Mary Bono Mack

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Mary Bono Mack
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U.S. House, California, District 45
Former member
In office
1998-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 7, 1998
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California, 1984
Personal
BirthdayOctober 24, 1961
Place of birthCleveland, OH
ProfessionBusinesswoman
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Campaign website
Mary Bono Mack (b. October 24, 1961) was a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 45th congressional district from 1999 to 2013.

Mack lost her re-election bid in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 36th District as a Republican. She was displaced from her original district, the 45th by redistricting.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mack was a "centrist Republican".[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Mack's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1984: Graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles with B.A.
  • 1998-2013: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Economy

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mary Bono Mack endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Mack 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 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 36th congressional district elections, 2012

Mack ran for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 36th District as a Republican. She was displaced from her current district, the 45th by redistricting. She and Raul Ruiz (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary. Mack was then defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Ruiz 52.9% 110,189
     Republican Mary Bono Mack Incumbent 47.1% 97,953
Total Votes 208,142
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mack won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Steve Pougnet and Bill Lussenheide in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 45 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Bono Mack Incumbent 51.5% 106,472
     Democratic Steve Pougnet 42.1% 87,141
     American Independent Bill Lussenheide 6.4% 13,188
Total Votes 206,801

Campaign donors

2012

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

Mack did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Mack's campaign committee raised a total of $2,258,741 and spent $2,423,516.[9]

2010

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

Mack won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Mack's campaign committee raised a total of $2,427,224 and spent $2,486,844.[10]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mack paid her congressional staff a total of $995,781 in 2011. She ranked 51st on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 168th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[11]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Mack's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-4,928 and $1,700,999. That averages to $848,035.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[12]

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. Mack ranked 178th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[13]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Mack ranked 173rd in the conservative rankings.[14]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

Mary Bono Mack voted with the Republican Party 158 of the time, which ranked 91.4% among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.[15]

Personal

From 2007 to 2013, Mack was married to former congressman Connie Mack. They have two children. In May 2013, they announced their divorce. [16] She also has two stepchildren.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Dana Rohrabacher
U.S. House - California District 45
1999-2013
Succeeded by
John Campbell