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Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon.jpg
U.S. House, Arizona, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDavid Schweikert (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$6.47 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,272,757
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
United States House of Representatives
1994-2000
Arizona State Senate
1991-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona
Master'sBrigham Young University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1958
Place of birthSalt Lake City, Utah
ProfessionConsultant
Net worth$168,001
ReligionMormon/Latter Day Saints
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Matt Salmon (b. January 21, 1958, in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing the 5th Congressional District of Arizona. Salmon was first elected in 2012. He defeated Kirk Adams in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then overtook Morgan Spencer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Salmon is one of nine individuals, seven Democrats and two Republicans, elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience.[2][3]

Salmon began his political career by serving in the Arizona State Senate from 1900 to 1994. He then served in the U.S. House from 1994 to 2000.

Salmon is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Salmon 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

Salmon is a Salt Lake City, Utah, native, although his father's job at Mountain Bell Telephone took the family through New Mexico, and eventually, Arizona. When Salmon graduated from his high school in Mesa, he was president of the student body. After high school, Salmon spent two years on a Mormon mission in Taiwan. While in Taiwan, Salmon learned to speak Mandarin. Upon his return to the United States, Salmon enrolled at Arizona State University. He received his bachelor's degree in 1981 and his M.P.A. from Brigham Young University in 1986.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Salmon's professional and political career:[5]

  • 1981-1994: Public Affairs Manager for telecommunications company US West
  • 1990-1994: Arizona State Senate
  • 1994-2000: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2003-present: President of the Upstream Consulting
  • 2004-2007: Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party
  • 2005-2007: Lobbyist for Greenberg Traurig
  • 2008-2009: President of COMPTEL
  • 2013-present: U.S House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Salmon serves on the following committees:[6][7]

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.[8] For more information pertaining to Salmon's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Salmon voted against 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.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Salmon 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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Salmon 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.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[13] 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.[14] Salmon voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "No" 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.[16] 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. Salmon voted against HR 2775.[17]

2013 Farm Bill

Voted "No" In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[18][19] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[20] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[21] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[21][22] Salmon was 1 of the 12 who voted against the measure.[21]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[20] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[20]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Salmon 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.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Salmon 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.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Salmon 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.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Salmon 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.[27]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Salmon is 1 of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[28]

Campaign themes

2012

Salmon's campaign website listed the following issues:[29]

  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "America's economy is facing daunting challenges. For over a decade, Washington politicians have failed to live within their means, turning a budget surplus of over $230 billion into a $1.6 trillion deficit."
  • Growth & Prosperity
Excerpt: "For too long, Washington politicians have stymied economic growth with policies that have increased taxes and regulation on businesses and job creators. These policies have resulted in a national debt that is now over $15 trillion, an unemployment rate that remains above 9% and damaging levels of uncertainty within our financial system."
  • Securing Our Borders
Excerpt: "It is the duty of our federal government to protect and secure our national borders. Yet, as the constant threat of terrorism and increased drug cartel violence intensifies, millions of unidentified persons continue to cross our borders illegally, posing grave risks to the sovereignty of the United States and the security of its people."
  • Health Care Reform
Excerpt: "As our deficit and national debt figures continue to explode at alarming rates, so too do health care costs. Despite having some of the finest physicians, hospitals and medical centers in the world, America remains a nation with too many of its citizens unable to access affordable health care or who choose to forgo health insurance all together."
  • Educating Our Future
Excerpt: "In a world where global economic competition is rapidly increasing, providing a top-level education for our children is more vital than ever. However, despite spending more money on education than any other nation in the world, America's public school system does not perform at the top of global education rankings."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Salmon 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 on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Arizona's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Salmon won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 5th District. He defeated Kirk Adams in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then overtook Morgan Spencer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31][32]

U.S. House, Arizona District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Salmon 67.2% 183,470
     Democratic Spencer Morgan 32.8% 89,589
Total Votes 273,059
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Arizona District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Salmon 51.8% 41,076
Kirk Adams 48.2% 38,152
Total Votes 79,228

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Salmon is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Salmon raised a total of $1,272,757 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[33]

Matt Salmon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arizona, District 5) Won $1,272,757
Grand Total Raised $1,272,757

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Salmon's reports.[34]

Matt Salmon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2013$87,012.62$93,686.20$(40,883.64)$139,815.18
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$139,815.18$164,867.94$(61,350.78)$243,332.34
October Quarterly[37]October 17, 2013$243,332.34$119,617.50$(53,794.01)$309,155.83
Year-End[38]January 31, 2014$309,155$108,232$(60,804)$356,584
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2014$356,584$141,176$(74,354)$423,406
Running totals
$627,579.64$(291,186.43)

2012

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

Salmon won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Salmon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,272,757 and spent $1,186,744.[40] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[41]

Cost per vote

Salmon spent $6.47 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, Salmon is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[42]

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.[43]

Salmon most often votes with:

Salmon least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Salmon missed 141 of 3,830 roll call votes from January 1995 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[44]

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, Salmon's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $16,005 and $319,997. That averages to $168,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[45]

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, Salmon has voted with the Republican Party 93.7% of the time. This ranked 197th among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[46]

Personal

Salmon and his wife, Nancy, have four children.[47]

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References

  1. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Arizona," November 7, 2012
  2. The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
  3. The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
  4. National Journal, "Matt Salmon, Arizona 5th District," November 7, 2012
  5. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Matt Salmon," Accessed June 12, 2013
  6. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  7. U.S. Representative Matt Salmon Arizona's 5th District, "Committee Assignments," accessed January 18, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Washington Post, "Farm bill passes narrowly in House, without food stamp funding," accessed July 15, 2013
  19. USA Today, "House passes farm bill; strips out food-stamp program," accessed July 15, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Fox News, "House narrowly passes farm bill after Republicans carve out food stamps," accessed July 15, 2013
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Washington Post, "Which Republicans voted against the Farm Bill?," accessed July 15, 2013
  22. Politico, "Farm bill 2013: House narrowly passes pared-back version," accessed July 15, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. 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
  27. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  29. Campaign website, Issues
  30. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Arizona," November 7, 2012
  31. Official primary candidate list
  32. Associated Press primary results
  33. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Matt Salmon," Accessed March 22, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission "Matt Salmon Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Matt Salmon April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  40. Open Secrets "Matt Salmon 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  41. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  42. Gov Track "Matt Salmon," Accessed June 4, 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Matt Salmon," Accessed July 30, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Matt Salmon," Accessed April 2, 2013
  45. OpenSecrets.org, "Salmon, (R-Arizona), 2011"
  46. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
  47. Project Vote Smart biography
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Preceded by
David Schweikert
U.S. House, Arizona, District 5
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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