Edward Royce

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Edward Royce
Edward Royce.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 39
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJerry Lewis (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,929,986
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1983-1992
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University-Fullerton, 1977
Personal
BirthdayOctober 12, 1951
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Net worth$663,007
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Edward Royce (b. October 12, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 39th congressional district. Royce was first elected to the House in 1992.

Royce most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 39th District. He defeated Jay Chen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] He was displaced from the 40th district by redistricting.[2]

Royce began his political career in the California State Senate, where he served from 1983 until his election to the U.S. House in 1993.

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Royce serves on the following committees in the 113th Congress:[4][5]

2011-2012

Royce served on the following committees:[6]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Chair
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Royce's campaign website listed the following issues:[7]

  • Creating American Jobs
Excerpt: "Our nation is hurting. Twenty-five million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. The big government policies of liberals in Washington have failed because they are based on the assumption that government creates jobs."
  • Reining in Washington
Excerpt: "As one of the original members of the Congressional Porkbusters Coalition, I have worked hard to cut waste and reduce the size of government. I've been honored by watchdog groups, including Citizens Against Government Waste, for my work and I will never stop battling the liberal Washington establishment over the size and scope of the federal government."
  • Health Care Reform
Excerpt: "I am working tirelessly to advocate for real changes to our healthcare system which actually reduce costs without putting us on a path to bankruptcy. Instead of empowering Washington bureaucrats, we need to empower doctors and patients and enhance competition throughout our healthcare sector."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "Nothing has hit the pocketbooks of Americans harder than the sharp increase in the price of gasoline. For every penny the price of gasoline increases, the cost to consumers goes up additional $4 million per day. Given the current state of our economy, the status quo is no longer acceptable."
  • Excellence in Education
Excerpt: "America’s future depends on an education system that produces young people who can compete in the world marketplace. We need to make sure our schools are the very best they can be. Today, much of the money we spend on education is wasted on the bureaucracy, instead of being spent in the classroom where teachers and students need it the most. We need to get more of our education dollars into the classroom."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 39th congressional district elections, 2014

Royce 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 takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 39th congressional district elections, 2012

Royce won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 39th District as a Republican.[1] He was displaced from the 40th district by redistricting. He and Jay Chen (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating D'Marie Mulattieri (Ind). Royce went on to defeat Chen in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10] Royce was considered one of 2012's vulnerable incumbents.[11]

U.S. House, California District 39 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Royce Incumbent 57.8% 145,607
     Democratic Jay Chen 42.2% 106,360
Total Votes 251,967
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 39 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward R. Royce (R) Incumbent 66.3% 62,874
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Chen (D) 30% 28,457
D'Marie Mulattieri (NPP) 3.8% 3,561
Total Votes 94,892

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Royce is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Royce raised a total of $10,929,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[22]

Edward Royce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 39) Won $2,746,376
2010 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,797,849
2008 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,644,376
2006 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,520,392
2004 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,215,928
2002 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,100,172
2000 US House (California, District 39) Won $904,893
Grand Total Raised $10,929,986

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Royce's reports.[23]

Edward Royce (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]April 15, 2013$565,771.41$465,406.91$(444,406.64)$586,771.68
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2013$586,771.68$507,972.78$(324,597.66)$770,146.80
Running totals
$973,379.69$(769,004.3)

2012

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

Royce won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Royce's campaign committee raised a total of $2,746,294 and spent $4,512,336.[26] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[27]

Cost per vote

Royce spent $30.99 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Royce won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Royce's campaign committee raised a total of $1,797,849 and spent $1,661,978.[28]

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, Royce is a "moderate Republican leader" as of June 2013.[29]

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.[30]

Royce most often votes with:

Royce least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Royce missed 308 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[31]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Royce paid his congressional staff a total of $943,909 in 2011. He ranked 91st on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 198th 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.[32]

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, Royce's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $375,014 and $951,000. That averages to $663,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 92.17% from 2010.[33]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Royce's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $154,014 and $536,000. That averages to $345,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[34]

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. Royce ranked 167th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[35]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Royce ranked 80th in the conservative rankings.[36]

Voting with party

2013

Edward R. Royce voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 58th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[37]

Personal

Royce has a wife, Marie.

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "California incumbents seek new districts to call home", washingtonpost.com, August 11, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Edward Randall Royce," Accessed November 14, 2011
  4. Politico, "House committee chairs all men," November 28, 2012
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. U.S. Representative Ed Royce, 40th District of California "Committee Assignments"
  7. Campaign website, My Views
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  10. Unofficial election results
  11. New York Times "House Ratings" Accessed October 3
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Edward Royce," Accessed March 22, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "Edward Royce Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  24. 'Federal Election Commission "Edward Royce April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  25. 'Federal Election Commission "Edward Royce July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Ed Royce 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  27. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Edward Royce 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  29. Gov Track "Edward Royce," Accessed June 7 2013
  30. OpenCongress, "Edward Royce," Accessed July 31, 2013
  31. GovTrack, "Edward Royce," Accessed April 2, 2013
  32. LegiStorm "Edward Royce"
  33. OpenSecrets.org, "Royce, (R-Cali), 2011"
  34. OpenSecrets.org, "Royce, (R-Cali), 2010"
  35. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  36. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  37. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Lewis
U.S. House - California
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Senate
1983-1992
Succeeded by
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