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Marlin A. Stutzman
Marlin A. Stutzman.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 3
Incumbent
In office
November 2, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMark Souder (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.27 in 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,557,412
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana State Senate, 13th district
2009-2010
Indiana House of Representatives, 52nd district
2002-2008
Education
High schoolLake Area Christian High School (1994)
Associate'sGlen Oaks Community College
Bachelor'sTri-State University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 31, 1976
Place of birthSturgis, Michigan
ProfessionSmall Business Owner, Farmer
Net worth$538,507
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Marlin A. Stutzman campaign logo
Marlin Andrew Stutzman (b. August 31, 1976, in Sturgis, Michigan) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Stutzman was elected by voters from Indiana's 3rd congressional district. Stutzman was elected in a November 2, 2010 special election to fill the rest of resigning Rep. Mark Souder's term. He was simultaneously elected to a full two year term through 2013.

Stutzman was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

He previously was a member of the Indiana State Senate from 2009 to 2010 and the Indiana House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.[2]

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

Biography

Stutzman is a fourth-generation farmer who grew up on farms located in both Saint Joseph County, Michigan and LaGrange County, Indiana. He graduated from Lake Area Christian High School located in Sturgis, Michigan in 1994. He attended Glen Oaks Community College in 1999 and Tri-State University from 2005 to 2007.[2]

Career

Stutzman was elected in a November 2, 2010 special election to fill the rest of resigning Representative Mark Souder's term. He was simultaneously elected to a full two year term to expire in 2013.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Stutzman serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Indiana State Senate

2009-2010

Prior to leaving thesenate, Stutzman served on the following committees:

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Stutzman's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Stutzman voted in favor of 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 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Stutzman voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Stutzman voted in favor of 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.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Stutzman voted in support of 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.[7]

Economy

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Stutzman voted in favor of 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.[7]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Stutzman voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[7]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Stutzman voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[7]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Stutzman voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[7]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Stutzman voted against 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2014

See also: Indiana's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Stutzman 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 took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Indiana's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Stutzman ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 3rd District. Stutzman was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Kevin Boyd in the November 6 general election.[10]

U.S. House, Indiana District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarlin Stutzman Incumbent 67% 187,872
     Democratic Kevin Boyd 33% 92,363
Total Votes 280,235
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"

Endorsements

Stutzman was endorsed by the National Right to Life Political Action Committee.[11]

Full history


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Marlin Stutzman won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 13 receiving 26,291 votes, ahead of Democrat Fred Demske receiving 15,185 votes.[13]


Indiana State Senate, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marlin Stutzman (R) 26,291
Fred Demske (D) 15,185

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stutzman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Stutzman raised a total of $1,557,412 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[14]

Marlin Stutzman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House, (Indiana, District 3) Won $960,106
2010 U.S. House, (Indiana, District 3) Won $597,306
Grand Total Raised $1,557,412

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 Stutzman's reports.[15]

Marlin Stutzman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]4/18/2013$153,804.32$101,796.72$(56,010.86)$199,589.18
July Quarterly[17]July 18, 2013$199,589.18$232,678.60$(82,781.86)$349,485.92
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$349,485.92$193,384.17$(120,634.61)$422,235.48
Running totals
$527,859.49$(259,427.33)

2012

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

Stutzman won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stutzman's campaign committee raised a total of $960,106 and spent $801,826.[19] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[20]

Cost per vote

Stutzman spent $4.27 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Stutzman's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Stutzman won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stutzman's campaign committee raised a total of $273,768 and spent $171,593 .[21]

2008

In 2008, Stutzman collected $42,701 in donations.[22]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Indiana Republican Party $15,591
Faulkner Strategies Inc. $15,417

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Stutzman is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[23]

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.[24]

Stutzman most often votes with:

Stutzman least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Stutzman missed 49 of 1,789 roll call votes from Nov 2010 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[25]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Stutzman paid his congressional staff a total of $958,375 in 2011. He ranked 84th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 210th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[26]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Stutzman was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Stutzman's staff was given an apparent $2,367.58 in bonus money.[27]

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, Stutzman's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $14,019 and $1,082,995. That averages to $548,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 749.16% from 2010.[28]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Stutzman's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-289,988 and $120,997. That averages to $-8,4495.50, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[29]

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. Stutzman ranked 90th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[30]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Stutzman ranked 26th in the conservative rankings.[31]

Voting with party

2013

Marlin A. Stutzman voted with the Republican Party 93.7% of the time, which ranked 191st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[32]

Personal

Stutzman and his wife, Christy, have two children, an 8-year old son, Payton, and 3 year old son, Preston.[33]

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Rep Stutzman "Biography" Accessed November 4, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rep Stutzman "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 4, 2011
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Project Votesmart, "Marlin Stutzman Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013
  8. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
  11. Marlin Stutzman "National Right to Life Announces Endorsement of Stutzman" Accessed May 1, 2012
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Indiana Senate official election results for 2008
  14. Open Secrets "Marlin Stutzman" Accessed April 7, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Marlin Stutzman 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Marlin Stutzman 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  20. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Marlin A. Stutzman 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 4, 2011
  22. Stutzman Campaign Donors
  23. Gov Track "Stutzman" Accessed June 17, 2013
  24. OpenCongress, "Rep. Marlin Stutzman," Accessed August 1, 2013
  25. GovTrack, "Marlin Stutzman," Accessed April 1, 2013
  26. LegiStorm "Marlin Stutzman"
  27. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Stutzman (R-Ind), 2011"
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Stutzman, (R-Indiana), 2010"
  30. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  31. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  33. Marlin Stutzman, Indiana, US Congress, Indiana Third District, GOP, IN-3 Special Election "Bio" Accessed November 4, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Souder
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana District 3
2010–present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
-
Indiana State Senate District 13
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Susan Glick