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Joe Heck
Joe Heck.jpg
U.S. House, Nevada, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDina Titus (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$-3,961,133
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Nevada Senate from the Clark 5 district
2004–2008
Education
Bachelor'sPenn State University
Master'sU.S. Army War College
M.D.Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1991–Present
Personal
BirthdayOctober 30, 1961
Place of birthQueens, New York
ProfessionOsteopathic Physician
Net worth$361,504
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Joe Heck campaign logo
Joseph John "Joe" Heck (b. October 30, 1961) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nevada. Heck was elected by voters from Nevada's 3rd congressional district. He ran successfully for re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Heck is a "centrist Republican".[2]

Biography

Heck was born in Queens, New York. He earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and his Doctor's of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He earned a Master's of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College in 2006.[3]

Career

After obtaining his D.O., Heck began to practice medicine and teach, moving to Southern Nevada in 1992. He has been in the U.S. Army Reserves since 1991, is now a colonel, and was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[4][5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Heck serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Heck served on the following committees:[7]

Issues

Health Care

Heck has indicated that he would work to repeal, repair, and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[8] His priorities include protecting the patient-physician relationship, reducing health care costs, and working to protect Medicare for Nevada’s seniors and preserving it for future generations.[9]

Economy

Heck has indicated that he has a plan to fast track tourist visas to boost the tourist industry in Southern Nevada.[9] He has noted his opposition to government tax burdens and red tape on on the private sector.[8]

Government Spending

Heck supports an audit of the Federal Reserve and a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.[9]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Joe Heck endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Heck 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[11]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Voted "No" In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[12] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[12] Heck was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[12]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[13]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[12] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[12] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[12]

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Heck is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[14]

2012

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

Heck won re-election in 2012. He defeated Chris Dyer in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. After the election, the Sunlight Foundation listed four races where outside spending likely pushed the winner over the top. Heck was listed as one of the four, spurred on by more than $2 million in spending by independent groups, including the American Action Network and the National Republican Campaign Committee.[15] [16]

U.S. House, Nevada District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Oceguera 42.9% 116,823
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Heck Incumbent 50.4% 137,244
     Independent American Party of Nevada Tom Jones 2.1% 5,600
     Independent Jim Murphy 4.7% 12,856
Total Votes 272,523
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
Nevada's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Heck 90.1% 20,798
Chris Dyer 9.9% 2,298
Total Votes 23,096

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heck is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Heck raised a total of $3,961,133 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[18]

Joe Heck's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Nevada, District 3) Won $2,423,277
2010 US House (Nevada, District 3) Won $1,537,856
Grand Total Raised $3,961,133

2012

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

Heck won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Heck's campaign committee raised a total of $2,423,277 and spent $2,346,654.[19]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Heck's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Heck was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,537,856 and spent $1,383,242.[20]
U.S. House, Nevada, 2010 - Joe Heck Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,537,856
Total Spent $1,383,242
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,565,868
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,599,598
Top contributors to Joe Heck's campaign committee
Las Vegas Sands$31,600
MGM Resorts International$26,650
Brady Industries$22,100
Aviation Insurance Services$11,900
American Osteopathic Assn$11,250
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$239,910
Leadership PACs$135,830
Casinos/Gambling$95,250
Retired$90,937
Securities & Investment$49,847

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Heck missed 1 of 1,698 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to .1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Heck paid his congressional staff a total of $723,063 in 2011. Overall, Nevada ranks 50th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

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, Heck's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $128,010 to $594,999. That averages to $361,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 35.62% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Heck's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $278,010 to $844,999. Averaging to a net worth of $561,504.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

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. Heck tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 159th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Heck was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 215th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[26]

Percentage 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, Joe Heck has voted with the Republican Party 93.5% of the time, which ranked 186th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[27]

Recent news

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Personal

Heck enjoys reading and playing/coaching lacrosse. He and his wife Lisa, a registered nurse, have three children: Monica, Chelsea, and Joseph III.[28]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Nevada"
  2. Gov Track "Heck" Accessed May 21, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HECK, Joe, (1961 - )"
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HECK, Joe, (1961 - )"
  5. Congressman Joe Heck, Proudly Representing the 3rd District of Nevada "Full Biography"
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Congressman Joe Heck, Proudly Representing the 3rd District of Nevada "Committees and Caucuses"
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.lvrj.com/news/cold-shoulders-clash-in-heck-oceguera-congressional-debate-173815461.html Cold Shoulders Clash in Heck, Oceguera Congressional Debate] Las Vegas Review Journal
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Issues, Joe Heck for Congress.
  10. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  11. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Washington Post, "10 House Republicans Vote Against Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  13. CBS News, "Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  15. Sunlight Foundation "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle" November 7, 2012
  16. http://www.nvsos.gov/SilverState2012pri/congressional.aspx#AllRace1011
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Joe Heck," Accessed April 18, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Joe Heck 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Joe Heck 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 14, 2011
  21. GovTrack, "Heck," Accessed April 10, 2013
  22. LegiStorm, "Joe Heck," Accessed October 8, 2012
  23. OpenSecrets.org "Joe Heck (R-Nev), 2011," accessed February 13, 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Joe Heck (R-Nev), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 5, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  28. Congressman Joe Heck, Proudly Representing the 3rd District of Nevada "Full Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Dina Titus
U.S. House of Representatives - Nevada, District 3
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ann O'Connell
Nevada State Senate - Clark 5 District
2004-2008
Succeeded by
Shirley Breeden