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Paul Gosar
Paul Gosar.jpg
U.S. House, Arizona, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorAnn Kirkpatrick (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.92 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,319,727
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCreighton University, 1981
OtherDDS, Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry, 1985
Personal
BirthdayOctober 27, 1958
Place of birthRock Springs, WY
ProfessionOwner, Dentistry Practice
Net worth$982,501
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Gosar campaign logo
Paul Gosar (b. October 27, 1958, in Rock Springs, Wyoming) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arizona's 4th Congressional District. Gosar was first elected to the House in 2010.

Gosar most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 4th District. He defeated Ron Gould and Rick Murphy in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then defeated Johnnie Robinson (D), Joe Pamelia (L) and Richard Grayson (Americans Elect) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Gosar is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Gosar's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1981: Graduated from Creighton University with B.S.
  • 1985: Graduated from Creighton University with D.D.S.
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Arizona

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gosar serves on the following committees:[3][4]

  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations
    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs

2011-2012

  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management
    • Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives, Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Gosar's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Voted "No" Gosar voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Gosar voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Gosar voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Gosar voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Gosar joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Gosar voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Gosar voted against HR 2775.[20]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Gosar voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[21]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Gosar voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Gosar voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Gosar voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Gosar 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.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Paul Gosar's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Gosar is a Hard-Core Conservative. Gosar received a score of 15 percent on personal issues and 86 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

Collaboration with Ann Kirkpatrick

Gosar teamed up with his former 2010 campaign rival, Ann Kirkpatrick, in order to pass legislation that would allow one of the world's largest undeveloped copper resources to be mined by Resolution Copper Mining Co. The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act would give 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest to the company in exchange for over 5,000 acres of land the company owns throughout the state for conservation.[29]

This is a rare bi-partisan partnership in which two former campaign opponents are both representing their state in the U.S. House and even collaborating to pass a significant bill. Kirkpatrick said the following about the partnership, "We both immediately put aside partisan politics for the needs of the people in the district. We were able to find common ground on something that should never be a partisan issue — jobs." Gosar echoed similar sentiments with his statement, "We were elected to serve our districts, and that demands putting bygones aside. That’s what leadership’s all about. You develop a thick skin. And once all the chips have been played, you make sure you’re working on behalf of Arizona."[29]

Not everyone sees the collaboration as positive. Many environmental groups and American Indian tribes raised concerns about water contamination and the destruction of recreational and religious sites.[29]

Gosar's continued collaboration with Kirkpatrick frustrates some Republican strategists, who think that Gosar is giving Kirkpatrick an opportunity to campaign as a bipartisan figure in the 2014 congressional election. In response to Republican criticism, Gosar's senior adviser, Apryl Marie Fogel, said, "Paul is not interested in playing D.C. politics. Paul is interested in getting bills passed for Arizona. He is going to take the help that’s offered, regardless of the letter behind the name."[30]

Campaign themes

2014

Gosar's campaign website lists the following issues:[31]

  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "As a gun owner and member of the NRA, I have done and will do everything I can to ensure that the federal government does not infringe on the right to bear arms. The right to bear arms is not only enjoyed by millions of Americans for recreation, but our Founders recognized that it was critical to include this right as the Second Amendment to our Constitution in order to allow individuals to protect themselves, their families, and properties."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "As a health care provider for over twenty-five years and a member of the Doctors Caucus, Gosar has led the charge in the House to reform the health care system and put forth free market solutions to increase access and decrease costs to the consumer."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "We must work together to restore common sense, no-nonsense values back to Washington before we lose this Republic all together."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "The Federal Government has completely failed its constitutional, legal and moral duty to secure our borders. As a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, Gosar has held the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire over its failures to protect the citizens of Arizona and our country"
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Energy independence is a must. It is a matter of national security. Arizona is rich with natural resources and has diverse climates that make our state well-equipped for an energy driven economic recovery."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gosar is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Arizona's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gosar won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 4th District. He defeated Ron Gould and Rick Murphy in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then defeated Johnnie Robinson (D), Joe Pamelia (L) and Richard Grayson (Americans Elect) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[32][33][34]

