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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Tipton''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Colorado]]'s [[Colorado's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district]].  Tipton was first elected to the House in 2010.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Tipton''' (b. November 9, 1956 in Espanola, New Mexico) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Colorado]]'s [[Colorado's 3rd congressional district|3rd congressional district]].  Tipton was first elected to the House in 2010.  
  
 
Tipton was most recently re-elected 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 Colorado, 2012|Colorado's]] [[Colorado's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]]. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated [[Sal Pace]] (D), [[Gregory Gilman]] (L), [[Tisha Casida]] (I), [[Morgan West]] (I), and [[Jaime McMillan]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CO_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press - Unofficial election results]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
 
Tipton was most recently re-elected 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 Colorado, 2012|Colorado's]] [[Colorado's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]]. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated [[Sal Pace]] (D), [[Gregory Gilman]] (L), [[Tisha Casida]] (I), [[Morgan West]] (I), and [[Jaime McMillan]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CO_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press - Unofficial election results]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>

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Scott Tipton
Scott Tipton.JPG
U.S. House, Colorado, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Salazar (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,395,644
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State House of Representatives
2008-2010
Education
Bachelor'sFort Lewis College
Personal
BirthdayNovember 9, 1956
Place of birthEspanola, New Mexico
Net worth$6,490,536
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Tipton (b. November 9, 1956 in Espanola, New Mexico) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Tipton was first elected to the House in 2010.

Tipton was most recently re-elected in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated Sal Pace (D), Gregory Gilman (L), Tisha Casida (I), Morgan West (I), and Jaime McMillan (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Tipton began his political career with an unsuccessful run for U.S. House in 2006. He won election to the Colorado House of Representatives in the following election in 2008. After serving a term in the state house, he was successfully elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

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

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Tipton's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1978: Graduated from Fort Lewis College with B.A.
  • 2006: Unsuccessful run for U.S. House
  • 2008-2010: Colorado House of Representatives
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Colorado

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Tipton serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Small Business Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations

Colorado House

2009-2010

Tipton served on the following committees while a member of the Colorado State House:

Issues

Colorado House

Tipton's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 09-1144 - Mandatory Minimum Child Sex Offense
  • HB 09-1146 - Proof Of Citizenship To Register To Vote
  • HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.===

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Tipton's 3rd District became much more competitive. Under the old map the district had a slight Republican edge.[6]

Campaign themes

2012

Tipton's campaign website listed the following issues:[7]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "With unemployment in the 3rd Congressional district still near 10 percent my number one priority in Congress is to help get Coloradans back to work."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "As a gun owner and a lifelong member of the NRA, I am committed to ensuring that neither the federal nor state government infringe on the right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms."
  • Water
Excerpt: "We need to protect the 3rd Congressional District’s water from downstream threats, and from instate water grabs. We must also increase our storage capacity by upgrading current structures; some are almost 60 years old. "
  • Tax Policy
Excerpt: "We must not burden the entrepreneurs and job creators with an excessive tax system. In Congress I introduced legislation to lower the corporate, capital gains, and dividends tax rates to help businesses stay competitive in the global market and bring jobs back to Colorado."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "I am firmly opposed to privatizing Social Security."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Tipton 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.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Colorado's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Tipton won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 3rd District. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary. He then defeated Sal Pace (D), Gregory Gilman (L), Tisha Casida (I), Morgan West (I), and Jaime McMillan (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10][11]

U.S. House, Colorado District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sal Pace 41.1% 142,619
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Tipton Incumbent 53.4% 185,291
     Libertarian Gregory Gilman 2.4% 8,212
     Independent Tisha Casida 3.2% 11,125
Total Votes 347,247
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


2008

On November 4, 2008, Tipton won election to the 58th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, defeating opponent Noelle Hagan (D).[13]

Tipton raised $97,877 for his campaign, while Hagan raised $54,271.[14]

Colorado State House, District 58 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Tipton (R) 22,623
Noelle Hagan (D) 15,847

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tipton is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tipton raised a total of $4,395,644 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[15]

Scott Tipton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 3) Won $2,342,228
2010 US House (Colorado, District 3) Won $1,232,113
2006 US House (Colorado, District 3) Won $821,303
Grand Total Raised $4,395,644

2012

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

Tipton won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Tipton's campaign committee raised a total of $2,342,228 and spent $2,225,170.[16]

2010

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

Tipton won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Tipton's campaign committee raised a total of $1,232,113 and spent $1,207,832.[17]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

2008

Below are Tipton's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[18]

Contributor 2008 total
Montrose County Republican Central Cmte $2,000
Copic Insurance $1,000
CO Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Montezuma County Republican Central Cmte $750
Scott Tipton $598

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Tipton is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Tipton paid his congressional staff a total of $955,307 in 2011. He ranked 35th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 207th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Tipton was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Tipton's staff was given an apparent $3,932.75 in bonus money.[21]

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, Tipton's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,916,072 and $10,065,000. That averages to $6,490,536, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 0.25% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Tipton's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,918,074 and $10,095,000. That averages to $6,506,537, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

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. Tipton ranked 139th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Tipton ranked 50th in the conservative rankings.[25]

Voting with party

2013

Scott Tipton voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 50th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[26]

Personal

Tipton and his wife, Jean, have two children.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
  2. Associated Press - Unofficial election results
  3. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Scott Tipton," Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Denver Post, "Dems' victory in redistricting battle means more competitive congressional races in Colorado," December 6, 2011
  7. Campaign website, Issues
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
  10. Associated Press - Unofficial election results
  11. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. 2008 general election results, Colorado
  14. Colorado House spending, 2008
  15. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Scott Tipton," Accessed March 22, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Scott Tipton 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Scott Tipton 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  18. Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
  19. Gov Track "Scott Tipton," Accessed June 7 2013
  20. LegiStorm "Scott Tipton"
  21. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Tipton, (R-Colorado), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Tipton, (R-Colorado), 2010"
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Salazar
U.S. House - Colorado District 3
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado House District 58
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Don Coram