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Leonard Lance
Leonard Lance.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike Ferguson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,003,579
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State Senate
2003-2009
New Jersey General Assembly
1991-2003
Education
Bachelor'sLehigh University
Master'sPrinceton University
J.D.Vanderbilt University
Personal
BirthdayJune 25, 1952
Place of birthEaston, Pennsylvania
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$2,687,028
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Leonard Lance (b. June 25, 1952) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Lance was elected by voters from New Jersey's 7th congressional district. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.[1]

Lance previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey State Senate.[2]

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

Biography

Lance was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. from Lehigh University in 1970, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1974, and an M.P.A. from Princeton University in 1982.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Lance's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lance serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Lance served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Leonard Lance endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lance 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.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Lance ran for re-election in 2012.[9] He defeated David Larsen in the June 5 Republican primary and faced Democrat Upendra Chivukula in the November general election.[10]

In a rematch of the 2010 primary, David Larsen challenged incumbent Lance. In 2010, Larsen received 31 percent of the vote, and Lance received 55 percent.[11][12][13]

Larsen considered his chances better this time, with the redrawn 7th district including a large number of conservative voters.[14][11] There was also less primary competition in 2012, with just Lance and Larsen running for the Republican nomination.[14][15]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Upendra Chivukula 40% 123,057
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance Incumbent 57.2% 175,662
     Libertarian Patrick McKnight 1.3% 4,078
     Independent Dennis Breen 1.5% 4,518
Total Votes 307,315
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Lance Incumbent 60.6% 23,432
David Larsen 39.4% 15,253
Total Votes 38,685

Issues

Larsen ran as a more conservative candidate than Lance, saying Lance was one of the politicians who "call themselves conservatives, but support the Obama agenda." In response, Lance highlighted his conservative votes, including those against Obamacare.[11]

Endorsements

Lance was endorsed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.[11]

Campaign funding

Lance vastly outraised Larsen, with over $651,228 raised compared to Larsen's $15,387.[11]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lance is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lance raised a total of $4,003,579 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 23, 2013.[18]

Leonard Lance's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 7) Won $1,321,361
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 7) Won $1,341,109
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 7) Won $1,341,109
Grand Total Raised $4,003,579

2012

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

Lance won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lance's campaign committee raised a total of $1,321,362 and spent $1,334,015.[19]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Lance's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Lance was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a second term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,341,109 and spent $1,197,141.[20]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lance is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 19, 2013.[21]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Lance missed 2 of 3,353 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to .1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[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. Lance paid his congressional staff a total of $853,324 in 2011. Overall, New Jersey ranks 42nd 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, Lance's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,531,057 to $3,843,000. That averages to $2,687,028, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[24]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Lance's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,216,060 to $5,196,000. Averaging to a net worth of $3,706,030 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

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Lance tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 175th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[26]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Lance ranked 191st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[27]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Leonard Lance voted with the Republican Party 91.4% of the time, which ranked 208th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

Recent news

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Personal

Lance is married to Heidi A. Rohrbach and they have a son, Peter Frank. The Lances reside in Clinton Township, Hunterdon County.[29]

External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Congressman Leonard Lance, Proudly Serving New Jersey's 7th District "Biography"
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "LANCE, Leonard, (1952 - )"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Leonard Lance, U.S. Congress, New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District "About"
  6. House Energy & Commerce Committee "Subcommittees"
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved December 22, 2011
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. New Jersey Star-Ledger "Ed Potosnak no longer challenging Leonard Lance as congressional candidate," January 16, 2012
  10. WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 New Jersey Spotlight "U.S.Congressional District: 7," May 22, 2012
  12. New Jersey Star-Ledger "David Larsen of Tewksbury challenging Rep. Leonard Lance for seat in Congress," January 5, 2012
  13. NJPR "Experts on NJ Redistricting" Accessed October 8
  14. 14.0 14.1 Examiner "David Larsen announces new NJ-7 Congress run," February 24, 2012
  15. New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Leonard Lance," Accessed April 23, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Leonard Lance 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Leonard Lance 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 29, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Leonard Lance," Accessed June 19, 2013
  22. GovTrack, "Lance," Accessed April 10, 2013
  23. LegiStorm, "Leonard Lance," Accessed October 2, 2012
  24. OpenSecrets.org "Leonard Lance (R-NJ), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Leonard Lance (R-NJ), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  26. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  29. Congressman Leonard Lance, Proudly Serving New Jersey's 7th District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Ferguson
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey, District 7
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jack Ascherl
New Jersey State Senate - New Jersey, District 23
2003-2009
Succeeded by
Marcia Karrow
Preceded by
C. Richard Kamin
New Jersey General Assembly - New Jersey, District 23
1991-2003
Succeeded by
Michael Doherty

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