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Robert E. Latta
Bob Latta.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPaul Gillmor (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 11, 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,614,183
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, Ohio State House of Representatives
2001-2007
Senator, Ohio State Senate
1997-2000
Commissioner, Wood County
1991-1996
Education
Bachelor'sBowling Green State University, 1978
J.D.University of Toledo, College of Law, 1981
Personal
BirthdayApril 18, 1956
Place of birthBluffton, OH
Net worth$2,247,020
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Robert E. Latta (b. April 18, 1956) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Latta was first elected in 2007. He won re-election in 2012.

Previously, Latta served in the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives.[1]

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bonner's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1978: Graduated from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • 1981: Graduated from University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1991-1996: Served as Commissioner, Wood County, Ohio
  • 1997-2000: Served as member, Ohio state senate
  • 2001-2007: Served as member, Ohio state house of representatives
  • 2007-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Latta serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
    • Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Latta 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Latta was re-elected.[4] Latta was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 5th District. He defeated Bob Wallis in the primary.[5] He faced Angela Zimmann and Eric Eberly in the November 6, 2012 general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[6] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[6]

U.S. House, Ohio District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Angela Zimmann 39.2% 137,806
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert E. Latta Incumbent 57.3% 201,514
     Libertarian Eric Eberly 3.6% 12,558
Total Votes 351,878
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Ohio's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Latta Incumbent 82.6% 75,889
Bob Wallis 17.4% 15,976
Total Votes 91,865

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Latta is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Latta raised a total of $3,614,183 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[9]

Bob Latta's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 5) Won $1,111,742
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 5) Won $591,070
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 5) Won $1,911,371
Grand Total Raised $3,614,183

Breakdown by Year

2012

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

Latta won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Latta's campaign committee raised a total of $1,111,742 and spent $1,284,548.[10]

2010

Latta won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Latta's campaign committee raised a total of $591,070 and spent $440,335.[11]

His top 5 contributors between 2009 - 2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Latta is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 20, 2013[12]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Latta missed 18 of 4,084 roll call votes from Dec 2007 to Apr 2013, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[13]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Latta paid his congressional staff a total of $895,269 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

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, Latta's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,259,040 to $3,235,000. That averages to $2,247,020, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 2.22% from 2010.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Latta's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,345,035 to $3,251,000. This averages out to $2,298,017.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[16]

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. Latta tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 88th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Latta was tied with nine other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 1st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[18]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Robert E. Latta voted with the Republican Party 98.4% of the time, which ranked 11th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[19]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Gillmor
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 5
2007–present
Succeeded by
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