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Lee Terry
Lee Terry.jpg
U.S. House, Nebraska, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJon Christensen (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,137,255
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Omaha City Council
1991-1998
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska
J.D.Creighton University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1962
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$218,510
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lee Terry campaign logo
Lee Raymond Terry (b. January 29, 1962) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska. He was elected by voters from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district.

Terry ran successfully for re-election in 2012.[1] He defeated Jack Heidel, Brett Lindstrom, Paul Anderson, and Glenn Freeman in the May 15, 2012 Republican primary. He defeated Democrat John Ewing in the November general election.[2]

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

Biography

Terry was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1984, and a J.D. from Creighton University in 1987.[3]

Career

Before running for the House, Terry was a managing partner in a small Omaha law firm.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Terry serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Chair
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power

2011-2012

Terry served on the following committees:[6]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Terry voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2014

Terry is reportedly considering a bid to succeed outgoing freshman U.S. Senator Mike Johanns in the 2014 elections.[8][9]

2012

See also: Nebraska's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Terry ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Jack Heidel, Brett Lindstrom, Paul Anderson, and Glenn Freeman in the May 15, 2012 Republican primary.[10] He faced Democrat John Ewing in the November general election, and won the election.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Ewing 49.2% 129,767
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 50.8% 133,964
Total Votes 263,731
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry 59.5% 27,998
Brett Lindstrom 22.8% 10,753
Jack Heidel 11.5% 5,406
Glenn Freeman 4% 1,885
Paul Anderson 2.2% 1,051
Total Votes 47,093

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Terry is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Terry raised a total of $9,137,255 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[18]

Lee Terry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $2,036,016
2010 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,924,726
2008 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,746,226
2006 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $116,825
2004 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,335,016
2002 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $1,090,500
2000 U.S. House (Nebraska, District 2) Won $887,946
Grand Total Raised $9,137,255

2012

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

Terry won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Terry's campaign committee raised a total of $2,036,017 and spent $2,033,246 .[19]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Terry's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Terry was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a seventh term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,924,726 and spent $1,965,743.[20]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Terry is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 18, 2013.[21]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Terry missed 197 of 9,874 roll call votes from Jan 1999 to Apr 2013, which is 2.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[22]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Terry paid his congressional staff a total of $893,799 in 2011. Overall, Nebraska ranked 20th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[23]

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, Terry's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $60,020 and $377,000. This averages to $218,510, which is a 51.66% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232 average net worth for Republican representatives in 2011.[24]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Terry's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $122,040 to $782,000. Averaging to a net worth of $452,020 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[25]

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, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Terry was ranked the 192nd most conservative representative during 2012. This is the most liberal ranking earned by a representative of Nebraska in 2012.[26]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Lee Terry was ranked the 99th most conservative representative during 2011.[27]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Lee Terry voted with the Republican Party 95.7% of the time, which ranked 130th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

Recent news

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Personal

Terry and his wife Robyn have three sons: Nolan, Ryan and Jack.[29]

External links


References

  1. Nebraska Secretary of State "2012 Primary Candidates List," Accessed March 3, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "TERRY, Lee Raymond, (1962 - )"
  4. Lee Terry, U.S. Congressman, Trusted Leadership for Nebraska's Families, Serving Nebraska's 2nd District "Know Your Congressman"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Lee Terry, Proudly Serving Nebraska's 2nd District "Lee's Committee"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Politico, "Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns to retire," February 18, 2013
  9. Roll Call, "Heineman, Fortenberry Considering Senate Run in Nebraska, "February 18, 2013
  10. http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2012/pdf/canvass-report-2012-primary.pdf
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Lee Terry" Accessed May 16, 2013
  19. Open Secrets " 2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed June 18, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Lee Terry 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 12, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Lee Terry," Accessed June 18, 2013
  22. GovTrack, "Lee Terry" Accessed March 26, 2013
  23. LegiStorm, "Lee Terry," Accessed October 8, 2012
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Lee Terry (R-Neb), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Lee Terry (R-Neb), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  26. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  29. Lee Terry, U.S. Congressman, Trusted Leadership for Nebraska's Families, Serving Nebraska's 2nd District "Know Your Congressman"
Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Christensen
U.S. House of Representatives - Nebraska, District 2
1999-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Omaha City Council
1991-1998
Succeeded by
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