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{{tnr}}'''Joseph "Joe" Courtney''' (b. April 6, 1953) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Courtney was elected by voters from [[Connecticut's 2nd congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''Joseph "Joe" Courtney''' (b. April 6, 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a Democratic member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Connecticut's 2nd congressional district]].  
  
Courtney ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Connecticut, 2012|Connecticut's]] [[Connecticut's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Courtney sought re-election on the [[Democratic]] ticket. [[Daria Novak]] and [[Christopher Coutu]] ran as [[Republicans]] and [[Dan Reale]] ran as a [[Libertarian]].<ref>[http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x128431192/Republican-declares-2nd-run-for-Congress ''Norwich Bulletin'' "Republican declares 2nd run for Congress" Accessed December 1, 2011] </ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was June 12, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.  Courtney was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Connecticut ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>  
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Courtney was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Connecticut ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref> He ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated [[Paul Formica]] (R), [[Dan Reale]] (L), and [[Colin D. Bennet]] (G) in the general election.<ref name="abc"/>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Courtney is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/joe_courtney/412193 ''Gov Track'' "Courtney" Accessed May 21, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Courtney grew up in suburban Hartford, [[Connecticut]]. Courtney is a 1975 graduate of Tufts University in Boston and earned a law degree from the University of [[Connecticut]] School of Law in 1978. He worked as a public defender for 3 years after leaving school. Courtney is a partner in the law firm Courtney, Boyan & Foran. He also serves as Town Attorney in Vernon, [[Connecticut]], the town in which he currently resides.<ref name="biography"/>
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Courtney grew up in suburban Hartford, [[Connecticut]]. Courtney is a 1975 graduate of Tufts University in Boston and earned a law degree from the University of [[Connecticut]] School of Law in 1978. He worked as a public defender for three years after leaving school. From 1987 to 1994, Courtney was a representative in the [[Connecticut General Assembly]]. He also served as Town Attorney in Vernon, [[Connecticut]], the town in which he currently resides.<ref name="biography"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Courtney won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Janet Peckinpaugh ([[Republican|R]]), G. Scott Deshefy ([[Green]]), Daniel Reale ([[Independent]]), Muriel P. Bianchi ([[Independent]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Joe Courtney Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Courtney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Courtney is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]," as of June 7, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/joe_courtney/412193 ''Gov Track'' "Courtney" Accessed June 7, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Courtney missed 51 of 5,226 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/joe_courtney/412193 ''GovTrack,'' "Joe Courtney," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Courtney paid his congressional staff a total of $1,015,601 in 2011.  He ranks 80th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 147th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Connecticut]] ranks 4th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/832/Rep_Joe_Courtney.html LegiStorm "Joe Courtney"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Courtney paid his congressional staff a total of $1,015,601 in 2011.  He ranked 80th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 147th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Connecticut]] ranked 4th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/832/Rep_Joe_Courtney.html LegiStorm "Joe Courtney"]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Courtney ranked 139th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Courtney ranked 139th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Courtney lives in Vernon with his wife, Audrey Courtney, and their two children, Robert and Elizabeth. <ref name="biography"> [http://courtney.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=161&sectiontree=3,161 ''Congressman Joe Courtney'' "Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011] </ref>
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Courtney lives in Vernon with his wife, Audrey Courtney, and their two children, Robert and Elizabeth. <ref name="biography"> [http://courtney.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3020&Itemid=37 ''Congressman Joe Courtney'' "Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011] </ref>
  
 
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*[http://www.joecourtney.com/ Official campaign website]
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Revision as of 11:10, 1 July 2013

Joe Courtney
Joe Courtney.jpg
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRob Simmons (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,298,085
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 56
1987-1994
Education
Bachelor'sTufts University
J.D.University of Connecticut
Personal
BirthdayApril 6, 1953
Place of birthHartford, Connecticut
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$403,514
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Joe Courtney campaign logo
Joseph "Joe" Courtney (b. April 6, 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Connecticut's 2nd congressional district.

Courtney was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated Paul Formica (R), Dan Reale (L), and Colin D. Bennet (G) in the general election.[1]

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

Biography

Courtney grew up in suburban Hartford, Connecticut. Courtney is a 1975 graduate of Tufts University in Boston and earned a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1978. He worked as a public defender for three years after leaving school. From 1987 to 1994, Courtney was a representative in the Connecticut General Assembly. He also served as Town Attorney in Vernon, Connecticut, the town in which he currently resides.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Courtney serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Courtney served on the following committees:[2]

Issues

Political Positions

  • Courtney was recognized in a legislative poll in 1994 by Connecticut Magazine for his bipartisan efforts, and named the "Most Conscientious" and the "Democrat Most Admired by Republicans."[2]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Courtney 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. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Connecticut's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Courtney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Connecticut's 2nd District. Courtney ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Paul Formica (R), Dan Reale (L), and Colin D. Bennet (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Courtney Incumbent 68.2% 204,708
     Republican Paul M Formica 29.4% 88,103
     Green Colin D. Bennet 1.2% 3,638
     Libertarian Dan Reale 1.2% 3,511
Total Votes 299,960
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Courtney is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Courtney raised a total of $9,298,085 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[9]

Joe Courtney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Connecticut, District 2) Won $1,520,758
2010 US House (Connecticut, District 2) Won $1,781,959
2008 US House (Connecticut, District 2) Won $2,370,575
2006 US House (Connecticut, District 2) Won $2,457,906
2002 US House (Connecticut, District 2) Defeated $1,166,887
Grand Total Raised $9,298,085

2012

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

Courtney won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Courtney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,520,758 and spent $1,449,934.[10]

2010

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

Courtney won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Courtney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,781,959 and spent $2,171,904.[11]


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Courtney is a "moderate Democratic leader," as of June 7, 2013.[12]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Courtney missed 51 of 5,226 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[13]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Courtney paid his congressional staff a total of $1,015,601 in 2011. He ranked 80th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 147th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Connecticut ranked 4th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

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, Courtney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $127,029 and $680,000. That averages to $403,514, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 10.85% from 2010.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Courtney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $133,021 and $595,000. That averages to $364,010.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[16]

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. Courtney ranked 97th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Courtney ranked 139th in the liberal rankings.[18]

Voting with party

June 2013

Joe Courtney voted with the Democratic Party 94% of the time, which ranked 126th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[19]

Personal

Courtney lives in Vernon with his wife, Audrey Courtney, and their two children, Robert and Elizabeth. [2]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Simmons
U.S. House of Representatives - Connecticut, District 2
2007–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 56
1987-1994
Succeeded by
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