|U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Brad Carson (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$11.71 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Stilwell High School|
|Bachelor's||Missouri Valley College (attended)|
|Associate's||Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology|
|Birthday||July 26, 1977|
|Place of birth||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Polls
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
Mullin defeated George Faught in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the vote to win the nomination in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He then defeated Rob Wallace (D) and Michael Fulks (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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.
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 associate's degree from Oklahoma University Institute of Technology.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Mullin's academic, professional and political career:
- 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
Mullin serves on the following committees:
- United States House Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
- Subcommittee on Water and Power
- United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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. For more information pertaining to Mullin's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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.
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.
Mullin voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201. At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference. Mullin voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies. The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Mullin voted against HR 2775.
Mullin donated his pay earned during the shutdown.
Federal Pay Adjustment Act
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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Health Care Reform Rules
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.
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.
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.
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 primary on June 26, 2012. 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. He defeated Rob Wallace (D) and Michael Fulks (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2 General Election, 2012|
|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|
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."
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, 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.
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.
|Markwayne Mullin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Oklahoma, District 2)||$1,704,561|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,704,561|
|Markwayne Mullin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$23,102.49||$143,150.00||$(95,149.98)||$71,102.51|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$71,102.51||$103,635.83||$(57,013.58)||$117,724.76|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$117,724.76||$153,806.00||$(50,796.60)||$220,734.16|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$220,734||$136,205||$(49,471)||$307,467|
Cost per vote
Mullin spent $11.71 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2, 2012 - Markwayne Mullin Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,220,586|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,200,586|
|Top contributors to Markwayne Mullin's campaign committee|
|Republican Party of Oklahoma||$17,500|
|Custom Heat & Air||$15,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$78,750|
|Special Trade Contractors||$66,976|
A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign showed Mullin leading the GOP field in early June.
|Oklahoma's Congressional District 2, 2012|
|Poll||Markwayne Mullin (R)||George Faught (R)||Wayne Pettigrew (R)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Roll Call |
(June 4-5, 2012)
|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 email@example.com|
Ideology and leadership
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.
Mullin most often votes with:
Mullin least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
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. 
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.
Voting with party
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.
Mullin is married to his high school sweetheart, Christie. They have three children.
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- Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012
- AP Results "U.S. House runoff primary results" Accessed August 28, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map"
- National Journal, "Oklahoma, 2nd House District," November 6, 2012
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- 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
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
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- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Primary Runoff Election Results," September 4, 2012
- conservativeactionfund.com Press release Accessed June 21, 2012
- Claremore Daily Progress "Mulling Candidacy Scrutinized" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Markwayne Mullin," Accessed April 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Markwayne Mullin Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Markwayne Mullin April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Markwayne Mullin July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Markwayne Mullin October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Markwayne Mullin Year-End Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
- Open Secrets "Markwayne Mullin 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
- Roll Call "Oklahoma: Markwayne Mullin Internal Poll Shows Him Ahead in GOP Primary" Accessed Jun 16, 2012
- Gov Track "Markwayne Mullin," Accessed June 4, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Markwayne Mullin," Accessed August 8, 2013
- GovTrack, "Markwayne Mullin," Accessed April 17, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org "Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
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