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==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 12:12, 18 June 2013

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo.jpg
U.S. House, Kansas, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTodd Tiahrt (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,156,103
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sU.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
J.D.Harvard University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1986-1991
Personal
BirthdayDecember 30, 1963
Place of birthOrange, California
ProfessionBusiness Executive
Net worth$402,512
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (b. December 30, 1963) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kansas's 4th congressional district. Pompeo was first elected to the House in 2010.

Pompeo won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1]

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

Biography

Pompeo was born in 1963 in Orange, CA. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated at the top of his class in 1986. He went on to earn his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1994. Prior to his political career, Pompeo had served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1991, and had also worked as a business executive.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Pompeo's political career[2]:

  • U.S. House of Representatives, 4th Congressional District of Kansas, 2011-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Pompeo serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Pompeo served on the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Pompeo 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.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas' 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Pompeo ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Kansas' 4th District. Pompeo won the nomination on the Republican ticket and won re-election in the general election.[6] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 11, 2012. The date was originally set for June 1, but a delay in the redistricting process caused the state to push back the filing deadline.[7]. The primary elections were held on August 7, 2012.

U.S. House, Kansas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Pompeo Incumbent 62.2% 161,094
     Democratic Robert Leo Tillman 31.6% 81,770
     Libertarian Thomas Jefferson 6.2% 16,058
Total Votes 258,922
Source: Kansas Secretary of State "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Pompeo ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pompeo is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pompeo raised a total of $4,156,103 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[10]

Mike Pompeo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Kansas, District 4) Won $1,915,080
2010 U.S. House (Kansas, District 4) Won $2,241,023
Grand Total Raised $4,156,103

2012

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

Pompeo won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Pompeo's campaign committee raised a total of $1,915,080 and spent $778,470.[11]

2010

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

Pompeo won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pompeo's campaign committee raised a total of $2,241,023 and spent $2,132,611.[12]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Pompeo is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 18, 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Pompeo missed 6 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.4%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 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. Pompeo paid his congressional staff a total of $873,379 in 2011. He ranked 96th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 116th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Kansas ranked 45th 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, Pompeo's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $161,024 and $644,000. That averages to $402,512, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 50.46% from 2010.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Pompeo's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $66,028 and $469,000. That averages to $267,514, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

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. Pompeo ranked 10th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[18]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Pompeo ranked 15th in the conservative rankings.[19]

Voting with party

June 2013

Mike Pompeo voted with the Republican Party 96.8 of the time, which ranked 95 among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[20]

Recent news

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Personal

Pompeo lives in Wichita, KS, with his wife, Susan.[21]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Todd Tiahrt
U.S. House of Representatives - Kansas District 4
2011–present
Succeeded by
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