Michael G. Fitzpatrick

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Michael G. Fitzpatrick
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, United States House of Representatives
Commissioner, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
Chair, Bucks County Board of Commissioners
1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
Bachelor'sSaint Thomas University, 1985
J.D.Pennsylvania State University, 1988
Date of birthJune 28, 1963
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 is running for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fitzpatrick is a "centrist Republican follower".[1]


  • 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


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


Political positions



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

Fitzpatrick is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 8th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Democrat Kathryn Boockvar in the November 6 general election.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will hold its majority in 2013.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3]


The liberal CREDO SuperPAC announced that they have dubbed Fitzpatrick part of the "Tea Party Ten," and have targeted him for defeat in 2012.[4]

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.[5]


On November 2, 2010, Fitzpatrick won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Patrick J. Murphy in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 8 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael G. Fitzpatrick 53.5% 130,759
     Democrat Patrick J. Murphy Incumbent 46.5% 113,547
Total Votes 244,306

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Fitzpatrick's reports.[7]

Michael Fitzpatrick (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]March 31, 2012$55,377.33$1,103.35$(45,699.34)$10,781.34
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2012$10,781.34$3,218.23$(13,037.74)$961.83
Running totals


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.[10]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


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 ranks 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

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 is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[12]

Percentage voting with party

Michael G. Fitzpatrick voted with the Republican Party 81.0% of the time, which ranked 236 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[13]


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Murphy
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 8
Succeeded by