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
Campaign $$5,259,092
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, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Doyle was first elected in 1994 by voters from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district and has won re-election ever since, most recently in 2012.[1] He defeated Janis Brooks in the April 24, 2012 Democratic primary and overtook Hans Lessmann (R) in the general election on [[Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district elections, 2012}November 6, 2012]].[2]

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

Before becoming a congressman, Doyle served as chief of staff to Pennsylvania state senator Frank Pecora.

Doyle is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

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 1 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

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district elections, 2014

Doyle is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

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, 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

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Doyle is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Doyle raised a total of $5,259,092 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[17]

Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania Congress)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 14) Won $870,614
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 14) Won $726,537
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 14) Won $915,671
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 14) Won $923,775
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 14) Won $670,111
2002 US House (Pennsylvania, District 14) Won $674,812
2000 US House (Pennsylvania, District 18) Won $477,572
Grand Total Raised $5,259,092

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Michael Doyle's reports.[18]

Michael Doyle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$213,581$50,721$(49,686)$214,616
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$214,616$71,389$(42,833)$243,173
Running totals
$122,110$(92,519)

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.[21] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[22]

Cost per vote

Doyle spent $3.01 per vote received in 2012.

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.[23]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Doyle is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[24]

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.[25]

Doyle most often votes with:

Doyle least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Doyle missed 516 of 12,417 roll call votes from January 1995 to April 2013. This amounts to 4.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [26]

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.[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, 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.[28]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, 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.[29]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Doyle ranked 59th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[30][31]

2011

Doyle ranked 63rd in the liberal rankings in 2011.[32]

Voting with party

2013

Michael Doyle voted with the Democratic Party 92.3% of the time, which ranked 140th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[33]

2011

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.[34]


Personal

Doyle is married to Susan. They have four children.

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  7. Pennsylvania Secretary of State 2012 Official Primary Results
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Michael Doyle," Accessed April 18, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "Michael Doyle Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  19. 'Federal Election Commission "Michael Doyle's April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  20. 'Federal Election Commission "Michael Doyle's July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Mike Doyle's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  22. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Michael F. Doyle 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  24. Gov Track "Doyle" Accessed June 19, 2013
  25. OpenCongress, "Rep. Michael Doyle," accessed August 22, 2013
  26. GovTrack, "Michael "Mike" Dole, Jr.," Accessed April 17, 2013
  27. LegiStorm, "Mike Doyle," Accessed September 24, 2012
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Doyle (D-Pa), 2011"
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Doyle (D-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  30. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  31. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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