James Lankford

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James Lankford
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U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMary Fallin (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,401,055
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
OtherM.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Personal
BirthdayMarch 4, 1968
Place of birthDallas, Texas
ProfessionYouth Camp Director
Net worth$168,010
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James Lankford (b. March 4, 1968 in Dallas, Texas) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oklahoma. Lankford was first elected by the voters of Oklahoma's 5th congressional district in 2010.

Lankford most recently won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and defeated Tom Guild (D), Robert T. Murphy (L) and Pat Martin (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.

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

Biography

Lankford was born in Dallas, Texas. He earned his B.S. from the University of Texas in 1990 and his M.Div. from Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary in 1994.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lankford serves on the following committees:[1]

2011-2012

Lankford served on the following committees:[2]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Lankford 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Lankford won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 5th District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and defeated Tom Guild (D), Robert T. Murphy (L) and Pat Martin (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[4]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tom Guild 37.3% 97,504
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Lankford Incumbent 58.7% 153,603
     Independent Pat Martin 2.1% 5,394
     Libertarian Robert T. Murphy 2% 5,176
Total Votes 261,677
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lankford is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lankford raised a total of $1,401,055 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[6]

James Lankford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Oklahoma, District 5) Won $155,958
2010 US House (Oklahoma, District 5) Won $1,245,097
Grand Total Raised $1,401,055

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 Lankford’s reports.[7]

James Lankford (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$429,828.90$42,886.00$(169,293.44)$303,421.46
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2013$303,421.46$61,045.00$(49,713.64)$314,752.82
Running totals
$103,931$(219,007.08)


2012

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

Lankford won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lankford's campaign committee raised a total of $1,155,959 and spent $815,396.[10]

Cost per vote

Lankford spent $5.31 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Lankford won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lankford's campaign committee raised a total of $1,245,097 and spent $1,156,521.[11]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma Congressional District 5 Election, 2010 - James Lankford Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,245,097
Total Spent $1,156,521
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $363,412
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $358,550
Top contributors to James Lankford's campaign committee
Devon Energy$24,660
Downing Wellhead Equipment$14,400
Chesapeake Energy$12,650
Healthback$12,000
Freedom Project$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$134,095
Oil & Gas$126,360
Health Professionals$62,565
Real Estate$53,935
Leadership PACs$36,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lankford is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[12]

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.[13]

Lankford most often votes with:

Lankford least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Lankford missed 8 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.5%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [14]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lankford paid his congressional staff a total of $849,548 in 2011. Overall, Oklahoma ranks 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.[15]

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, Lankford's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $21,021 to $315,000. That averages to $168,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 22.76% from 2010.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lankford's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $60,018 to $375,000. This averages out to $217,509 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: 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. Lankford tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 75th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[18]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lankford was tied with one other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 62nd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[19]

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, James Lankford has voted with the Republican Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 116th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[20]

Personal

James Lankford is married to his wife, Cindy. They have two daughters.[21]

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External links


References

  1. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  2. Congressman James Lankford, Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma "Committees and Caucuses"
  3. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  4. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for James Lankford," Accessed April 22, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission "James Lankford Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission "James Lankford April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission "James Lankford July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "James Lankford 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "James Lankford 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  12. Gov Track "James Lankford," Accessed June 7 2013
  13. OpenCongress, "James Lankford," Accessed August 8, 2013
  14. GovTrack, "James Lankford," Accessed April 17, 2013
  15. LegiStorm, "James Lankford," Accessed September 24, 2012
  16. OpenSecrets.org "James Lankford (R-Okla), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "James Lankford (R-Okla), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  18. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  19. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  20. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  21. Congressman James Lankford, Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Fallin
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma, District 5
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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