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{{tnr}}'''Steny Hamilton0 Hoyer''' (b. June 14, 1939) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Maryland's 5th congressional district]]. Edwards was first elected to the House in  a 1981 special election following the resignation of Rep. Glady Spellman due to incapacitating illness. Hoyer is currently serving his sixteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[Maryland's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] . <ref name="primary">[http://mdimap.us/elections/ ''Maryland State Board of Elections'' "Primary Election Results 2012" Accessed April 3, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maryland"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Steny Hamilton Hoyer''' (b. June 14, 1939) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Maryland's 5th congressional district]]. Edwards was first elected to the House in  a 1981 special election following the resignation of Rep. Glady Spellman due to incapacitating illness. Hoyer is currently serving his sixteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[Maryland's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] . <ref name="primary">[http://mdimap.us/elections/ ''Maryland State Board of Elections'' "Primary Election Results 2012" Accessed April 3, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maryland"]</ref>
 
Hoyer is set to run for re-election in [[Maryland's 4th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Maryland's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
 
Hoyer is set to run for re-election in [[Maryland's 4th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Maryland's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
 
Prior to his congressional career Hoyer served as a member of the Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Board for Higher Education.  Hoyer also serves as the minority whip for the [[113th United States Congress]] . <ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=h000874]</ref><ref>[http://hoyer.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=46]</ref>
 
Prior to his congressional career Hoyer served as a member of the Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Board for Higher Education.  Hoyer also serves as the minority whip for the [[113th United States Congress]] . <ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=h000874]</ref><ref>[http://hoyer.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=46]</ref>

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Steny Hoyer
Steny Hoyer.jpg
U.S. House, Maryland, District 5
Incumbent
In office
May 19, 1981-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 33
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGladys Spellman (D)
Leadership
House Minority Whip
2011-Present
House Majority Leader
2007-2011
House Minority Whip
2003-2007
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 19, 1981
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$18,914,150
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State Senate
1966-1979
Maryland State Board for Higher Education
1978-1981
Education
High schoolSuitland High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center
Personal
BirthdayJune 14, 1939
Place of birthNew York City, NY
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$66,002
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steny Hoyer campaign logo
Steny Hamilton Hoyer (b. June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maryland's 5th congressional district. Edwards was first elected to the House in a 1981 special election following the resignation of Rep. Glady Spellman due to incapacitating illness. Hoyer is currently serving his sixteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 . [1][2]

Hoyer is set to run for re-election in Maryland's 4th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014. Prior to his congressional career Hoyer served as a member of the Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Board for Higher Education. Hoyer also serves as the minority whip for the 113th United States Congress . [3][4]

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

Biography

Hoyer was born in 1939 in New York NY. After graduating from Suitland High School in Maryland, Hoyer went on to earn his B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1963 and 1966, respectively. Prior to his political career, Hoyer worked as an attorney.[5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Hoyer's political career[5]:

  • Maryland State Senate, 1966-1979 President, 1975-1979
  • Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 1978-1981
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District of Maryland, 1981-Present
    • House Majority Leader, 2007-2011
    • House Minority Whip, 2003-2007, 2011-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hoyer does not serve on any committees.[6]

2011-2012

Hoyer did not serve on committees, as he was the House Minority Whip.

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hoyer 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 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Campaign themes

2012

The following are issues which were highlighted on Hoyer's campaign website.[8]

  • Education

Excerpt "Congressman Hoyer also helped to enact the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which made critical investments in higher education by significantly increasing funding for Pell Grants, making loan repayment more affordable by expanding the Income Based Repayment program, and providing $2 billion to strengthen our community colleges."[9]

  • Energy

Excerpt: "He has supported legislation to improve energy efficiency to save families and businesses money, spur innovation and create good-paying jobs, lessen our reliance on foreign energy, and reduce the carbon pollution that causes global warming."[10]

  • Environment

Excerpt: "He has supported every major environmental bill since he was elected to Congress."[11]

  • Equal Pay

Excerpt: "Congressman Steny Hoyer believes in equal pay for equal work, and he's fighting to make it a reality. He helped pass legislation that requires companies to pay women the same wages for the same job as men."[12]

  • Jobs/Economy/Small Business

Excerpt: "He's taking the lead on the Make It In America agenda, a plan to create jobs by reinvigorating American manufacturing and fighting for a fair playing field for American companies that compete globally."[13]

Elections

2012

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

Hoyer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 5th District. He defeated challenger Cathy Johnson Pendleton in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[1] He defeated Anthony O'Donnell in the November general election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[14]

General election

U.S. House, Maryland District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 69.4% 238,618
     Republican Anthony O'Donnell 27.7% 95,271
     Libertarian Arvin Vohra 1.3% 4,503
     Green Bob Auerbach 1.5% 5,040
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 388
Total Votes 343,820
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Maryland, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteny Hoyer Incumbent 84.7% 36,961
Cathy Johnson Pendleton 15.3% 6,688
Total Votes 43,649

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hoyer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hoyer raised a total of $18,914,150 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[31]

Steny Hoyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $4,155,102
2010 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $4,511,873
2008 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $3,677,188
2006 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $2,354,470
2004 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $1,896,026
2002 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $1,060,007
2000 U.S. House (Maryland, District 5) Won $1,259,484
Grand Total Raised $18,914,150

2012

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

Hoyer won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hoyer's campaign committee raised a total of $4,155,103 and spent $3,838,033.[32]

2010

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

Hoyer won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hoyer's campaign committee raised a total of $4,511,873 and spent $4,687,713.[33]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hoyer is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 24, 2013.[34]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Hoyer missed 438 of 18,839 roll call votes from Jun 1981 to Mar 2013, which is 2.3% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[35]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hoyer paid his congressional staff a total of $1,113,729 in 2011. He ranked 43rd on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 53rd overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Maryland ranked 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.[36]

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, Hoyer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $30,004 and $102,000. This averages to $66,002, which is a 15.79% increase since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[37]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hoyer's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $18,005 and $96,000. That averages to $57,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[38]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Hoyer was ranked the 76th most liberal representative during 2012.[39]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Steny Hoyer was ranked the 138th most liberal representative during 2011.[40]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Steny Hoyer voted with the Democratic Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 14 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[41]

Personal

Hoyer and his wife, the late Judith Pickett Hoyer, have three children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.[42]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Maryland State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results 2012" Accessed April 3, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  3. [1]
  4. [2]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Steny Hoyer" Accessed December 1, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Steny Hoyer's Official Campaign Website
  9. Steny Hoyer's Official Campaign Website
  10. Steny Hoyer's Official Campaign Website
  11. Steny Hoyer's Official Campaign Website
  12. Steny Hoyer's Official Campaign Website
  13. Steny Hoyer's Official Campaign Website
  14. Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1982," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. Our Campaigns, "MD - District 5 - Special Election", accessed May 1, 2013
  31. Open Secrets "Steny Hoyer" Accessed May 16, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013
  33. Open Secrets "Steny Hoyer 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  34. Gov Track "Hoyer" Accessed June 24, 2013
  35. GovTrack, "Steny Hoyer," Accessed April 2013
  36. LegiStorm "Steny Hoyer"
  37. OpenSecrets.org, "Hoyer, (D-Maryland), 2011"
  38. OpenSecrets.org, "Hoyer, (D-Maryland), 2010"
  39. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  40. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  41. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  42. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed November 30, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Gladys Spellman
U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 5
1981–present
Succeeded by
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