Frank Lucas

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Frank D. Lucas
Frank Lucas.jpg
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 3
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
PredecessorWes Watkins (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 10, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,414,595
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives
1988-1994
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 6, 1960
Place of birthCheyenne, Oklahoma
Net worth$397,502
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Frank D. Lucas (b. January 6, 1960, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oklahoma. Lucas represents Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district and was first elected in 1994.

Lucas defeated challenger William Craig Stump in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He then beat Timothy Ray Murray (D) and William M. Sanders (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[1]

Lucas began his political career in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where he served from 1988 until his election to Congress in 1994.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lucas is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Lucas was born in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1982.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lucas serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Lucas served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Lucas was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.[5][6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lucas 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 1 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.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Lankford is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014, should he choose to run. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Lucas won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 3rd District. Lucas defeated challenger William Craig Stump in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][8] He then beat Timothy Ray Murray (D) and William M. Sanders (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[9]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Timothy Ray Murray 20% 53,472
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank D. Lucas Incumbent 75.3% 201,744
     Independent William M. Sanders 4.8% 12,787
Total Votes 268,003
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lucas Incumbent 88.2% 33,454
William Craig Stump 11.8% 4,492
Total Votes 37,946

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lucas is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Lucas raised a total of $5,414,595 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[19]

Frank Lucas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $1,622,077
2010 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $1,024,225
2008 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $543,187
2006 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $559,459
2004 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $508,883
2002 US House (Oklahoma, District 3) Won $522,830
2000 US House (Oklahoma, District 6) Won $633,934
Grand Total Raised $5,414,595

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 Lucas’ reports.[20]

Frank D. Lucas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$158,668.70$234,776.70$(107,855.27)$285,590.13
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$285,590.13$233,577.35$(51,856.02)$467,311.46
Running totals
$468,354.05$(159,711.29)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Lucas' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lucas won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lucas' campaign committee raised a total of $1,622,078 and spent $1,663,974.[23]

Cost per vote

Lucas spent $8.25 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Lucas won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Lucas's campaign committee raised a total of $1,024,225 and spent $1,023,451.[24]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3, 2010 - Frank Lucas Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,024,225
Total Spent $1,023,451
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,975
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,006
Top contributors to Frank Lucas's campaign committee
Devon Energy$12,450
American Bankers Assn$11,000
Monsanto Co$11,000
Advance Food Co$10,150
American Assn of Crop Insurers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$153,300
Agricultural Services/Products$108,750
Commercial Banks$64,095
Oil & Gas$62,050
Securities & Investment$47,900

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lucas is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[25]

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.[26]

Lucas most often votes with:

Lucas least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Lucas missed 411 of 12,753 roll call votes from May 1994 to April 2013. This amounts to 3.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lucas paid his congressional staff a total of $881,739 in 2011. Overall, Oklahoma ranked 19th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

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, Lucas' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-264,990 to $1,059,995. That averages to $397,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 38.89% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lucas' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-213,988 to $1,514,991. That averages to $650,501, which was higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[30]

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.

2012

Lucas tied with three other House Republicans, ranking 159th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[31]

2011

Lucas ranked 141th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[32]

Voting with party

2013

Frank D. Lucas voted with the Republican Party 95.0% of the time, which ranked 176th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[33]

Personal

Frank Lucas is married to Lynda. They have three children.

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "LUCAS, Frank D., (1960 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Frank Lucas, Proudly Representing Oklahoma's 3rd District "Committees and Caucuses"
  5. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013
  6. The New York Times, "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Oklahoma Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  9. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Frank D. Lucas," Accessed April 22, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Frank D. Lucas Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Frank D. Lucas April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Frank D. Lucas July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Frank Lucas 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Frank D. Lucas 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  25. Gov Track "Frank Lucas," Accessed June 7 2013
  26. OpenCongress, "Frank Lucas," Accessed August 8, 2013
  27. GovTrack, "Frank D. Lucas," Accessed April 17, 2013
  28. LegiStorm, "Frank D. Lucas," Accessed September 24, 2012
  29. OpenSecrets.org "Frank D. Lucas (R-Okla), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Frank D. Lucas (R-Okla), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Wes Watkins
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 3
2003–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Glenn English
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 6
1994–2003
Succeeded by
District Dissolved after 2000 Census
Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives
1988-1994
Succeeded by
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