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Frank Wolf
Frank Wolf.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1981-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 33
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoseph L. Fisher (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1980
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,929,608
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
1974-1975
Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
1971-1974
Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
1968-1971
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
OtherLL.B. from Georgetown University Law School,
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1962-1967
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1939
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$459,219
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Frank R. Wolf (b. January 30, 1939) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. Wolf represents Virginia's 10th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1980. He won re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Wolf is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]

Biography

Wolf earned his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and his LL.B. from Georgetown University Law School.[2]

Career

  • 1981-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1974-1975: Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • 1971-1974: Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
  • 1968-1971: Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
  • 1962-1967: United States Army Reserve

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Wolf serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science Chair
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

2011-12

Wolf was a member of the following House committees:[4]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Chair
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Wolf 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.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Wolf won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia 10th District.[6] He ran unopposed in the June 6th Republican primary and defeated Kristin Cabral (D) and Kevin Chrisholm (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kristin Cabral 38.8% 142,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf Incumbent 58.4% 214,038
     Independent Kevin Chisholm 2.7% 9,855
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 527
Total Votes 366,444
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Frank Wolf won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffery R. Barnett (D) and William B. Redpath (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Virginia District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wolf incumbent 62.9% 131,116
     Democratic Jeffery R. Barnett 34.8% 72,604
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 2.2% 4,607
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 229
Total Votes 208,556

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wolf is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Wolf raised a total of $8,929,608 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[25]

Frank Wolf's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,091,197
2010 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,365,313
2008 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $2,051,358
2006 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,735,555
2004 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $1,460,719
2002 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $695,984
2000 US House (Virginia, District 10) Won $529,482
Grand Total Raised $8,929,608

2012

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

Wolf won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Wolf's campaign committee raised a total of $1,091,197 and spent $1,020,032.[26]

2010

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

Wolf won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Wolf's campaign committee raised a total of $1,365,313 and spent $1,305,503.[27]

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 10th District, 2010 - Frank Wolf Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,365,313
Total Spent $1,305,503
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $606,229
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $581,364
Top contributors to Frank Wolf's campaign committee
Inova Health System$12,450
Deloitte LLP$12,400
Orbital Sciences Corp$12,400
SAIC Inc$10,250
American Bankers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$100,435
Real Estate$89,500
Computers/Internet$53,500
Public Sector Unions$42,250
Lawyers/Law Firms$41,044

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Wolf missed 203 of 18,905 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[28]


Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Goodlatte paid his congressional staff a total of $888,936 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[29]

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, Wolf's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $417,222 and $501,216. That averages to $459,219, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 2.87% from 2010.[30]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Wolf's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $430,779 to $514,773. That averages to $472,726, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[31]

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. Wolf was 1 of 2 members who ranked 197th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[32]

2011

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. Wolf ranked 219th in the conservative rankings.[33]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

Wolf voted with the Republican Party 87.8% of the time, which ranked 213 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[34]

Recent news

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Personal

Wolf and his wife, Carolyn, have five children and fifteen grandchildren.[4]

External links


References

  1. Gov Track "Wolf" Accessed May 16, 2012
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Frank Wolf," Accessed November 9, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 9, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Leesburg Today "PHC Professor Sits Down With Five 'News-Makers'," April 9, 2012
  7. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1980," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Frank Wolf," Accessed April 4, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Wolf Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Frank R. Wolf 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 10, 2011
  28. GovTrack, "Frank Wolf," Accessed April 11, 2013
  29. LegiStorm, "Frank Wolf," Accessed September 13, 2012
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Wolf (R-VA), 2011"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Frank Wolf (R-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  32. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  33. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph L. Fisher
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 10th District
1981-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
1974-1975
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Staffer for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton
1971-1974
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Staffer for U.S. Rep. Edward G. Biester, Jr.
1968-1971
Succeeded by
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