Michael Burgess

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Michael C. Burgess
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U.S. House, Texas, District 26
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDick Armey (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,338,883
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Texas State University
Master'sNorth Texas State University; University of Texas, Dallas
M.D.University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Personal
BirthdayDecember 23, 1950
Place of birthRochester, MN
ProfessionPhysician
Net worth$1,634,539
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Michael C. Burgess (b. December 23, 1950 in Rochester, Minnesota) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. He represents Texas' 26th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Burgess most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated David Sanchez (D) and Mark Boler (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

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

Biography

After earning his bachelor's degree and M.D., Burgess practiced medicine for over 20 years before pursuing his political career.[2]

Career

  • 2003-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Burgess serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

Burgess was a member of the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Michael Burgess endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Burgess 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 26th congressional district elections, 2014

Burgess 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 March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 26th congressional district elections, 2012

Burgess won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 26th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated David Sanchez (D) and Mark Boler (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, Texas District 26 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Burgess Incumbent 68.3% 176,642
     Democratic David Sanchez 28.7% 74,237
     Libertarian Mark Boler 3% 7,844
Total Votes 258,723
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burgess is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Burgess raised a total of $5,338,883 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[14]

Michael Burgess's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 26) Won $1,054,607
2010 US House (Texas, District 26) Won $1,019,693
2008 US House (Texas, District 26) Won $1,049,108
2006 US House (Texas, District 26) Won $839,913
2004 US House (Texas, District 26) Won $918,153
2002 US House (Texas, District 26) Won $457,409
Grand Total Raised $5,338,883

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Burgess's reports.[15]

Michael Burgess (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$95,434.86$118,833.47$(75,061.52)$139,206.81
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$139,206.81$181,181.26$(207,517.03)$112,871.04
Running totals
$300,014.73$(282,578.55)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Burgess' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Burgess won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Burgess' campaign committee raised a total of $1,054,607 and spent $990,101.[18] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[19]

Cost per vote

Burgess spent $5.61 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Burgess's campaign committee raised a total of $1,019,693 and spent $1,031,170.[20]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Burgess is a "moderate Republican leader" as of June 2013.[21]

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[22]

Burgess most often votes with:

Burgess least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Burgess missed 211 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[23]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Burgess paid his congressional staff a total of $1,036,485 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[24]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, Burgess' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $763,079 to $2,505,999. That averages to $1,634,539, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 14.13% from 2010.[25]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Burgess' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $926,085 to $2,880,999. That averages to $1,903,542 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[26]

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. Burgess ranked 114th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[27]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Burgess ranked 49th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[28]

Voting with party

2013

Michael Burgess voted with the Republican Party 99.4% of the time, which ranked 11th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[29]

Personal

Burgess and his wife, Laura, have three children and one grandchild.[2]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official House website "About," Accessed November 1, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Republican candidate list
  8. Unofficial Republican primary results
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Michael C. ," Accessed March 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Michael Burgess Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  16. 'Federal Election Commission "Michael Burgess April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  17. 'Federal Election Commission "Michael Burgess July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Michael Burgess 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  19. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Michael Burgess 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Michael Burgess," Accessed June 7 2013
  22. OpenCongress, "Michael Burgess," Accessed August 2, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Michael Burgess," Accessed April 2, 2013
  24. LegiStorm, "Michael Burgess," Accessed September 17, 2012
  25. OpenSecrets.org "Michael Burgess (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Michael Burgess (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  27. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  28. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  29. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Armey
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 26th District
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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