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Schweikert won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Schweikert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,732,731 and spent $1,721,364.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00006460&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "David Schweikert 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 30, 2011]</ref>
  
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David Schweikert
David Schweikert.jpg
U.S. House, Arizona, District 6
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorHarry Mitchell (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$10.79 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,107,199
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Treasurer, Maricopa County
2004-2007
Arizona House of Representatives
1991-1994
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University
Master'sArizona State University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 3, 1962
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
ProfessionCo-Owner, Real Estate Business
Net worth$3,149,506
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David Schweikert campaign logo
David Schweikert (b. March 3, 1962, in Los Angeles, CA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arizona's 6th Congressional District. Schweikert was first elected to the House in 2010.

Schweikert most recently won re-election to Arizona's 6th District in 2012. He defeated fellow GOP incumbent Benjamin Quayle in the primary on August 28, 2012.[1] He then defeated Matt Jette (D), Jack Anderson (L) and Mark Salazar (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Schweikert began his political career in the Arizona House of Representatives. He served in that position from 1989 to 1994.

Schweikert is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schweikert 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 Schweikert's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1985: Graduated from Scottsdale Community College with A.A.
  • 1988: Graduated from Arizona State University with B.S.
  • 2005: Graduated from Arizona State University with M.B.A.
  • 1989-1994: Arizona House of Representatives
  • 1995-2003: Arizona State Board of Equalization
  • 2004-2006: Treasurer, Maricopa County
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Arizona

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schweikert serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Schweikert served on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology

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 Schweikert's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Schweikert voted against 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 Schweikert 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 Schweikert 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

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Schweikert voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Schweikert joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[14][15]

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.[17] 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.[18] Schweikert voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown 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.[20] 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. Schweikert voted against HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Schweikert 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.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Schweikert 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.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Schweikert 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.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Schweikert 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.[26]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] Schweikert joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Schweikert 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.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

David Schweikert'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, Schweikert is a Hard-Core Conservative. Schweikert received a score of 20 percent on social issues and 83 percent on economic issues.[31]

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[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

Committee removal controversy

In December 2012, Schweikert and Walter B. Jones (NC) learned that they would not serve on the House Financial Services Committee in the 113th Congress. Their dismissal was part of the Republican Steering Commission's December purge of so-called "obstinate" team members.[33] Completing the quartet of alienated (or alienating, according to those who determined their dismissal), Republican Reps. Justin Amash (MI) and Tim Huelskamp (KS) lost their seats on the House Budget Committee. Huelskamp was also relieved of his Agriculture Committee assignment.[34][35]

The decision to terminate the four Rep.'s committee assignments, spearheaded by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), resonated powerfully with the increasingly divergent party ranks and the political media. Both a virtual anomaly, historically, and as a not-altogether-unexpected reaction to the tea party's storming of the GOP institution in 2010, the purge threw the internal conflict into harsh relief. Huelskamp called it a “typical Backroom deal,” of the sort the tea party targeted upon invasion as a symbol of the detachment of the GOP congressional establishment from the needs and problems of their constituencies. “I should vote for the team more,” was the lesson Schweikert took away, as he wrote to The Washington Post. Many party insiders dispute the claims presented by Huelskamp and his spurned cohort that ideological differences played any role in their dismissal from the committees. Instead, the decision was the result of bad behavior on the part of three of the four, according to Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA), whose candid response to the event provided a headline-worthy insult byte that was quickly refined by a spokeswoman into what the mainstream press could call "the obstinate factor."[36] Huelskamp, for example, was not punished for voting against his colleagues on the budget, but for undermining his fellow team members through various social media postings, he says. Matt Kibbe, president of a Tea party group called Freedomworks, represents the position of those skeptical of Boehner and the party establishment's motivations: “This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would — on principle — instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America.”[37] Westmoreland's comments were primarily in defense of the leadership's cause of removing difficult personalities from the equation, but his loyalty faltered on their treatment of Jones, whose own ideological dissent came from the left. “I love Walter Jones; he’s one of the nicest, most sincere, honest people up here,” Westmoreland said.[36]

Campaign themes

2014

Schweikert's campaign website lists the following issues:[38]

