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Randy Hultgren
Randy Hultgren.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBill Foster (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.59 in 2012
First elected2010
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,944,428
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois State Senate, 48th District
2007-2011
Illinois House of Representatives, 95th District
1998-2007
Education
High schoolWheaton Academy (1984)
Bachelor'sBethel University (1988)
J.D.Chicago-Kent College of Law (1993)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 1, 1966
Place of birthPark Ridge, Illinois
ProfessionInvestment Advisor
Net worth$32,500.50
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Randy Hultgren campaign logo
Randall Mark "Randy" Hultgren (b. March 1, 1966, in Park Ridge, Illinois) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 14th Congressional District. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

Hultgren won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

He previously served in the Illinois State Senate from 2007 to 2011 and the Illinois House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007.[2]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Hultgren was born March 1, 1966, in Park Ridge, Illinois.[2] Hultgren graduated from Bethel College in 1988 and later attended Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating in 1993.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hultgren serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Illinois State Senate

2010

Hultgren served on these committees during his final year as a State Senator:

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Hultgren's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Hultgren voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in favor of 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.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in support of 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.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" 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.[11] 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.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Hultgren voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] 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. Hultgren voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[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.[17] 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.[18] Hultgren voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

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 funds 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.[20] 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. Hultgren voted against HR 2775.[21]

Pay during government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Hultgren said he will revoke his salary "until Congress passes and the President signs an acceptable solution to fund the federal government."[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in favor of 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Hultgren voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[9]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Voted "No" Hultgren 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.[23]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Hultgren's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Jobs: "We must continue to work to end this uncertainty facing our small business owners so that they thrive once again."
  • Spending: "We must put an end to this borrowing and out-of-control federal spending."
  • Taxes: "We cannot spend our way out of our fiscal problems and we certainly cannot tax our way out of it either."[24]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hultgren is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hultgren ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 14th District on the Republican ticket.[25] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Hultgren was re-elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[26]

Hultgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He defeated Dennis Anderson in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Hultgren Incumbent 58.8% 177,603
     Democratic Dennis Anderson 41.2% 124,351
Total Votes 301,954
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Full history


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Randy Hultgren won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 48 receiving 77,310 votes.[28]


Illinois State Senate, District 48 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randy Hultgren (R) 77,310

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hultgren is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hultgren raised a total of $2,944,428 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[29]

Randy Hultgren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 14) Won $1,362,709
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 14) Won $1,581,719
Grand Total Raised $2,944,428

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 Hultgren's reports.[30]

Randy Hultgren (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2013$180,999.44$40,000.00$(31,895.36)$189,104.08
July Quarterly[32]July 15, 2013$189,104.08$89,365.69$(50,999.88)$227,469.89
October Quarterly[33]October 13, 2013$227,469.89$57,766.35$(37,338.83)$247,897.41
Year-end[34]January 31, 2014$235,157$107,227$(178,719)$163,665
Pre-Primary[35]March 6, 2014$163,665$34,291$(47,528)$150,428
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$150,428$157,420$(24,893)$282,955
Running totals
$486,070.04$(371,374.07)

2012

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

Hultgren won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hultgren's campaign committee raised a total of $1,362,709 and spent $1,349,326.[37] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[38]

Cost per vote

Hultgren spent $7.59 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Hultgren won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hultgren's campaign committee raised a total of $1,581,719 and spent $1,552,578.[39]

U.S. House, Illinois District 14, 2010 - Randy Hultgren Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,581,719
Total Spent $1,552,578
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $3,804,082
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $3,737,519
Top contributors to Randy Hultgren's campaign committee
Performance Trust Capital Partners$72,500
Wheaton Eye Clinic$14,500
Fona International$10,600
Servicemaster Co$10,300
Camcraft Inc$10,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$148,200
Securities & Investment$134,025
Leadership PACs$106,815
Health Professionals$78,400
Lawyers/Law Firms$45,850

2008

In 2008, Hultgren collected $98,155 in donations.[40]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Sandra Drury $5,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $5,000
AT&T $40,000
Ameren $3,500
1725 Park East Condo Association $3,500
Kraft Foods $3,200
Comcast $2,700
Sandra Drury $2,500
Illinois Credit Union League $2,500
Caterpillar $2,450
Illinois Education Association $2,000
Dynegy Inc. $2,000
Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois $2,000
American Insurance Association $2,000
Allstate Insurance $2,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $2,000
MidAmerican Energy $2,000
Illinois Realtors Association $1,950
Illinois State Medical Society $1,500
Illinois Automobile Dealers Association $1,500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

2011

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hultgren is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[41]

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.[42]

Hultgren most often votes with:

Hultgren least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Hultgren ranked 120th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[43]

2011

Hultgren ranked 112th in the conservative rankings.[44]

Voting with party

2013

Randy Hultgren voted with the Republican Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 106th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[45]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Hultgren missed 5 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[46]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hultgren paid his congressional staff a total of $829,684 in 2011. He ranks 68th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 76th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[47]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hultgren's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $15,001 and $50,000. That averages to $32,500.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Hultgren ranked as the 396th most wealthy representative in 2012.[48]

Randy Hultgren Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$32,500.50306.26%
2011$8,000-75.38%
2010$32,500.50N/A

Personal

Hultgren currently resides in Winfield, Illinois with his wife, Christy, and four children.[2]

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See also

External links

References

  1. ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Congressman Randy Hultgren "Biography" Accessed November 3, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Congressman Randy Hultgren "Committee Assignments" Accessed November 3, 2011
  6. "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Project Votesmart, "Randy Hultgren Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  24. Hultgren for Congress, "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012
  25. Northwest Herald "Hultgren will seek re-election in 14th" Accessed December 6, 2011
  26. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. Illinois Senate election results for 2008
  29. Open Secrets "Randy Hultgren" Accessed April 5, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission "Randy Hultgren 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  31. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 24, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  35. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed April 23, 2014
  36. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  37. Open Secrets "Randy Hultgren 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  38. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  39. Open Secrets "Randy Hultgren 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 3, 2011
  40. Hultgren Campaign Donors
  41. Gov Track "Hultgren" Accessed June 17, 2013
  42. OpenCongress, "Rep. Randy Hultgren," Accessed August 1, 2013
  43. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  44. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  45. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  46. GovTrack, "Randy Hultgren," Accessed April 1, 2013
  47. LegiStorm "Randy Hultgren"
  48. OpenSecrets.org, "Hultgren, (R-IL), 2012"
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Foster
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 14
2011–present
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Preceded by
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Illinois State Senate - District 48
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Tom Johnson
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives - District 95
1998–2007
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