Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania Congress)

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Michael F. Doyle
Michael Doyle.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 14
Incumbent
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWilliam J. Coyne (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Council Member, Swissvale Borough Council
1977-1981
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayAugust 5, 1953
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
Net worth$175,000
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Michael F. Doyle (b. August 5, 1953) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Doyle was first elected in 1994. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Doyle is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]

Career

  • 1975: Graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.
  • 1977-1981: Served as a member of the Swissvale, Pa., Borough Council
  • 1979-1994: Chief of staff to Pennsylvania state senator Frank Pecora
  • 1995-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Doyle serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

  • Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Doyle 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. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Doyle ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 14th District. He defeated Janis Brooks in the April 24, 2012 Democratic Primary and faced Hans Lessmann (R) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[5]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[6] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[6] [7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 76.9% 251,932
     Republican Hans Lessmann 23.1% 75,702
Total Votes 327,634
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania-District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 80.1% 50,323
Janis Brooks 19.9% 12,484
Total Votes 62,807

2010

On November 2, 2010, Doyle won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Melissa Haluszczak and Ed Bortz in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 68.8% 122,073
     Republican Melissa Haluszczak 28.2% 49,997
     Green Ed Bortz 3% 5,400
Total Votes 177,470

Campaign donors

2012

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

Doyle won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $870,614 and spent $757,648.[9]

2010

Doyle won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Doyle's campaign committee raised a total of $726,537 and spent $953,031.[10]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010 - Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania Congress) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $726,537
Total Spent $953,031
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $61,137
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $57,171
Top contributors to Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania Congress)'s campaign committee
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$10,000
Comcast Corp$10,000
Exelon Corp$10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Electric Utilities$75,000
Building Trade Unions$47,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$42,144
Industrial Unions$38,500
Public Sector Unions$30,500

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. Doyle paid his congressional staff a total of $992,315 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th 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

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Doyle's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $15,003 and $334,998. That averages to $175,000, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[12]


2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Doyle's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $15,003 to $334,998. That averages to $175,000.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[13]

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. In 2012, Doyle ranked 59th among Democratic Representatives in the liberal rankings.[14][15]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Doyle was ranked 63rd among Democratic members of the U.S. House in the liberal rankings.[16]

Percentage voting with party

Michael F. Doyle voted with the Democratic Party 93.5% of the time, which ranked 62 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[17]

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Personal

Doyle is married to Susan. They have 4 children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
William J. Coyne
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 14
2003–present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Rick Santorum
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 18
1995–2003
Succeeded by
Tim Murphy