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'''Michael G. Fitzpatrick''' (b. June 28, 1963) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Fitzpatrick was first elected in 2010. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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'''Michael G. Fitzpatrick'''(b. June 28, 1963) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Pennsylvania]]. Fitzpatrick was first elected in 2010. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Fitzpatrick is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_fitzpatrick/400646 ''Gov Track'' "Fitzpatrick" Accessed May 23, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
*1985: Graduated from St. Thomas University, Florida
 
*1985: Graduated from St. Thomas University, Florida
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Fitzpatrick serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services]]
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**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
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**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
 
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2014]]'' or [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014]]''
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Fitzpatrick is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Fitzpatrick is a member of the [[National Republican Congressional Committee#Patriot Program|National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program]].  The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/22/11-house-republicans-named-to-incumbent-protection-program/?wprss=rss_politics ''The Washington Post,'' "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013]</ref>
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===Race background===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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Fitzpatrick ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Democrat [[Kathryn Boockvar]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=45&OfficeID=11 ''Pennsylvania Department of State'' "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012]</ref>
 
Fitzpatrick ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Democrat [[Kathryn Boockvar]] in the November 6 general election.<ref>[http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=45&OfficeID=11 ''Pennsylvania Department of State'' "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012]</ref>
  
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[Pennsylvania]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House] or [[Republican]]s will hold its majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012|Ohio]] tied with [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania]] for 9th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
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The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[Pennsylvania]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House] or [[Republican]]s would hold their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012|Ohio]] tied with [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania]] for 9th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
 
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Planned Parenthood's political action committee, Women Are Watching, has placed Fitzpatrick on their "Toxic Ten" list. The PAC is targeting Fitzpatrick because of his support in 2011 for the Pence Amendment to slash funding to Planned Parenthood by $363 million.<ref>[ http://www.politicspa.com/fitzpatrick-member-of-toxic-ten/34364/ ''PoliticsPA'' "Fitzpatrick member of Planned Parenthood 'Toxic Ten'" Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
 
Planned Parenthood's political action committee, Women Are Watching, has placed Fitzpatrick on their "Toxic Ten" list. The PAC is targeting Fitzpatrick because of his support in 2011 for the Pence Amendment to slash funding to Planned Parenthood by $363 million.<ref>[ http://www.politicspa.com/fitzpatrick-member-of-toxic-ten/34364/ ''PoliticsPA'' "Fitzpatrick member of Planned Parenthood 'Toxic Ten'" Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Fitzpatrick won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Patrick J. Murphy in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
  
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|party1=Republican
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|party2=Democrat
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|candidate2 = Patrick J. Murphy
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|votes1 = 130759
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|votes2 = 113547
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Fitzpatrick's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H4PA08074 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Michael Fitzpatrick's Summary Report," Accessed July 26, 2012]</ref>
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|Name=Fitzpatrick  
{{Campaign finance reports
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|year=2004
|Name = Michael Fitzpatrick (2012)
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|Editdate=April 18, 2013
|Political Party = Republican
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00027229&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Michael Fitzpatrick," Accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/862/27990243862/27990243862.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Michael Fitzpatrick April Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2012]</ref>
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|party=Republican
|Date 1 = March 31, 2012
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|totalraised2012=2672026
|Beginning Balance 1 = 55377.33
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|result2012=Won
|Total Contributions 1 = 1103.35
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|office2012=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district{{!}}District 8]])
|Expenditures 1= 45699.34
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|totalraised2010=2090793
|Cash on Hand 1 = 10781.34
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|result2010=Won
|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/101/27990533101/27990533101.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Michael Fitzpatrick July Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2012]</ref>
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|office2010=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district{{!}}District 8]])
|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|totalraised2006=3009937
|Beginning Balance 2 =10781.34
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|result2006=Won
|Total Contributions 2 =3218.23
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|office2006=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district{{!}}District 8]])
|Expenditures 2=13037.74
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|totalraised2004=1269364
|Cash on Hand 2 = 961.83
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|result2004=Won
|Report 3 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00475103/818243/ ''Federal Election Commission,'' "Michael Fitzpatrick October Quarterly Report," October 15, 2012]</ref>
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|office2004=US House (Pennsylvania, [[Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district{{!}}District 8]])
|Date 3 =October 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 =1201687.07
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|Total Contributions 3 =575977.90
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|Expenditures 3=1466782.73
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|Cash on Hand 3 =310882.24
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===2012===
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[[File:Michael Fitzpatrick's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Fitzpatrick's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Fitzpatrick won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $2,672,027 and spent $2,586,004.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00027229&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Michael Fitzpatrick's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Pennsylvania
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =$2,672,027
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|total spent =$2,586,004
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|opponent raised =$1,450,690
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|opponent spent = $1,450,690
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|org1 =Votesane PAC
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|org2 = Conrad O'Brien PC
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|org3 = Comcast Corp
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|org4=Merck & Co
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|org5 =Bank of America
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|orgdonor1 = $45,100
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|orgdonor2 = $19,507
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|orgdonor3 = $18,500
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|orgdonor4 = $17,550
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|orgdonor5 = $15,500
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|ind1 =Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 =Insurance
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|ind4= Securities & Investment
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|ind5 = Construction Services
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|inddonor1 = $144,592
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|inddonor2 = $133,550
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|inddonor3 = $126,950
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|inddonor4 = $124,150
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|inddonor5 = $91,200
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Fitzpatrick is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_fitzpatrick/400646 ''Gov Track'' "Fitzpatrick" Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Fitzpatrick missed 32 of 2,922 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_fitzpatrick/400646 ''GovTrack,'' "Michael Fitzpatrick," Accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fitzpatrick paid his congressional staff a total of $668,157 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Michael_G._Fitzpatrick.html ''LegiStorm'', "Michael G. Fitzpatrick," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fitzpatrick paid his congressional staff a total of $668,157 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Michael_G._Fitzpatrick.html ''LegiStorm'', "Michael G. Fitzpatrick," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $115,038 and $725,000. That averages to $420,019.00, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.  His average net worth increased by 62.80% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027229&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $151,003 to $365,000. That averages to $258,001.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027229&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $151,003 to $365,000. That averages to $258,001.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027229&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2012, Fitzpatrick  ranked 230th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-conservative-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Fitzpatrick was ranked 230th in the conservative rankings, making him the 10th most liberal Republican member of the U.S. House in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Mike Fitzpatrick.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPatrick Murphy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,042,120
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, United States House of Representatives
2005-2006
Commissioner, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
1995-2004
Chair, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Thomas University, 1985
J.D.Pennsylvania State University, 1988
Personal
BirthdayJune 28, 1963
Net worth$420,019
Websites
Office website

