $5,928,282
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $5,459,812
Top contributors to Daniel Webster (Florida)'s campaign committee
Full Sail$12,000
JLR Medical Group$11,000
Darden Restaurants$10,900
Freedom Project$10,000
GOP Generation Y Fund$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$130,083
Leadership PACs$121,750
Lawyers/Law Firms$93,850
Real Estate$83,903
Health Professionals$73,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Webster is a "centrist Republican follower," as of June 11, 2013.[21]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[22]

Webster most often votes with:

Webster least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Webster missed 23 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.4%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[23]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Webster paid his congressional staff a total of $656,345 in 2011. He ranks 7th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 9th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[24]

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, Webster's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $221,009 and $640,000. That averages to $430,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth was the same from 2010.[25]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Webster's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $221,009 and $640,000. That averages to $430,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[26]

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. Webster ranked 109th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[27]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Webster ranked 59th in the conservative rankings.[28]

Personal Positions

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Daniel Webster has voted with the Republican Party 98.7% of the time, which ranked 44th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[29]

Personal

Webster is married to the former Sandra Jordan of Orlando, and they have six children: David, Brent, Jordan, Elizabeth, John, and Victoria, and seven grandchildren. [7] Webster lives in Winter Park, Florida.[30]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Central Florida News 13 "Val Demings announces run for Congress vs. Webster" Accessed December 2, 2011
  2. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Project Vote Smart "Biography" Accessed June 11, 2013
  4. Lakeland Ledger August 14, 1996 "Webster is Poised to become House Speaker" Accessed October 17, 2011
  5. Lakeland Ledger August 14, 1996 "Webster is Poised to become House Speaker" Accessed October 17, 2011
  6. Florida House of Representatives "Daniel Webster:Biographical Information" Accessed October 17, 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Congressman Daniel Webster "Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011
  8. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  11. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  12. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Daniel Webster" Accessed April 4, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Daniel Webster 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Daniel Webster 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  19. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Daniel Webster 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Webster" Accessed June 11, 2013
  22. OpenCongress, "Rep. Daniel Webster," Accessed July 31, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Daniel Webster," Accessed March 29, 2013
  24. LegiStorm "Daniel Webster"
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Webster (R-Fla), 2011"
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Webster, (R-Fl), 2010"
  27. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  28. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  29. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  30. Anita Kumar (March 18, 2005) St. Petersburg Times "One by One, Options Sink" pg. 9A.
Political offices
Preceded by
C.W. Bill Young (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 10
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Alan Grayson (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 8
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Bill Posey (R)
Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 9
2002-2008
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 12
1998-2002
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 39
1980-1982
Succeeded by
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