John Boehner

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John A. Boehner
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 8
Incumbent
In office
1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDonald Buz Lukens (R)
Leadership
Speaker of the House
2011-Present
House Republican Conference Chairman
1995-1999
President of the Board of Trustees of Union Township, Ohio
1984
Compensation
Base salary$223,500/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$43,833,755
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives
1984-1990
Board of Trustees, Union Township, Ohio
1981-1984
Education
Bachelor'sXavier University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1968
Personal
BirthdayNovember 17, 1949
Place of birthWest Chester, Ohio
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
Net worth$3,621,056
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Andrew Boehner (b. November 17, 1949, in West Chester, Ohio) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Boehner was first elected by voters from Ohio's 8th congressional district in 1990. He won re-election in 2012. Boehner is the current Speaker of the House for the U.S. House.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Boehner was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.[1]

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

Biography

Boehner was born in West Chester, Ohio. He earned his B.S. from Xavier University in 1977.[1]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2014

As Speaker of the House, Boehner does not serve on any committees.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Boehner endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Boehner 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Boehner won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 8th District.[4] He defeated David Lewis in the March 6 Republican primary and was unopposed in the November 6 general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[5] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[5]

U.S. House, Ohio District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn A. Boehner Incumbent 99.2% 246,378
     Write-In James Condit Jr. 0.8% 1,938
Total Votes 248,316
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 8th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boehner Incumbent 83.8% 71,120
David Lewis 16.2% 13,733
Total Votes 84,853

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Boehner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Justin Coussoule (D), David Harlow (L) and James Condit (Constitution) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Ohio District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn A. Boehner 65.6% 142,731
     Democratic Justin A. Coussoule 30.3% 65,883
     Libertarian David A. Harlow 2.4% 5,121
     Constitution James J. Condit, Jr 1.7% 3,701
Total Votes 217,436

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Boehner is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Boehner raised a total of $43,833,755 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[17]

John Boehner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $22,024,288
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $9,796,947
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $5,161,985
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $3,200,084
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $1,544,255
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $1,190,181
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 8) Won $916,015
Grand Total Raised $43,833,755

2012

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

Boehner won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Boehner's campaign committee raised a total of $22,024,288 and spent $21,197,801.[18]

2010

Boehner won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Boehner's campaign committee raised a total of $9,796,947 and spent $9,876,911.[19]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 8 Election, 2010 - John Boehner Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $9,796,947
Total Spent $9,876,911
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $248,141
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $247,030
Top contributors to John Boehner's campaign committee
AT&T Inc$77,300
Murray Energy$58,100
FirstEnergy Corp$47,800
American Financial Group$38,900
CME Group$38,650
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$366,399
Securities & Investment$356,050
Insurance$303,990
Electric Utilities$244,250
Health Professionals$231,865

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Boehner is a "centrist Republican," as of June 20, 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Boehner missed 512 of 12,774 roll call votes from Jan 1991 to Mar 2013, which is 4.0% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[21]

113th Congress Speaker of the House Election

During the swearing in ceremony and election for Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R) saw nine Republican members of congress either vote for someone else or abstain and vote present. This is a change from the Speaker election in 2010, where the entire Republican caucus voted for him, then 241 members. Boehner won re-election to the speakership with 220 votes. He needed a majority of members voting, which would be 214 of the 426 who voted. Former Speaker and California representative Nancy Pelosi (D) in turn, received 192 votes.[22]

The nine Republican members who voted for someone other than Boehner include: Justin Amash, Steve Pearce, Jim Bridenstine, Ted Yoho, Paul Broun, Louie Gohmert, Walter Jones, Thomas Massie, and Tim Huelskamp. Not all members who voted for someone other the Boehner or Pelosi voted for a current member of the U.S. House. Out-going member Allen West, former Comptroller General David Walker, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell all received votes.[22] This highlights the fact that the speaker does not have to be a member of the U.S. House, although all previous speakers have been.[23]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Boehner paid his congressional staff a total of $951,055 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.[24]

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, Boehner's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,787,113 to $5,455,000. That averages to $3,621,056, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 11.51% from 2010.[25]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Boehner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,099,107 to $6,085,000. This averages out to $4,092,053.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[26]

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. Information on Boehner's votes in 2012 is unavailable.[27]

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, John A. Boehner has voted with the Republican Party 100.0% of the time, which ranked 1st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "BOEHNER, John Andrew, (1949 - )"
  2. MSNBC, "Boehner, McConnell endorse Romney for president," April 17, 2012
  3. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  4. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for John Boehner" Accessed March 2013
  18. Open Secrets "John Boehner 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "John A. Boehner 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  20. Gov Track "John Boehner," Accessed June 20, 2013
  21. GovTrack, "John Boehner" Accessed April 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 The Hill "Boehner reelected as Speaker; nine Republicans defect in vote," January 3, 2013
  23. Office of the Clerk "House Leadership & Officers," accessed January 3, 2013
  24. LegiStorm, "John_Boehner," Accessed September 25, 2012
  25. OpenSecrets.org "John Boehner (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "John Boehner (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  27. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Buz Lukens
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 8
2004–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Ohio House of Representatives
1984-1990
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Board of Trustees, Union Township, Ohio
1981-1984
Succeeded by
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