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Revision as of 14:29, 20 June 2013

Scott Garrett
Scott Garrett.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMarge Roukema (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,121,977
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1991-2003
Education
Bachelor'sMontclair State University
J.D.Rutgers University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 9, 1959
Place of birthEnglewood, New Jersey
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$330,007
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ernest Scott Garrett (b. July 9, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Garrett was elected by voters from New Jersey's 5th congressional district. He ran for re-election in 2012 and won.[1]

Garret previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1991-2003.[2]

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

Biography

Garrett was born in Englewood, New Jersey. He earned a B.A. from Montclair State University in 1981, and his J.D. from Rutgers University in 1984.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Garrett's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Garrett serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Garrett served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Garrett listed the following issues on his campaign website:[6]

  • Increasing wealth by cutting taxes and federal spending.
  • Increasing security for high-risk homeland areas.
  • Preserving New Jersey's environment
  • Halting illegal immigration
  • Improving access to healthcare
  • Honoring veterans

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Garrett 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.[7]

Elections

2012

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

Garrett ran for re-election in 2012.[8] He defeated Bonnie Somer and Michael J. Cino in the June 5 Republican primary and faced Democrat Adam Gussen in the November general election.[9]

Garrett had vastly greater campaign funds than his competitors.[10][11]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Adam Gussen 42.7% 130,100
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 55% 167,501
     Green Patricia Alessandrini 2.2% 6,770
Total Votes 304,371
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
New Jersey's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Garrett Incumbent 87.2% 24,709
Michael Cino 7.4% 2,107
Bonnie Somer 5.3% 1,511
Total Votes 28,327

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Garrett is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Garrett raised a total of $8,121,977 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 23, 2013.[17]

Scott Garrett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 5) Won $2,392,464
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 5) Won $1,757,865
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 5) Won $1,550,008
2006 US House (New Jersey, District 5) Won $1,158,306
2004 US House (New Jersey, District 5) Won $1,263,334
Grand Total Raised $8,121,977

2012

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

Garrett won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Garrett's campaign committee raised a total of $2,392,465 and spent $1,105,177.[18]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Garrett's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Garrett was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,757,865 and spent $911,355.[19]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Garrett is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 19, 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Garrett missed 125 of 7,664 roll call votes from January 2003 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Garrett paid his congressional staff a total of $893,136 in 2011. Overall, New Jersey ranks 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

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, Garrett's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $174,014 to $486,000. That averages to $330,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Garrett's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $188,014 to $521,000. Averaging to a net worth of $354,507 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

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. Garrett ranked 107th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Garrett was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 143rd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[26]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Scott Garrett voted with the Republican Party 95.7% of the time, which ranked 135th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[27]

Personal

Scott resides in Wantage Township in Sussex County with his wife, Mary Ellen, and their two daughters, Jennifer and Brittany.[28]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "GARRETT, Scott, (1959 - )"
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "GARRETT, Scott, (1959 - )"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. U.S. Congressman Scott Garrett, 5th District of New Jersey "Committees"
  6. Garrett for Congress "Issues" Accessed October 13, 2012
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. New Jersey Department of State, Division of Elections "2012 Official List of Candidates for House of Representatives," April 17, 2012
  9. WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 2012
  10. New Jersey Spotlight "Candidates: U.S. Congress Democrats District 5," May 30, 2012
  11. New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Scott Garrett," Accessed April 23, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Scott Garrett 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Scott Garrett 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 28, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Scott Garrett," Accessed June 19, 2013
  21. GovTrack, "Garrett," Accessed April 10, 2013
  22. LegiStorm, "Scott Garrett," Accessed October 2, 2012
  23. OpenSecrets.org "Scott Garrett (R-NJ), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott Garrett (R-NJ), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  28. U.S. Congressman Scott Garrett, 5th District of New Jersey "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Marge Roukema
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 5
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Jersey General Assembly - District 24
1991-2003
Succeeded by
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