U.S. House, Arizona District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Gosar Incumbent 66.8% 162,907
     Democratic Johnnie Robinson 28.4% 69,154
     Libertarian Joe Pamelia 3.8% 9,306
     Independent Richard Grayson 1% 2,393
Total Votes 243,760
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Arizona District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Gosar Incumbent 51.3% 40,033
Ron Gould 31.6% 24,617
Rick Murphy 17.1% 13,315
Total Votes 77,965

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gosar is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gosar raised a total of $2,319,727 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[36]

Paul Gosar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arizona, District 1) Won $1,150,701
2010 US House (Arizona, District 4) Won $1,169,026
Grand Total Raised $2,319,727

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gosar's reports.[37]

Paul Gosar (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$24,791.40$58,288.50$(31,891.62)$51,188.28
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$51,188.28$78,699.30$(46,989.64)$82,897.94
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$82,897.91$98,436.00$(28,351.39)$152,982.55
Year-End[41]January 31, 2014$152,982$56,542$(28,858)$180,665
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$180,665$41,885$(22,239)$200,311
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2014$200,311$73,025$(77,970)$195,366
Pre-Primary[44]August 14, 2014$195,366$15,965$(10,865)$200,465
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2014$200,465$32,400$(36,580)$196,284
Running totals
$455,240.8$(283,744.65)

2012

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

Gosar won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gosar's campaign committee raised a total of $1,150,701 and spent $1,126,649.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Gosar spent $6.92 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Gosar won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Gosar's campaign committee raised a total of $1,169,026 and spent $1,168,287.[48]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

  • The Net Worth Metric
  • The K-Street Metric (coming soon)
  • The Donation Concentration Metric (coming soon)
  • The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (coming soon)

PGI: Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gosar's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $515,003 and $1,449,999. That averages to $982,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Gosar ranked as the 208th most wealthy representative in 2012.[49] Between 2009 and 2012, Gosar's net worth decreased by 39.1 percent. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[50]

Paul Gosar Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$1,613,304
2012$982,501
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-39%
Average annual growth:-13%[51]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[52]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gosar is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[53]

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.[54]

Gosar most often votes with:

Gosar least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gosar missed 77 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[55]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gosar paid his congressional staff a total of $829,222 in 2011. He ranked 67th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 75th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Arizona ranked 47th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[56]

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. Gosar ranked 41st in the conservative rankings in 2012.[57]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Gosar ranked 76th in the conservative rankings.[58]

Voting with party

2013

Gosar voted with the Republican Party 95.1% of the time, which ranked 173rd among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[59]

Personal

Gosar and his wife, Maude, have three children.

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Arizona," November 7, 2012
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Paul Gosar," accessed October 30, 2011
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, "Issa Announces 113th Congress Organizational Meeting, Majority Subcommittee Assignments," accessed January 16, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, With clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  27. 27.0 27.1 On The Issues, "Paul Gosar Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014
  28. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Azcentral.com, "Job creation at copper plant credited for Gosar-Kirkpatrick alliance," February 17, 2013
  30. Politico, "Ann Kirkpatrick, Paul Gosar: Congress’s Arizona odd couple," August 19, 2013
  31. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2014
  32. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Arizona," November 7, 2012
  33. Arizona Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," August 28, 2012
  34. Associated Press, "Primary results," August 28, 2012
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Paul Gosar," accessed March 22, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar Summary Report," accessed July 22, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar April Quarterly," accessed April 20, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar Pre-Primary," accessed October 20, 2014
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Paul Gosar October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  46. Open Secrets, "Paul Gosar 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 19, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  48. Open Secrets, "Paul Gosar 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 30, 2011
  49. OpenSecrets, "Paul Gosar (R-Ariz), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  50. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  51. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  52. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  53. GovTrack, "Paul Gosar," accessed June 7 2013
  54. OpenCongress, "Paul Gosar," accessed July 30, 2013
  55. GovTrack, "Paul Gosar," accessed April 2, 2013
  56. LegiStorm, "Paul Gosar," accessed August 21, 2012
  57. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  58. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  59. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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2011-Present
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