Steve Stockman

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Steve Stockman
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U.S. House, Texas, District 36
Assumes office
January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Date of birthNovember 14, 1956
Place of birthBloomfield Hills, Michigan
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.


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]


  • 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


Stockman serves on the following committees:[5]


Campaign themes


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"



See also: Texas' 36th congressional district elections, 2014

Stockman is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


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


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


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stockman's reports.[12]

Steve Stockman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$3,679.65$59,320.05$(50,251.02)$12,748.68
July Quarterly[14]July 14, 2013$12,748.68$83,310.76$(72,671.45)$23,387.99
Running totals


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.[15] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[16]

Cost per vote

Stockman spent $2.19 per vote received in 2012.


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.[17]

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[18]

Stockman most often votes with:

Stockman least often votes with:

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.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011 does not have financial information for Stockman in the year 2011.[20]

Voting with party


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.[21]


Stockman is married.[22]

Recent news

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External links

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  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
  3. The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 National Journal "Texas, 36th House District: Steve Stockman (R)," November 7, 2012
  5., House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  6. Campaign website, Issues
  7. Republican candidate list
  8. Unofficial Republican primary results
  9. Associated Press primary runoff results
  10. Texas Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report-2012 Republican Party Primary Runoff," accessed August 30, 2012
  11. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Steve Stockman," Accessed March 25, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Steve Stockman Summary Report," Accessed July 24, 2013
  13. 'Federal Election Commission "Steve Stockman April Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  14. 'Federal Election Commission "Steve Stockman July Quarterly," Accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Steve Stockman 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013
  16. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  17. Gov Track "Steve Stockman," Accessed June 4, 2013
  18. OpenCongress, "Steve Stockman," Accessed August 2, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Steve Stockman," Accessed April 2, 2013
  20. "Steve Stockman (R-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
  21. Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart biography
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