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===Political positions===

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Steve Austria
U.S. House, Ohio, District 7
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Ohio State Senate
Representative, Ohio State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sMarquette University
BirthdayOctober 12, 1958
Place of birthCincinnati, OH
Office website
Steve Austria (b. October 12, 1958) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. Austria was first elected in 2008.

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


  • 1982: Graduated from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • 1999-2000: Served as a member of Ohio state house of representatives
  • 2001-2008: Served as a member of Ohio state senate
  • 2009-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House




On December 30, 2011, Austria announced his decision to not run for re-election in 2012, due to his district being re-drawn. Ohio's redistricting plan would have pitted Austria against five-term Republican incumbent Mike Turner in a primary battle.[2]


On November 2, 2010, Austria won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bill Conner, John D. Anderson, and David W. Easton in the general election.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 7 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Austria Incumbent 62.2% 135,721
     Democrat Bill Conner 32.2% 70,400
     Libertarian John D. Anderson 4.3% 9,381
     Constitution David W. Easton 1.3% 2,811
Total Votes 218,313

Campaign donors


Austria won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Austria's campaign committee raised a total of $785,806 and spent $616,313.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Austria paid his congressional staff a total of $963,921 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranks 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[5]

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, Austria's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $107,008 to $355,000. This averages out to $231,004 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[6]

Percentage voting with party

Steve Austria voted with the Republican Party 94.2% of the time, which ranked 59 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Hobson
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 7
Succeeded by