Marcy Kaptur

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Marcy Kaptur
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 9
Incumbent
In office
1983-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEd Weber (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,517,909
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHistory, University of Wisconsin, 1968
Master'sUrban Planning, University of Michigan, 1974
Personal
BirthdayJune 17, 1946
Place of birthToledo, OH
Net worth$520,008
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Marcy Kaptur (b. June 17, 1946) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Kaptur was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982, defeating a Republican incumbent who had been elected in the Reagan GOP wave of 1980.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kaptur is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[1]

Career

  • 1968: Graduated from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • 1974: Graduated from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1981: Post-graduate studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1969-1975: Worked as an urban planner, Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio, Plan Commissions
  • 1975-1977: Director of planning, National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs
  • 1977-1979: Served as assistant director for urban affairs, domestic policy staff, Executive Office of the President
  • 1983-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kaptur serves on the following committees:[2]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

2011-2012

  • Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Budget

Issues

Campaign themes

On her campaign website, Kaptur outlined her policy platform and campaign themes. The following are selections from her platform:

  • "We must support our troops by giving them the the finest training and equipment--and keep our promises of health care and education to America's veterans."
  • "We must end our dependence on foreign oil--not just talk about it--and put Americans back to work making clean and renewable energy."
  • "We must ensure all workers benefit from basic labor and environmental standards--I believe in fair trade, not unfair agreements like NAFTA."
  • "We must protect our citizens by supporting local police, firefighters and first responders."
  • "We must reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, working together with our friends in the international community."
  • "Education is the cornerstone of America’s future. By investing in high quality teachers, smaller class sizes and modern school buildings, we can make America the world leader in education."
  • "Families deserve a living wage. By raising the minimum wage and improving our competitiveness, no working family in America should have to live in poverty."
  • "Health care should be a right. By reforming health care so that it serves people instead of special interests, every American can have access to affordable, high-quality health care."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kaptur 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. She was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[3]

Debates

February 4, 2012

On Saturday, February 4, candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, Veysey, and Kraus participated in a debate held at Sandusky's Ebenezer Baptist Church. The debate was hosted by the NAACP. Coverage of the debate can be found here.

February 13, 2012

On Monday, February 13, Democratic candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, and Veysey participated in a debate for Time Warner Cable's Northeast Ohio Network. Coverage of the debate can be found here.

February 20, 2012

On Monday, February 20, Democratic candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, and Veysey participated in a debate hosted by the City Club of Cleveland. Coverage of the debate can be found here. Full audio of the debate can be found here.

February 22, 2012

On Wednesday, Democratic candidates Kaptur, Kucinich, and Veysey participated in a debate hosted by the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues & Progress (CHIP). Full video of the debate can be found here.

February 23, 2012

On Thursday, February 23, the Sandusky Register hosted a debate featuring the District 9 Democratic candidates. Full video of the debate can be found here.

Polls

District 9 Democratic Primary
Poll Marcy Kaptur Dennis J. KucinichGraham VeyseyUndecidedSample Size
American Public Polling
February 20 – 27, 2012
39%35%10%16%200
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Primary endorsements

Political positions

Notable votes

  • Mortgage relief/Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008. In 2008, Kaptur voted against $300 billion in mortgage relief. This was a vote against the Barney Frank motion to concur in the Senate amendment with the House amendment to HR 3221. The Senate amendment granted authority to the Treasury Department to extend new credit and buy stock in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It would also have created an independent regulator for FNMA and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. It would have overhauled the Federal Housing Administration and allowed it to insure up to $300 billion worth of new, refinanced loans for struggling mortgage borrowers. It also included a $7,500 tax credit to some first-time homebuyers, higher loan limits for FHA-backed loans, a standard tax deduction for property taxes and revenue-raisers to offset part of the costs. It also authorized $3.92 billion in grants to states and localities to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed properties, and increase the federal debt limit to $10.6 trillion. (Vote 519, HR 3221, 7/23/08, Passed 272-152 R 45-149 D 227-3).[4]
  • Lead paint and asbestos regulations. In 1995, Kaptur voted against exempting lead paint and asbestos regulations from an unfunded mandate ban. Kaptur voted against the Clay, D-MO, amendment to HR 5. The amendment exempted from the bill federal mandates that regulate lead paint and asbestos exposure in schools. (Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95, Rejected 127-297 R 0-225 D 126-72.)[5]

Recent votes in Congress

The website Open Congress tracks each representative's Congressional votes. Marcy Kaptur's most recent votes can be found here.

Public statement fact checking

The website Politifact fact checks statements made by and about each representative. Marcy Kaptur's profile can be found here.

