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Frank Guinta
Frank Guinta.jpg
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Legislature from Hillsborough's 50th District
New Hampshire Legislature from Hillsborough's 39th District
Bachelor'sAssumption College
Master'sFranklin Pierce Law Center
Date of birthSeptember 26, 1970
Place of birthEdison, New Jersey
ProfessionInsurance consultant
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Frank Guinta campaign logo
Frank C. Guinta (b. September 26, 1970) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire. Guinta was elected by voters from New Hampshire's 1st congressional district in 2010. He lost his bid for re-election in 2012 to Democrat Carol Shea-Porter, who served the district before Guinta's election in 2010.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Guinta was a "centrist Republican follower".[2]


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Guinta was born in Edison, New Jersey. He graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he received his B.A. degree in politics and philosophy. He also holds a Master's in intellectual property from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. In the fall of 2000, Guinta was elected to a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. From 2001 through 2004, he also served as an Alderman of Manchester. In 2004, he resigned his House position to take a position as a senior policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Jeb Bradley, a job he held until he began his run for mayor of Manchester. In the fall of 2005, he defeated three-term Democratic incumbent Robert A. Baines. In the fall of 2010, he defeated Carol Shea-Porter in the race to represent the 1st district of New Hampshire in the U.S. House of Representatives. [3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Guinta serves on the following committees:[4]


Campaign themes


On Guinta's campaign website, he lists five major issues:[5]

  • Lowering Taxes and Cutting Spending.
  • Strengthening The Economy.
  • Protecting Our Families and Providing for Our Defense.
  • Reforming Health Care Responsibly.
  • Supporting Alternatives to Abortion.

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Guinta 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.[6]


2012 election

In January 2012, Pulse Opinion Research LLC commissioned a poll regarding a likely re-match between Guinta and former Representative Carol Shea-Porter. Guinta defeated Shea-Porter on November 2, 2010.[7]

New Hampshire Congressional District 1, 2012
Poll Frank Guinta Carol Shea-PorterOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Pulse Opinion Research LLC
(January 2012)
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Guinta is exploring a run for statewide office in 2014. Offices being considered: Governor, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate.[8]


See also: New Hampshire's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Guinta ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Hampshire's 1st District. He defeated Vern Clough and Rick Parent in the Republican primary.[9] He advanced to the general election on November 6, 2012, where he was defeated by Carol Shea-Porter (D).

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[10] New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.[10]

According to the website Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Brendan Kelly took in over 2,000 more votes than the number that separated Shea-Porter and Guinta.[11]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Frank Guinta Incumbent 46% 158,659
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Shea-Porter 49.8% 171,650
     Libertarian Brandan Kelly 4.2% 14,521
Total Votes 344,830
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Guinta was elected to the United States House. He defeated Carol Shea-Porter (D) and Philip Hodson (Libertarian).[12]

United States House, New Hampshire General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank C. Guinta 54% 121,655
     Democratic Carol Shea-Porter 42.4% 95,503
     Libertarian Philip Hodson 3.5% 7,966
Total Votes 225,124

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Guinta's reports.[13]

Frank Guinta (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]March 31, 2012$565,273.22$180,332.96$(70,858.71)$674,747.47
July Quarterly[15]June 30, 2012$674,747.47$256,021.29$(84,577.83)$846,190.93
Pre-primary[16]August 30$846,190.93$137,529.99$(172,892.17)$810,828.75
Running totals

On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the Federal Election Commission. The political blog Daily Kos did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found Democratic challenger Carol Shea-Porter outraised Republican incumbent Frank Guinta in the third quarter. Shea-Porter raised $675,000 to Guinta's $363,000.[17]


Breakdown of the source of Guinta's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Guinta was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,558,556 and spent $1,558,063.[18]


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Guinta paid his congressional staff a total of $743,197 in 2011. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 44th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Guinta's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-457,982 to $949,996, which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[20]

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. Guinta was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 31st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[21]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Frank Guinta voted with the Republican Party 95.5% of the time, which ranked 16th among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[22]

Recent news

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Guinta and his wife, Morgan, live in Manchester with their children Colby and Jack.[23]

External links


  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Gov Track "Guinta" Accessed May 16, 2012
  3. Wikipedia "Frank Guinta June 21, 2012
  4. Congressman Frank Guinta, Proudly Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire "Committees and Caucuses"
  5. Team Guinta "Issues," Accessed February 12, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. New Hampshire Watchdog "Guinta tied with Shea-Porter, Bass ahead of McLane-Kuster," January 19, 2012
  8. Roll Call, "New Hampshire Guinta Opens Door to Senate, Comeback bids," November 28, 2012
  9. WMUR "Primary Results"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  11. Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  13. Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2012
  14. Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta April Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
  15. Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta July Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
  16. Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta Pre-primary," Accessed October 8, 2012
  17. Daily Kos "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012
  18. Open Secrets "Frank Guinta 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 14, 2011
  19. LegiStorm, "Frank Guinta," Accessed October 8, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Frank Guinta (R-NH), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  23. Congressman Frank Guinta, Proudly Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Carol Shea-Porter
U.S. House of Representatives New Hampshire District 1
Succeeded by
Carol Shea-Porter (D)
Preceded by
Robert A. Baines
Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Ted Gatsas
Preceded by
New Hampshire Legislature - District 50
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New Hampshire Legislature - District 39
Succeeded by