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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
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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$8,000
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Randy Hultgren campaign logo
Randall Mark "Randy" Hultgren (b. March 1, 1966) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Hultgren was elected by voters from Illinois' 14th congressional district. Hultgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hultgren is a "rank-and-file Republican".[2]

Biography

Hultgren was born March 1, 1966 in Park Ridge, Illinois. [3] Hultgren graduated from Bethel College in 1988 and later attended Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating in 1993.[3]

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

Campaign themes

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

  • 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."[7]

Specific votes

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 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.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Hultgren was re-eleced in November.[9] Hultgren was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 14th District. Hultgren had sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[10] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Hultgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. He faced 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"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Hultgren won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated incumbent Bill Foster (D), Daniel J. Kairis (G) and Doug Marks (I) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 14th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandall M. "Randy" Hultgren 51.3% 112,369
     Democratic Bill Foster Incumbent 45% 98,645
     Green Daniel J. Kairis 3.6% 7,949
     Independent Doug Marks 0% 50
Total Votes 219,013

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Randy Hultgren won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 48 receiving 77,310 votes.[12]


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

Campaign donors

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.[13]

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.[14]

2008

In 2008, Hultgren collected $98,155 in donations.[15]

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

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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 he 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.[16]

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, Hultgren's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,001 and $15,000. That averages to $8,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 75.38% from 2010.[17]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hultgren's net worth as of 2010 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 2010 of $7,561,133.[18]

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. Hultgren ranked 120th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[19]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hultgren ranked 112th in the conservative rankings.[20]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Randy Hultgren voted with the Republican Party 92 of the time, which ranked 138 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[21]

Personal

Hultgren currently resides in Winfield, Illinois with his wife, Christy, and four children.[3]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Foster
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 14
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
'
Illinois Senate District 48
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Tom Johnson