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Mark Meadows (North Carolina)

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Mark Meadows
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U.S. House, North Carolina, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorHeath Shuler (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,107,284
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1959
Place of birthVerdun, France
ProfessionReal Estate Developer
Net worth$6,846,016
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Meadows (b. October 28, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 11th congressional district. Meadows was first elected to North Carolina's 11th congressional district on November 6, 2012. Currently Meadows serving his first term. [1]

Meadows is set to run for re-election in North Carolina's 11th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Meadows was the Customer Service and Public Safety Director for Tampa Electric, the founder of a small sandwich shop as well as a real-estate developer.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Meadows is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Meadows was born in Verdun, France at a Army Field Hospital. His father was in the army and his mother was a surgical nurse. He attended high school in the Tampa, Florida, area. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in business management. He and his wife moved to North Carolina in 1986.[2]

Career

  • 1990-present: Real-estate developer[2]
  • 1986-1990: Owner, sandwich shop[2]
  • 1983-1986: Director, customer relations and public safety, Tampa Electric[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Meadows serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Meadows's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Debt & Spending
Excerpt: "During the last four years, our gross national debt has skyrocketed by 63% to over $15 trillion dollars. Our government borrows over 40% of every dollar it spends. I will support true spending cuts and a Balanced Budget Amendment."
  • Job Creation & Free Markets
Excerpt: "We can promote new job creation by cutting red tape and regulations, lowering all taxes, and demanding a free trade policy. I will work to get government off the backs of small business and eliminate regulatory laws that hamper economic growth."
  • Obamacare
Excerpt: "Obamacare is one of the most costly pieces of big government legislation ever rammed through the Congress, and we must repeal it immediately. In its place, I will support patient-centered reforms that preserve your right to see the Doctor of your choice, protect small businesses, and lower costs."
  • Bailouts
Excerpt: "I opposed TARP and the auto bailouts. In Congress, I will oppose any future taxpayer-funded bailout. The government should never use our tax dollars to pick winners and losers in the private marketplace."
  • Big Government
Excerpt: "Obama’s administration has trampled our Constitutional safeguards, producing unlimited deficits and promoting unprecedented dependence upon federal subsidies and entitlements. I will support legislation that is in keeping with the original intent of our Constitution and work with my colleagues to rein in the size and scope of the federal government."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 11th congressional district elections, 2014

Meadows is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: North Carolina's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Meadows ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 11th District. Meadows defeated Vance Patterson in the July 17 primary runoff election.[5]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[6] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[6]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Hayden Rogers 42.6% 141,107
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Meadows 57.4% 190,319
Total Votes 331,426
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Meadows 37.8% 35,733
Vance Patterson 23.6% 22,306
Jeff Hunt 14.1% 13,353
Ethan Wingfield 11.3% 10,697
Susan Harris 6.2% 5,825
Kenny West 4.2% 3,970
Spence Campbell 1.9% 1,799
Chris Petrella 0.8% 778
Total Votes 94,461

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meadows is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Meadows raised a total of $1,107,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[8]

Mark Meadows (North Carolina)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 11) Won $1,107,284
Grand Total Raised $1,107,284

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Meadows’ reports.[9]

Mark Meadows (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$14,433.72$32,375.75$(38,969.08)$7,840.39
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$7,840.39$41,390.83$(9,617.18)$39,614.04
Running totals
$73,766.58$(48,586.26)


2012

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

Meadow won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Meadow's campaign committee raised a total of $1,107,284 and spent $1,092,850.[12]

Cost per vote

Meadows spent $5.75 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Meadows is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 26, 2013.[13]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[14]

Meadows most often votes with:

Meadows least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Meadows missed 1 of 108 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 0.9% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[15]

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, Meadows' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,674,034 to $12,017,998. That averages to $6,846,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[16]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Mark Meadows voted with the Republican Party 93.4% of the time, which ranked 128 among the 234 House Republican members as of 2013.[17]

Personal

Meadows and his wife Debbie have two children.[2]

Recent news

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External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Heath Shuler
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 11
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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