|U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1|
|January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire|
|New Hampshire Legislature from Hillsborough's 50th District|
|New Hampshire Legislature from Hillsborough's 39th District|
|Master's||Franklin Pierce Law Center|
|Birthday||September 26, 1970|
|Place of birth||Edison, New Jersey|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Polls
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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. 
Guinta serves on the following committees:
- Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highway and Transit
- Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
- Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs (Vice Chairman)
- Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management
- Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight, and Government Spending
- House Budget Committee
On Guinta's campaign website, he lists five major issues:
- Lowering Taxes and Cutting Spending.
- Strengthening The Economy.
- Protecting Our Families and Providing for Our Defense.
- Reforming Health Care Responsibly.
- Supporting Alternatives to Abortion.
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.
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.
|New Hampshire Congressional District 1, 2012|
|Poll||Frank Guinta||Carol Shea-Porter||Other||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Pulse Opinion Research LLC |
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
- See also: State executive official elections, 2014
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. 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. New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.
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.
|U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Frank Guinta Incumbent||46%||158,659|
|Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|United States House, New Hampshire General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Frank C. Guinta||54%||121,655|
|Frank Guinta (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$565,273.22||$180,332.96||$(70,858.71)||$674,747.47|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$674,747.47||$256,021.29||$(84,577.83)||$846,190.93|
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.
2010U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,558,556 and spent $1,558,063.
|U.S. House, New Hampshire, 2010 - Frank Guinta Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,647,774|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$1,682,124|
|Top contributors to Frank Guinta's campaign committee|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$10,000|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Food & Beverage||$36,107|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
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.
Percentage voting with party
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.
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Guinta and his wife, Morgan, live in Manchester with their children Colby and Jack.
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- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Gov Track "Guinta" Accessed May 16, 2012
- Wikipedia "Frank Guinta June 21, 2012
- Congressman Frank Guinta, Proudly Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire "Committees and Caucuses"
- Team Guinta "Issues," Accessed February 12, 2012
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- New Hampshire Watchdog "Guinta tied with Shea-Porter, Bass ahead of McLane-Kuster," January 19, 2012
- Roll Call, "New Hampshire Guinta Opens Door to Senate, Comeback bids," November 28, 2012
- WMUR "Primary Results"
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta April Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta July Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Frank Guinta Pre-primary," Accessed October 8, 2012
- Daily Kos "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012
- Open Secrets "Frank Guinta 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 14, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Frank Guinta," Accessed October 8, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Frank Guinta (R-NH), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Congressman Frank Guinta, Proudly Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire "Biography"
|U.S. House of Representatives New Hampshire District 1
| Succeeded by|
Carol Shea-Porter (D)
Robert A. Baines
|Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire
| Succeeded by|
|New Hampshire Legislature - District 50
| Succeeded by|
|New Hampshire Legislature - District 39
| Succeeded by|