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}}{{tnr}}'''John Boozman''' (b. December 10, 1951 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Arkansas]].  Boozman was first elected to the Senate in 2010.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''John Boozman''' (b. December 10, 1951 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Arkansas]].  Boozman was first elected to the Senate in 2010. He defeated incumbent Blanche L. Lincoln (D), Trevor Drown (I), and John Laney Gray, III (G) in the general election.
  
 
Boozman began his political career in the [[U.S. House]].  He won election in 2000 and served in that position until his election to the Senate in 2010.
 
Boozman began his political career in the [[U.S. House]].  He won election in 2000 and served in that position until his election to the Senate in 2010.

Revision as of 14:20, 5 July 2013

John Boozman
John Boozman.jpg
U.S. Senate, Arkansas
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBlanche Lincoln (D)
Leadership
Assistant Whip, United States House of Representatives
2003-2011
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$5,424,196
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
2001-2011
Education
M.D.Southern College of Optometry, 1977
Personal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1951
Place of birthShreveport, LA
ProfessionOptometrist
Net worth$2,938,504
ReligionProtestant (Baptist)
Websites
Office website
John Boozman (b. December 10, 1951 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Arkansas. Boozman was first elected to the Senate in 2010. He defeated incumbent Blanche L. Lincoln (D), Trevor Drown (I), and John Laney Gray, III (G) in the general election.

Boozman began his political career in the U.S. House. He won election in 2000 and served in that position until his election to the Senate in 2010.

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

Career

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

  • 1977: Graduated from Southern College of Optometry
  • 2001-2011: U.S. Representative from Arkansas
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Boozman serves on the following Senate committees[2]:

  • Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation
    • Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management
  • Environment and Public Works
    • Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife
    • Subcommittee on Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
  • Veterans' Affairs
  • United States Senate Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

2011-2012

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Boozman 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. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.[3]

Drones filibuster

See also: Rand Paul filibuster of John Brennan's CIA Nomination in March 2013

On March 6, 2013, Senator Rand Paul (R) led a 13-hour filibuster of President Obama's CIA Director nominee, John Brennan. Paul started the filibuster in order to highlight his concerns about the administration's drone policies. In particular, Paul said he was concerned about whether a drone could be used to kill an American citizen within the United States border, without any due process involved. Paul and other civil liberties activists criticized President Obama for not offering a clear response to the question. A total of 14 senators joined Paul in the filibuster -- 13 Republicans and one Democrat.[4][5][6]

According to the website Breitbart, Boozman was one of 30 Republican senators who did not support the filibuster.[7][8]

The day after the filibuster, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Paul, responding to the filibuster. Holder wrote, "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil? The answer to that is no."[9]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Boozman won election to the United States Senate. He defeated incumbent Blanche L. Lincoln (D), Trevor Drown (I) and John Laney Gray, III (G) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Boozman 57.9% 451,618
     Democratic Blanche L. Lincoln incumbent 37% 288,156
     Independent Trevor Drown 3.2% 25,234
     Green John Laney Gray, III 1.9% 14,430
Total Votes 779,438

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Boozman is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Boozman raised a total of $5,424,196 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[11]

John Boozman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 US Senate (Arkansas) Won $3,057,617
2008 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $396,807
2006 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $575,628
2004 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $697,084
2002 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $697,060
Grand Total Raised $5,424,196

2010

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

Boozman won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Boozman's campaign committee raised a total of $3,057,617 and spent $3,165,598.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Boozman is a "lonely far-right Republican follower" as of June 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Boozman missed 11 of 578 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.9%, which is worse than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of March 2013.[14]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Boozman paid his congressional staff a total of 1,637,735 in 2011. He ranked 7th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranked 7th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Arkansas ranked 36th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[15]

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, Boozman's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $100,012 and $5,776,997. That averages to $2,938,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2011 of $6,358,668. His average net worth decreased by 13.71% from 2010.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Boozman's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $713,011 and $6,097,999. That averages to $3,405,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.[17]

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. Boozman ranked 24th in the conservative rankings among U.S. Senators in 2012.[18]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Boozman ranked 22nd in the conservative rankings among U.S. Senators.[19]

Voting with party

2013

Boozman voted with the Republican Party 88.1% of the time, which ranked 24th among the 45 Senate Republican members as of June 2013.[20]

Personal

Boozman and his wife, Cathy, have three children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Blanche Lincoln
U.S. Senate - Arkansas
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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