Steve Austria

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Steve Austria
Steven-Austria.jpeg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
2001-2008
Representative, Ohio State House of Representatives
1998-2000
Education
Bachelor'sMarquette University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 12, 1958
Place of birthCincinnati, OH
ReligionCatholic
Websites
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]

Career

  • 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

2011-2012

Elections

2012

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]

2010

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

2010

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:

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 7 Election, 2010 - Steve Austria Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $785,806
Total Spent $616,313
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Steve Austria's campaign committee
Greentree Group$20,700
American Electric Power$20,450
Peerless Technologies$10,974
Sugar Creek Packing$10,800
Limited Brands$10,550
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Electric Utilities$39,200
Health Professionals$36,600
Computers/Internet$36,474
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$36,350
Misc Defense$29,450

Analysis

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]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Hobson
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 7
2009–present
Succeeded by
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