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{{tnr}}'''Kenneth Stanton "Ken" Calvert''' (b. June 8, 1953) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 42nd congressional district]].  Calvert was first elected to the House in 1992.  
 
{{tnr}}'''Kenneth Stanton "Ken" Calvert''' (b. June 8, 1953) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 42nd congressional district]].  Calvert was first elected to the House in 1992.  
  
Calvert won re-election<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012|42nd District]] as a [[Republican]]. He was displaced from [[California's 44th congressional district elections, 2012|the 44th district]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/calvert-to-seek-42nd-district-congressional-seat "Calvert To Seek 42nd District Congressional Seat ", ''Murrieta.patch.com'', August 15, 2011]</ref> The [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election took place on June 5, 2012.
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Calvert won re-election<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012|42nd District]]. He defeated [[Michael Williamson]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from [[California's 44th congressional district elections, 2012|the 44th district]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/calvert-to-seek-42nd-district-congressional-seat "Calvert To Seek 42nd District Congressional Seat ", ''Murrieta.patch.com'', August 15, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Calvert's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000059 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "CALVERT, Ken, (1953 - )"]</ref>
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Calvert's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000059 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "CALVERT, Ken, (1953 - )"]</ref>
  
*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 44th congressional district]]
 
*1984-1988: Chair of Riverside County's [[Republican Party]]
 
 
*1982: Unsuccessful candidate for [[U.S. House]]
 
*1982: Unsuccessful candidate for [[U.S. House]]
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*1984-1988: Chair of Riverside County's [[Republican Party]]
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*1993-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
  
 
Calvert also worked as a restaurant manager, business owner, and as staff for United States Representative Victor Veysey of [[California]].
 
Calvert also worked as a restaurant manager, business owner, and as staff for United States Representative Victor Veysey of [[California]].
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===Earmarks===
 
===Earmarks===
 
A ''Washington Post'' investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of [[U.S. Congress|Congress]] helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2012/01/12/gIQA97HGvQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012]</ref> According to the report, Calvert helped secure $1.2 million for the Corona Transit Center. The project is near seven of Calvert's rental properties.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/ ''Washington Post'' "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012]</ref>
 
A ''Washington Post'' investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of [[U.S. Congress|Congress]] helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2012/01/12/gIQA97HGvQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012]</ref> According to the report, Calvert helped secure $1.2 million for the Corona Transit Center. The project is near seven of Calvert's rental properties.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/ ''Washington Post'' "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
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:: ''See also: [[California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Calvert won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012|42nd District]] as a [[Republican]].<ref name="cnnr"/>  He was displaced from [[California's 44th congressional district elections, 2012|the 44th district]] by redistricting.  He and [[Michael Williamson]] (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Cliff Smith]] (D), [[Eva Johnson]] (R), [[Clayton Thibodeau]] (R), and [[Curt Novak]] (Ind).  They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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Calvert won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012|42nd District]] as a [[Republican]].<ref name="cnnr"/>  He was displaced from [[California's 44th congressional district elections, 2012|the 44th district]] by redistricting.  He and [[Michael Williamson]] (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Cliff Smith]] (D), [[Eva Johnson]] (R), [[Clayton Thibodeau]] (R), and [[Curt Novak]] (Ind).  Calvert went on to defeat Williamson in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:30, 17 June 2013

Ken Calvert
Ken Calvert.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 42
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
PredecessorGary Miller (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,536,251
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sChaffey College
Bachelor'sSan Diego State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 8, 1953
Place of birthCorona, California
ProfessionRestaurant Manager, Business Owner
Net worth$3,900,002
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kenneth Stanton "Ken" Calvert (b. June 8, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 42nd congressional district. Calvert was first elected to the House in 1992.

