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|Project = Congress
 
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|Name = Richard B. Nugent
 
|Name = Richard B. Nugent
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|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 11
 
|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 11
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
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|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|Last election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $2.52
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected =2010
 
|First elected =2010
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election =[[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=1119159
 
|Campaign $=1119159
 
|Prior office =Sheriff, Hernando County, [[Florida]]
 
|Prior office =Sheriff, Hernando County, [[Florida]]
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|High school =
 
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|Associate's =
 
|Associate's =
|Bachelor's = St. Leo College <ref> [http://www.saintleo.edu/About-SLU/History ''Saint Leo University'' "History" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
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|Bachelor's = St. Leo College<ref>[http://www.saintleo.edu/About-SLU/History ''Saint Leo University'', "History." accessed October 17, 2011] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
|Master's =Troy State University <ref> [http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Richard_Nugent ''Richard Nugent (R-FL)'' "Congressman Richard Nugent, Richard Nugent of Florida] </ref>
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|Master's =Troy State University<ref>[http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Richard_Nugent ''Richard Nugent (R-FL)'', "Congressman Richard Nugent, Richard Nugent of Florida," accessed 2011] </ref>
 
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|Birthday =May 26, 1951
 
|Birthday =May 26, 1951
|Place of birth =Evergreen Park, Illinois <ref> [http://election.townhall.com/election-2010/state/fl/candidate/richard-b-nugent ''2010 Florida House Candidate Richard Nugent'' "Richard Nugent" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
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|Place of birth =Evergreen Park, Illinois<ref>[http://election.townhall.com/election-2010/state/fl/candidate/richard-b-nugent ''2010 Florida House Candidate Richard Nugent'', "Richard Nugent," accessed October 17, 2011]</ref>
||Net worth = $1,091,503
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|Net worth = $1,154,505.50
 
|Profession =Sheriff
 
|Profession =Sheriff
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
|Religion = Methodist
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{{tnr}}'''Richard B. Nugent''' (b. May 26, 1951 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Nugent was elected by voters from [[Florida's 11th congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''Richard B. Nugent''' (b. May 26, 1951, in Evergreen Park, [[Illinois|IL]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Nugent was elected by voters from [[Florida's 11th Congressional District]].
  
Due to redistricting, Nugent ran for re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th District]], rather than the [[Florida's 5th congressional district|5th district]] he previously represented.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref> Nugent was first elected to the [[Florida's 5th congressional district|5th district]] in 2010.<ref name="biography"/>
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Nugent was first elected to the [[Florida's 5th Congressional District|5th District]] in 2010.<ref name="biography"/>
  
Nugent is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'' "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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Nugent is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'', "113th Congress," accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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He won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated [[David Koller]] (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Nugent is a native of Evergreen Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. His father was a steel worker and his mother was a homemaker.  
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Nugent is a native of Evergreen Park, [[Illinois|IL]], a suburb of Chicago. His father was a steel worker and his mother was a homemaker.  
  
Nugent graduated from St. Leo College, located in St. Leo, Pasco County, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree from Troy State University. In 1991 Congressman Nugent graduated from the FBI National Academy <ref name="biography"> [http://nugent.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446&Itemid=71 ''Richard Nugent, Representing the 5th District of Florida'' "Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>.
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Nugent graduated from St. Leo College, located in St. Leo, Pasco County, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree from Troy State University. In 1991 Congressman Nugent graduated from the FBI National Academy.<ref name="biography">[http://nugent.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=446&Itemid=71 ''Richard Nugent, Representing the 5th District of Florida'', "Biography," accessed October 17, 2011]</ref>
  
 
Right out of high school Nugent joined the Illinois Air National Guard.  Nugent was honorably discharged after six years. Afterward, he decided to continue serving as a police officer in the city of Romeoville, Illinois<ref name="biography"/>. After serving as a police officer in Romeoville for 12 years and achieving the rank of Sergeant, Nugent and his family moved to Hernando County, Florida in 1984, where he joined the Hernando County Sheriff's office as a deputy.<ref name="biography"/>
 
Right out of high school Nugent joined the Illinois Air National Guard.  Nugent was honorably discharged after six years. Afterward, he decided to continue serving as a police officer in the city of Romeoville, Illinois<ref name="biography"/>. After serving as a police officer in Romeoville for 12 years and achieving the rank of Sergeant, Nugent and his family moved to Hernando County, Florida in 1984, where he joined the Hernando County Sheriff's office as a deputy.<ref name="biography"/>
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Nugent serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Nugent serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services|Committee on Armed Services]]
 
**Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
 
**Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
 
Nugent served on the following committees:
 
Nugent served on the following committees:
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Rules|Committee on Rules]]<ref name="rules committee"> [http://www.rules.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=3&RSBD=4 ''House Committee on Rules'' "Members of the Committee on Rules" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Rules|Committee on Rules]]<ref name="rules committee"> [https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.rules.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=3&RSBD=4 ''House Committee on Rules'', "Members of the Committee on Rules," accessed October 17, 2011]</ref>
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration|Committee on House Administration]] <ref> [http://cha.house.gov/about/membership ''Committee on House Administration'' "Members" Accessed October 17, 2011] </ref>  
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on House Administration|Committee on House Administration]]<ref> [http://cha.house.gov/about/membership ''Committee on House Administration'', "Members," accessed October 17, 2011] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>  
 
**Subcommittee on Elections
 
**Subcommittee on Elections
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Nugent voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/124333/rich-nugent#.UjyhcH_B_A4 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Richard Nugent's Voting Record," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Nay vote}} Nugent 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Neutral vote}} Nugent did not cast a vote on HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Nugent voted in favor 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Nugent}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=Nugent}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Nugent voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. Nugent voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Nugent 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea vote}} Nugent 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Yea vote}} Nugent 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} Nugent 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Nugent}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Nay vote}}
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Nugent 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s030_080.gif|right|290px|thumb|Richard Nugent's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Nugent is a '''Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.''' Nugent received a score of 27 percent on social issues and 79 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Nugent|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/FL/Rich_Nugent.htm ''On The Issues'', "Richard Nugent Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Favors
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Favors
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|Crime= Unknown
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Unknown
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|Campaign Funds= Unknown
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Strongly Favors
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|Stimulus=Strongly Opposes
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Nugent's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.nugentforcongress.com/index.cfm/issues Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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Nugent's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.nugentforcongress.com/index.cfm/issues ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
  
 
*'''Stop Reckless Government Spending and Control Our National Debt
 
*'''Stop Reckless Government Spending and Control Our National Debt
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*'''Protect Our Rights
 
*'''Protect Our Rights
 
:Excerpt: " I also received a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition. I support pro-life and pro-family legislation. I will work in defense of parental rights, religious liberty, and the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. I have and will continue to support the rights of Americans to own firearms. "
 
:Excerpt: " I also received a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition. I support pro-life and pro-family legislation. I will work in defense of parental rights, religious liberty, and the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. I have and will continue to support the rights of Americans to own firearms. "
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
Nugent 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Nugent won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated [[David Koller]] (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 11th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Due to redisctricting, Nugent was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th District]]. Nugent won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120208/ARTICLES/120209560/-1/ ''The Gainsville Sun'' "Stearns says he will run in new 3rd Congressional District" Accessed February 14, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Nugent ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Due to redisctricting, Nugent was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012|11th District]]. Nugent won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120208/ARTICLES/120209560/-1/ ''The Gainsville Sun'', "Stearns says he will run in new 3rd Congressional District," accessed February 14, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Nugent ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'', "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/408/Richard-B-Nugent Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Nugent attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|Name=Nugent
 
|year=2010
 
|year=2010
 
|Editdate=April 4, 2013  
 
|Editdate=April 4, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00032441&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Richard B. Nugent" Accessed April 4, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00032441&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Richard B. Nugent," accessed April 4, 2013]</ref>
 
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|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=600550
 
|totalraised2012=600550
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
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|totalraised2010=518609
 
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|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 5th congressional district|District 5]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Nugent's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00482281 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Richard Nugent 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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{{Richard Nugent 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Richard Nugent 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Nugent's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Nugent won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Nugent's campaign committee raised a total of $600,551 and spent $549,894.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030736&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Richard Nugent 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 13, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Nugent won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Nugent's campaign committee raised a total of $600,551 and spent $549,894.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030736&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Richard Nugent 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013]</ref>
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Nugent spent $2.52 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===2010===
 
