John Campbell (California)

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John Campbell
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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
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) 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 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.

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.

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.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Campbell's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Campbell serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Campbell served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

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. [7]

Specific votes

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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

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 June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating John Webb (R). Campbell then defeated Kang in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

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.[15]

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

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.[16]

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.[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

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 he 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.[20]

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, 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.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[22]

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.[23]

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.[24]

Voting with party

2013

John Campbell voted with the Republican Party 97.9% of the time, which ranked 69th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Catherine, have two children.

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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. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CAMPBELL, John (of California), (1955 - )"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "John Campbell," Accessed November 14, 2011
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congressman John Campbell, Proudly Serving California's 48th District "Biography"
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  10. Unofficial election results
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for John Campbell," Accessed March 22, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "John Campbell 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "John Campbell 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  18. Gov Track "John Campbell," Accessed June 7 2013
  19. GovTrack, "John Campbell," Accessed April 2, 2013
  20. LegiStorm "John Campbell"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Campbell, (R-Cali), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Campbell, (R-Cali), 2010"
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
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Mary Bono Mack (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2005-Present
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California State Senate
2005
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California State Assembly
2001-2004
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