Phil Gingrey

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Phil Gingrey
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U.S. House, Georgia, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Linder (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,919,899
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate
1999-2003
Education
High schoolSt. Thomas Aquinas High School
Bachelor'sGeorgia Tech (1965)
M.D.Medical College of Georgia.
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1942
Place of birthAugusta, Georgia
ProfessionOB/GYN
Net worth$5,287,513
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Phillip "Phil" Gingrey (b. July 10, 1942) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gingrey was elected by voters from Georgia's 11th congressional district. Gingrey was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002.[1] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[2]

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

Biography

Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Georgia Tech. Phil co-oped his way through college, and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry. With a Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia Tech, Phil returned home to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia.[3]

Dr. Gingrey served his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a rotation during this time at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus. [3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gingrey serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Phil Gingrey endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Gingrey 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.[7]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[8] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[8] Gingrey was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[8]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[9]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[8] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[8] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[8]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Gingrey is one of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

Gingrey announced he will officially be running to take over the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[11] Gingrey made the announcement on March 27, 2013 in Augusta.[12]

2012

See also: Georgia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

Gingrey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 11th District. Gingrey won re-election. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. He won the primary and advanced to win the general election on November 6, 2012.[13]

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 68.6% 196,968
     Democratic Patrick Thompson 31.4% 90,353
Total Votes 287,321
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 80.9% 75,697
William Llop 9.2% 8,604
Michael S. Opitz 9.9% 9,231
Total Votes 93,532

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gingrey is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Gingrey raised a total of $9,919,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[18]

Phil Gingrey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,720,190
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,389,039
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,630,863
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,360,287
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $2,288,758
2002 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,530,762
Grand Total Raised $9,919,899

2012

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

Gingrey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gingrey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,720,190 and spent $1,140,885.[19]

2010

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

Gingrey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gingrey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,389,039 and spent $920,811.[20]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gingrey is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 14, 2013.[21]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gingrey missed 271 of 7,661 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 3.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[22]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gingrey paid his congressional staff a total of $983,980 in 2011. He ranks 180th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 193rd overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[23]


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, Gingrey's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,965,029 and $7,609,997. That averages to $5,287,513, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 6.60% from 2010.[24]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Gingrey's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,410,035 and $7,509,996. That averages to $4,960,015.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[25]

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. Gingrey ranked 52nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[26]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Gingrey ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[27]

Voting with party

2013

Phil Gingrey voted with the Republican Party 95.6 of the time, which ranked 147 among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

Personal

Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married for 40 years. They are the proud parents of four: Billy, Gannon, Phyllis, and Laura Neill. They are also the proud grandparents of ten: William Gingrey II; Ali, Hannah, Hank IV, and Sabin Manning and Grey, Marian, Ruby Neill, and Ley Collins, and Luke Gingrey. [5]

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External links


References

  1. Project Votesmart "Biography" Accessed June 14, 2013
  2. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. "Biography" Accessed October 26, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gingrey: United States Congress "Meet Phil" Accessed October 26, 2011
  6. Team Gingrich, "Newt 2012 Press Release on Georgia Endorsements," August 26, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Washington Post, "10 House Republicans Vote Against Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  9. CBS News, "Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget," accessed March 22, 2013
  10. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  11. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Phil Gingrey rejects gun clip limits, changes course on Todd Akin," March 11, 2013
  12. AJC "Phil Gingrey Enters 2014 Race for U.S. Senate" Accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Phil Gingrey" Accessed April 5, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Phil Gingrey 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Phil Gingrey 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 26, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Gingrey" Accessed June 14, 2013
  22. GovTrack, "Phil Gingrey," Accessed April 1, 2013
  23. LegiStorm "Phil Gingrey"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Gingrey (R-GA), 2011"
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Gingrey, (R-Georgia), 2010"
  26. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Linder
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia District 11
2003–present
Succeeded by
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