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Jeff Duncan
Jeff Duncan.jpg
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJ. Gresham Barrett (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,577,630
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina House of Representatives
2003-2010
Education
Bachelor'sClemson University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 7, 1966
Place of birthGreenville, South Carolina
ProfessionReal Estate Broker, Auctioneer
Net worth$640,006
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Jeffrey D. Duncan (b. January 7, 1966, in Greenville, South Carolina) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of South Carolina. Duncan was first elected to South Carolina's 3rd congressional district in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Duncan served in the South Carolina House of Representatives.[1]

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

Biography

Duncan was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned a B.A. from Clemson University in 1988.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Duncan's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Duncan serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Duncan served on the following committees:[5]

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Duncan's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "No" Duncan voted in opposition 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]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Duncan voted in support 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" Duncan voted in opposition of 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 "No" Duncan voted in opposition 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]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Duncan voted for the July 11, 2013 Farm Bill. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[10] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Duncan supported 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.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" Duncan has supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[14]

Social issues

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Duncan 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[15]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014

Duncan was rumored as a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013. Although Duncan was not appointed, he could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.[16][17][18][19]

2012

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

Duncan won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent South Carolina's 3rd District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and defeated Brian Doyle (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[20][21]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brian Doyle 33.3% 84,735
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Duncan Incumbent 66.5% 169,512
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 516
Total Votes 254,763
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Duncan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Duncan raised a total of $1,577,630 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[23]

Jeff Duncan (Congress)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (South Carolina, District 3) Won $698,727
2010 US House (South Carolina, District 3) Won $878,903
Grand Total Raised $1,577,630

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 Duncan's reports.[24]

Jeff Duncan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]4/13/2013$132,041.56$31,926.03$(40,629.22)$123,338.37
July Quarterly[26]7/14/2013$123,338.37$123,825.00$(85,001.99)$162,161.38
Running totals
$155,751.03$(125,631.21)

2012

As of March 31, 2012, Duncan had raised $434,108 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $208,043, leaving him with $257,626 cash on hand. Three of his top contributors are Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which gave $10,000; Every Republican is Crucial PAC, which donated $10,000; and Honeywell International, which gave $7,000.[27]

Throughout his career, Duncan has raised $136,850 from Republican individual contributors, $66,946 from retired contributors, and $56,000 from Leadership PACs.[28]

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

Duncan won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Duncan's campaign committee raised a total of $698,728 and spent $598,247.[29]

Cost per vote

Duncan spent $3.53 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Duncan won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Duncan's campaign committee raised a total of $878,903 and spent $847,343.[30]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

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.[31]

Duncan most often votes with:

Duncan least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Duncan is a "far-right Republican," as of June 24, 2013.[32]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Duncan missed 10 of 1,698 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to .6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[33]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Duncan paid his congressional staff a total of $959,941 in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranks 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[34]

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, Duncan's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$24,983 and $1,304,995. That averages to $640,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 25.97% from 2010.[35]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Duncan's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $338,018 to $1,390,996. That averages to $864,507 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[36]

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. Duncan was 1 of 4 members who ranked 34th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[37]

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. Duncan was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 113th in the conservative rankings.[38]

Voting with party

2013

Jeff Duncan voted with the Republican Party 90.9% of the time, which ranked 219th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[39]

Recent news

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Personal

Jeff Duncan and his wife, Melody, have 3 children.

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Duncan," Accessed June 24, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "DUNCAN, Jeff, (1966 - )"
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "DUNCAN, Jeff, (1966 - )"
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan, Welcome to my Online Office for South Carolina's 3rd District "Committees and Caucuses"
  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 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Duncan's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 10, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Vote Smart, "Duncan on agriculture", accessed October 10, 2013
  11. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Duncan's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 10, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Duncan's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 10, 2013
  15. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  16. The Washington Post, "Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s seat by appointment," December 6, 2012
  17. Roll Call "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012
  18. Politico "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012
  19. Political Tracker-CNN.com, "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012
  20. WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
  21. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jeff Duncan," Accessed March 28, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Duncan 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  25. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  26. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  27. opensecrets.org "Jeff Duncan" Accessed May 19, 2012
  28. opensecrets.org Accessed May 19, 2012
  29. Open Secrets "Duncan Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 28, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "Jeff Duncan 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  31. OpenCongress, "Jeff Duncan," Accessed August 6, 2013
  32. Gov Track "Jeff Duncan," Accessed June 24, 2013
  33. GovTrack, "Duncan," Accessed April 10, 2013
  34. LegiStorm, "Jeff Duncan," Accessed September 18, 2012
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Duncan (R-SC), 2011"
  36. OpenSecrets.org, "Jeff Duncan (R-SC), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  37. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  38. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  39. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Preceded by
J. Gresham Barrett
U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives
2003-2010
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