Joyce Beatty

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Joyce Beatty
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 3
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorMike Turner (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$812,493
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Ohio House of Representatives
Bachelor'sCentral State University
Master'sWright State University
Date of birthMarch 12, 1950
Place of birthDayton, Ohio
Net worth$2,508,515
Office website
Campaign website
Joyce Beatty is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Beatty was first elected in 2012 to represent Ohio's 3rd congressional district.

Beatty is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing District 27.

She currently works as a small retail owner downtown, and has been a professor at Sinclair Community College.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Beatty is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Beatty's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 2008-Present: Senior vice president, Ohio State University
  • 1992-Present: President, Joyce Beatty & Associates
  • 1999-2008: Ohio House Representative
  • 1983-1992: Director, Montgomery County Department of Community Human Services
  • 1983: Director, adult and elderly services, Montgomery County Mental Health Board
  • 1979-1992: Professor, Capital University
  • 1975-1983: Professor, Sinclair Community College
  • 1973-1975: Attended Wright State University, earned a M.S.
  • 1971-1975: Caseworker, City of Dayton
  • 1968-1972: Attended Central State University, earned a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Beatty serves on the following committees:[2]


Campaign themes

According to Beatty's website, her campaign themes included:

  • Education: "Investing in our children’s education and ensuring an affordable college education is available are the most important investments we can make in our future."
  • Social security: "I will stand up to anyone who attempts to cut funding to Medicare and Social Security..."
  • The Economy: "...having a good paying job is the first step in having a good life and being able to provide for themselves and others."[3]



See also: United States Senate elections in Ohio, 2012

Beatty won the election.[4] Beatty ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 3rd District. She defeated Priscilla Tyson, Ted Celeste and Mary Jo Kilroy in the Democratic Primary on March 6, 2012.[5][6]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans hold their majority in 2013.[7] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[7]

U.S. House, Ohio District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Beatty 68.3% 201,897
     Republican Chris Long 26.3% 77,901
     Libertarian Richard Ehrbar III 3.2% 9,462
     Green Bob Fitrakis 2.2% 6,387
Total Votes 295,647
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Beatty 38.3% 15,848
Mary Jo Kilroy 34.7% 14,369
Priscilla Tyson 15.1% 6,244
Ted Celeste 11.8% 4,895
Total Votes 41,356

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beatty is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Beatty raised a total of $812,493 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[8]

Joyce Beatty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 3) Won $812,493
Grand Total Raised $812,493


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

Beatty won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Beatty's campaign committee raised a total of $812,493 and spent $729,107.[9]


Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Beatty is a "moderate Democratic follower," as of June 20, 2013.[10]

Voting with party


Joyce Beatty voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 27th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[11]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Beatty missed 0 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [12]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Beatty's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,526,030 to $3,491,000. That averages to $2,508,515, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House member in 2011 of $5,107,874.[13]

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Joyce Beatty is married to her husband Otto.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Turner (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 3
Succeeded by