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Duncan Hunter
Duncan Hunter.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 50
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDuncan L. Hunter (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.68 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,057,161
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSan Diego State University, 2000
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corp
Years of service2002-2005
Service branchUnited States Marine Corp Reserves
Years of service2005-present
Personal
BirthdayDecember 7, 1976
Place of birthSan Diego, California
Net worthN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Duncan Hunter (b. December 7, 1976, in San Diego, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 50th congressional district. Hunter was first elected to the House in 2008.

Hunter most recently won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 50th District. He defeated David Secor (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from district 52 by redistricting.[2]

Hunter is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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

  • 2001: Graduated from San Diego State University with B.S.
  • 2002-2005: United States Marine Corps
  • 2005-Present: United States Marine Corps Reserves
  • 2009-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hunter serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Hunter served on the following committees:[5]

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

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Hunter 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]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Hunter voted for 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 that was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Hunter voted for 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Hunter 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.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Hunter 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.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Hunter 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.[14]

Social issues

Abortion

Neutral/Abstain Hunter did not vote on 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.[15]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Hunter 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.[16]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 50th congressional district elections, 2014

Hunter is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 50th congressional district elections, 2012

Hunter won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 50th District.[1] He was displaced from district 52 by redistricting. He and David Secor (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Connie Frankowiak (D), Terri Linnell (R) and Michael Benoit (L). Hunter went on to defeat Secor in the general election on November 6, 2012.[17][18]

U.S. House, California District 50 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan Hunter Incumbent 67.7% 174,838
     Democratic David Secor 32.3% 83,455
Total Votes 258,293
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 50 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan Hunter (R) Incumbent 67.4% 76,818
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Secor (D) 16.8% 19,142
Connie Frankowiak (D) 7.5% 8,553
Michael Benoit (L) 5.4% 6,160
Terri Linnell (R) 2.9% 3,275
Total Votes 113,948

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hunter is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hunter raised a total of $3,057,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[21]

Duncan Hunter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 50) Won $986,170
2010 US House (California, District 52) Won $765,971
2008 US House (California, District 52) Won $1,305,020
Grand Total Raised $3,057,161

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hunter's reports.[22]

Duncan Hunter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$24,786.60$171,898.95$(65,964.58)$130,720.97
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$130,720.97$220,519.31$(88,268.41)$262,971.87
Running totals
$392,418.26$(154,232.99)

2012

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

Hunter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hunter's campaign committee raised a total of $986,170 and spent $993,680.[25] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[26]

Cost per vote

Hunter spent $5.68 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Hunter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Hunter's campaign committee raised a total of $765,971 and spent $757,936.[27]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hunter is a "moderate Republican leader" as of June 2013.[28]

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.[29]

Hunter most often votes with:

Hunter least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Hunter missed 26 of 3,350 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.8%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[30]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hunter paid his congressional staff a total of $957,044 in 2011. He ranked 34th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 208th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[31]

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, Hunter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated at $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[32]

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. Hunter ranked 18th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[33]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hunter ranked 11th in the conservative rankings.[34]

Voting with party

2013

Hunter voted with the Republican Party 97.6% of the time, which ranked 73rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[35]

Personal

Hunter and his wife, Margaret, have three children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "REGION: Saldana is against Bilbray as redistricting completed", nctimes.com, August 16, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Duncan Duane Hunter," Accessed November 16, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congressman Duncan Hunter, Proudly Serving California's 52nd District "Hunter Announces New Committee Assignments "
  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 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  17. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  18. Unofficial election results
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Duncan Hunter," Accessed March 22, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Duncan Hunter Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  23. 'Federal Election Commission "Duncan Hunter April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  24. 'Federal Election Commission "Duncan Hunter July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Duncan Hunter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  26. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Duncan Hunter 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  28. Gov Track "Duncan Hunter," Accessed June 7 2013
  29. OpenCongress, "Duncan Hunter," Accessed July 31, 2013
  30. GovTrack, "Duncan Hunter," Accessed April 2, 2013
  31. LegiStorm "Duncan Hunter"
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Hunter, (R-Cali), 2011"
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
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Duncan L. Hunter
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2009-Present
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