Michael Turner (Ohio)

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Michael R. Turner
Mike Turner,OH.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 10
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDennis J. Kucinich (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.29 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,389,518
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Dayton
1994-2000
Education
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Ohio Northern University, 1982
Master'sUniversity of Dayton, 1992
J.D.Case Western University School of Law, 1985
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 11, 1960
Place of birthDayton, OH
Net worth$139,503
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Michael R. Turner (b. January 11, 1960, in Dayton, OH) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 10th Congressional District. Turner was first elected in 2002 to represent Ohio's 3rd Congressional District. Due to redistricting, he ran for re-election in Ohio's 10th Congressional District in 2012.

Prior to being elected to the U.S. House, Turner served as the mayor of Dayton, Ohio.[1]

Turner is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Turner is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Turner's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1982: Graduated from Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio
  • 1985: Graduated from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1992: Graduated from University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1994-2002: Served as mayor, Dayton, Ohio
  • 2003-Present: U.S. Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Turner serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[3] For more information pertaining to Turner's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Turner voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[5]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Turner voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Turner voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[9] Turner voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Nay3.png The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Turner voted against HR 2775.[12]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Turner voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Turner voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Turner voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Turner voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Turner voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[18]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Michael Turner's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Turner is a Hard-Core Conservative. Turner received a score of 17 percent on social issues and 81 percent on economic issues.[19]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[20]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Neutral Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[19]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Michael Turner (Ohio) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [21]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Turner is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Ohio District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Turner Incumbent 79.8% 32,550
John Anderson 20.2% 8,214
Total Votes 40,764
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

2012

See also: Ohio's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Turner won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 10th District.[22] He faced Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (D) and David Harlow (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[23] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[23]

U.S. House, Ohio District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sharen Swartz Neuhardt 37.5% 131,097
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Turner 59.5% 208,201
     Libertarian David Harlow 3% 10,373
Total Votes 349,671
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Turner Incumbent 80.1% 65,574
John Anderson 17.6% 14,435
Edward Breen 2.2% 1,839
Total Votes 81,848

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Turner is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Turner raised a total of $6,389,518 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[29]

Michael Turner (Ohio)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 10) Won $1,232,450
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 3) Won $764,224
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 3) Won $1,211,637
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 3) Won $1,043,686
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 3) Won $1,089,580
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio 3) Won $1,047,941
Grand Total Raised $6,389,518

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Turner’s reports.[30]

Mike Turner (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2013$272,370.97$102,510.21$(55,309.43)$319,571.75
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$319,571.75$77,475.00$(75,891.48)$321,155.27
October Quarterly[33]October 15, 2013$321,155.27$102,858.96$(48,421.79)$375,592.44
Year-End Quarterly[34]December 31, 2014$375,592.00$128,430.00$(79,829.00)$424,192.00
April Quarterly[35]April 15, 2014$421,192.99$96,093.31$(102,552.56)$414,733.74
Running totals
$507,367.48$(362,004.26)

2012

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

Turner won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Turner's campaign committee raised a total of $1,232,450 and spent $1,099,375.[36]

Cost per vote

Turner spent $5.29 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Turner won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Turner's campaign committee raised a total of $764,224 and spent $784,265.[37]

His top 5 contributors between 2009 - 2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Turner's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-992 to $279,998. That averages to $139,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Turner ranked as the 370th most wealthy representative in 2012.[38] Between 2004 and 2012, Turner's calculated net worth[39] decreased by an average of 11 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[40]

Mike Turner Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$1,178,392
2012$139,503
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-88%
Average annual growth:-11%[41]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[42]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Turner is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 21, 2013.[43]

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.[44]

Turner most often votes with:

Turner least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Turner missed 127 of 7,680 roll call votes from January 2003 to April 2013, which is 1.7% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[45]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Turner paid his congressional staff a total of $912,381 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[46]

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. Turner tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 163rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[47]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Turner was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 203rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[48]

Voting with party

2013

Turner voted with the Republican Party 92.4 percent of the time, which ranked 201 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[49]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, "Turner," accessed June 21, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  19. 19.0 19.1 On The Issues, "Michael Turner Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
  20. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  21. Cincinnati.com, "Romney picks up Mike Turner’s endorsement," January 17, 2012
  22. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Michael Turner," accessed March 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Turner Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Turner April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Turner July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Turner October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Turner Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Turner April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  36. Open Secrets, "Michael Turner 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  37. Open Secrets, "Michael R. Turner 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  38. Open Secrets, "Turner (R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  39. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  40. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  41. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  42. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  43. GovTrack, "Mike Turner," accessed June 20, 2013
  44. OpenCongress, "Michael Turner," accessed August 8, 2013
  45. GovTrack, "Michael Turner," accessed April 2013
  46. LegiStorm, "Michael R. Turner," accessed September 25, 2012
  47. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis J. Kucinich
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 10
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Tony Hall
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 3
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Joyce Beatty (D)