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McKinley won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, McKinley's campaign committee raised a total of $2,137,065 and spent $1,251,707.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031681&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "McKinley Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013]</ref>
 
McKinley won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, McKinley's campaign committee raised a total of $2,137,065 and spent $1,251,707.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031681&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "McKinley Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013]</ref>
  
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McKinley spent $10.31 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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David McKinley
David McKinley.jpg
U.S. House, West Virginia, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorAlan Mollohan (D)
Leadership
Chairman, West Virginia Republican Party
1990-1994
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,920,103
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1980-1995
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 28, 1947
Place of birthWheeling, West Virginia
Net worth$9,202,541
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David B. McKinley (b. March 28, 1947, in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of West Virginia. McKinley represents West Virginia's 1st congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, McKinley served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McKinley is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's in civil engineering from Purdue University, McKinley worked in construction and then started an architectural engineering firm in West Virginia.[1]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McKinley serves on the following committees:[2]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

2011-12

McKinley was a member of the following House committees[3]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McKinley 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.[4]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[5] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[5] McKinley was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[5]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[6]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[5] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[5] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[5]

Elections

2012

See Also: West Virginia's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

McKinley ran for re-election in 2012.[7] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic challenger Sue Thorn in the November 6 general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, West Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sue Thorn 37.7% 73,468
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid McKinley Incumbent 62.3% 121,395
Total Votes 194,863
Source: West Virginia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign funding

McKinley had outraised his Democratic challenger, Sue Thorn. At the end of April 2012, he had raised $1.5 million compared to Thorn's $54,000.[8]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKinley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McKinley raised a total of $3,920,103 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[11]

David McKinley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (West Virginia, District 1) Won $2,137,064
2010 US House (West Virginia, District 1) Won $1,783,039
Grand Total Raised $3,920,103

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 McKinley's reports.[12]

David McKinley (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]4/15/2013$876,672.87$234,708.00$(105,763.70)$1,005,617.17
July Quarterly[14]7/15/2013$1,005,617.17$202,152.82$(84,208.98)$1,123,561.01
Running totals
$436,860.82$(189,972.68)

2012

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

McKinley won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, McKinley's campaign committee raised a total of $2,137,065 and spent $1,251,707.[15]

Cost per vote

McKinley spent $10.31 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

McKinley won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, McKinley's campaign committee raised a total of $1,783,039 and spent $1,705,724.[16]

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress 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.[17]

McKinley most often votes with:

McKinley least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McKinley is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 26, 2013.[18]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McKinley missed 21 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.2%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McKinley paid his congressional staff a total of $628,100 in 2011. He ranks 6th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, West Virginia ranks 33rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

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, McKinley's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,680,082 and $13,725,000. That averages to $9,202,541, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 4.84% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, McKinley's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,444,076 to $13,111,000. That averages to $8,777,538, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

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. McKinley was 1 of 2 members who ranked 211th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McKinley was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 209th in the liberal rankings.[24]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

McKinley voted with the Republican Party 93% of the time, which ranked 195th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term David + McKinley + West Virginia + House

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Personal

McKinley is married to Mary Gerkin and has four children and six grandchildren.[1]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress "McKinley," Accessed June 26, 2013
  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  3. Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 17, 2011
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Washington Post, "10 House Republicans Vote Against Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  6. CBS News, "Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  7. McKinley for Congress 2012 Accessed January 17, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Wheeling News-Register "Thorn Fights Money Battle," April 24, 2012
  9. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for David McKinley," Accessed April 5, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "McKinley 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  13. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  14. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "McKinley Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "2010 Race: West Virginia District 01," Accessed November 17, 2011
  17. OpenCongress, "David McKinley," Accessed August 6, 2013
  18. Gov Track "David McKinley," Accessed June 26, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "McKinley," Accessed April 11, 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "David McKinley," Accessed September 7, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "McKinley (R-WV), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "David B. McKinley (R-WVa), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Alan Mollohan
U.S. House of Representatives - West Virginia, District 1
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Delegates
1980-1995
Succeeded by
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