Campaign media

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Kaptur won re-election.[6] Kaptur was running in the 2012 election for Ohio's 9th Congressional District. On March 30, 2012 the National Journal released a list of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [7] The 9th district was on the list.[7] Kaptur defeated Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Graham Veysey in the Democratic Party primary on March 6, 2012. The vote in this primary took place on March 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[8] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[8] Kaptur was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.[9]

U.S. House, Ohio District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcy Kaptur Incumbent 73% 217,771
     Republican Samuel Wurzelbacher 23% 68,668
     Libertarian Sean Stipe 3.9% 11,725
Total Votes 298,164
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcy Kaptur Incumbent 56.2% 42,902
Dennis J. Kucinich Incumbent 40% 30,564
Graham Vesysey 3.8% 2,900
Total Votes 76,366

Primary news

Politico: Top 5 ugliest battles

Politico named the 9th District primary race one of the five ugliest in the nation. Also named were IL-16, PA-12, CA-30, and NJ-9.[10]

Kaptur ad implies Kucinich cozy with Dimora

Kaptur released a radio ad citing Kucinich's praise for former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. Dimora is currently facing federal racketeering charges. Kucinich called the ad, "despicable in its dishonesty and innuendo." Further coverage of the ad can be found here.

Kucinich accuses Kaptur of sign theft

Kucinich accused the Kaptur campaign of an "aggressive, illegal sign removal operation" targeting his supporter's yard signs. Kaptur's campaign called the allegations, "silly." Further coverage of the sign allegations can be found here.

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kaptur is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kaptur raised a total of $4,517,909 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[26]

Marcy Kaptur's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $1,150,008
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $652,273
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $640,879
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $505,050
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $660,254
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $418,373
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 9) Won $491,072
Grand Total Raised $4,517,909

Breakdown by Year

2012

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

Kaptur won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $1,150,009 and spent $1,588,127.[27]

2010

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $652,273 and spent $1,041,035.[28]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

2008

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $640,879 and spent $501,404.[29]

Her top 5 contributors between 2007-2008 were:

2006

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $505,050 and spent $495,351.[30]

Her top 5 contributors between 2005-2006 were:

2004

Kaptur won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004. During that re-election cycle, Kaptur's campaign committee raised a total of $660,254 and spent $615,506.[31]

Her top 5 contributors between 2003-2004 were:


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kaptur is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 20, 2013.[32]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kaptur missed 1,003 of 18,089 roll call votes from Jan 1983 to Apr 2013, which is 5.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[33]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kaptur paid her congressional staff a total of $925,447 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[34]

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, Kaptur's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $290,017 to $750,000. That averages to $520,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 3.17% from 2010.[35]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kaptur's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $303,017 to $771,000. This averages out to $537,008.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[36]

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. Kaptur ranked 108th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[37]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Kaptur ranked 141st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[38]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Marcy Kaptur voted with the Democratic Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 81st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[39]

Recent news

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Personal

Kaptur was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 and attended St. Ursula Academy. She went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1968 with a BA in History. She also received an MA in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in 1974. She did post-graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1969 until 1975, she worked as an urban planner. After this, she worked two years for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, before becoming assistant director for urban affairs in the Carter administration. In 1979, she left the administration and, in 1983, was elected to the US House.[40]

Kaptur is not married.[41]

Additional reading

External links


References

  1. Gov Track "Kaptur" Accessed May 23, 2012
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  4. Thomas, "Roll call vote on Vote 519, HR 3221
  5. Thomas, "Roll call on Vote 65, HR 5, 1/30/95"
  6. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  7. 7.0 7.1 National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  9. New York Times"House Race Ratings" Accessed October 3
  10. Politico, "Congress 2012: The 5 ugliest member vs. member battles," February 27, 2012
  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. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Marcy Kaptur" Accessed March 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Marcy Kaptur 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Marcy Kaptur 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  29. Open Secrets "Marcy Kaptur 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed February 29, 2012
  30. Open Secrets "Marcy Kaptur 2006 Election Cycle," Accessed February 29, 2012
  31. Open Secrets "Marcy Kaptur 2004 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  32. Gov Track "Marcy Kaptur," Accessed June 20, 2013
  33. GovTrack, "Marcy Kaptur" Accessed April 2013
  34. LegiStorm, "Marcy Kaptur," Accessed September 25, 2012
  35. OpenSecrets.org "Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  36. OpenSecrets.org, "Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  37. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  38. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  39. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  40. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Kaptur, Marcia Carolyn," Accessed February 22, 2012
  41. Project Vote Smart, "Biography: Representative Marcy Kaptur," Accessed February 22, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Weber
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 9
1983–present
Succeeded by
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