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Frank D. Lucas
Frank Lucas.jpg
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 3
Incumbent
In office
May 10, 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
Cost per vote$8.25 in 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$1,564,504.50
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 general election on November 6, 2012.[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]

Lucas is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Lucas won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014.[3]

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, OK. He earned a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1982.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Lucas' academic and political career:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lucas serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Lucas served on the following committees:[5]

Key votes

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

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Lucas 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]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Lucas voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) 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]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Lucas voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Lucas voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Lucas voted against HR 2775.[15]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Lucas 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.[16]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Lucas 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.[17] The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Lucas 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.[19]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Lucas voted for 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.[20]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[21] Lucas joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[22][23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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.[24]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Lucas' Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Lucas is a Hard-Core Conservative. Lucas received a score of 16 percent on social issues and 98 percent on economic issues.[25]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[26]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Lucas was running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Lucas defeated Robert Hubbard and Timothy Ray Murray in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Lucas Incumbent 82.8% 54,816
Robert Hubbard 12% 7,917
Timothy Murray 5.2% 3,442
Total Votes 66,175
Source: Results via Associated Press

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched the website 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%.[27][28]

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][29] He then beat Timothy Ray Murray (D) and William M. Sanders (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30]

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"
U.S. House, Oklahoma District 3 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.[40]

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 were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lucas’ reports.[41]

Frank D. Lucas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$158,668.70$234,776.70$(107,855.27)$285,590.13
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$285,590.13$233,577.35$(51,856.02)$467,311.46
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$467,311.46$165,143.34$(56,499.84)$575,954.96
Year-End Quarterly[45]December 31, 2013$575,954$111,215$(59,816)$627,499
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2014$627,499.07$132,259.42$(47,266.85)$712,491.64
Pre-Primary[47]June 12, 2014$712,491.64$99,035.16$(498,126.39)$313,400.41
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2014$313,400.41$69,671.02$(198,020.45)$185,050.98
October Quarterly[49]October 15, 2014$185,050.98$226,933.68$(167,652.18)$244,332.48
Pre-General[50]October 23, 2014$244,332.48$32,195.00$(17,969.16)$258,558.32
Running totals
$1,304,806.67$(1,205,062.16)

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.[51]

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' campaign committee raised a total of $1,024,225 and spent $1,023,451.[52]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lucas' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $684,012 to $2,444,997. That averages to $1,564,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Lucas ranked as the 173rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2004 and 2012, Lucas' calculated net worth[54] increased by an average of 27 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[55]

Frank Lucas Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$489,822
2012$1,564,504
Growth from 2004 to 2012:219%
Average annual growth:27%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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 "moderate Republican" as of July 2014.[58]

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.[59]

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 425 of 13,717 roll call votes from May 1994 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[60]

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.[61]

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.

2013

Lucas ranked 166th in the conservative rankings in 2014.[62]

2012

Lucas tied with three other House Republicans, ranking 159th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[63]

2011

Lucas ranked 141st in the conservative rankings in 2011.[64]

Voting with party

2014

Lucas voted with the Republican Party 93.2 percent of the time, which ranked 155th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[65]

2013

Lucas voted with the Republican Party 95.0 percent of the time, which ranked 176th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[66]

Personal

Frank Lucas is married to Lynda. They have three children and one grandchild.[67]

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

External links

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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. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Oklahoma - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. Congressman Frank Lucas, Proudly Representing Oklahoma's 3rd District, "Committees and Caucuses"
  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 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  22. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  23. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  24. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 On The Issues, "Lucas Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014
  26. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  27. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," accessed February 27, 2013
  28. The New York Times, "Club for Growth leads conservative charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  29. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results"
  30. Politico, "2012 Election Map," accessed November 6, 2012
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  38. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  39. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  40. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Frank D. Lucas," accessed April 22, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Frank D. Lucas Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Lucas Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  46. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  47. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 31, 2014
  48. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  49. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 31, 2014
  50. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-General," accessed October 31, 2014
  51. Open Secrets, "Frank Lucas 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  52. Open Secrets, "Frank D. Lucas 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  53. OpenSecrets, "Lucas, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  54. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  55. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  56. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  57. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  58. GovTrack, "Frank Lucas," accessed July 22, 2014
  59. OpenCongress, "Frank Lucas," accessed July 22, 2014
  60. GovTrack, "Frank D. Lucas," accessed July 22, 2014
  61. LegiStorm, "Frank D. Lucas," accessed September 24, 2012
  62. National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," July 21, 2014
  63. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  64. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  65. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  66. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  67. "Congressman Frank Lucas", "About," accessed April 1, 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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