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{{tnr}}'''Randy Neugebauer''' (b. December 24, 1949) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Neugebauer represents the 19th congressional district of Texas. He was first elected to the House in a special election on June 3, 2003, to fill the seat which was left when Larry Combest resigned.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000182 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Randy Neugebauer," Accessed October 29, 2011]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Randy Neugebauer''' (b. December 24, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Neugebauer represents the 19th congressional district of Texas. He was first elected to the House in a special election on June 3, 2003, to fill the seat which was left when Larry Combest resigned.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000182 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Randy Neugebauer," Accessed October 29, 2011]</ref>
  
 
Neugebauer most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Richard Peterson]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
 
Neugebauer most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Richard Peterson]] (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>

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Randy Neugebauer
Randy Neugebauer.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 19
Incumbent
In office
2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorLarry Combest (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJune 3, 2003
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,142,014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor pro tempore, Lubbock, TX
1994-1996
City council member, Lubbock, TX
1992-1998
Education
High schoolCoronado High School, TX
Bachelor'sTexas Tech University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 24, 1949
Place of birthSt. Louis, MO
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$12,845,039
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Randy Neugebauer (b. December 24, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Neugebauer represents the 19th congressional district of Texas. He was first elected to the House in a special election on June 3, 2003, to fill the seat which was left when Larry Combest resigned.[1]

Neugebauer most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated Richard Peterson (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[2]

Neugebauer began his political career as a city council member for Lubbock, Texas. He served in that position from 1992 to 1998 and as Mayor pro tempore from 1994 to 1996.

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

Biography

After graduating from Texas Tech University, Neugebauer went on to own a small construction business. He has also served as president of two building associations.[3]

Career

  • 1992-1998: City council member, Lubbock, TX
  • 1994-1996: Mayor pro tempore, Lubbock, TX
  • 2003-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Neugebauer serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Neugebauer was a member of the following House committees[5]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Neugebauer 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.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 19th congressional district elections, 2012

Neugebauer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 19th District. He defeated Chris Winn in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated Richard Peterson (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, Texas District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Neugebauer Incumbent 85% 163,239
     Libertarian Richard Peterson 15% 28,824
Total Votes 192,063
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Neugebauer Incumbent 74.3% 45,444
Chris Winn 25.7% 15,707
Total Votes 61,151

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Neugebauer is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Neugebauer raised a total of $8,142,014 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[14]

Randy Neugebauer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 19) Won $1,561,331
2010 US House (Texas, District 19) Won $1,135,652
2008 US House (Texas, District 19) Won $1,193,209
2006 US House (Texas, District 19) Won $1,257,333
2004 US House (Texas, District 19) Won $2,994,489
Grand Total Raised $8,142,014

2012

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

Neugebauer won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Neugebauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,561,331 and spent $1,319,609.[15]

2010

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

Neugebauer won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Neugebauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,135,652 and spent $974,052.[16]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 2010 - Randy Neugebauer Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,135,652
Total Spent $974,052
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $32,517
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $32,517
Top contributors to Randy Neugebauer's campaign committee
CE Jacobs Co$19,200
Van Operating Ltd$14,900
Bank of America$10,750
American Bankers Assn$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$95,000
Real Estate$92,625
Oil & Gas$86,550
Commercial Banks$72,909
Securities & Investment$61,950

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Neugebauer is a "far-right Republican leader" as of June 2013.[17]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Neugebauer missed 156 of 7,419 roll call votes from June 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Neugebauer paid his congressional staff a total of $919,333 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

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, Neugebauer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $6,560,080 to $19,129,998. That averages to $12,845,039, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 11.18% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Neugebauer's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,172,075 to $17,933,997. That averages to $11,553,036 which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[21]

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. Neugebauer ranked 33rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[22]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Neugebauer was tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 40th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[23]

Voting with party

2013

Randy Neugebauer voted with the Republican Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 137th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[24]

Personal

Neugebauer and his wife, Dana, have two children and four grandchildren.[3]

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External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Randy Neugebauer," Accessed October 29, 2011
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 29, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 29, 2011
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Republican candidate list
  8. Unofficial Republican primary results
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Texas Secretary of State Special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Randy Neugebauer," Accessed March 25, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Randy Neugebauer 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Randy Neugebauer 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 29, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Randy Neugebauer," Accessed June 7 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Randy Neugebauer," Accessed April 2, 2013
  19. LegiStorm, "Randy Neugebauer," Accessed September 17, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org "Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
  22. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Combest
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 19th District
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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