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Steve Womack
Steve Womack.jpg
U.S. House, Arkansas, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Boozman (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,650,682
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Rogers
1998-2010
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas Technical University, 1979
Military service
Service/branchArkansas Army National Guard
Years of service1979-2009
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1957
Place of birthRussellville, AR
Net worth$97,003
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Womack (b. February 18, 1957 in Russellville, Arkansas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arkansas's 3rd congressional district. Womack was first elected to the House in 2010.

Womack won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Rebekah Kennedy and David Pangrac in the November 6 general election.[1]

Womack began his political career by serving on the Rogers, Arkansas, city council from 1997 to 1998. He then served as Mayor of Rogers from 1999 until his election to the U.S. House in 2010.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Womack 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 Womack's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1979: Graduated from Arkansas Tech University with B.A.
  • 1979-2009: Arkansas Army National Guard
  • 1997-1998: Rogers, Arkansas, city council
  • 1999-2010: Mayor of Rogers, Arkansas
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Arkansas

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Womack serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Educations
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Defense

2011-2012

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Womack's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "We must have a balanced budget to restore our country's fiscal discipline. To achieve this, our government must be willing to reduce spending and produce real and sustainable entitlement reform."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "As the Vice-Chairman of the Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee, I believe that domestic energy production is essential to the growth of our economy and the security of our nation. Both finite and renewable sources must be explored and developed to diversify our energy base and lower our reliance on a single source."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "For too long, too many Arkansas have been out of work. I believe it is important for the federal government to create a stable economic environment that will encourage businesses to expand hire."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "As a 30-year veteran of the United States Army National Guard, it is my firm belief that we owe no greater debt than that owed to our veterans, especially those who became disabled in service to our country."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steve Womack endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Womack 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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Womack 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 May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Arkansas' 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Womack won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arkansas' 3rd District. He was unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Rebekah Kennedy and David Pangrac in the November 6 general election.[7]

U.S. House, Arkansas District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Womack Incumbent 75.9% 186,467
     Green Rebekah Kennedy 16% 39,318
     Libertarian David Pangrac 8.1% 19,875
Total Votes 245,660
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Womack is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Womack raised a total of $1,650,682 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[9]

Steve Womack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $932,788
2010 US House (Arkansas, District 3) Won $717,894
Grand Total Raised $1,650,682

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Womack's reports.[10]

Steve Womack (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$407,109.23$105,470.00$(27,091.29)$485,487.94
July Quarterly[12]July 13, 2013$485,487.94$123,426.67$(29,943.77)$578,970.84
Running totals
$228,896.67$(57,035.06)

2012

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

Womack won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Womack's campaign committee raised a total of $932,788 and spent $602,443.[13] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[14]

Cost per vote

Womack spent $3.23 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Womack's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Womack won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Womack's campaign committee raised a total of $717,894 and spent $641,115.[15]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Womack is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 2013.[16]

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.[17]

Womack most often votes with:

Womack least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Womack missed 0 of 1,695 roll call votes from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Womack paid his congressional staff a total of $896,990 in 2011. He ranked 117th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 143rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Arkansas ranked 38th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

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, Womack's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$115,993 and $309,999. That averages to $97,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 63.19% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Womack's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $122,009 and $405,000. That averages to $263,504.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[21]

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. Womack ranked 150th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[22]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Womack ranked 87th in the conservative rankings.[23]

Voting with party

2013

Steve Womack voted with the Republican Party 97.6% of the time, which ranked 74th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[24]

Personal

Womack and his wife, Terri, have three children.

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Steve Womack," Accessed November 1, 2011
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. Campaign website, Issues
  5. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack," January 19, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Steve Womack," Accessed March 22, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission "Steve Womack Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  11. 'Federal Election Commission "Steve Womack April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  12. 'Federal Election Commission "Steve Womack July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Steve Womack 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  14. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Steve Womack 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Steve Womack," Accessed June 7 2013
  17. OpenCongress, "Steve Womack," Accessed July 30, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Steve Womack," Accessed April 2, 2013
  19. LegiStorm "Steve Womack"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Womack, (R-Arkansas), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Womack, (R-Arkansas), 2010"
  22. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Boozman
U.S. House - Arkansas District 3
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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