|U.S. House, Maryland, District 3|
|January 3, 2007-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Gilman School|
|J.D.||Harvard Law School|
|Birthday||May 22, 1962|
|Place of birth||Baltimore, Maryland|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
John Sarbanes, the son of former Maryland senator Paul Sarbanes, was born in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984 and 1988, respectively.
Prior to his political career, Sarbanes worked as an attorney.
U.S. House of Representatives
Sarbanes serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Subcommittee on National Forests, Parks & Public Lands
- Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
- Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
Sarbanes is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. Sarbanes defeated David Lockwood in the April 3, 2012 Democratic primary. He faces Eric Delano Knowles in the November general election.
|U.S. House of Representatives-Maryland District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|John Sarbanes Incumbent||86.4%||32,527|
On November 2, 2010, Sarbanes won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Jim Wilhelm (R), Jerry McKinley (Libertarian), Alain Lareau (Constitution), and the write-in candidates in the general election.
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are John Sarbanes' reports.
|John Sarbanes (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 7, 2012||$980,391.86||$17,800.00||$(33,599.25)||$964,592.61|
|July Quarterly||July 12, 2012||$964,592.61||$35,954.42||$(98,258.69)||$902,288.34|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 3rd Congressional District, 2010 - John Sarbanes Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$45,015|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$41,109|
|Top contributors to John Sarbanes's campaign committee|
|Johns Hopkins U||$14,600|
|Clement, Pappas & Co||$10,400|
|Operating Engineers Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$40,450|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Sarbanes paid his congressional staff a total of $994,951 in 2011. He ranks 73rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 171st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Maryland ranks 11th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Sarbanes' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $260,014 and $775,000. That averages to $517,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Percentage voting with party
John Sarbanes voted with the Democratic Party 95.0% of the time, which ranked 13 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
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- Maryland State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results 2012" Accessed April 3, 2012
- Gov Track "Sarbanes" Accessed May 22, 2012
- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "John Sarbanes" Accessed November 30, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 30, 2011
- National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
- Hometown Annapolis "Maryland gets C on Transparency" Accessed March 26, 2012
- Progressive Maryland "2012 Candidates" Accessed March 26, 2012
- Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Elections"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 30, 2011
- Federal Election Commission "John Sarbanes Summary Report," Accessed September 28, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
- Open Secrets "John Sarbanes 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 30, 2011
- LegiStorm "Sarbanes"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Sarbanes, (D-Maryland), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House Site "Biography," Accessed November 30, 2011
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