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{{tnr}}'''David Lee "Dave" Camp''' (b. July 9, 1953) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Michigan's 4th congressional district]]. Camp was first elected to the House in 1990.
  
{{tnr}}'''David Lee "Dave" Camp''' (b. July 9, 1953) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Michigan's 4th congressional district]]. Camp was first elected to the House in 1990. He won re-election in 2012.
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Camp most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Debra Freidell Wirth]] (D), [[John Gelineau]] (L), [[Pat Timmons]] (G), and [[George Zimmer]] (UST) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
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Camp began his legislative career in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], where he served from 1989 to 1990. Prior to that he was a member of the staff of U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:45, 18 June 2013

Dave Camp
Dave Camp.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyRepublican
PredecessorFred Upton (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$13,378,134
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
1989-1990
Education
High schoolMidland Dow High School, Midland, MI
Bachelor'sAlbion College
J.D.University of San Diego School of Law
Personal
BirthdayJuly 9, 1953
Place of birthMidland, Michigan
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$6,781,573
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Dave Camp campaign logo
David Lee "Dave" Camp (b. July 9, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan's 4th congressional district. Camp was first elected to the House in 1990.

Camp most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Debra Freidell Wirth (D), John Gelineau (L), Pat Timmons (G), and George Zimmer (UST) in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Camp began his legislative career in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he served from 1989 to 1990. Prior to that he was a member of the staff of U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette.

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

Biography

Camp was born in 1953 in Midland, Michigan. After graduating from Midland Dow High School, Camp went on to earn his B.A. from Albion College in 1975 and his J.D. from San Diego University Law School in 1978. Prior to his political career, Camp worked as an attorney.[1]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Camp serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Camp served on the following House committees:[3]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dave Camp endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Camp voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Campaign themes

2012

The following are four issues which were highlighted by Camp on his campaign website.[6]

  • Jobs For Michigan

Excerpt: "Following the spend then tax spree enacted by the Obama Administration, Camp has and continues to propose and support efforts aimed at immediate and long-term steps to be enacted that will help Michigan families and friends find employment."[7]

  • Health Care

Excerpt: "America can provide access to quality health care for every American by reducing the cost of health insurance, protecting those who have been or get sick, and expanding coverage. This can be done without having a government takeover of our health care system, without raising taxes or premiums, and without forcing Americans to buy health insurance they don’t want or can’t afford."[8]

  • Defense

Excerpt: " I am committed to ensuring that our military remains the most effective and capable military in the world. Recent attempted terrorist attacks within the borders of our country make it very clear that terrorists are still determined to destroy our society. We must maintain a strong national defense."[9]

  • Adoption

Excerpt: "I introduced what has now become landmark adoption legislation, the Adoption and Safe Families Act... It streamlines the adoption process to quickly help move more children in foster care into permanent adoptive homes.[10]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Camp won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 4th District. [11] He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary. He then defeated Debra Freidell Wirth (D), John Gelineau (L), Pat Timmons (G), and George Zimmer (UST) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[12]


Dave Camp, "Camp Statement - HR 6169 - Tax Reform" [13]
U.S. House, Michigan District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Debra Freidell Wirth 33.6% 104,996
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Camp Incumbent 63.1% 197,386
     Libertarian John Gelineau 1.4% 4,285
     Green Pat Timmons 0.9% 2,776
     UST George Zimmer 1.1% 3,506
Total Votes 312,949
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Camp is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Camp raised a total of $13,378,134 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[25]

Dave Camp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $4,476,144
2010 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $3,051,808
2008 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $2,237,726
2006 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $1,215,951
2004 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $853,405
2002 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $793,618
2000 US House (Michigan, District 4) Won $749,482
Grand Total Raised $13,378,134

2012

Breakdown of Camp's funds according to source.

Camp won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Camp's campaign committee raised a total of $4,476,145 and spent $3,299,098.[26]

2010

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

Camp won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Camp's campaign committee raised a total of $3,051,808 and spent $2,148,415.[27]

U.S. House, Michigan District 4, 2010 - Dave Camp Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,051,808
Total Spent $2,148,415
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $15,881
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $15,880
Top contributors to Dave Camp's campaign committee
Dow Chemical$45,669
Altria Group$32,850
General Electric$22,500
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$22,500
New York Life Insurance$19,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$238,222
Health Professionals$222,819
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$213,550
Securities & Investment$159,439
Lobbyists$140,680

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Camp is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[28]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Camp missed 257 of 14,452 roll call votes from Jan 1991 to Mar 2013, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[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. Camp paid his congressional staff a total of $1,052,497 in 2011. He ranked 26th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 113th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th 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, Camp's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,818,146 and $9,745,000. This averages to $6,781,573, which is a 0.07% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232 average net worth for Republican representatives in 2011.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Camp's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,199,146 and $10,385,000. That averages to $7,292,073, 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

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Camp was ranked the 138th most conservative representative during 2012.[33]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Dave Camp was ranked the 143rd most conservative representative during 2011.[34]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Dave Camp has voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 150th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[35]

Personal

Camp lives in Midland, Michigan, with his wife and three children.[36]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Dave Camp" Accessed December 21, 2011
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 21, 2011
  4. Time, "Camp Goes Romney," December 20, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Camp's Campaign Website, Issues (Accessed: October 5, 2012)
  7. Camp's Campaign Website, Issues: Jobs (Accessed: October 5, 2012)
  8. Camp's Campaign Website, Issues: Healthcare (Accessed: October 5, 2012)
  9. Camp's Campaign Website, Issues: Defense(Accessed: October 5, 2012)
  10. Camp's Campaign Website, Issues: Adoption (Accessed: October 5, 2012)
  11. Politico "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
  12. Associated Press primary results
  13. YouTube channel
  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. 'Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Dave Camp," Accessed May 16, 2013
  26. Open Secrets " 2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 15, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Dave Camp 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 21, 2011
  28. Gov Track "Dave Camp," Accessed June 7 2013
  29. GovTrack, "Dave Camp" Accessed April 2013
  30. LegiStorm "Dave Camp"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Camp, (R-Michigan), 2011"
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Camp, (R-Michigan), 2010"
  33. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  36. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed December 21, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Upton (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 4
1993–present
Succeeded by
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Michigan House of Representatives
1989-1990
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