Calvert won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 42nd District. He defeated Michael Williamson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. He was displaced from the 44th district by redistricting.[2]

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

Biography

Calvert was born in Corona, California. He earned an A.A. from Chaffey College in 1973, and a B.A. from San Diego State University in 1975.[3]

Career

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

Calvert also worked as a restaurant manager, business owner, and as staff for United States Representative Victor Veysey of California.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Calvert serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ken Calvert endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[9] According to the report, Calvert helped secure $1.2 million for the Corona Transit Center. The project is near seven of Calvert's rental properties.[10]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Calvert 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 one 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.[11]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Calvert's campaign website listed the following issues:[12]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "I began working in our family business in Corona at a young age. Before long, I started and ran my own business, learning valuable lessons about small business along the way. With an economics degree from San Diego State University and decades of community leadership and business experience, I understand what it means to sign the front of a payroll check, and what that paycheck means to families."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Communities across our country must constantly ask themselves if our children are getting the best possible education. It is not often that I agree with President Obama, but I do share his support for using meaningful performance pay systems to improve teacher quality and effectiveness. If we are going to give our students the best education, we must reward teachers who excel and give an extra effort."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I believe the best way to confront our country’s energy challenges is by adopting an “all of the above” energy policy that takes aggressive steps towards reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy. Federal incentives and coordinated research in developing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are a critical component of solving our energy problems."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "I voted against ObamaCare and believe it should be repealed. The process Washington Democrats used to produce the health care law was fraught with sweetheart deals, special interest carve outs, and forced on America under undemocratic rules. I believe Congress should repeal and replace the health care law with a renewed focus on the health care reform elements most Americans agree on."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "As most Americans know, our immigration policies are broken. The worst step we can take is to grant amnesty to people who entered our country illegally. I oppose amnesty because it sends a horrible message to those who entered our country legally and to those thinking about immigrating to America in the future."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 42nd congressional district elections, 2012

Calvert won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 42nd District as a Republican.[1] He was displaced from the 44th district by redistricting. He and Michael Williamson (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Cliff Smith (D), Eva Johnson (R), Clayton Thibodeau (R), and Curt Novak (Ind). Calvert went on to defeat Williamson in the November 6, 2012, general election.[13][14]

U.S. House, California District 42 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Calvert Incumbent 60.6% 130,245
     Democratic Michael Williamson 39.4% 84,702
Total Votes 214,947
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 42 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Calvert (R) Incumbent 51.4% 35,392
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Williamson (D) 14.3% 9,860
Cliff Smith (D) 10.6% 7,337
Clayton Thibodeau (R) 9.3% 6,374
Eva Johnson (R) 8.2% 5,678
Curt Novak (NPP) 6.2% 4,254
Total Votes 68,895

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Calvert is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Calvert raised a total of $6,536,251 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[25]

Ken Calvert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 42) Won $1,091,572
2010 US House (California, District 44) Won $1,663,591
2008 US House (California, District 44) Won $1,048,730
2006 US House (California, District 44) Won $922,444
2004 US House (California, District 44) Won $704,410
2002 US House (California, District 44) Won $638,424
2000 US House (California, District 43) Won $467,080
Grand Total Raised $6,536,251

2012

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

Calvert won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Calvert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,091,572 and spent $847,022.[26]

2010

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

Calvert won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Calvert's campaign committee raised a total of $1,663,591 and spent $1,540,253.[27]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Calvert is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[28]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Calvert missed 416 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.1%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Calvert paid his congressional staff a total of $938,628 in 2011. He ranked 98th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 189th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[30]

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, Calvert's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$1,899,989 and $9,699,994. That averages to $3,900,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Calvert's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-1,899,989 and $9,699,994. That averages to $3,900,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[32]

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. Calvert ranked 136th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[33]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Calvert ranked 129th in the conservative rankings.[34]

Voting with party

2013

Ken Calvert voted with the Republican Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 100th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[35]

Personal

Calvert is divorced.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "Calvert To Seek 42nd District Congressional Seat ", Murrieta.patch.com, August 15, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "CALVERT, Ken, (1953 - )
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "CALVERT, Ken, (1953 - )"
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Chairman Hal Rogers "Transportation Subcommittee Members"
  7. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Assignments"
  8. Los Angeles Times, "Three area Republican congressmen endorse Mitt Romney," December 7, 2011
  9. Washington Post "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012
  10. Washington Post "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012
  11. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  12. Campaign website, Issues
  13. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  14. Unofficial election results
  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 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Ken Calvert," Accessed March 22, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Ken Calvert 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Ken Calvert 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  28. Gov Track "Ken Calvert," Accessed June 7 2013
  29. GovTrack, "Ken Calvert," Accessed April 2, 2013
  30. LegiStorm "Ken Calvert"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Calvert, (R-Cali), 2011"
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Calvert, (R-Cali), 2010"
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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