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John Shimkus
Rep. John Shimkus.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 15
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDavid D. Phelps (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$10.92 in 2014
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$12,243,899
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 19th Congressional District
2003-2013
U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 20th Congressional District
1997-2003
Treasurer of Madison County, Illinois
1990-1996
Trustee of Collinsville Township
1989-1993
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy, Concordia University Irvine
Master'sSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1980-1986
Service branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1986-2008
Personal
Date of birthFebruary 21, 1958
Place of birthCollinsville, IL
ProfessionHigh School Teacher
Net worth(2012) $733,504.50
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Shimkus campaign logo
John Mondy Shimkus (b. February 21, 1958 in Collinsville, IL) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 15th Congressional District. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002.

Shimkus previously represented the 19th District of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2003 to 2013 and the 20th District from 1997 to 2003.[1]

He ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Shimkus defeated challenger Eric Thorsland (D) in the general election.[2] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Shimkus is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Shimkus is a lifelong resident of Collinsville, IL. Shimkus earned his bachelor's degree at the United States Military Academy. After serving his five-year Army commitment, he entered the reserves, retiring in 2008 as a lieutenant colonel.[1]

Shimkus earned a teaching certificate from Christ College Irvine (now Concordia University Irvine) and began teaching at Metro East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville, Illinois. He earned an MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1987.[1]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Shimkus serves on the following committees:[5]

2013-2014

Shimkus served on the following committees:[6][7]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Health

2011-2012

Shimkus served on the following committees:[8]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Economy Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Health

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Shimkus's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Yea3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, voted against the resolution. Shimkus voted with 225 other Republicans to approve the bill.[11][12][13]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Shimkus voted with 222 other Republican representatives to approve the bill.[14][15]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[16] For more information pertaining to Shimkus's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[17]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Shimkus voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[18]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Shimkus voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[18]

CISPA (2013)

Neutral/Abstain Shimkus did not vote on HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[19] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[18]

NDAA

Yea3.png Shimkus voted in favor of 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.[18]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[20] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[21][22] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[22] Shimkus voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[23][24] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582-page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[24] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[25] It increased the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel by 1 percent, increased Head Start funding for early childhood education by $1 billion, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Shimkus voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[23]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[26] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[27] Shimkus voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[28]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[29] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Shimkus voted for HR 2775.[30]

Coal-fired power plants

Shimkus and Reps. Rodney Davis (R) and William Enyart (D) criticized President Obama's plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.[31] The three congressmen harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by Obama as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."[31]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Shimkus voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Shimkus voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[18]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Shimkus voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Shimkus voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[18]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[32] Shimkus joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[33][34]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Shimkus voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[35]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

John Shimkus's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Shimkus is a Hard-Core Conservative.[36] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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Presidential preference

2012

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

John Shimkus endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [37]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Shimkus' website, his campaign themes included:[38]

  • Spending: ."..supports a balanced budget achieved through discretionary spending cuts, mandatory spending reforms, and pro-growth tax policies."
  • Jobs: ."..Supports opening new markets for American-made goods across the globe through Free Trade Agreements."
  • Energy: ."..supports coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear as essential components of America’s energy infrastructure while we allow the free-market to foster the growth in wind, solar and other renewables."[39]
  • Abortion Issues
  • Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues
  • Campaign Finance and Government Reform Issues
  • Crime Issues
  • Education Issues
  • Employment Issues
  • Environment and Energy Issues
  • Gun Issues
  • Health Issues
  • Immigration Issues
  • International Aid, International Policy, and International Trade Issues
  • National Security Issues
  • Social Issues
  • Social Security Issues
  • Welfare and Poverty Issues

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

Shimkus ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Shimkus Incumbent 74.9% 166,274
     Democratic Eric Thorsland 25.1% 55,652
Total Votes 221,926
Source: Illinois Secretary of State Official Results

2012

See also: Illinois' 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

Shimkus defeated Democrat Angela Michael in the general election.[40] Shimkus ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 15th District.

Shimkus ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He defeated Angela Michael in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Shimkus Incumbent 68.6% 205,775
     Democratic Angela Michael 31.4% 94,162
Total Votes 299,937
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Shimkus attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Shimkus is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Shimkus raised a total of $12,243,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[46]

John Shimkus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Illinois, District 15) Won $1,982,069
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 15) Won $2,107,579
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 19) Won $1,845,128
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 19) Won $1,333,108
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 19) Won $1,212,017
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 19) Won $1,071,896
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 20) Won $1,848,115
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 20) Won $843,987
Grand Total Raised $12,243,899


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Shimkus won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Shimkus' campaign committee raised a total of $1,982,069 and spent $1,816,163.[47] This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[48]

Cost per vote

Shimkus spent $10.92 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Illinois District 15, 2014 - John Shimkus Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,982,069
Total Spent $1,816,163
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $22,263
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $24,243
Top contributors to John Shimkus's campaign committee
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$13,500
National Assn of Broadcasters$12,500
Poet LLC$12,000
American Soybean Assn$11,000
Berkshire Hathaway$11,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$193,950
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$162,200
Electric Utilities$148,000
Oil & Gas$112,500
Chemical & Related Manufacturing$89,999

Below are Shimkus' FEC reports.[49]

2012

Shimkus won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Shimkus' campaign committee raised a total of $2,107,579 and spent $2,384,832.[57] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[58]

Cost per vote

Shimkus spent $11.59 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Shimkus won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Shimkus' campaign committee raised a total of $701,350 and spent $538,031.[59]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Shimkus's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $162,011 and $1,304,998. That averages to $733,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Shimkus ranked as the 236th most wealthy representative in 2012.[60] Between 2004 and 2012, Shimkus' calculated net worth[61] percentage increase was not meaningful. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[62]

John Shimkus Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$743,846
2012$733,504
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-1%
Average annual growth:-0%[63]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[64]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Shimkus received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry.

From 1991-2014, 23.05 percent of Shimkus' career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[65]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
John Shimkus Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $13,661,788
Total Spent $12,522,952
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$900,818
Electric Utilities$733,212
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$605,043
Oil & Gas$498,361
Insurance$410,977
% total in top industry6.59%
% total in top two industries11.96%
% total in top five industries23.05%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shimkus was a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 29, 2014. This was the same rating Shimkus received in June 2013.[66]

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.[67]

Shimkus most often votes with:

Shimkus least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Shimkus ranked 222nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.[68]

2012

Shimkus ranked 192nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[69]

2011

Shimkus ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[70]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Shkimkus voted with the Republican Party 92.5 percent of the time, which ranked 175th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[71]

2013

Shimkus voted with the Republican Party 92.4 percent of the time, which ranked 206th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[72]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Shimkus missed 367 of 12,066 roll call votes from January 1997 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.0 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[73]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shimkus paid his congressional staff a total of $1,162,756 in 2011. He ranked 5th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 29th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[74]

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See also

External links


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  61. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
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  63. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Timothy V. Johnson (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 15
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
David D. Phelps
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 19
2003–2013
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 20
1997-2003
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Treasurer of Madison County, Illinois
1991-1997
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Trustee of Collinsville Township
1989-1990
Succeeded by
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