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Michael "Mick" Mulvaney
Michael mulvaney.jpg
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Spratt (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,445,925
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina State Senate
2009-2011
South Carolina House of Representatives
2007-2009
Education
High schoolCharlotte Catholic High School
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
J.D.University of North Carolina
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1967
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$3,847,036
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (b. July 21, 1967) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mulvaney was elected by voters from South Carolina's 5th congressional district. He won re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mulvaney is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]

Career

Prior to his election to Congress in 2010, Mulvaney served as in the South Carolina State Senate from 2009 to 2011, representing the 16th district. Before that, he represented District 45 in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2007-2009.

Mulvaney has worked on the Board of Advisors for Salsaritas, Incorporated, and he has also worked on the Board of Directors for IL Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is also the President of The Mulvaney Group, Ltd. He worked as an attorney for James, McElroy & Diehl from 1992 to 1997. He then worked for Mulvaney & Fisher from 1997 to 2000.

Mulvaney earned his BSFS in International Commerce and Finance from Georgetown University in 1989. He went on to receive his Law Degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1992. He then received training in Owner and President's Management from Harvard Business School in 2006.

Issues

Political positions

A February 2012 analysis by National Journal found that out of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, Mulvaney ranks number 134 in conservative rankings. The ranking means Mulvaney is the 134th most conservative member of the House. [2]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Mick Mulvaney endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Mulvaney 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Mulvaney serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

  • Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
  • Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce (Chairman)

South Carolina State Senate

2009-2010

Prior to leaving the senate, Mulvaney served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014

Mulvaney was rumored as a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013. Although Mulvaney was not appointed, he could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.[6][7][8]

2012

See also: South Carolina's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Mulvaney won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent South Carolina's 5th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and defeated Joyce Knott (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Knott 44.4% 123,443
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney Incumbent 55.5% 154,324
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 236
Total Votes 278,003
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mick Mulvaney won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent John Spratt (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMick Mulvaney 55.2% 125,834
     Democratic John Spratt incumbent 44.8% 102,296
     N/A Write-in 0% 0
Total Votes 228,130

2008

Mulvaney won election for District 16 of the South Carolina State Senate with 25,225 votes, ahead of Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell (21,711) and write-ins (37).[12]

Mulvaney raised $262,213 for his campaign, against $119,331 by Powers.[13]

South Carolina State Senate, District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Mulvaney (R) 25,225
Mandy Powers Norrell (D) 21,711
Write-ins 37

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mulvaney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mulvaney raised a total of $2,445,925 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[14]

Mick Mulvaney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (South Carolina, District 5) Won $798,055
2010 US House (South Carolina, District 5) Won $1,647,870
Grand Total Raised $2,445,925

2012

Throughout his career, Mulvaney has raised $259,490 from retired contributors, $127,353 from Leadership PACs, and $110,230 from individual Republican donors.[15]

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

Mulvaney won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Mulvaney's campaign committee raised a total of $798,055 and spent $692,430.[16]

2008

Mulvaney raised $262,213 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[17]

Donor Amount
South Carolina Bank & Trust $75,725
Mick Mulvaney $60,000
Senate Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
Ted and Erin Mulvaney $2,000
Duke Energy $2,000
George and Janet Sella $2,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mulvaney is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 24, 2013.[18]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Mulvaney missed 15 of 1,698 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to .9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mulvaney paid his congressional staff a total of $858,483 in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranks 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

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, Mulvaney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,551,075 and $6,142,997. That averages to $3,847,036, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 1.67% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Mulvaney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,514,081 to $6,310,997. That averages to $3,912,539 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

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. Mulvaney was 1 of 2 members who ranked 183rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Mulvaney ranked 134th in the conservative rankings.[24]

Voting with party

2013

Mick Mulvaney voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 140th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

Personal

Mulvaney and his wife Pamela have three children.

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References

  1. Gov Track "Mulvaney" Accessed May 23, 2012
  2. National Journal "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House" Accessed June 10, 2012
  3. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  6. The Washington Post, "Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s seat by appointment," December 6, 2012
  7. Politico "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012
  8. Political Tracker-CNN.com, "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012
  9. WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
  10. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. South Carolina official election results for 2008
  13. Follow the Money's report on Mulvaney's 2008 campaign contributions
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mick Mulvaney," Accessed March 28, 2013
  15. opensecrets.org Accessed May 19, 2012
  16. Open Secrets "Mulvaney Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 28, 2013
  17. Campaign contributors to Michael Mulvaney
  18. Gov Track "Mick Mulvaney," Accessed June 24, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Mulvaney," Accessed April 10, 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "John Michael "Mick Mulvaney," Accessed September 18, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Mulvaney (R-SC), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "John Michael "Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Spratt
U.S. House of Representatives - South Carolina District 5
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Chauncey Gregory
South Carolina State Senate - District 16
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Greg Gregory