Scott Rigell

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Scott Rigell
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U.S. House, Virginia, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorGlenn Nye (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,908,715
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sBrevard Community College
Bachelor'sMercer University
Master'sRegent University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps Reserve
Years of service1978-1984
Personal
BirthdayMay 28, 1960
Place of birthTitusville, FL
ProfessionEntrepreneur
Net worth$29,494,036
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
E. Scott Rigell (b. May 28, 1960) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. Rigell represents the 2nd congressional district of Virginia and was first elected to the House in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rigell is a "moderate Republican follower".[1]

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from Mercer University, Rigell founded an automotive dealership. He went on to be vice president for another dealership and found a third. He also served on Virginia's Motor Vehicle Dealer Board.[2]

Career

  • 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1995-1999: Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rigell serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

Rigell was a member of the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Rigell 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.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Rigell won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Paul Hirschbiel in the November general election.[6][7]

U.S. House, Virginia District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Paul Hirschbiel 46.1% 142,548
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Rigell Incumbent 53.8% 166,231
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 443
Total Votes 309,222
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rigell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rigell raised a total of $6,908,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[9]

Scott Rigell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Virginia, District 2) Won $2,397,768
2010 US House (Virginia, District 2) Won $4,510,947
Grand Total Raised $6,908,715

2012

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

Rigell won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Rigell's campaign committee raised a total of $2,397,768 and spent $2,550,870.[10]


On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the Federal Election Commission. The political blog Daily Kos did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found Democratic challenger Paul Hirschbiel outraised Republican incumbent Scott Rigell in the third quarter. Hirschbiel raised $352,000 to Rigell's $311,000.[11]

2010

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

Rigell won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Rigell's campaign committee raised a total of $4,510,947 and spent $4,352,653.[12]

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Rigell missed 10 of 1,702 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[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. Rigell paid his congressional staff a total of $835,880 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th 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]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Rigell was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Rigell's staff was given an apparent $3,000.00 in bonus money.[15]

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, Rigell's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $6,745,074 and $52,242,998. That averages to $29,494,036, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 34.25% from 2010.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Rigell's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $7,819,054 to $36,119,998. That averages to $21,969,526, which is higer than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[17]

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. Rigell ranked 213th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[18]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Rigell was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 183rd in the conservative rankings.[19]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

Rigell voted with the Republican Party 91.2% of the time, which ranked 162 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[20]

Personal

Rigell and his wife, Teri, have four children and two grandchildren.[21]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Gov Track "Rigell" Accessed May 15, 2012
  2. Who Runs Gov "Scott Rigell," Accessed November 7, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committees and Caucuses," Accessed November 7, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Washington Post blog "Scott Rigell, Paul Hirschbiel trade ‘clean campaign’ challenges," May 21, 2012
  7. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Scott Rigell," Accessed April 4, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Rigell Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013
  11. Daily Kos "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012
  12. Open Secrets "2010 Race: Virginia District 02," Accessed November 7, 2011
  13. GovTrack, "Scott Rigell," Accessed April 11, 2013
  14. LegiStorm, "Scott Rigell," Accessed September 13, 2012
  15. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  16. OpenSecrets.org, "Rigell (R-VA), 2011"
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott Rigell (R-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  18. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  19. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  20. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  21. Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 7, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Glenn Nye
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 2nd District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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