Jaime Herrera Beutler

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Jaime Herrera Beutler
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U.S. House, Washington, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrian Baird (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,215,943
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1978
Place of birthGlendale, California
ProfessionPublic Service
Net worth$8,000
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jaime Herrera Beutler (b. ) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 3rd congressional district. Beutler was first elected in 2010 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. Beutler is currently serving her second consecutive term. [1].

Beutler is running for re-election in Washington's 3rd congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to her election in the House Beutler was a member of the Washington House of Representatives.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Beutler is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Republican Party line more than her fellow members.


Biography

Herrera Beutler was born in Glendale, California. She was homeschooled from the 1st through 9th grades, and graduated from Prairie High School in the Battle Ground School District in Clark County. While at Prairie High School, she played on the women's basketball team.[3] She attended Seattle Pacific University from 1996-1998, earned her A.A. from Bellevue Community College in 2003, and earned her communications B.A., with an emphasis in political science, from the University of Washington in 2004.[4]

She was a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives. She represented District 18 from 2007-2010. Herrera was first appointed to this seat in 2007 to fill a vacancy and then won election to the seat in November 2008. Herrera Beutler served as the Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Herrara began her political career as Director of Development for a youth leadership development program. She served as an intern to state senator Joe Zarelli and as an intern in the White House to the Director of Political Affairs. She was a legislative assistant to U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and an event coordinator.

Herrera Beutler has been highlighted by Time Magazine as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics.[5] In August 2012, she was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[6]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Beutler serves on the following committees:[7]

2011-12

Herrera Beutler was a member of the following House committees:[8]

Washington House of Representatives

While a member of the Washington House of Representatives, Herrera served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jaime Herrera Beutler endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Herrera Beutler 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. She was one 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.[10]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Herrera Beutler won re-election in 2012.[11][12] She and Jon T. Haugen advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and competed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[13]

Beutler had the fundraising advantage as well as endorsements from the media.[14][15] Haugen did not receive the state Democratic Party endorsement.[15]

Beutler has a record of supporting tax cuts and has pledged to continue to do so.[14] Haugen wanted to bring home the troops from Afghanistan and supports the Affordable Care Act.[16]

U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 60.4% 177,446
     Democratic Jon T. Haugen 39.6% 116,438
Total Votes 293,884
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Washington District 3 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 56.5% 68,603
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Haugen 37.6% 45,693
Norma Jean Stevens 5.9% 7,108
Total Votes 121,404
[17]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jaime Herrera won election to the United States House. She defeated Denny Heck (D) in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera 53% 152,799
     Democratic Denny Heck 47% 135,654
Total Votes 288,453

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jaime Herrera won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 18 receiving 60.01% of the vote (42,355 votes), defeating Democrat Vanessa Duplessie who received 39.99% of the vote (28,226 votes).[19]

Washington House of Representatives, District 18(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jaime Herrera (R) 42,355 60.01%
Vanessa Duplessie (D) 28,226 39.99%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beutler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Beutler raised a total of $3,215,943 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[20]

Jaime Herrera Beutler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Washington, District 3) Won $1,658,722
2010 US House (Washington, District 3) Won $1,557,221
Grand Total Raised $3,215,943

2012

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

Beutler won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Reutler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,658,722 and spent $1,623,136.[21]

2010

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

Herrera Beutler won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Herrera Beutler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,557,221 and spent $1,534,650.[22]

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jaime Herrera's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington $2,500
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Molina Health Care $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Beutler is a "centrist Republican follower" as og July 3, 2013.[23]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Herrera Beutler missed 16 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[24]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Beutler paid her congressional staff a total of $747,603 in 2011. Overall, Washington ranks 18th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[25]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Beutler was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Beutler's staff was given an apparent $14,000.00 in bonus money.[26]

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, Beutler's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,001 and $15,000. That averages to $8,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average net worth did not change from 2010.[27]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Beutler's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between 1,001 to $15,000. That averages to $8,000.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[28]

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. Beutler ranked 204th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[29]

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. Beutler ranked 222nd in the conservative rankings.[30]


Voting with party

July 2013

Herrera Beutler voted with the Republican Party 90.2% of the time, which ranked 186 among the 242 House Republican members as of July 2013.[31]

Recent news

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Personal

Herrera Beutler and her husband, Daniel Beutler, live in Camas, Washington.[32] She started her political career while single and so ran as Jaime Herrera. She married Daniel Beutler during her time in office, and following her election to the U.S. House in 2010, she chose to take her husband's name and now goes by Jaime Herrera Beutler. She announced on May 1, 2013 that the couple was expecting their first child. On June 3, 2013 Herrera Beutler revealed on her Facebook page that their unborn child has a life threatening condition known as Potter's Syndrome.[33] [34]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  2. The National Journal "Jaime Beutler Biography," accessed July, 2013
  3. Washington Women's History Consortiuim biography of Jaime Herrera
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HERRERA BEUTLER, Jaime, (1978 - )"
  5. Time Magazine "40 under 40" October 2010
  6. San Francisco Chronicle "20 Latino political rising stars of 2012 (with PHOTO GALLERY)," August 25, 2012
  7. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  8. Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 12, 2011
  9. The Columbian, "Herrera Beutler endorses Mitt Romney," February 6, 2012
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
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  12. The Oregonian "Congresswoman Herrera Beutler announces she will host a September jobs fair," August 26, 2011
  13. AP Primary Results
  14. 14.0 14.1 Seattle Times "The Times recommends: Re-elect U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington's 3rd Congressional District," July 23, 2012
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  16. The (Lower Columbia) Daily News "Herrera Beutler challenger Haugen to hold town hall meeting in Longview," June 11, 2012
  17. Our Campaigns, "WA District 3 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Washington State Election Results
  20. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jaime Herrera Beutler," Accessed April 4, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Beutler 2012 Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "2010 Race: Washington District 03," Accessed November 12, 2011
  23. Gov Track "Beutler" Accessed June 3, 2013
  24. GovTrack, "Jaime Herrera Beutler," Accessed April 11, 2013
  25. LegiStorm, "Jaime Herrera Beutler," Accessed September 7, 2012
  26. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Herrera (R-WA), 2011"
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Jaime Herrera (R-Wash), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  29. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  30. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  32. Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 12, 2011
  33. Seattle Times "Jaime Herrera takes husband's name, belatedly," Accessed November 12, 2011
  34. Oregon Live, "Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler says unborn child has serious medical condition," Accessed June 4, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Baird
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, 3rd District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives - District 18
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Ann Rivers (R)