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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, in Orange, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Kansas' 4th congressional district. Pompeo was first elected to the House in 2010.

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

Pompeo 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.

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 served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1991 and also worked as a business executive.[2]

Career

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

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

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Calling President Barack Obama’s approach to Syria too narrow, Pompeo said on September 2, 2013, that he hopes Congress can persuade the president to strengthen his military plan.[5]

“I understand folks’ skepticism, especially with the way the president has handled this, right? He comes out of the gate and says, ‘We’re going to make this a narrow, limited attack.’ He says, ‘We’re going to fire a shot across the bow.’ I was in the military. You don’t intentionally miss,” Pompeo said on CNN’s “New Day.”

Pompeo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee who was in a classified briefing on the situation in Syria on September 1, 2013, said he’s going to lobby fellow members of Congress to authorize the president to do even more in Syria than President Obama is advocating.[5]

“I’m going to make the case that the president’s response needs to be much more vigorous, much more robust and actually consider America’s strategic and national interests in the Middle East more broadly in Syria than some simple few missiles being lobbed into Syria,” Pompeo said. “We need a strategic vision with real, definable and achievable goals, and I’m hopeful that Congress can help the president get there over this next week.”[5]

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 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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas' 4th congressional district elections, 2014

Pompeo 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.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[7] 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.[8]. 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.[11]

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

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 Pompeo's reports.[12]

Mike Pompeo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]4/15/2013$1,255,376.64$165,437.99$(46,597.82)$1,374,216.81
July Quarterly[14]7/15/2013$1,374,216.81$186,190.04$(128,503.36)$1,431,903.49
Running totals
$351,628.03$(175,101.18)

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.[15] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[16]

Cost per vote

Pompeo spent $4.83 per vote received in 2012.

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.[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

Pompeo most often votes with:

Pompeo least often votes with:

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.[20]

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 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.[21]

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, 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.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, 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.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25]

Voting with party

June 2013

Mike Pompeo voted with the Republican Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 95th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[26]

Personal

Pompeo lives in Wichita, KS, with his wife, Susan.[27]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Kansas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Mike Pompeo" Accessed November 12, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 11, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Politico, "Mike Pompeo: Need ‘more robust’ Syria plan," accessed September 2, 2013
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Kansas Secretary of State Elections Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
  8. [http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2012/2012pdates.pdf fec.gov - 2012 Primary Dates and Candidate Filing Deadlines
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. KWCH "Survey: Goyle & Pompeo square off for US House seat," August 12, 2010
  11. Open Secrets "Mike Pompeo" Accessed April 7, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Mike Pompeo 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 25, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Mike Pompeo 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  16. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Mike Pompeo 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 12, 2011
  18. Gov Track "Pompeo" Accessed June 18, 2013
  19. OpenCongress, "Rep. Mike Pompeo," Accessed August 1, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Mike Pompeo," Accessed April 1, 2013
  21. LegiStorm "Mike Pompeo"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Pompeo (R-Kan), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Pompeo, (R-Kansas), 2010"
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  27. Official House Site "Full Biography," Accessed November 12, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Todd Tiahrt
U.S. House of Representatives - Kansas District 4
2011–present
Succeeded by
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