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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKathy Dahlkemper (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,399,574
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Former Member, Butler City Council
2006-2009
Former Member, Butler Area School District Board
1992-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1970
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1948
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
Net worth$19,266,515
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website

Mike Kelly (b. May 10, 1948) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Kelly was first elected in 2010 by voters from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district and he was sworn in the following January. Kelly is currently serving his second term, having won re-election in 2012.[1] He ran unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Missa Eaton in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kelly is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Kelly is next up for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Should he choose to run, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Career

  • 1970: Graduated from Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind.
  • 1992-1995: Served on the Butler area school board
  • 2006-2009: Served on the Butler County council
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kelly serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

  • Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
    • Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Kelly 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 May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Kelly ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 3rd District. He was unopposed in the April 24 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Missa Eaton in the general election on November 6.[4]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[5] Pennsylvania tied with Ohio for 9th on the list.[5]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Missa Eaton 41% 123,933
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kelly Incumbent 54.8% 165,826
     Independent Steven Porter 4.2% 12,755
Total Votes 302,514
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kelly is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kelly raised a total of $2,399,574 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[7]

Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 3) Won $1,135,644
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 3) Won $1,263,930
Grand Total Raised $2,399,574

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mike Kelly's reports.[8]

Mike Kelly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2013$36,263$148,483$(43,390)$242,356
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$242,356$289,962$(62,529)$368,789
Running totals
$438,445$(105,919)


2012

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

Kelly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,135,644 and spent $1,080,095.[11]

2010

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

Kelly won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kelly's campaign committee raised a total of $1,263,930 and spent $1,235,460.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District 3 Election, 2010 - Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,263,930
Total Spent $1,235,460
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,028,593
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,957,701
Top contributors to Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania)'s campaign committee
Armstrong Group of Companies$14,100
Transportation Equipment Supply Co$11,600
Federated Investors Inc$10,800
Automotive Free International Trade PAC$10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$76,160
Leadership PACs$62,000
Automotive$40,100
Republican/Conservative$30,850
Insurance$28,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kelly is a "rank-and-file Republican".[13]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kelly missed 9 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.5%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [14]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kelly paid his congressional staff a total of $824,231 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.[15]

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, Kelly's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,733,032 and $35,799,999. That averages to $19,266,515.00, which is significantly higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by %44.34 from 2010.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kelly's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $7,903,037 to $61,321,999. That averages to $34,612,518 which was higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kelly voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[18]

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. In 2012, Kelly ranked 143rd among Republican Representatives in the conservative rankings.[19][20]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Kelly was ranked 132nd among Republican members of the U.S. House in the conservative rankings.[21]

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 Kelly (Pennsylvania) has voted with the Republican Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 94th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[22]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Mike Kelly has voted with the Republican Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 105 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[23]

Recent news

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Personal

Mike Kelly is married to Victoria. They have 4 children.

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mike Kelly," Accessed April 18, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission "Mike Kelly's Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission "Mike Kelly's April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission "Mike Kelly's July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Mike Kelly's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Mike Kelly 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  13. Gov Track "Kelly" Accessed May 16, 2013
  14. GovTrack, "Mike Kelly," Accessed April 17, 2013
  15. LegiStorm, "Mike Kelly," Accessed September 24, 2012
  16. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Kelly (R-Pa), 2011"
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike Kelly (R-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  18. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  19. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  20. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Dahlkemper
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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