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Nugent won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nugent's campaign committee raised a total of $518,609 and spent $506,954.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00032441&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Richard B. Nugent 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
[[File:Richard B Nugent 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Nugent's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Nugent won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nugent's campaign committee raised a total of $518,609 and spent $506,954.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00032441&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Richard B. Nugent 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Nugent's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $563,012 and $1,745,999. That averages to '''$1,154,505.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Nugent ranked as the 191st most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00032441&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Nugent, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Nugent's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 31 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Nugent received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Leadership PACs'' industry.
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From 2009-2014, '''24.89 percent of Nugent's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00032441&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Richard Nugent," accessed September 23, 2014]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Nugent is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank and file Republican]]," as of June 11, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_nugent/412409 ''Gov Track'' "Nugent" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Nugent is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank and file Republican]]," as of July 24, 2014. This was the same rating Nugent received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_nugent/412409 ''GovTrack'', "Nugent" accessed July 24, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412409_Richard_Nugent ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Richard Nugent," accessed July 24, 2014]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Nugent missed 11 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 0.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_nugent/412409 ''GovTrack,'' "Richard Nugent," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Nugent missed 44 of 2,687 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014.  This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/richard_nugent/412409 ''GovTrack'', "Richard Nugent," accessed July 24, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nugent paid his congressional staff a total of $735,945 in 2011.  He ranks 18th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 20th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2738/Rep_Richard_Nugent.html LegiStorm "Richard Nugent"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nugent paid his congressional staff a total of $735,945 in 2011.  He ranked 18th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 20th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2738/Rep_Richard_Nugent.html ''LegiStorm'', "Richard Nugent," accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Nugent's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $517,009 and $1,665,998. That averages to $1,091,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 53.95% from 2010.<ref>http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00032441&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Richard Nugent (R-Fla), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Nugent's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $253,005 and $1,164,997. That averages to $709,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00032441&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Nugent, (R-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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Nugent ranked 145th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Nugent ranked 108th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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Nugent ranked 108th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Nugent ranked 107th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Nugent ranked 107th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Richard B. Nugent
Richard Nugent 113th Congress.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKathy Castor (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$2.52 in 2012
First elected2010
Campaign $$1,119,159
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Sheriff, Hernando County, Florida
2000-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Leo College[1]
Master'sTroy State University[2]
Military service
Service/branchIllinois Air National Guard
Years of service1969-1975
Personal
BirthdayMay 26, 1951
Place of birthEvergreen Park, Illinois[3]
ProfessionSheriff
Net worth$1,154,505.50
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Richard B. Nugent campaign logo
Richard B. Nugent (b. May 26, 1951, in Evergreen Park, IL) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Nugent was elected by voters from Florida's 11th Congressional District.

Nugent was first elected to the 5th District in 2010.[4]

Nugent is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[5]

He won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated David Koller (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Nugent is a native of Evergreen Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago. His father was a steel worker and his mother was a homemaker.

Nugent graduated from St. Leo College, located in St. Leo, Pasco County, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He went on to earn a Master of Arts Degree from Troy State University. In 1991 Congressman Nugent graduated from the FBI National Academy.[4]

Right out of high school Nugent joined the Illinois Air National Guard. Nugent was honorably discharged after six years. Afterward, he decided to continue serving as a police officer in the city of Romeoville, Illinois[4]. After serving as a police officer in Romeoville for 12 years and achieving the rank of Sergeant, Nugent and his family moved to Hernando County, Florida in 1984, where he joined the Hernando County Sheriff's office as a deputy.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Nugent serves on the following committees:[6][7]

2011-2012

Nugent served on the following committees:

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Nugent's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Nugent voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Nugent 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.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Neutral/Abstain Nugent did not cast a vote on HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Yea3.png Nugent voted in favor 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.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png 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.[14] 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.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Nugent voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png 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.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] 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. Nugent joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[20] 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.[21] Nugent voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Nay3.png The shutdown 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 funded 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.[23] 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. Nugent voted against HR 2775.[24]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Nugent 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.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Nugent 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.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Nugent 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.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Nugent 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.[12]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[25] Nugent joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[26][27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Nugent 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.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Richard Nugent's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Nugent is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Nugent received a score of 27 percent on social issues and 79 percent on economic issues.[29]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]


Campaign themes

2012

Nugent's campaign website listed the following issues:[31]