Michael G. Fitzpatrick(b. June 28, 1963) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Fitzpatrick was first elected in 2010. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.[1]

Career

  • 1985: Graduated from St. Thomas University, Florida
  • 1988: Graduated from Dickinson School of Law, Pa.
  • 1995-2004: Served as commissioner, Bucks County, Pa.
  • 2005-2007, 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Fitzpatrick serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Fitzpatrick 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 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.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2014 or United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014

Fitzpatrick 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 May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Fitzpatrick is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[4]

Race background

Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC listed incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick as 1 of 10 they are targeting as vulnerable incumbent Republicans in 2014, with the focus on those holding competitive seats.[5] In May 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched Jumpstart, a program that “provides early financial, communications, operational and strategic support to help top-tier candidates get a head start in these highly-targeted races,” according to the DCCC memo. Kevin Strouse, who is running in Pennsylvania's 8th District, was one of the eight Democratic candidates on the list. He was chosen based on recent polling figures which indicate Fitzpatrick's vulnerability to losing re-election in 2014.[6]

Due to this vulnerability, Fitzpatrick, along with 11 other House Republicans, has qualified for financial assistance under the Patriot Program.[7] The program is run by the National Republican Congressional Committee and helps raise money to protect GOP incumbents deemed in danger of being unseated.[8]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Fitzpatrick ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Democrat Kathryn Boockvar in the November 6 general election.[9]

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.[10] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[10]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Kathryn Boockvar 43.4% 152,859
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick Incumbent 56.6% 199,379
Total Votes 352,238
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Targeted

The liberal CREDO SuperPAC announced that they have dubbed Fitzpatrick part of the "Tea Party Ten," and have targeted him for defeat in 2012.[11]

Planned Parenthood's political action committee, Women Are Watching, has placed Fitzpatrick on their "Toxic Ten" list. The PAC is targeting Fitzpatrick because of his support in 2011 for the Pence Amendment to slash funding to Planned Parenthood by $363 million.[12]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzpatrick is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzpatrick raised a total of $9,042,120 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[16]

Michael G. Fitzpatrick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $2,672,026
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $2,090,793
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $3,009,937
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 8) Won $1,269,364
Grand Total Raised $9,042,120

2012

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

Fitzpatrick won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $2,672,027 and spent $2,586,004.[17]

2010

Fitzpatrick won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Fitzpatrick's campaign committee raised a total of $2,090,793 and spent $2,062,733.[18]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 8 Election, 2010 - Michael G. Fitzpatrick Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,090,793
Total Spent $2,062,733
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $4,246,047
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $4,287,244
Top contributors to Michael G. Fitzpatrick's campaign committee
Crown Cork & Seal$15,100
Teletronics Technology$14,000
Gilmore & Assoc$12,350
Sandmeyer Steel$11,150
Fred Beans Auto Group$10,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$142,951
Retired$123,000
Leadership PACs$83,900
Construction Services$72,020
Real Estate$55,150

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fitzpatrick is a "rank-and-file Republican".[19]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Fitzpatrick missed 32 of 2,922 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fitzpatrick paid his congressional staff a total of $668,157 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.[21]

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, Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $115,038 and $725,000. That averages to $420,019.00, which is significantly lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 62.80% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Fitzpatrick's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $151,003 to $365,000. That averages to $258,001.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

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, Fitzpatrick ranked 230th among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.[24][25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Fitzpatrick was ranked 230th in the conservative rankings, making him the 10th most liberal Republican member of the U.S. House in 2011.[26]

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, Michael G. Fitzpatrick has voted with the Republican Party 88.4% of the time, which ranked 226th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[27]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Michael G. Fitzpatrick has voted with the Republican Party 81.0% of the time, which ranked 236 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[28]

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Personal

Michael G. Fitzpatrick is married to Kathleen. They have 6 children.

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  3. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  4. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  5. Sunshine State News "Democratic Super-PAC Targets Steve Southerland" accessed March 8, 2013
  6. Roll Call, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 3, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
  8. NRCC Patriot Program, "About," accessed April 23, 2013
  9. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  11. PoliticsPA "Liberal Super PAC Targets Fitzpatrick" Accessed April 7, 2012
  12. [ http://www.politicspa.com/fitzpatrick-member-of-toxic-ten/34364/ PoliticsPA "Fitzpatrick member of Planned Parenthood 'Toxic Ten'" Accessed April 18, 2012]
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Michael Fitzpatrick," Accessed April 17, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Michael Fitzpatrick's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Michael G. Fitzpatrick 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Fitzpatrick" Accessed June 19, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Michael Fitzpatrick," Accessed April 17, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick," Accessed September 24, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  24. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  25. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
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Patrick Murphy
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 8
2011–present
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