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Jackie Walorski
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U.S. House, Indiana, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoe Donnelly (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$14.01 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,878,410
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana House of Representatives District 21
2004-2010
Education
High schoolRiley High School
Bachelor'sTaylor University
Personal
BirthdayAug. 17, 1963
Place of birthSouth Bend, Indiana
ProfessionFounder, Impact International
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jackie Walorski campaign logo
Jackie Walorski (b. August 17, 1963, in South Bend, Indiana) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Walorski was elected by voters from Indiana's 2nd congressional district. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012.

Walorski won election on November 6, 2012.[1]

She previously served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 2004-2010.

Walorski is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

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

Biography

Walorski was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She first grew interested in politics upon hearing Ronald Reagan speak. After finishing college, she worked as a television reporter. Following this, she worked in high education institutions in underserved, rural areas in Indiana. During the September 11th attacks in 2001, Walorski and her husband were serving as Christian missionaries in Romania. Upon returning to Indiana, she ran for and got elected to the state Assembly. Her first bid for Congress in 2010 was not a successful one, but this would not be repeated in 2012, thanks to redistricting and incumbent Joe Donnelly running for the U.S. Senate.[3]

Education: [4]

  • Riley High School in South Bend
  • Taylor University, BA

Career

  • 2004-2010: Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives, and represented the 21st District. She was the Assistant Minority Floor Leader.[4]
  • 1999-2003: Founder of Impact International[3]
  • 1997-1998: Indiana University, Director of Annual Giving[3]
  • 1991-1996: Ancilla College, Director of Institutional advancement[3]
  • 1989-1991: St. Joseph County Humane Society, Executive Director[3]
  • 1985-1989: WSBT-TV, televsion reporter[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Walorski serves on the following committees:[5]

Indiana House

2009-2010

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Walorski's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Walorski voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Walorski voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Walorski voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Walorski voted in support of 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]

Economy

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Walorski voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Walorski voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Walorski voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Walorski voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Previous congressional sessions

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

Walorski is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Walorski is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[10]

2012

See also: Indiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Walorski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 2nd District. Walorski won the nomination on the Republican ticket, defeating Greg Andrews. She defeated Brendan Mullen, Andrew Straw, and Joe Ruiz in the November 6 general election.[11]

U.S. House, Indiana District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brendan Mullen 47.6% 130,113
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Walorski 49% 134,033
     Libertarian Joe Ruiz 3.4% 9,326
     Independent Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (Write-in) 0% 3
Total Votes 273,475
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"
U.S. House, Indiana District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Walorski 72.8% 46,873
Greg Andrews 27.2% 17,522
Total Votes 64,395

Impact of redistricting

The newly-drawn map was designed to produce seven districts which are favorable to the Republican Party and two which favor the Democratic Party. According to Roll Call, the 2nd district is the "first House seat of the cycle that Roll Call Politics has rated as likely to flip to the other party..."[12]

According to Roll Call's Race Ratings "The most devastating change for 2nd district Democrats was the loss of Kokomo, a middle-class town with heavy union membership and reliable Donnelly voters. Kokomo is now split between the heavily Republican 4th and 5th districts".[12] The new district also lost part of LaPorte County, including Michigan City, to the 1st district.[12] Meanwhile, the district picked up Elkhart County.[12]

The new district presents a prime opportunity for Donnelly's 2010 competitor, former state representative Jackie Walorski, whose base south of South Bend is now the 2nd's population center.[12]

The Howey Political Report rates Walorski likely to win this district, after she lost by only a percentage point in 2010. Donnelly's bid for Senate was prompted by the redistricting and the knowledge that he was unlikely to win in 2012.[13]

Endorsements

Walorski was endorsed by Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund.[14] On March 13, 2012, Walorski was endorsed by The Republican Second District Central Committee.[15] Walorski has also obtained endorsements from the Eagle Forum, FreedomWorks for America, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Right to Life, the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the Susan B. Anthony List.[15]

2010

See also:Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jackie Walorski did not run for re-election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jacqueline Walorski won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 21 receiving 17,605 votes, ahead of Independent Clyde James who received 232 votes.[16]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jacqueline Walorski (R) 17,605
Clyde James (D) 232

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walorski is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Walorski raised a total of $1,878,410 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[17]

Jackie Walorski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Indiana, District 2) Won $1,878,410
Grand Total Raised $1,878,410

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 Walorski's reports.[18]

Jackie Walorski (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]4/15/2013$19,381.26$159,053.86$(25,252.09)$153,183.03
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$153,183.03$336,723.25$(60,869.61)$429,036.67
October Quarterly[21]October 13, 2013$429,036.67$222,001.98$(111,371.58)$539,667.07
Running totals
$717,779.09$(197,493.28)

2012

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

Walorski won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Walorski's campaign committee raised a total of $1,878,410 and spent $1,878,019.[22] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[23]

Cost per vote

Walorski spent $14.01 per vote received in 2012.

According to an article in The National Journal, Walorski raised over $330,000 during the second quarter of the year and ended the period with $720,000 cash on hand.[24]

2008

In 2008, Walorski collected $86,601 in donations.[25]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Dan Herbster for Representative Committee $4,000
L&S Realty $3,150
Majority Builders $2,000
Indiana Bankers Association $2,000
Orland J. Corliss $1,650
Willis R. Conner $1,500
Build Indiana Council $1,500
Insurance Institute of Indiana $1,000
Landscape Solutions Group $1,000
Citizens for Terry Rodino $1,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance $1,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Walorski is a "centrist Republican" as of June 17, 2013.[26]

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.[27]

Walorski most often votes with:

Walorski least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Walorski missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[28]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jackie Walorski has voted with the Republican Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 92nd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[29]

Personal

Walorski is a member of Calvary Temple and the World Harvest Ministerial Network of LeSea Ministries.[30]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  2. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 National Journal "Indiana, 2nd House District: Jackie Walorski (R)," November 7, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stand with Jackie "About Jackie" Accessed January 26, 2012
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  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. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Project Votesmart, "Jackie Walorski Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  11. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named sos
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Roll Call "Race Ratings: GOP Poised to Scoop Up a Seat" Accessed February 28, 2012
  13. WIBC "Redistricting Reshuffles Congressional Races to Watch" Accessed October 16, 2012
  14. Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund "Walorski" Accessed May 1, 2012
  15. 15.0 15.1 Stand with Jackie "Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012
  16. Indiana House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  17. Open Secrets "Jackie Walorski" Accessed April 7, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "Jackie Walorski 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Jackie Walorski 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  23. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  24. Hotline On Call: National Journal "Hotline Sort: Big Blow to Berkley's Campaign" Accessed July 11, 2012
  25. Walorski Campaign Donors
  26. Gov Track "Jackie Walorski," Accessed June 17, 2013
  27. OpenCongress, "Rep. Jackie Walorski," Accessed August 1, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Jackie Walorski," Accessed April 1, 2013
  29. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  30. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Walorski
Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Donnelly (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana, District 2
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Rep. Mangus
Indiana House of Representatives District 21
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Timothy Wesco