  • Stop Reckless Government Spending and Control Our National Debt
Excerpt: " I am committed to fighting against the out of control spending in Washington. Since President Obama has taken over, the national debt has skyrocketed and now each taxpayer owes more than $136,000. I brought the Balanced Budget Amendment to the House floor to stop that and led the debate on behalf of Republicans. "
  • Give Our Families & Small Businesses Tax Relief
Excerpt: " I will not support any legislation that would raise taxes on hardworking Americans. Our tax code has become complicated, outdated, and riddled with loopholes. I will work to simplify the tax code so that all Americans can easily prepare their taxes, including small businesses. Small businesses are the job creators and I will do everything in my power to encourage entrepreneurship and bring jobs to the Fifth Congressional District. "
  • Oppose the Government Takeover of Healthcare
Excerpt: " I oppose President Obama and Speaker Pelosi’s takeover of healthcare and have voted to repeal it. Obamacare will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal deficit and will do nothing to reduce costs. I oppose the President’s cuts to Medicare and will fight to ensure you can keep the coverage you already have. We need common sense solutions that actually reduce the cost of healthcare for everyone. "
  • Secure Our Borders
Excerpt: " I received an “A” grade from Numbers USA for my legislative record on fighting illegal immigration. Washington has failed to secure our borders for years now. I will continue to use my law enforcement experience to push my colleagues toward practical solutions that will ensure that our borders are sealed and our immigration laws are strengthened and enforced. I will never support amnesty for those who enter our country illegally. "
  • Protect Our Rights
Excerpt: " I also received a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition. I support pro-life and pro-family legislation. I will work in defense of parental rights, religious liberty, and the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. I have and will continue to support the rights of Americans to own firearms. "

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Nugent won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated David Koller (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[32]

U.S. House, Florida District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Nugent Incumbent 66.7% 181,508
     Democratic David Koller 33.3% 90,786
Total Votes 272,294
Source: Florida Division of Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Due to redisctricting, Nugent was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 11th District. Nugent won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[33] The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Nugent ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[34] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[35]

U.S. House, Florida District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard B. Nugent Incumbent 64.5% 218,360
     Democratic David Werder 35.5% 120,303
Total Votes 338,663
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Nugent attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Nugent is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Nugent raised a total of $1,119,159 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[37]

Richard Nugent's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House, (Florida, District 11) Won $600,550
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $518,609
Grand Total Raised $1,119,159


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Nugent's reports.[38]

Richard Nugent (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[39]April 12, 2013$51,312.17$29,620$(37,172.64)$43,759.53
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2013$43,759.53$79,002.11$(33,186.98)$89,574.66
October Quarterly[41]October 13, 2013$89,574.66$31,651$(12,100.05)$109,125.61
Year-end[42]January 31, 2014$109,125$21,820$(20,647)$110,298
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2014$110,298$70,848$(39,560)$141,586
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2014$141,586$29,317$(32,633)$138,269
Pre-Primary[45]August 14, 2014$138,269$21,904$(16,724)$143,450
October Quarterly[46]October 15, 2014$143,450$21,650$(7,255)$157,844
Running totals
$305,812.11$(199,278.67)

2012

Nugent won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nugent's campaign committee raised a total of $600,551 and spent $549,894.[47] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[48]

Cost per vote

Nugent spent $2.52 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Nugent won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nugent's campaign committee raised a total of $518,609 and spent $506,954.[49]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Nugent's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $563,012 and $1,745,999. That averages to $1,154,505.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Nugent ranked as the 191st most wealthy representative in 2012.[50] Between 2009 and 2012, Nugent's calculated net worth[51] increased by an average of 31 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[52]

Richard Nugent Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$597,698
2012$1,154,505
Growth from 2009 to 2012:93%
Average annual growth:31%[53]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[54]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Nugent received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.

From 2009-2014, 24.89 percent of Nugent's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[55]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Richard Nugent Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,403,324
Total Spent $1,248,873
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$113,374
Real Estate$81,905
Health Professionals$61,575
Electric Utilities$47,500
Health Services/HMOs$45,000
% total in top industry8.08%
% total in top two industries13.92%
% total in top five industries24.89%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Nugent is a "rank and file Republican," as of July 24, 2014. This was the same rating Nugent received in June 2013.[56]

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.[57]

Nugent most often votes with:

Nugent least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Nugent missed 44 of 2,687 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[58]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nugent paid his congressional staff a total of $735,945 in 2011. He ranked 18th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 20th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[59]

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.

2013

Nugent ranked 145th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[60]

2012

Nugent ranked 108th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[61]

2011

Nugent ranked 107th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[62]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Nugent voted with the Republican Party 95.1 percent of the time, which ranked 75th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[63]

2013

Richard Nugent voted with the Republican Party 98.7 percent of the time, which ranked 48th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[64]

Personal

Nugent married his wife, Wendy, in 1975.[65] Together they have three boys: Ryan, Kyle, and Casey.[65]

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See also

External links


References

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  30. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  51. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  52. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  53. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  54. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Castor (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 11
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ginny Brown-Waite
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 5
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Corrine Brown (D)