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John Campbell
John Campbell.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 45
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMary Bono Mack (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$8.29 in 2012
First electedDecember 6, 2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,666,161
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
2005
California State Assembly
2001-2004
Education
High schoolThe Harvard School
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Master'sUniversity of Southern California
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1955
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant, Auto Dealer
Net worth$21,597,549
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Campbell (b. July 19, 1955, in Los Angeles, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 45th congressional district. Campbell was first elected to the House in 2005 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Christopher Cox.

Campbell most recently won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 45th District. He defeated Sukhee Kang (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from the 48th district by redistricting.[2]

Campbell began his political career in the California State Assembly, where he served from 2001 to 2004. He then briefly served in the California State Senate in 2005 until his appointment to the U.S. House.

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

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

Campbell announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2014. He stated, "At the end of this term, I will have spent 14 years serving in full-time, elected politics. I am not nor did I ever intend to be a career politician. I am ready to begin a new chapter in my life." Republicans are still expected to be able to retain control of the district despite Campbell's retirement.[3]

Biography

Campbell was born in Los Angeles, California. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1976 and his M.S. from the University of Southern California in 1977.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Campbell's academic, professional and political career:[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Campbell serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Campbell served on the following committees:[7]

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.[8] For more information pertaining to Campbell's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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.[10]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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.[11]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Campbell voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[12]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Campbell 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.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Neutral/Abstain Campbell did not vote on 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.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Campbell 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.[18]

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Campbell (California) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [19]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 45th congressional district elections, 2014

Campbell is retiring at the end of his current term, rather than seeking re-election in 2014.[3]

2012

See also: California's 45th congressional district elections, 2012

Campbell won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 45th District.[1] He was displaced from the 48th district district by redistricting. He and Sukhee Kang (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Webb (R). Campbell then defeated Kang in the general election on November 6, 2012.[20][21]

U.S. House, California District 45 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 58.5% 171,417
     Democratic Sukhee Kang 41.5% 121,814
Total Votes 293,231
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 45 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell (R) Incumbent 51% 54,346
Green check mark transparent.pngSukhee Kang (D) 33% 35,182
John Webb (R) 16% 17,014
Total Votes 106,542

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $5,666,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[26]

John Campbell (California)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 45) Won $1,285,137
2010 US House (California, District 48) Won $1,232,266
2008 US House (California, District 48) Won $1,007,800
2006 US House (California, District 48) Won $2,140,958
Grand Total Raised $5,666,161

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Campbell's reports.[27]

John Campbell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2013$581,294.27$88,582.35$(287,701.19)$382,175.43
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2013$382,175.43$154,682.81$(61,785.23)$475,073.01
Running totals
$243,265.16$(349,486.42)

2012

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

Campbell won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Campbell's campaign committee raised a total of $1,285,137 and spent $1,421,706.[30] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[31]

Cost per vote

Campbell spent $8.29 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Campbell won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Campbell's campaign committee raised a total of $1,232,266 and spent $783,849.[32]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 48, 2010 - John Campbell (California) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,232,266
Total Spent $783,849
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $704,262
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $703,112
Top contributors to John Campbell (California)'s campaign committee
Allianz$13,300
Steadfast Companies$12,600
Edwards Lifesciences$11,000
Kilroy Realty$10,600
Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors$10,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$120,850
Insurance$113,500
Securities & Investment$97,100
Automotive$80,900
Retired$56,900

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Campbell is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[33]

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.[34]

Campbell most often votes with:

Campbell least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Campbell missed 461 of 5,822 roll call votes from December 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 7.9% which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[35]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Campbell paid his congressional staff a total of $899,272 in 2011. He ranked 119th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 145th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[36]

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, Campbell's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $8,929,098 and $34,266,000. That averages to $21,597,549, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 4.18% from 2010.[37]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Campbell's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $8,438,067 and $33,024,000. That averages to $20,731,033.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[38]

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. Campbell ranked 158th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[39]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Campbell ranked 217th in the conservative rankings.[40]

Voting with party

2013

Campbell voted with the Republican Party 97.9% of the time, which ranked 69th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[41]

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Catherine, have two children.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. Campbell for Congress "John Campbell to Seek Re-Election In California’s New 45th District," Accessed March 10, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Politico, "Calif. Rep. John Campbell to step down," June 27, 2013
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CAMPBELL, John (of California), (1955 - )"
  5. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "John Campbell," Accessed November 14, 2011
  6. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  7. Congressman John Campbell, Proudly Serving California's 48th District "Biography"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. 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
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  19. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  20. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  21. Unofficial election results
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for John Campbell," Accessed March 22, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission "John Campbell Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  28. 'Federal Election Commission "John Campbell April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  29. 'Federal Election Commission "John Campbell July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  30. Open Secrets "John Campbell 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  31. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "John Campbell 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  33. Gov Track "John Campbell," Accessed June 7 2013
  34. OpenCongress, "John Campbell," Accessed July 31, 2013
  35. GovTrack, "John Campbell," Accessed April 2, 2013
  36. LegiStorm "John Campbell"
  37. OpenSecrets.org, "Campbell, (R-Cali), 2011"
  38. OpenSecrets.org, "Campbell, (R-Cali), 2010"
  39. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  40. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  41. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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