David Joyce

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David Joyce
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteven C. LaTourette (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$3.67 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$952,655
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Prosecutor, Geauga County
1988-Present
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Dayton
J.D.University of Dayton
Personal
BirthdayMarch 17, 1957
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$4,265,057.50
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David Joyce (b. March 17, 1957, in Cleveland, OH) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Joyce was first elected in 2012 to represent the 14th Congressional District of Ohio.

Joyce was appointed as the replacement nominee on the Republican ticket, after incumbent Steven C. LaTourette announced on July 31, 2012, that he would be retiring in 2012, rather than seek re-election.[1][2][3]

Joyce is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014.

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

Career

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

  • 1988-Present: Prosecutor, Geauga County
  • 1985-1988: Public defender, Geauga County, Ohio
  • 1983-1984: Public defender, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • 1980-1982: Attended University of Dayton, earned a J.D.
  • 1975-1979: Attended University of Dayton, earned a B.S.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Joyce serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Joyce's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Joyce voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Joyce voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Joyce voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Joyce voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Yea3.png The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Joyce voted for HR 2775.[15]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Joyce voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[16]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Joyce voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[17] The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Joyce voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[19]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Joyce voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[20]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

David Joyce's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Joyce is a Centrist. Joyce received a score of 40 percent on social issues and 48 percent on economic issues.[21]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[22]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Unknown
Expand ObamaCare Unknown Comfortable with same-sex marriage Unknown
Vouchers for school choice Unknown Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Unknown Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Unknown Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[21]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Joyce is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Ohio's 14th District. Joyce won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Joyce is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[23] He has also been listed by the House Majority PAC as a target in 2014.[24][25][26]

U.S. House, Ohio District 14 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Joyce Incumbent 55% 27,547
Matt Lynch 45% 22,546
Total Votes 50,093
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

Media

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a campaign ad praising Joyce for working to create jobs and improve the economy.[27]


U.S. Chamber of Commerce ad endorsing Joyce

2012

See also: Ohio's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Joyce won election to the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 14th District. Joyce was appointed as the replacement nominee on the Republican ticket, after incumbent Steven C. LaTourette announced on July 31, 2012, that he would be retiring in 2012, rather than seeking re-election.[28][2][3] Joyce ran against Dale Virgil Blanchard (D), Elaine R. Mastromatteo (G) and David Macko (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[29]

U.S. House, Ohio District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dale Virgil Blanchard 38.7% 131,637
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Joyce 54% 183,657
     Libertarian David Macko 3.4% 11,536
     Green Elaine R. Mastromatteo 3.8% 13,038
Total Votes 339,868
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Joyce is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Joyce raised a total of $952,655 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[30]

David Joyce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 14) Won $952,655
Grand Total Raised $952,655

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 Joyce’s reports.[31]

David Joyce (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$280,451.03$243,028.45$(60,105.59)$463,373.89
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$463,373.89$406,146.37$(83,194.02)$786,326.24
October Quarterly[34]October 12, 2013$786,326.24$342,802.97$(87,541.54)$1,041,587.67
Year-End Quarterly[35]December 31, 2013$1,041,587.00$201,395.00$(106,396.00)$1,141,353.00
April Quarterly[36]April 11, 2014$1,141,353.84$279,679.62$(203,346.32)$1,217,687.14
Running totals
$1,473,052.41$(540,583.47)

2012

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

Joyce won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Joyce's campaign committee raised a total of $952,655 and spent $672,204.[37]

Cost per vote

Joyce spent $3.67 per vote received in 2012.

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Joyce's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,305,115 to $6,225,000. That averages to $4,265,057.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Joyce ranked as the 85th most wealthy representative in 2012.[38] Between 2011 and 2012, Joyce's calculated net worth[39] increased by an average of 25 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[40]

David Joyce Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$3,402,544
2012$4,265,057
Growth from 2011 to 2012:25%
Average annual growth:25%[41]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[42]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Voting with party

2013

Joyce voted with the Republican Party 93.5 percent of the time, which ranked 188th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[43]

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.[44]

Joyce most often votes with:

Joyce least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Joyce missed 3 of 108 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013, which is 2.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[45]

Personal

Joyce is married to his wife Kelly, and they have three children together.[4]

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References

  1. Cleveland.com, "Northeast Ohio GOP leaders choose David Joyce to replace outgoing Rep. Steve LaTourette on ballot (updated)," accessed August 13, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Hill, "Rep. LaTourette retires, says partisan 'toll' growing too heavy," accessed August 3, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roll Call, "Ohio: Steven LaTourette jolts GOP; Democrats are hopeful," accessed August 3, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 National Journal, "Ohio, 14th House District," November 7, 2012
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. 21.0 21.1 On The Issues, "David Joyce Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
  22. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  23. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  24. Roll Call, "House Majority PAC Announces Top 2014 GOP Incumbent Targets," accessed July 16, 2013
  25. The Hill, "Dem super PAC hitting nine House Republicans on shutdown," accessed October 4, 2013
  26. KWTV, "Democratic group airs shutdown ads targeting GOP lawmakers," accessed October 4, 2013
  27. Cleveland.com, "U.S. Chamber of Commerce runs cable TV ad to back Rep. Dave Joyce," accessed April 22, 2014
  28. Cleveland.com, "Northeast Ohio GOP leaders choose David Joyce to replace outgoing Rep. Steve LaTourette on ballot (updated)," accessed August 13, 2012
  29. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  30. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for David Joyce," accessed March 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "David Joyce April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  37. Open Secrets, "David Joyce 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  38. OpenSecrets, "Joyce (R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  39. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  40. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  41. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  42. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  43. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  44. OpenCongress, "David Joyce," accessed August 8, 2013
  45. GovTrack, "David Joyce," accessed April 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Steven C. LaTourette
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 14
2013–present
Succeeded by
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