|U.S. House, Ohio, District 7|
|January 3, 2009-2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Senator, Ohio State Senate|
|Representative, Ohio State House of Representatives|
|Birthday||October 12, 1958|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, OH|
- 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
Austria 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.
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.
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.
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 by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Steve Austria's campaign committee|
|American Electric Power||$20,450|
|Sugar Creek Packing||$10,800|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$36,350|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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 was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.
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.
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- Gov Track "Austria" Accessed May 25, 2012
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- New York Times Republican abandons bid for re-election December 31, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Steve Austria 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Steve C. Austria," Accessed September 25, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Steve C. Austria (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 7
| Succeeded by|
Bob Gibbs (R)