Steve Chabot

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 11:22, 20 June 2013 by Mbusse (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Steve Chabot
Steve Chabot.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 1
Incumbent
In office
1995-2009, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)14
PartyRepublican
PredecessorSteve Driehaus (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,524,637
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Hamilton County Commission
1990-1994
Council Member, Cincinnati City Council
1985-1990
Congressional Representative, 56th Session, United Nations General Assembly
Education
Bachelor'sHistory, College of William and Mary, 1975
J.D.Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 22, 1953
Place of birthCincinnati, OH
Net worth$792,015
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Chabot (b. January 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 1st congressional district. Chabot was first elected in 1994. He won re-election in 2012.

Chabot lost the 2008 election to the U.S. House, but was elected again in 2010.[1]

Chabot was one of the managers appointed by the U.S. House to conduct impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Chabot is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bonner's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1975: Graduated from College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1978: Graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Ky.
  • 1975-1976: Worked as a teacher
  • 1985-1990: Served as member of Cincinnati, Ohio, city council
  • 1990-1994: Served as commissioner, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • 1995-2009: Served as a U.S Representative from Ohio
  • 1998: Appointed by U.S. House as one of the managers to conduct impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Chabot serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
  • Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution
  • Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Chabot's website, his campaign themes included:

  • The Economy; "...must end the uncertainty small businesses face and start pushing common-sense policies to spur innovation, development and job creation."
  • Health Care; "I support repealing the massive healthcare power-grab by the federal government and replacing it with measures that would ensure that American families have access to affordable and quality care..."
  • Social Security; "...I co-sponsored the "Social Security Preservation Act" which would have required that every penny taken out of a person's paycheck for Social Security, could only be used for Social Security, and nothing else."[3]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Chabot 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.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Chabot won re-election.[5] Chabot was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 1st District. He had sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[6] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[6]

U.S. House, Ohio District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jeff Sinnard 37.6% 131,490
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Chabot Incumbent 57.7% 201,907
     Libertarian Jim Berns 2.8% 9,674
     Green Rich Stevenson 1.9% 6,645
Total Votes 349,716
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chabot is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Chabot raised a total of $10,524,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[16]

Steve Chabot's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $1,068,815
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $2,040,665
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Defeated $2,349,745
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $2,669,976
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $610,087
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $702,171
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 1) Won $1,083,178
Grand Total Raised $10,524,637

Breakdown by Year

2012

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

Chabot won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Chabot's campaign committee raised a total of $1,068,816 and spent $737,764.[17]

2010

Chabot won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Chabot's campaign committee raised a total of $2,040,665 and spent $2,039,474.[18]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 1 Election, 2010 - Steve Chabot Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,040,665
Total Spent $2,039,474
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,930,201
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,971,653
Top contributors to Steve Chabot's campaign committee
JTM Provisions$22,400
United Dairy Farmers$20,000
American Financial Group$18,950
Cintas Corp$16,800
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$14,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$172,165
Retired$93,342
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$79,000
Candidate Committees$77,900
Insurance$77,378

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Chabot is a "moderate Republican follower," as of June 20, 2013[19]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Chabot missed 74 of 10,762 roll call votes from Jan 1995 to Apr 2013, which is 0.7% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Chabot paid his congressional staff a total of $828,655 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.[21]

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, Chabot's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $374,031 to $1,210,000. That averages to $792,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 23.08% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Chabot's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $282,030 to $1,005,000. This averages out to $643,515 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Chabot tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 15th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Chabot was tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 21st in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Steve Chabot voted with the Republican Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 71st among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[26]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Steve + Chabot + ohio + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Biographical Directory of the U.S. House "Steve Chabot," Accessed June 20, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Chabot for Congress, "Issues" Accessed August 29, 2012
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. Politico "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Steve Chabot" Accessed March 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Steve Chabot 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Steve Chabot 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Steve Chabot," Accessed June 20, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Steve Chabot" Accessed April 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Steve Chabot," Accessed September 25, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org "Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Driehaus
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
-