Michael G. Fitzpatrick

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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
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
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]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fitzpatrick is a "centrist Republican follower".[2]

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

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.[3]

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.[4] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Fitzpatrick won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Patrick J. Murphy in the general election.[7]

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

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Fitzpatrick's reports.[8]

Michael Fitzpatrick (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]March 31, 2012$55,377.33$1,103.35$(45,699.34)$10,781.34
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2012$10,781.34$3,218.23$(13,037.74)$961.83
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2012$1,201,687.07$575,977.90$(1,466,782.73)$310,882.24
Running totals
$580,299.48$(1,525,519.81)

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.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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. 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.[13]

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 was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[14]

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.[15]

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Personal

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

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Murphy
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 8
2011–present
Succeeded by
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