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Steve Stivers
Steve Stivers,.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 15
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMary Jo Kilroy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$21.28 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,846,820
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Ohio State Senate
2003-2008
Finance Director, Franklin County Republican Party
Education
Bachelor'sEconomics/International Relations, Ohio State University, 1989
Master'sOhio State University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchOhio Army National Guard
Years of service1988-2008
Personal
BirthdayMarch 24, 1965
Place of birthRipley, Ohio
Net worth$1,003,019
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Stivers (b. March 24, 1965, in Ripley, Ohio) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. He represents Ohio's 15th Congressional District. Stivers was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Stivers served in the Ohio National Guard for ten years. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Stivers served in the Ohio State Senate.[1]

Stivers is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated Charles Chope in the Republican primary on May 6, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Stivers 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 Stivers's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1989: Graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1996: Graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1988-2008: Served in the Ohio Army National Guard
  • 2003-2008: Served as a member of the member of the Ohio state senate
  • 2011-Present: U.S. Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Stivers serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

  • Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[3] For more information pertaining to Stivers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[5]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[7]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[8] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[9] Stivers voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[11] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Stivers voted for HR 2775.[12]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[13]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[16]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[17]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Stivers voted for 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 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[18]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Steve Stivers' Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Stivers is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Stivers received a score of 27 percent on personal issues and 75 percent on economic issues.[19]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[20]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Unknown
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[19]

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio's 15th Congressional District elections, 2014

Stivers is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 6, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Ohio District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers Incumbent 90.1% 36,569
Charles Chope 9.9% 3,999
Total Votes 40,568
Source: Ohio Secretary of State, Official Election Results

2012

See also: Ohio's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

Stivers won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 15th District.[21] He defeated Charles Chope in the March 6 Republican primary and faced Pat Lang (D) in the general election on November 6.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will holds its majority in 2013.[22] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[22]

U.S. House, Ohio District 15 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pat Lang 38.4% 128,188
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers Incumbent 61.6% 205,274
Total Votes 333,462
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio-District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers Incumbent 89.3% 70,191
Charles Chope 10.7% 8,404
Total Votes 78,595

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Steve Stivers won election to the United States House. He defeated Mary Jo Kilroy (D), William Kammerer (L), David Ryon (Constitution) and Bill Buckel in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, Ohio District 15 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stivers 54.2% 119,471
     Democratic Mary Jo Kilroy 41.3% 91,077
     Libertarian William J. Kammerer 2.8% 6,116
     Constitution David Ryon 1.8% 3,887
     Write-in Bill Buckel 0% 45
Total Votes 220,596

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stivers is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stivers raised a total of $7,846,820 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[24]

Steve Stivers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives(Ohio District 15) Won $2,748,358
2010 U.S. House of Representatives(Ohio District 15) Won $2,736,758
2008 U.S. House of Representatives(Ohio District 15) Defeated $2,361,704
Grand Total Raised $7,846,820

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stivers’ reports.[25]

Steve Stivers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$216,862.82$340,285.00$(78,514.58)$478,633.24
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$478,633.24$438,968.59$(163,590.91)$754,010.92
October Quarterly[28]October 15, 2013$754,010.92$263,096.59$(166,919.88)$850,187.63
Year-End Quarterly[29]December 31, 2013$850,187.00$283,800.00$(119,902.00)$961,550.00
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$961,550.16$270,933.00$(131,880.74)$1,100,602.42
Running totals
$1,597,083.18$(660,808.11)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Stivers' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Stivers won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stivers's campaign committee raised a total of $2,748,358 and spent $2,541,561.[31]

Cost per vote

Stivers spent $21.28 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Stivers won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Stivers's campaign committee raised a total of $2,736,758 and spent $2,735,788.[32]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

  • The Net Worth Metric
  • The K-Street Metric (coming soon)
  • The Donation Concentration Metric (coming soon)
  • The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (coming soon)

PGI: Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org,Stivers's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $480,038 to $1,526,000. That averages to $1,003,019, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Stivers ranked as the 206th most wealthy representative in 2012.[33] Between 2009 and 2012, Stivers' net worth decreased by 18.7 percent. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[34]

Steve Stivers Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$1,233,406
2012$1,003,019
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-19%
Average annual growth:-6%[35]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[36]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Stivers is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 24, 2013.[37]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[38]

Stivers most often votes with:

Stivers least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Stivers missed 185 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013, which is 10.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[39]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Stivers paid his congressional staff a total of $893,578 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.[40]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Stivers was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Stivers's staff was given an apparent $7,291.67 in bonus money.[41]

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. Stivers ranked 200th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[42]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Stivers ranked 167th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[43]

Voting with party

2013

Stivers voted with the Republican Party 96.6% of the time, which ranked 93rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[44]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, "Steve Stivers," accessed June 24, 2013
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  19. 19.0 19.1 On The Issues, "Steve Stivers Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014
  20. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  21. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Steve Stivers," accessed March 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stivers Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stivers April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stivers July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stivers October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stivers Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 7, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Steve Stivers April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  31. Open Secrets, "Steve Stivers 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013
  32. Open Secrets, "Steve Stivers 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011
  33. Open Secrets, "Stivers (R-Ohio), 2012," accessed January 14, 2014
  34. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  35. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  36. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  37. GovTrack, "Steve Stivers," accessed June 24, 2013
  38. OpenCongress, "Steve Stivers," accessed August 8, 2013
  39. GovTrack, "Steve Stivers," accessed April 2013
  40. LegiStorm, "Steve Stivers," accessed September 25, 2012
  41. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  42. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  43. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  44. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Jo Kilroy
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 15
2011–present
Succeeded by
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