Steven LaTourette

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Steven C. LaTourette
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U.S. House, Ohio, District 14
Incumbent
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 6, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHistory, University of Michigan, 1976
J.D.Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1980
Personal
BirthdayJuly 22, 1954
Place of birthCleveland, OH
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
Steven C. LaTourette (b. July 22, 1954) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Ohio. LaTourette was first elected in 1994.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, LaTourette is a "centrist Republican".[1]

Career

  • 1976: Graduated from University of Michigan
  • 1979: Graduated from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1980-1983: Worked in the public defender’s office, Lake County, Ohio
  • 1989-1995: Served as prosecuting attorney of Lake County, Ohio
  • 1995-Present: U.S Representative from Ohio

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

  • Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Steven C. LaTourette has voted with the Republican Party 84.2% of the time, which ranked 231 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

LaTourette is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent Ohio's 14th District. He was the only Republican in the March 6, 2012 primary.

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.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3]

2010

On November 2, 2010, LaTourette won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bill O’Neill and John M. Jelenic in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 14 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven C. LaTourette Incumbent 64.9% 149,878
     Democrat Bill O’Neill 31.4% 72,604
     Libertarian John M. Jelenic 3.6% 8,383
Total Votes 230,865

Campaign donors

2010

LaTourette won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, LaTourette's campaign committee raised a total of $1,290,686 and spent $1,217,066.[5]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 14 Election, 2010 - Steven LaTourette Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,290,686
Total Spent $1,217,066
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $137,671
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $143,126
Top contributors to Steven LaTourette's campaign committee
Forest City Enterprises$55,300
CentiMark Corp$26,400
Gross Builders$21,200
FirstEnergy Corp$14,800
Painters & Allied Trades Union$10,700
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Transportation Unions$75,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$68,545
Building Trade Unions$59,200
Special Trade Contractors$52,650
Real Estate$52,525

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Fingerhut
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 19
1995–2003
Succeeded by
District eliminated after 2000 census
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas C. Sawyer
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio District 14
2003–present
Succeeded by
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