Doug Lamborn

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Doug Lamborn
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U.S. House, Colorado, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoel Hefley (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,619,956
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State Senate
1997-2006
Colorado House of Representatives
1995-1997
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas, 1978
J.D.University of Kansas, 1985
Personal
BirthdayMay 24, 1954
Place of birthLeavenworth, KS
Net worth-$118,997
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Doug Lamborn (b. May 24, 1954 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 5th congressional district. Lamborn was first elected to the House in 2006.

Lamborn was most recently re-elected in 2012.[1] Although Politico listed Lamborn as vulnerable in the primary, he defeated Robert Blaha in the June 26, 2012 Republican primary, and went on to win the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Lamborn began his political career in the Colorado House of Representatives, where he served from 1995 to 1998. He then served in the Colorado State Senate from 1998 until his election to the U.S. House in 2006.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lamborn is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lamborn serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Issues

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Lamborn's 5th District only saw minor changes. The District remains a safe Republican seat.[6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Lamborn 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Lamborn won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 5th District. He defeated Robert Blaha in the June 26, 2012 Republican primary. He went on to defeat Jim Pirtle (L), Dave Anderson (I), Misha Luzov (G), George Allen Cantrell (R write-in), and Kenneth R. Harvell (Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

Politico listed Doug Lamborn as vulnerable in the primary. Well-funded Robert Blaha had spent more than double the amount Lamborn had, using advertising to cast Lamborn as a career politician. Lamborn fought back, questioning Blaha's conservative credentials on gun control.[2][10]

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 65% 199,639
     Libertarian Jim Pirtle 7.4% 22,778
     Independent Dave Anderson 17.4% 53,318
     Green Misha Luzov 6% 18,284
     Constitution Kenneth R. Harvell 4.3% 13,212
Total Votes 307,231
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Colorado's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 61.7% 43,929
Robert Blaha 38.3% 27,245
Total Votes 71,174

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lamborn is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Lamborn raised a total of $2,619,956 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[14]

Doug Lamborn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $696,043
2010 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $338,476
2008 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $611,755
2006 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $973,682
Grand Total Raised $2,619,956

2012

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

Lamborn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lamborn's campaign committee raised a total of $696,043 and spent $799,502.[15]

2010

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

Lamborn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Lamborn's campaign committee raised a total of $338,476 and spent $182,883.[16]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Colorado District 5, 2010 - Doug Lamborn Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $338,476
Total Spent $182,883
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Doug Lamborn's campaign committee
Honeywell International$10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$10,000
Raytheon Co$10,000
Bogosian & Co$9,600
Northrop Grumman$8,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Defense Aerospace$34,250
Oil & Gas$31,750
Defense Electronics$28,300
Mining$17,500
Real Estate$16,833

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lamborn is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[17]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lamborn paid his congressional staff a total of $1,080,957 in 2011. He ranked 20th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 84th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

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, Lamborn's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$277,992 and $39,998. That averages to -$118,997, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 191.89% from 2010.[19]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Lamborn's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $49,007 and $210,000. That averages to $129,503.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[20]

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. Lamborn ranked 31st in the conservative rankings in 2012.[21]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Lamborn was 1 of 10 members of congress who ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[22]

Voting with party

2013

Doug Lamborn voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 151st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[23]

Personal

Lamborn and his wife, Jeanie, have five children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Denver Post "Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announces re-election bid," Accessed March 10, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Politico "5 incumbents facing primary fight," May 3, 2012
  3. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Doug Lamborn," Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Wet Mountain Tribune, "The Third Dimension," December 8, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
  9. Associated Press - Unofficial election results
  10. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Doug Lamborn," Accessed March 22, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Doug Lamborn 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Doug Lamborn 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Doug Lamborn," Accessed June 7 2013
  18. LegiStorm "Doug Lamborn"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Lamborn, (R-Colorado), 2011"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Lamborn, (R-Colorado), 2010"
  21. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  22. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Hefley
U.S. House - Colorado District 5
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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