  • Reducing the Size of Government
Excerpt: "As one of the leading proponents of smaller government in Congress, David Schweikert has consistently voted to reduce the size and cost of government."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Throughout his career, David Schweikert has been a committed tax-cutter. Whether it was sponsoring one of the largest tax cuts in Arizona history, or standing firm against President Obama’s proposals to increase taxes, David has been consistent in his commitment to protect taxpayers."
  • National Debt
Excerpt: "Our national debt is out of control. Far too many politicians in Washington believe that there is nothing wrong with continuing to borrow more and keep piling on more debt that we are all responsible for. David Schweikert is a staunch opponent of raising the national debt."
  • Strengthening Our Economy
Excerpt: "David Schweikert knows that the politicians in Washington don’t create jobs. A strong economy creates jobs. In Congress, David has focused his efforts on getting government out of the way of job creation with their burdensome regulations and out of touch policies."
  • Pro-Life
Excerpt: "As the child of a birth mother who gave him up for adoption, David Schweikert understands more than most the importance of the sanctity of life. 100 percent pro-life throughout his career, David Schweikert is committed to protecting and defending the rights of the unborn."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Schweikert is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He faces no opposition in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Arizona's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schweikert won re-election in Arizona's 6th District. He defeated fellow GOP incumbent Benjamin Quayle in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then defeated Matt Jette (D), Jack Anderson (L) and Mark Salazar (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[39][40][41]

According to the fiscal watchdog organization Club for Growth, the primary race between incumbents Quayle and Schweikert was the "most watched Republican congressional primary race in the country." Quayle appeared to be the favorite of Republican leadership, while Schweikert stood as a Tea Party favorite. Both representatives were new to the House and were running for re-election to their 2nd term in 2012.[42]

U.S. House, Arizona District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Schweikert Incumbent 61.3% 179,706
     Democratic Matt Jette 33.3% 97,666
     Libertarian Jack Anderson 3.5% 10,167
     Green Mark Salazar 1.9% 5,637
     NA James Ketover 0% 1
Total Votes 293,177
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Arizona District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Schweikert Incumbent 51.5% 41,821
Ben Quayle Incumbent 48.5% 39,414
Total Votes 81,235

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schweikert is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schweikert raised a total of $5,107,199 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[45]

David Schweikert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arizona, District 6) Won $1,952,869
2010 US House (Arizona, District 5) Won $1,732,731
2008 US House (Arizona, District 5) Defeated $1,421,599
Grand Total Raised $5,107,199

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schweikert's reports.[46]

David Schweikert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[47]April 14, 2013$0.00$141,866.54$(47,703.18)$94,163.36
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2013$94,163.36$132,532.74$(103,736.15)$122,959.95
October Quarterly[49]October 11, 2013$122,959.95$107,386.35$(99,117.06)$131,229.24
Year-End[50]January 31, 2014$131,229$59,787$(112,654)$78,362
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2014$78,362$77,065$(114,562)$40,865
July Quarterly[52]July 14, 2014$40,865$112,499$(67,860)$85,503
Running totals
$631,136.63$(545,632.39)

2012

Schweikert won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schweikert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,952,869 and spent $1,939,383.[53] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[54]

Cost per vote

Schweikert spent $10.79 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Schweikert won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Schweikert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,732,731 and spent $1,721,364.[55]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


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, Schweikert's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $704,016 and $5,594,997. That averages to $3,149,506, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Schweikert ranked as the 103rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[56] Between 2009 and 2012, Schweikert's calculated net worth[57] decreased by an average of 9 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[58]

David Schweikert Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$4,289,842
2012$3,149,506
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-27%
Average annual growth:-9%[59]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[60]
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

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schweikert is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Schweikert received in June 2013.[61]

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.[62]

Schweikert most often votes with:

Schweikert least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Schweikert missed 46 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.7 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[63]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schweikert paid his congressional staff a total of $752,656 in 2011. He ranked 27th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 29th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Arizona ranked 47th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[64]

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 in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Schweikert ranked 89th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[65]

2012

Schweikert ranked 75th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[66]

2011

Schweikert ranked 66th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[67]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Schweikert voted with the Republican Party 92.8 percent of the time, which ranked 166th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Schweikert voted with the Republican Party 97.0 percent of the time, which ranked 109th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[69]

Personal

Schweikert has a wife, Joyce.

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See also

External links


References

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  2. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Arizona," November 7, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "David Schweikert," accessed October 30, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
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  32. 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.
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  34. Slate, ,"" December 3, 2012
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  57. This figure represents the total 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).
  58. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  60. 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.
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Harry Mitchell
U.S. House of Representatives - Arizona, District 6
2011-Present
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Treasurer, Maricopa County
2004-2007
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Arizona House of Representatives
1991-1994
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