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{{tnr}}'''Jeb Hensarling''' (b.  May 29, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Hensarling represents [[Texas' 5th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2002.  
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{{tnr}}'''Jeb Hensarling''' (b.  May 29, 1957 in Stephenville, Texas) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Hensarling represents [[Texas' 5th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 2002.  
  
 
Hensarling most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Linda Mrosko]] (D) and [[Ken Ashby]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
 
Hensarling most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Linda Mrosko]] (D) and [[Ken Ashby]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>

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Jeb Hensarling
Jeb Hensarling.png
U.S. House, Texas, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPete Sessions (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,398,080
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
J.D.University of Texas, Austin
Personal
BirthdayMay 29, 1957
Place of birthStephenville, Texas
ProfessionLawyer and Businessman
Net worth$1,676,012
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jeb Hensarling (b. May 29, 1957 in Stephenville, Texas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Hensarling represents Texas' 5th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Hensarling most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated Linda Mrosko (D) and Ken Ashby (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hensarling is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Hensarling was born in Stephenville, Texas. He earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1979, and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1982.[2][3]

Career

After graduating, Hensarling worked in private law practice and as an officer for several businesses before pursuing his political career.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hensarling serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Hensarling was a member of the following committees:[5]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Jeb Hensarling endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Hensarling 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Hensarling won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 5th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated Linda Mrosko (D) and Ken Ashby (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeb Hensarling Incumbent 64.4% 134,091
     Democratic Linda S. Mrosko 33.2% 69,178
     Libertarian Ken Ashby 2.4% 4,961
Total Votes 208,230
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hensarling is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hensarling raised a total of $11,398,080 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[15]

Jeb Hensarling's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $3,017,392
2010 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,745,500
2008 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,598,453
2006 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,472,926
2004 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,595,840
2002 US House (Texas, District 5) Won $1,967,969
Grand Total Raised $11,398,080

2012

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

Hensarling won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hensarling's campaign committee raised a total of $3,017,392 and spent $2,583,174.[16]

2010

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

Hensarling won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Hensarling's campaign committee raised a total of $1,745,500 and spent $1,804,771.[17]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 5th District, 2010 - Jeb Hensarling Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,745,500
Total Spent $1,804,771
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Jeb Hensarling's campaign committee
First State Bank$15,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp$13,820
AFLAC Inc$12,000
American Bankers Assn$12,000
Bank of America$11,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$149,534
Securities & Investment$137,450
Commercial Banks$136,300
Misc Finance$131,276
Finance/Credit Companies$104,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hensarling is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[18]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Hensarling missed 105 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.4%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hensarling paid his congressional staff a total of $723,238 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

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, Hensarling's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $997,024 to $2,355,000. That averages to $1,676,012, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 8.99% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hensarling's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,063,025 to $2,620,000. That averages to $1,842,512.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

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. Hensarling tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[23]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hensarling was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 15th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

Voting with party

2013

Jeb Hensarling voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 53rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

Personal

Hensarling lives in Dallas with his wife, Melissa, and their two children.[3]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed October 21, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 21, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 21, 2011
  6. Tampabay.com, "Dallas Morning News", "Jeb Hensarling endorses Rick Perry for President" August 25, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Republican candidate list
  9. Unofficial Republican primary results
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jeb Hensarling," Accessed March 25, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Jeb Hensarling 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Jeb Hensarling 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  18. Gov Track "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed June 7 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed April 2, 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "Jeb Hensarling," Accessed September 17, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Pete Sessions
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 5
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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