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{{tnr}}'''Markwayne Mullin''' (b. July 26, 1977, in Tulsa, [[Oklahoma]]) is a [[Republican|Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oklahoma]]. Mullin represents [[Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district]] and was first elected in 2012.  
 
{{tnr}}'''Markwayne Mullin''' (b. July 26, 1977, in Tulsa, [[Oklahoma]]) is a [[Republican|Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oklahoma]]. Mullin represents [[Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district]] and was first elected in 2012.  
  
Mullin ran against, and defeated, [[George Faught]] in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the June 26, 2012 Republican primary.<ref name="results">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/OK/39733/89386/Web01/en/summary.html ''Oklahoma Elections Division'' "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref><ref name="us>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/OK_US_House_0828.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House runoff primary results" Accessed August 28, 2012]</ref> He then defeated [[Rob Wallace]] (D) and [[Michael Fulks]] (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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Mullin defeated [[George Faught]] in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the June 26, 2012 Republican primary.<ref name="results">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/OK/39733/89386/Web01/en/summary.html ''Oklahoma Elections Division'' "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref><ref name="us>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/OK_US_House_0828.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House runoff primary results" Accessed August 28, 2012]</ref> He then defeated [[Rob Wallace]] (D) and [[Michael Fulks]] (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
  
 
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Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin.jpg
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrad Carson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,704,561
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolStilwell High School
Bachelor'sMissouri Valley College (attended)
Associate'sOklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Personal
BirthdayJuly 26, 1977
Place of birthTulsa, Oklahoma
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$1,917,015
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Markwayne Mullin campaign logo
Markwayne Mullin (b. July 26, 1977, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oklahoma. Mullin represents Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district and was first elected in 2012.

Mullin defeated George Faught in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the June 26, 2012 Republican primary.[1][2] He then defeated Rob Wallace (D) and Michael Fulks (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Mullin 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

Mullin is the youngest of seven children and was raised in Westville, Oklahoma. At the age of 19, he took over his father's business. Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the successful companies Mullin owns in the state of Oklahoma. Mullin is also a rodeo enthusiast and avid hunter.

Mullin attended Missouri Valley College in 1996 and later earned his associates degree from Oklahoma University Institute of Technology.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Mullin's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1996: Attended Missouri Valley College
  • 2010: Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, earned his A.D.
  • 1996-Present: Owner, Mullin Plumbing
  • 2013-Preseent: United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Mullin serves on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Mullin's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[14]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Mullin voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[15]

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

Mullin is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014, should he choose to run. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

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

Mullin won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 2nd District. Mullin defeated George Faught, Wayne Pettigrew, Dustin Rowe, Dwayne Thompson and Dakota Wood in the June 26, 2012 primary. He then defeated George Faught in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][16] He defeated Rob Wallace (D) and Michael Fulks (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rob Wallace 38.3% 96,081
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarkwayne Mullin 57.3% 143,701
     Independent Michael Fulks 4.3% 10,830
Total Votes 250,612
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary Runoff-August 28, 2012

U.S. House Runoff Election, Oklahoma, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarkwayne Mullin 56.8% 12,059
George Faught 43.2% 9,167
Total Votes 21,226

[17]

Ads

On June 14, 2012, the Conservative Action Fund - a group dedicated to electing Conservative leaders - began running radio ads supporting Mullin in the GOP primary. CAF Chairman Shaun McCutcheon said, "Markwayne has the conservative values and private sector experience that Washington needs."[18]


On May 24, 2012, Mullin released an ad titled, "In His Own Words."

On May 7, the Mullin campaign released a 30-second ad titled, "Businessman, Family Man, Rancher"

Campaign controversy

Mullin came under intense scrutiny concerning his possible ties to a former employee of Mullin Plumbing who was arrested in 2009 and convicted on federal gun charges. The employee, a Timothy Lee Saylor, had previously been convicted on several felony charges in California. Mullin has said that Saylor did not face a background check because he came into Mullin Plumbing after the company purchased another firm. The question of Mullin's ties to Saylor comes by way of a 2009 affidavit that references a "straw purchase" of a handgun that was in Saylor's possession. At the time, local police did not investigate because they found it reasonable that Mullin did not know Saylor was a convicted felon.[19]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mullin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Mullin raised a total of $1,704,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[20]

Markwayne Mullin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Oklahoma, District 2) Won $1,704,561
Grand Total Raised $1,704,561

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 Mullin’s reports.[21]

Markwayne Mullin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2013$23,102.49$143,150.00$(95,149.98)$71,102.51
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2013$71,102.51$103,635.83$(57,013.58)$117,724.76
Running totals
$246,785.83$(152,163.56)

2012

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

Mullin won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Mullin's campaign committee raised a total of $1,704,561 and spent $1,681,458.[24]

Cost per vote

Mullin spent $11.71 per vote received in 2012.

Polls

2012 election

A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign shows Mullin leading the GOP field.[25]

Oklahoma's Congressional District 2, 2012
Poll Markwayne Mullin (R) George Faught (R)Wayne Pettigrew (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(June 4-5, 2012)
30%15%7%34%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mullin is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 2013.[26]

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.[27]

Mullin most often votes with:

Mullin least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Mullin missed 0 of 108 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [28]

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, Mullin's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,141,030 to $2,693,000. That averages to $1,917,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[29]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Mullin has voted with the Republican Party 94.8% of the time. This ranked 181st among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[30]

Personal

Mullin has been married to his high school sweetheart, Christie, for 14 years. They have three children.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012
  2. AP Results "U.S. House runoff primary results" Accessed August 28, 2012
  3. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  4. National Journal, "Oklahoma, 2nd House District," November 6, 2012
  5. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named us
  17. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Primary Runoff Election Results," September 4, 2012
  18. conservativeactionfund.com Press release Accessed June 21, 2012
  19. Claremore Daily Progress "Mulling Candidacy Scrutinized" Accessed June 21, 2012
  20. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Markwayne Mullin," Accessed April 22, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Markwayne Mullin Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Markwayne Mullin April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "Markwayne Mullin July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Markwayne Mullin 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  25. Roll Call "Oklahoma: Markwayne Mullin Internal Poll Shows Him Ahead in GOP Primary" Accessed Jun 16, 2012
  26. Gov Track "Markwayne Mullin," Accessed June 4, 2013
  27. OpenCongress, "Markwayne Mullin," Accessed August 8, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Markwayne Mullin," Accessed April 17, 2013
  29. OpenSecrets.org "Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  30. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Carson
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma District 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
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