Michael G. Fitzpatrick
|Michael G. Fitzpatrick|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Representative, United States House of Representatives|
|Commissioner, Bucks County Board of Commissioners|
|Chair, Bucks County Board of Commissioners|
|1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003|
|Bachelor's||Saint Thomas University, 1985|
|J.D.||Pennsylvania State University, 1988|
|Birthday||June 28, 1963|
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.
- 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
- Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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.
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. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Michael G. Fitzpatrick Incumbent||56.6%||199,379|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The liberal CREDO SuperPAC announced that they have dubbed Fitzpatrick part of the "Tea Party Ten," and have targeted him for defeat in 2012.
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 8 Election, 2010|
|Republican||Michael G. Fitzpatrick||53.5%||130,759|
|Democrat||Patrick J. Murphy Incumbent||46.5%||113,547|
|Michael Fitzpatrick (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$55,377.33||$1,103.35||$(45,699.34)||$10,781.34|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$10,781.34||$3,218.23||$(13,037.74)||$961.83|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$1,201,687.07||$575,977.90||$(1,466,782.73)||$310,882.24|
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.
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 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|
|Gilmore & Assoc||$12,350|
|Fred Beans Auto Group||$10,600|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
Percentage voting with party
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.
Michael G. Fitzpatrick is married to Kathleen. They have 6 children.
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- Media coverage:
- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Gov Track "Fitzpatrick" Accessed May 23, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
- Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
- PoliticsPA "Liberal Super PAC Targets Fitzpatrick" Accessed April 7, 2012
- [ http://www.politicspa.com/fitzpatrick-member-of-toxic-ten/34364/ PoliticsPA "Fitzpatrick member of Planned Parenthood 'Toxic Ten'" Accessed April 18, 2012]
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Michael Fitzpatrick's Summary Report," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Michael Fitzpatrick April Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Michael Fitzpatrick July Quarterly," Accessed July 26, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Michael Fitzpatrick October Quarterly Report," October 15, 2012
- Open Secrets "Michael G. Fitzpatrick 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick," Accessed September 24, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
|U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 8
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