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{{tnr}}'''Steve Stockman''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 36th congressional district elections, 2012|the 36th Congressional District]] of [[Texas]].  He was first elected on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Max Martin]] (D) and [[Michael Cole]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Steve Stockman''' (b. November 14, 1956 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Texas' 36th congressional district elections, 2012|the 36th Congressional District]] of [[Texas]].  He was first elected on November 6, 2012. He defeated [[Max Martin]] (D) and [[Michael Cole]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
  
 
Stockman is one of nine individuals-seven Democrats and two Republicans-elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/us/politics/election-brings-seasoned-politicians-to-congress.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp& ''The New York Times,'' "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-18/politics/35503822_1_house-democrats-nolan-first-congress ''The Washington Post,'' "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012]</ref> Stockman previously served from 1994 to 1996.
 
Stockman is one of nine individuals-seven Democrats and two Republicans-elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/us/politics/election-brings-seasoned-politicians-to-congress.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp& ''The New York Times,'' "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-18/politics/35503822_1_house-democrats-nolan-first-congress ''The Washington Post,'' "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012]</ref> Stockman previously served from 1994 to 1996.

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Steve Stockman
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U.S. House, Texas, District 36
Incumbent
Assumes office
January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$365,285
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House
1994-1996
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Personal
BirthdayNovember 14, 1956
Place of birthBloomfield Hills, Michigan
ProfessionAccountant
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Stockman (b. November 14, 1956 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 36th Congressional District of Texas. He was first elected on November 6, 2012. He defeated Max Martin (D) and Michael Cole (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Stockman is one of nine individuals-seven Democrats and two Republicans-elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience.[2][3] Stockman previously served from 1994 to 1996.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Stockman is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Stockman grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He moved down to Texas during the 1980s when the job market was picking up in Texas. He got his bachelor's degree at the age of 34.[4]

Career

  • 1990-1994: Accountant[4]
  • 1994-1996: U.S. House of Representatives[4]
  • 2005-2007: Director, campus leadership program, Leadership Institute[4]
  • 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives from Texas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Stockman serves on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Stockman's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • Securing Our Borders
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a constitutional amendment to prevent citizenship and benefits to anchor babies of illegal aliens"
  • Protecting Our Gun Rights
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored a bill eliminating background checks, waiting periods, and registration for firearms"
  • Protecting The Inalienable Right To Life
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the ban on Partial Birth Abortions"
  • Protecting Our Families
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored “Megan’s Law,” requiring parents to be notified if a sex offender moves into your community"
  • Protecting Our Faith
Excerpt: "Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act to stop federal recognition of homosexual marriage"

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 36th congressional district elections, 2012

Stockman won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 36th District. He and Stephen Takach defeated Jerry Doyle, Jim Engstrand, Ky D. Griffin, Mike Jackson, Chuck Meyer, Kim Morrell, Lois Dickson Myers, Keith Casey, Daniel Whitton, and Tim Wintill in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. Stockman went on to defeat Takach in the July 31 runoff. He then defeated Max Martin (D) and Michael Cole (L) in the general election on November 6.[7][8][9]

U.S. House, Texas District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 70.7% 165,405
     Democratic Max Martin 26.6% 62,143
     Libertarian Michael K. Cole 2.7% 6,284
Total Votes 233,832
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Texas District 36 Runoff Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 55.3% 21,472
Stephen Takach 44.7% 17,378
Total Votes 38,850

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U.S. House, Texas District 36 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Takach Incumbent 22.4% 12,208
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stockman 21.8% 11,858
Mike Jackson 19.8% 10,786
Jim Engstrand 9.4% 5,114
Ky D. Griffin 7.4% 4,025
Charles Meyer 4% 2,156
Kim Morrell 3.5% 1,930
Lois Dickson Myers 2.9% 1,558
Jerry Doyle 2.7% 1,479
Keith Casey 2.3% 1,225
Daniel Whitton 2% 1,110
Tim Wintill 1.8% 984
Total Votes 54,433

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stockman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Stockman raised a total of $365,285 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[11]

Steve Stockman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 36) Won $365,285
Grand Total Raised $365,285

2012

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

Stockman won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stockman's campaign committee raised a total of $365,285 and spent $361,604.[12]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Stockman is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Stockman missed 78 of 1,429 roll call votes from January 1995 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

OpenSecrets.org does not have financial information for Stockman in the year 2011.[15]

Voting with party

2013

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Stockman has voted with the Republican Party 91.1% of the time. This ranked 220th among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[16]

Personal

Stockman is married.[17]

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