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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
Campaign $$5,014,275
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"

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Kevin Brady won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kent Hargett (D) and Bruce West (L) in the general election.[9]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brady is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Brady raised a total of $5,014,275 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[17]

Kevin Brady's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $1,385,893
2010 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $1,028,855
2008 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $621,911
2006 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $515,795
2004 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $732,619
2002 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $367,670
2000 US House (Texas, District 8) Won $361,532
Grand Total Raised $5,014,275

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.[18]

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.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 8th District, 2010 - Kevin Brady Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,028,855
Total Spent $945,193
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Kevin Brady's campaign committee
Charter Brokerage LLC$22,750
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Health Care Assn$10,000
American Resort Development Assn$10,000
American Seniors Housing Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$96,400
Insurance$85,200
Real Estate$63,250
Health Professionals$49,650
Securities & Investment$44,650

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Brady missed 489 of 11,058 roll call votes from January 1997 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[20]

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.[21]

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.[22]

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.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Brady has voted with the Republican Party 92.4% of the time, which ranked 125 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[26]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Gov Track "Brady" Accessed May 22, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "BRADY, Kevin Patrick, (1955 - )"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Congressman Kevin Brady, Proudly Representing the 8th District of Texas "Kevin Brady's Biography"
  5. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Republican candidate list
  8. Unofficial Republican primary results
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Kevin Brady," Accessed March 25, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Kevin Brady 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Kevin Brady 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  20. GovTrack, "Kevin Brady," Accessed April 2, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Kevin Brady," Accessed September 17, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org "Kevin Brady (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Kevin Brady (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Fields
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 8
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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