John Mica

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John L. Mica
John L. Mica.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSam Gibbons (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,593,920
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, District 41
1976-1980
Education
High schoolMiami Edison High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Associate'sMiami-Dade Community College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1943
Place of birthBinghamton, New York
ProfessionReal Estate Executive, Communications Executive
Net worth$6,466,006
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John L. Mica campaign logo
John L. Mica (b. January 27, 1943, in Binghamton, New York) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mica was elected by voters from Florida's 7th congressional district.

Mica ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 7th District. Mica sought re-election on the Republican ticket. [1] Sandy Adams also ran as a Republican while Billy Kogut ran as a Democrat. Mica defeated fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[2] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[3]

He previously represented District 41 of the Florida House of Representatives from 1976 to 1980.[4]

Mica is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[5]

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

Biography

Mica was born in Binghamton, New York, but grew up in Florida and was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College (1965) and the University of Florida (1967).[6]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Mica serves on the following committees:[7]

2011-2012

Mica served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

John Mica endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Campaign themes

2012

Mica's campaign website lists the following issues:[9]

  • Federal Spending
Excerpt: "The General Services Administration (GSA) that oversees most federal buildings and properties (not postal or military) has been under investigation by Congressman Mica. That investigation revealed the GSA funded outrageous Las Vegas Convention expenditures and a variety of other questionable spending."
  • Immigration Reform
Excerpt: "You may have heard that the Obama Administration and some in Congress have called for immigration reform. Any review of these proposals for reform will reveal that their primary objective is to grant amnesty or pathways to citizenship. Unfortunately, this is more of the same empty rhetoric that has failed to make the tough choices and necessary steps to improve our immigration system and enforce our immigration laws."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Even in the midst of delays and cost overruns, Congressman Mica once again helped secure the federal commitment to the VA Hospital."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "I believe that Medicare is one of our nation’s most important programs, and it is vital that we guarantee our seniors are able to receive affordable quality health care. Both of these programs were established to provide a safety net for retirees and needy Americans."
  • Fair Tax
Excerpt: "I believe our current system of taxation has grown into a confusing, unfair and burdensome system. That does not even take into consideration the mounting cost to run a huge IRS bureaucracy or the cost of an army of CPAs and accountants to prepare the mountains of forms required by current tax law."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Mica 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.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2014

Mica is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Mica ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 7th District. Mica won re-election on the Republican ticket. [1] Incumbent Sandy Adams also ran as a Republican. Mica defeated Sandy Adams in the Republican primary.[2] The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.[11] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[12]

U.S. House, Florida District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn L. Mica Incumbent 58.7% 185,518
     Democratic Jason Kendall 41.3% 130,479
     Independent Fred Marra 0% 13
Total Votes 316,010
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mica Incumbent 61.2% 32,119
Sandra Adams Incumbent 38.8% 20,404
Total Votes 52,523

Endorsements

On July 25, 2012 Mica received an endorsement from Mike Huckabee.[13] The endorsement came after Mica's opponent Sandy Adams received endorsements from Sarah Palin[13] and Allen West.[14]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mica is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Mica raised a total of $7,593,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[23]

John Mica's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $2,068,330
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $1,205,985
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $1,125,803
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $794,268
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $472,505
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $1,448,764
2000 U.S. House (Florida, District 7) Won $478,265
Grand Total Raised $7,593,920

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mica's reports.[24]

John L. Mica (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]4/14/2013$146,741.34$55,473.38$(104,585.92)$97,628.80
July Quarterly[26]7/15/2013$97,628.80$1,432,358.01$(17,142.59)$222,844.22
Running totals
$1,487,831.39$(121,728.51)

2012

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

Mica won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Mica's campaign committee raised a total of $2,068,331 and spent $2,473,672.[27] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[28]

Cost per vote

Mica spent $13.33 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Mica won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Mica's campaign committee raised a total of $1,205,985 and spent $1,334,101.[29]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 7th Congressional District, 2010 - John Mica Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,205,985
Total Spent $1,334,101
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $239,084
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $235,850
Top contributors to John Mica's campaign committee
ICI Homes$19,200
HDR Inc$12,048
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
American Council of Engineering Cos$10,000
American Maritime Officers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Air Transport$146,316
Construction Services$93,818
General Contractors$65,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$53,885
Railroads$50,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mica is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 11, 2013.[30]

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.[31]

Mica most often votes with:

Mica least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Mica missed 216 of 13,520 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mica paid his congressional staff a total of $952,349 in 2011. He ranks 156th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 206th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Mica is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Mica's staff was given an apparent $4,000.00 in bonus money.[34]

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, Mica's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,266,012 and $9,666,000. That averages to $6,466,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 1.02% from 2010.[35]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Mica's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $3,201,011 and $9,600,999. That averages to $6,401,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[36]

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. Mica ranked 82nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[37]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Mica ranked 57th in the conservative rankings.[38]

Voting with party

2013

John L. Mica voted with the Republican Party 99.4% of the time, which ranked 4th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[39]

Personal

Rep. John Mica and his wife were married in 1972 and have resided in Central Florida since they were married. They have two adult children, D'Anne and Clark.[6]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Daytona Beach News Journal "With districts yet to be redrawn, candidates still lining up for 2012" Accessed December 2, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  3. ABC News "2012 General election Results"
  4. U.S. House "About John Mica" Accessed June 11, 2013
  5. Americans for Tax Reform "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 U.S. Congressman John Mica "Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011
  7. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  8. CNN, "Romney nabs Florida endorsement," January 16, 2012
  9. Campaign website, Issues
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012
  12. ABC News "2012 General election Results"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Tampa Bay Times "Huckabee endorses Mica, taking on Adams and Palin" Accessed July 27, 2012
  14. Huffington Post "Allen West Endorses Fellow Tea Party Freshman Rep. Sandy Adams" Accessed July 27, 2012
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "John L. Mica" Accessed April 3, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "John L. Mica 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 19, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "John Mica 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  28. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "John L. Mica 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  30. Gov Track "Mica" Accessed June 11, 2013
  31. OpenCongress, "Rep. John L. Mica," Accessed July 31, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "John Mica," Accessed March 29, 2013
  33. LegiStorm "John Mica"
  34. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "John L. Mica (R-Fla), 2011"
  36. OpenSecrets.org, "Mica, (R-Florida), 2010"
  37. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  38. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  39. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Sam Gibbons
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 7
1993–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 41
1976-1980
Succeeded by
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