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James B. Renacci
James Renacci.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Boccieri (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$17.34 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,727,454
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Wadsworth
2004-2008
President of the City Council of Wadsworth, Ohio
1999-2003
Wadsworth, Ohio, Board of Zoning Appeals
1994-1995
Education
High schoolRinggold High School
Bachelor'sIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Personal
BirthdayDecember 3, 1958
Place of birthMonongahela, Pennsylvania
ProfessionEntrepreneur
Net worth$36,634,730.50
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
James B. Renacci (b. December 3, 1958, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Renacci was first elected by the voters of Ohio's 16th Congressional District in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Renacci served as mayor of Wadsworth, Ohio.[1]

Renacci is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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

Biography

Renacci was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Renacci serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Renacci served on the following committees:[3]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services)

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Renacci's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for 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.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for 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 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[9] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[10] Renacci voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[12] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Renacci voted against HR 2775.[13]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[14]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for 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.[15] The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for 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 that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Renacci voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[18]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Renacci 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.[19]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Jim Renacci endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [20]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Renacci is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Ohio's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

Renacci won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 16th District.[21] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 6, 2012. He then defeated Betty Sutton (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold its majority in 2013.[22] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[22] Renacci faced Democratic incumbent Betty Sutton in November and was considered a vulnerable incumbent.[23]

In the final two weeks before the election, Renacci changed his plans to air TV advertisements. He had slots reserved for these two weeks, but since Cleveland is home to close races for Senate, House and Presidential elections, he decided that the market was saturated and that continuing to advertise on TV would not help him reach undecided voters. His opponent, 13th District incumbent Betty Sutton, continued to advertise.[24]

U.S. House, Ohio District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Betty Sutton 48% 170,600
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames B. Renacci Incumbent 52% 185,165
Total Votes 355,765
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Polls

A Normington, Petts and Associates poll, conducted June 26-28, 2012, showed Renacci barely trailing rival and fellow incumbent Rep. Betty Sutton (D).[25]

Pennsylvania's Congressional District 16, 2012
Poll Betty Sutton (D) Jim Renacci (R)Margin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(June 26-28, 2012)
41%38%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Renacci is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Renacci raised a total of $5,727,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[27]

Jim Renacci's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 16) Won $3,274,194
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 16) Won $2,453,260
Grand Total Raised $5,727,454

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 Renacci’s reports.[28]

James B. Renacci (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[29]April 15, 2013$39,817.55$290,998.41$(30,706.11)$300,109.85
July Quarterly[30]July 15, 2013$300,109.85$350,596.77$(107,773.23)$542,933.39
October Quarterly[31]October 15, 2013$542,933.39$243,170.47$(116,507.42)$669,596.44
Year-End Quarterly[32]December 31, 2013$669,596.00$177,940.00$(96,388.00)$751,148.00
Running totals
$1,062,705.65$(351,374.76)

2012

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

Renacci won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Renacci's campaign committee raised a total of $3,274,194 and spent $3,284,373.[33]

Cost per vote

Renacci spent $17.34 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Renacci won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Renacci's campaign committee raised a total of $2,453,260 and spent $2,403,263.[34]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Ohio District 16, 2010 - Jim Renacci Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,453,260
Total Spent $2,403,263
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,071,652
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,102,854
Top contributors to Jim Renacci's campaign committee
Timken Co$42,600
Murray Energy$25,600
Littlejohn & Co$14,400
Diversified Employee Solutions$12,000
Massilon Cable TV$12,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$115,170
Leadership PACs$108,700
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$86,100
Automotive$54,550
Insurance$51,200

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Renacci is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 24, 2013.[35]

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.[36]

Renacci most often votes with:

Renacci least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Renacci missed 16 of 1,714 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 0.9% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[37]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Renacci paid his congressional staff a total of $799,655 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[38]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Renacci's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $31,338,760 to $41,930,701. That averages to $36,634,730.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Renacci ranked as the 18th most wealthy representative in 2012.[39]

Jim Renacci Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$36,634,730.50-6.98%
2011$39,382,836-6.37%
2010$42,060,709N/A

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. Renacci tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 185th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[40]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Renacci was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 87th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[41]

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, Renacci has voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 100th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[42]

Personal

Renacci resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, with his, Tina. Together they have raised three children, all of whom are now in college or graduate school.[43]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Renacci," Accessed June 24, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Congressman Jim Renacci, Representing the 16th District of Ohio "Committees and Caucuses"
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  20. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved December 22, 2011
  21. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  23. New York Times"House Race Ratings"Accessed October 3
  24. NYT: The Caucus "Ohio House Candidate Cancels Advertising Buy" Accessed October 26, 2012
  25. www.Cleveland.com "Poll shows Rep. Betty Sutton with slight lead over Rep. Jim Renacci" Accessed July 6, 2012
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jim Renacci" Accessed March 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission "James B. Renacci Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Renacci April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Renacci July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Renacci October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Renacci Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  33. Open Secrets "Jim Renacci 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  34. Open Secrets "James B. Renacci 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  35. Gov Track "Jim Renacci," Accessed June 24, 2013
  36. OpenCongress, "James Renacci," Accessed August 8, 2013
  37. GovTrack, "Jim Renacci" Accessed April 2013
  38. LegiStorm, "James B. Renacci," Accessed September 25, 2012
  39. OpenSecrets.org "Renacci (R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  40. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  41. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  42. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  43. Congressman Jim Renacci, Representing the 16th District of Ohio "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
John Boccieri
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 16
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Mayor of Wadsworth, Ohio
2004-2008
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President of the City Council of Wadsworth, Ohio
1999-2003
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Wadsworth, Ohio, Board of Zoning Appeals
1994-1995
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