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{{tnr}}'''Kevin Patrick Brady''' (b. April 11, 1955) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Brady represents [[Texas' 8th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 1996. He ran for re-election in 2012.
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{{tnr}}'''Kevin Patrick Brady''' (b. April 11, 1955) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Brady represents [[Texas' 8th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House in 1996. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
  
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Brady is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kevin_brady/400046 ''Gov Track'' "Brady" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Brady is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kevin_brady/400046 ''Gov Track'' "Brady" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
 
Brady won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
 
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 20:27, 19 March 2013

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJack Fields (R)
Leadership
Deputy Whip
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives
1990-1996
Education
High schoolRapid City Central High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota
Personal
BirthdayApril 11, 1955
Place of birthVermillion, South Dakota
ProfessionPublic Affairs Director
Net worth$486,013
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
For the 2012 New York Assembly candidate, see Kevin C. Brady.
Kevin Patrick Brady (b. April 11, 1955) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Brady represents Texas' 8th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1996. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Brady is a "far-right Republican leader".[2]

Biography

Brady was born in Vermillion, South Dakota. He earned his B.A. from the University of South Dakota in 1990.[3]

Career

Brady was an executive for the Chamber of Commerce for 18 years before pursuing his political career.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Brady serves on the following committees:[5]

Joint Economic Committee

2011-2012

Brady was a member of the following House committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Brady 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.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Brady ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 8th District. He defeated Larry Youngblood in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Neil Burns (D) and Roy Hall (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, Texas District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 77.3% 194,043
     Democratic Neil Burns 20.3% 51,051
     Libertarian Roy Hall 2.4% 5,958
Total Votes 251,052
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Brady won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Kent Hargett (D) and Bruce West (Libertarian).[9]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 8, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brady Incumbent 80.3% 161,417
     Democrat Kent Hargett 17.3% 34,694
     Libertarian Bruce West 2.5% 4,988
Total Votes 201,099

Campaign donors

2012

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

Brady won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Brady's campaign committee raised a total of $1,385,894 and spent $1,268,522.[10]

2010

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

Brady won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Brady's campaign committee raised a total of $1,028,855 and spent $945,193.[11]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Brady paid his congressional staff a total of $834,529 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[12]

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, Brady's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $212,027 to $760,000. That averages to $486,013, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 11.88% from 2010.[13]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Brady's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $242,030 to $861,000. That averages to $551,515 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[14]

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. Brady tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 86th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[15]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Brady was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 64th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[16]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Brady voted with the Republican Party 92.4% of the time, which ranked 125 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[17]

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Personal

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Fields
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 8
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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