Roscoe Bartlett

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Roscoe Bartlett
Roscoe Bartlett.jpg
U.S. House, Maryland, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia Union College
Master'sUniversity of Maryland
Ph.D.University of Maryland
Personal
BirthdayJune 3, 1926
Place of birthMoreland, KY
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionSeventh-day Adventist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Roscoe Bartlett campaign logo
Roscoe Gardner Bartlett (b. June 3, 1926) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's 6th congressional district. Bartlett was first elected to the House in 1992. Bartlett is running for re-election in 2012 and he defeated David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Joseph Krysztoforski, Brandon Rippeon, Kathy Afzali, and Peter James in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[1]

According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, Bartlett is one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bartlett is a "far-right Republican leader".[3]

Biography

Bartlett was born in 1926 in Moreland, KY. He earned his B.S. from Columbia Union College and both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1947, 1948, and 1952, respectively. Prior to his political career, Bartlett worked as a professor of anatomy, physiology, and zoology at the University of Maryland and Howard University College of Medicine.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bartlett's political career[4]:

  • U.S. House of Representatives, 6th Congressional District of Maryland, 1993-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Bartlett serves on the following House committees[5]:

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces

Small Business Committee

    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

    • Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
    • Subcommittee on Research and Science Education

Issues

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[6] According to the report, Bartlett, has helped secure about $4.5 million toward improving Interstate 270 and Buckeystown Pike. From there, Buckeystown Pike leads south and west to Bartlett's home, his farm and rental properties that earn the lawmaker up to $150,000 a year.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Maryland's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Bartlett is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 6th District. Bartlett is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. [8] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. Bartlett defeated David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Joseph Krysztoforski, Brandon Rippeon, Kathy Afzali, and Peter James in the Republican primary on April 3, 2012.[1] He faces Democratic challenger John Delaney and Nickolaus Mueller (L) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

According to a March 30, 2012 article from The Washington Post, that notes the top 10 incumbents who could lose their primaries, Bartlett is the 8th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.[9] Bartlett faces significant competition from seven competitors and a newly re-drawn district after redistricting in the Republican primary.[9] with the most competition coming from contenders state senator David Brinkley and state delegate Kathy Afzali.[9][10]

U.S. House of Representatives-Maryland District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoscoe G. Bartlett Incumbent 43.6% 17,600
Kathy Afzali 10.2% 4,115
David R. Brinkley 19.8% 7,987
Robert Coblentz 2.4% 970
Robin Ficker 7.1% 2,854
Peter James 2.3% 933
Joseph T. Krysztoforski 7.6% 3,073
Brandon Orman Rippeon 7% 2,843
Total Votes 40,375

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bartlett won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Andrew Duck (D), Dan Massey (L), and Michael Reed (C) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 6th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoscoe Bartlett 61.4% 148,820
     Democratic Andrew Duck Incumbent 33.2% 80,455
     Libertarian Dan Massey 2.8% 6,816
     Independent Michael Reed 2.4% 5,907
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 191
     Independent 0% 0
Total Votes 242,189

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Bartlett's reports.

Roscoe Bartlett (2012)[12] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 13, 2012$317,221.81$47,532.00$(98,064.21)$266,689.60
July Quarterly[14]July 13, 2012$282,584.01$376,714.54$(111,389.25)$547,909.30
Running totals
$424,246.54$(209,453.46)

2010

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

Bartlett won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bartlett's campaign committee raised a total of $283,046 and spent $367,098.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland's 6th Congressional District, 2010 - Roscoe Bartlett Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $283,046
Total Spent $367,098
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $45,905
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $45,905
Top contributors to Roscoe Bartlett's campaign committee
Tuesday Group PAC$10,000
Beau Boulter LLC$9,600
European Aeronautic Defence & Space$7,900
Lockheed Martin$7,500
Aepco Inc$7,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Defense Aerospace$35,900
Defense Electronics$25,000
Misc Defense$20,200
Lobbyists$15,400
Republican/Conservative$14,250

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bartlett paid his congressional staff a total of $1,005,656 in 2011. He ranks 41st on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 155th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Maryland ranks 11th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[16]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Bartlett's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,432,016 and $8,180,000. That averages to $5,306,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Roscoe Bartlett has voted with the Republican Party 88.4% of the time, which ranked 209 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[18]

Personal

Bartlett has been married to his wife, Ellen, for more over forty five years. They have ten children, seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.[19]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Maryland State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results 2012" Accessed April 3, 2012
  2. Roll Call "Top 10 Vulnerable: Targets on Their Backs," March 16, 2012
  3. Gov Track "Bartlett" Accessed May 25, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Roscoe Bartlett" Accessed December 1, 2011
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 1, 2011
  6. Washington Post "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012
  7. Washington Post "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012
  8. Roll Call "Duncan, Shriver Among Names Floated in Maryland" Accessed January 6, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Washingotn Post "The next Jean Schmidt? The top 10 House incumbents who could lose their primaries" Accessed April 1, 2012
  10. Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 29, 2011
  12. Federal Election Commission "Roscoe Bartlett Summary Report," Accessed September 28, 2012
  13. http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/730/12952267730/12952267730.pdf#navpanes=0 Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012]
  14. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012
  15. Open Secrets "Roscoe Bartlett 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  16. LegiStorm "Roscoe Bartlett"
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Bartlett, (R-Maryland), 2010"
  18. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  19. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed December 1, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Beverly Byron
U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 6
1993–present
Succeeded by
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