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Steve Stivers
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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
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
Net worth$515,519
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Stivers (b. March 24, 1965) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. 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]

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

Issues

Specific votes

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 one 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.[3]

Elections

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.[4] He defeated Charles Chope in the March 6 Republican primary and faced Pat Lang (D) in the November 6 general election.

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 Republicans will holds its majority in 2013.[5] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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

2012

Breakdown of the source of Stivers's 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.[8]

2010

Sessions 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.[9]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 15 Election, 2010 - Steve Stivers Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,736,758
Total Spent $2,735,788
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,680,124
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,664,282
Top contributors to Steve Stivers's campaign committee
American Electric Power$58,500
JPMorgan Chase & Co$39,650
Nationwide$32,500
Limited Brands$23,800
Huntington Bancshares$23,050
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$171,850
Health Professionals$137,250
Commercial Banks$127,250
Leadership PACs$125,810
Lawyers/Law Firms$103,120

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.[10]

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 Jan 2011 to Apr 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. [11]

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.[12]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Stivers is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Stivers's staff was given an apparent $7,291.67 in bonus money.[13]

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, Stivers's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-147,959 to $1,178,997. That averages to $515,519, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 41.22% from 2010.[14]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Stivers's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $431,038 to $1,323,000. This averages out to $877,019 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

Percentage voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Steve Stivers has voted with the Republican Party 96.6% of the time, which ranked 93rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[18]

Recent news

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Jo Kilroy
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 15
2011–present
Succeeded by
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