Steve Austria

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Steve Austria
U.S. House, Ohio, District 7
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2009-2013
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
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) was 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]

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  • 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:

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
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$36,350
Misc Defense$29,450


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 ranked 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 - 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 was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[6]

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Steve Austria has 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
Bob Gibbs (R)