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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Collins' reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00502039 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Doug Collins 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
 
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Collins' reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00502039 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Doug Collins 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
  
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===2012===
 
===2012===

Revision as of 17:31, 5 November 2013

Doug Collins
DougCollins.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTom Graves (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.43 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$765,887
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives District 27
2007 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Georgia College (1988)
Master'sNew Orleans Theological Seminary (1996)
J.D.John Marshall Law School (2008)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 16, 1966
Place of birthGainseville, Georgia
ProfessionPastor/Lawyer
Net worth$501,001
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Doug Collins (b. August 16, 1966, in Gainseville, Georgia) is a Republican member of the U.S House, representing the 9th Congressional District of Georgia since 2013.

Collins served in the Georgia House of Representatives from District 27 from 2007 to 2012.[1]

He is a former Air Force Reserve Chaplain and has worked as a lawyer in private practice.[2]

Collins 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, Collins is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Collins was born in Gainesville, Georgia.[1]

Education:[1]

  • 1988: B.A., North Georgia College
  • 1996: M.Div., New Orleans Theological Seminary
  • 2008: J.D., John Marshall Law School

Career

Collins was a pastor in Gainesville before joining the Air Force in 2002. In 2008 he served a tour in Iraq as a chaplain. He attended law school starting in 2005, and was elected to the Georgia State House in 2006, 2008 and 2010.[3][1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Collins serves on the following committees:[4]

Georgia House

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:

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.[5] For more information pertaining to Collins's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Collins voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Collins voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Collins voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Collins voted in support of 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.[7]

Economy

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Collins voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[7]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Collins did not vote on 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[7]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Neutral/Abstain Collins did not vote on HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[7]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Collins voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[7]

Controversy

Disagreement with Al Sharpton

Collins got into a heated disagreement with Rev. Al Sharpton on September 19, 2013, in an appearance on his MSNBC show “Politics Nation.”[9] Sharpton began by asking Collins why he and other House Republicans want to pass a government funding bill without funding Obamacare that goes against the will of the people and the Supreme Court.[9]

“What people don’t understand, congressman, is how we pass laws the Supreme Court upholds and you guys come in and say, ‘We’re not going to fund it and even worse, if money goes there, we’ll shut the whole government down.’ We thought we lived in a democracy,” Sharpton said. “Come on, congressman. That’s not what the country is supposed to be about.”[9]

Collins replied, “Hey Al, just a reminder, this isn’t a democracy. This is a republic."[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 9th congressional district elections, 2014

Collins 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: Georgia's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Collins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 9th District. Collins won the nomination on the Republican ticket, and won the general election in November 2012. [10] The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary July 31, 2012. He and Zoller both won the primary and advanced to a run-off primary election.[11] Collins defeated Martha Zoller in the Republican runoff primary on August 21, 2012.[12]

U.S. House, Georgia District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jody Cooley 23.8% 60,052
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Collins 76.2% 192,101
Total Votes 252,153
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Collins 41.8% 45,894
Roger D. Fitzpatrick 17.1% 18,730
Martha Zoller 41.1% 45,160
Total Votes 109,784

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Collins ran for re-election to the 27th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the July 20 primary and no one filed to run against him in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[13]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Collins (R) 16,487 100.0%

2008

In 2008 Collins was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 27. Collins (R) ran unopposed and finished with 20,634 votes.[14] Collins raised $9,765 for his campaign fund.[15]

Georgia House of Representatives District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Collins (R) 20,634

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $765,887 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[16]

Doug Collins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 9) Won $765,887
Grand Total Raised $765,887

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 Collins' reports.[17]


Doug Collins (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$106,548.43$130,200.00$(25,137.84)$211,610.59
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$211,610.59$130,100.48$(69,380.46)$272,330.61
October Quarterly[20]October 13, 2013$272,330.61$45,695.20$(51,623.57)$266,402.24
Year-end[21]January 31, 2014$266,402$139,418$(51,109)$354,711
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$354,711$119,737$(103,629)$370,819
Running totals
$565,150.68$(300,879.87)

2012

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

Collins won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins's campaign committee raised a total of $765,887 and spent $659,339.[23] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[24]

Cost per vote

Collins spent $3.43 per vote received in 2012.

2010

In 2010, Collins collected $18,195 in campaign contributions.[25] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Doug Collins's campaign in 2010
Collins, Doug$2,425
Georgia Alliance Of Community Hospitals$2,000
General Electric$1,500
Georgia Dental Association$1,250
Humana$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $18,195

2008

In 2008, Collins collected $9,765 in campaign contributions.[26] The four largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Georgia Dental Association $1,000
Georgia Medical Association $500
Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia $500
Home Builders Association of Gainesville $500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Collins is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 13, 2013.[27]

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.[28]

Collins most often votes with:

Collins least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Collins missed 8 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 9.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

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, Collins's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $252,004 and $749,998. That averages to $501,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[30]

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. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

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, Doug Collins has voted with the Republican Party 96.1% of the time, which ranked 118th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[31]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Doug Collins "Biography" Accessed June 13, 2013
  2. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Collins
  3. National Journal "New Faces: Georgia, 9th House District" Accessed November 20, 2012
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Project Votesmart, "Doug Collins Key Votes," accessed September 30, 2013
  8. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Politico, "Doug Collins: ‘This isn’t a democracy’," accessed September 20, 2013
  10. ajc.com "Doug Collins becomes first in race for new 9th" Accessed December 4, 2011
  11. Georgia Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  12. AP Results "Georgia U.S. House Runoff Results" Accessed August 21, 2012
  13. Georgia Secretary of State - 2010 Election results
  14. Georgia House of Representatives election results
  15. Campaign funds
  16. Open Secrets "Doug Collins" Accessed April 5, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "Doug Collins 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Open Secrets "Doug Collins 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
  24. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  25. Georgia House 2010 contributions
  26. 2008 contributions to Doug Collins
  27. Gov Track "Doug Collins," Accessed June 13, 2013
  28. OpenCongress, "Rep. Doug Collins," Accessed August 1, 2013
  29. GovTrack, "Doug Collins," Accessed March 29, 2013
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Collins (R-Ga), 2011"
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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Tom Graves (R)
U.S. House-Georgia District
2013–present
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Georgia House of Representatives District 27
2007–2012
Succeeded by
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