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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Carter was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 11th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Carter was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 11th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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Revision as of 16:47, 6 June 2013

John Carter
John Carter.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 31
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,596,780
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Court Judge, Williamson County, Texas
1981-2001
Education
High schoolBellaire High School
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
BirthdayNovember 6, 1941
Place of birthHouston, Texas
ProfessionLawyer, Judge
Net worth$2,759,999
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John R. Carter (b. November 6, 1941) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Carter represents Texas' 31st congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2002. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Carter is a "far-right Republican leader".[2]

Biography

Carter was born in Houston, Texas. He earned his B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1964, and his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1969.[3]

Career

After earning his J.D., Carter went into private practice as a lawyer. He was elected county judge and served in that position for 20 years before running for the House of Representatives.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Carter serves on the following committees:[4]

  • House Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security (Chair)
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs

2011-12

Carter was a member of the following House committees:[5]

  • House Appropriations Committee
    • Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
    • Transportation Subcommittee
    • Homeland Security Subcommittee

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Carter endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6] He originally endorsed Rick Perry.[7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Carter 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: Texas' 31st congressional district elections, 2012

Carter ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 31st District. He defeated Eric Klingemann in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Stephen Wyman (D) and Ethan Garofolo (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

U.S. House, Texas District 31 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Carter Incumbent 61.3% 145,348
     Democratic Stephen M. Wyman 35% 82,977
     Libertarian Ethan Garofalo 3.7% 8,862
Total Votes 237,187
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Carter Incumbent 76% 32,917
Eric Klingemann 24% 10,400
Total Votes 43,317

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carter is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Carter raised a total of $5,596,780 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[16]

John Carter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 31) Won $885,683
2010 US House (Texas, District 31) Won $997,508
2008 US House (Texas, District 31) Won $947,701
2006 US House (Texas, District 31) Won $876,895
2004 US House (Texas, District 31) Won $1,086,204
2002 US House (Texas, District 31) Won $802,789
Grand Total Raised $5,596,780

2012

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

Carter won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Carter's campaign committee raised a total of $885,684 and spent $757,983.[17]

2010

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

Carter won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Carter's campaign committee raised a total of $997,508 and spent $712,430.[18]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 31st District, 2010 - John Carter Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $997,508
Total Spent $712,430
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to John Carter's campaign committee
Crow Holdings$28,800
Dell Inc$17,000
AT&T Inc$11,000
Berkshire Hathaway$10,400
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$102,440
Retired$52,025
Health Professionals$48,400
Computers/Internet$33,000
Commercial Banks$32,800

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Carter missed 337 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.4%, 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. Carter paid his congressional staff a total of $911,840 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th 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, Carter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $500,002 to $5,019,996. That averages to $2,759,999, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 5.44% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Carter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $415,002 to $4,819,996. That averages to $2,617,499 which is lower 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. Carter ranked 101st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[23]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Carter was tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 11th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

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 Carter has voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 145th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

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Personal

Carter and his wife, Erika, have four children.[26]

External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Gov Track "Carter" Accessed May 22, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CARTER, John R., (1941 - )"
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 2, 2011
  6. Texas Tribune, “Texas Congressman Will Back Romney,” April 5, 2012
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Republican candidate list
  10. Unofficial Republican primary 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. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for John Carter," Accessed March 25, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "John Carter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "John Carter 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
  19. GovTrack, "John Carter," Accessed April 2, 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "John Carter," Accessed September 17, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org "John Carter (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "John Carter (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  26. Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 2, 2011
Political offices
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New District
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 31
2003-Present
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Preceded by
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District Court Judge, Williamson County, Texas
1981-2001
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