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Conaway 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Conaway 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
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The website ''Open Congress,'' tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400655_K_Conaway ''OpenCongress,'' "Mike Conaway," Accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400655_K_Conaway ''OpenCongress,'' "Mike Conaway," Accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
 
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====2011====
 
====2011====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Conaway's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,122,115 to $8,283,999. That averages to $5,703,057, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 12.25% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Conaway's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,122,115 to $8,283,999. That averages to $5,703,057, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 12.25% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2010====
 
====2010====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Conaway's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,844,117 to $7,317,000. That averages to $5,080,558.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Conaway's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,844,117 to $7,317,000. That averages to $5,080,558.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026041&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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*[http://conaway.house.gov Official U.S. House website]
 
*[http://conaway.house.gov Official U.S. House website]
 
*[http://www.mikeconaway.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.mikeconaway.com/ Official campaign website]

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Mike Conaway
Mike Conaway.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorChet Edwards (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,158,742
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Midland, TX, School Board
1985-1988
Education
High schoolOdessa Permian High School
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University-Commerce
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970-1972
Personal
BirthdayJune 11, 1948
Place of birthBorger, TX
Net worth$5,703,057
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kenneth Michael "Mike" Conaway (b. June 11, 1948 in Borger, TX) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Conaway represents Texas' 11th district and was first elected to the House in 2004.

Conaway most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated Jim Riley (D) and Scott Ballard (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Conaway is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from the University of Texas, Conaway served in the United States Army for two years. He went on to be a certified public accountant and bank executive. He also served on the school board of Midland, TX.[2]

Career

  • 2005-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Conaway serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Conaway was a member of the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Mike Conaway endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5] He previously endorsed Rick Perry.[6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Conaway 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.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2014

Conaway is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Conaway won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 11th District. He defeated Wade Brown and Chris Younts in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated Jim Riley (D) and Scott Ballard (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 78.6% 177,742
     Democratic Jim Riley 18.6% 41,970
     Libertarian Scott J. Ballard 2.8% 6,311
Total Votes 226,023
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Conaway Incumbent 70.4% 48,581
Chris Younts 18.7% 12,917
Wade Brown 10.9% 7,547
Total Votes 69,045

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Conaway is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Conaway raised a total of $6,158,742 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[14]

Mike Conaway's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,350,629
2010 US House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,098,814
2008 US House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,137,066
2006 US House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,005,167
2004 US House (Texas, District 11) Won $1,567,066
Grand Total Raised $6,158,742

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Conaway's reports.[15]

Mike Conaway (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$606,060.98$362,426.39$(145,489.36)$822,998.01
July Quarterly[17]July 13, 2013$822,998.01$317,673.32$(125,624.08)$1,015,047.25
Running totals
$680,099.71$(271,113.44)

2012

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

Conaway won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,350,630 and spent $1,206,228.[18] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[19]

Cost per vote

Conaway spent $6.79 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Conaway's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Conaway won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Conaway's campaign committee raised a total of $1,098,814 and spent $1,153,196.[20]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 11th District, 2010 - Mike Conaway Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,098,814
Total Spent $1,153,196
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $13,024
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $7,464
Top contributors to Mike Conaway's campaign committee
Deloitte LLP$11,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers$10,500
American Bankers Assn$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
AT&T Inc$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$150,850
Livestock$71,600
Accountants$66,099
Crop Production & Basic Processing$63,500
Health Professionals$54,250

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Conaway is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[21]

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.[22]

Conaway most often votes with:

Conaway least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Conaway missed 169 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.6%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[23]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conaway paid his congressional staff a total of $995,150 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[24]

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, Conaway's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $3,122,115 to $8,283,999. That averages to $5,703,057, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 12.25% from 2010.[25]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Conaway's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,844,117 to $7,317,000. That averages to $5,080,558.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[26]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Conaway tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 5th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House in 2012.[27]

2011

Conaway was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 26th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House in 2011.[28]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Mike Conaway has voted with the Republican Party 95.7% of the time, which ranked 157th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[29]

Personal

Conaway and his wife, Suzanne, have four children and seven grandchildren.[4]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "K. Michael Conaway," Accessed October 22, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 22, 2011
  5. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Three Texas Members of Congress," January 20, 2012
  6. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Republican candidate list
  9. Unofficial Republican primary results
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mike Conaway," Accessed March 25, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Mike Conaway Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  16. 'Federal Election Commission "Mike Conaway April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  17. 'Federal Election Commission "Mike Conaway July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Mike Conaway 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  19. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Mike Conaway 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Mike Conaway," Accessed June 7 2013
  22. OpenCongress, "Mike Conaway," Accessed August 2, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Mike Conaway," Accessed April 2, 2013
  24. LegiStorm, "Mike Conaway," Accessed September 17, 2012
  25. OpenSecrets.org "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Conaway (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  27. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  28. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  29. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Chet Edwards
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 11th District
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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