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Reid Ribble
Reid Ribble.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Kagen (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAppleton East High School, WI
Personal
BirthdayApril 5, 1956
Place of birthNeenah, WI
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$3,038,007
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Reid James Ribble (b. April 5, 1956, in Neenah, Wisconsin) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Ribble represents the 8th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010. He was re-elected in 2012.[1]

Ribble was part of the wave of Republicans who won the midterm elections in 2010. Ribble defeated Democratic incumbent Steve Kagen.[2]

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

Biography

Ribble initially wanted to go into the Christian ministry and attended the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. Before finishing school, however, he returned to be a part of his family's roofing and construction business, of which he eventually became president.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Ribble's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Ribble serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-12

Ribble was a member of the following House committees:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Ribble voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Ribble won re-election in 2012.[6] He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Jamie Wall in the November general election.[7]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jamie Wall 44% 156,287
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngReid Ribble Incumbent 55.9% 198,874
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 303
Total Votes 355,464
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ribble is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ribble raised a total of $3,601,852 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[9]

Reid Ribble's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 8) Won $2,320,569
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 8) Won $1,281,283
Grand Total Raised $3,601,852

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 Ribble's reports.[10]

Reid Ribble (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]4/15/2013$166,754.36$132,764.38$(28,658.90)$270,859.84
July Quarterly[12]7/15/2013$270,859.84$263,821.93$(53,114.71)$481,567.06
Running totals
$396,586.31$(81,773.61)

2012

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

Ribble won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Ribble's campaign committee raised a total of $2,320,569 and spent $2,086,968.[13]

After the election, the Sunlight Foundation listed four races where outside spending likely pushed the winner over the top. Ribble was listed as one of the four, spurred on by a 4-to-1 advantage over his opponent in spending by independent groups, including the National Republican Campaign Committee.[14] [15]

Cost per vote

Ribble spent $10.49 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Ribble won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Ribble's campaign committee raised a total of $1,281,283 and spent $1,287,557.[16]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 8th District, 2010 - Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,281,283
Total Spent $1,287,557
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,076,971
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,080,786
Top contributors to Reid Ribble's campaign committee
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee

Analysis

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.[17]

Ribble most often votes with:

Ribble least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Ribble is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 27, 2013.[18]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Ribble missed 27 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Ribble paid his congressional staff a total of $779,951 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

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, Ribble's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $176,017 and $5,899,997. That averages to $3,038,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 20.99% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Ribble's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $833,072 to $6,857,056. That averages to $3,845,064, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

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. Ribble ranked 166th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

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. Ribble was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 76th in the conservative rankings.[24]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Ribble voted with the Republican Party 97.3% of the time, which ranked 57th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[25]

Personal

Ribble and his wife, DeaNa, have two children and two grandchildren.[3]

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. U.S. House "Election Statistics 2010," Accessed June 27, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Post Crescent "PACs help U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-De Pere, amass campaign war chest," August 26, 2011
  7. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Reid Ribble," Accessed April 18, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission "Ribble 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  11. '"FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  12. '"FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Reid Ribble Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 15, 2013
  14. Sunlight Foundation "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle" November 7, 2012
  15. http://www.nvsos.gov/SilverState2012pri/congressional.aspx#AllRace1011
  16. Open Secrets "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 08," Accessed November 22, 2011
  17. OpenCongress, "Reid Ribble," Accessed August 8, 2013
  18. Gov Track "Reid Ribble," Accessed June 27, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Ribble," Accessed April 11, 2013
  20. LegiStorm "Reid Ribble," Accessed September 7, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Ribble (R-WI), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Reid Ribble (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Kagen
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 8th district
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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