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Theodore E. Deutch
Theodore E. Deutch.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 21
Incumbent
In office
April 15, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMario Diaz-Balart (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,266,784
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate
2007-2010
Education
High schoolLiberty High School (1984)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.University of Michigan Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$757,010
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Theodore E. "Ted" Deutch (b. May 7, 1966) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Deutch was elected by voters from Florida's 21st congressional district.

Deutch ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 19th District. Deutch sought re-election on the Democratic ticket.[1] Deutch ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[3]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Deutch is a "centrist Democratic follower".[4]

Biography

Deutch was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Liberty High School in 1984, Ted went on to study at the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. [5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Deutch serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Deutch's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Social Security
Excerpt: "Retirees in South Florida and across America can count on Congressman Ted Deutch to protect Social Security. Ted is the author of the Preserving our Promise to Seniors Act, the most widely supported proposal in the Democratic Caucus to close Social Security's long-range shortfall. Rather than scrap the entire cap on contributions to Social Security immediately, the bill's responsible approach slowly phases out the cap on income subject to payroll taxes over a period of seven years."
  • Health Care and Medicare
Excerpt: "Congressman Ted Deutch believes that implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the most important step we must take to expanding health care coverage in America. Ted understands that helping the 50 million Americans without health insurance access affordable coverage is an economic imperative."
  • Energy and Environment
Excerpt: "South Florida is blessed with a unique and beautiful natural environment, including our beaches and the national treasure of the Everglades, which are vital to our ecosystem and to the tourism that is essential to our local economy. For these reasons, proper environmental stewardship should be considered in every policy decision that our government makes."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Deutch 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 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 19th congressional district elections, 2012

Deutch was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 21st District. Deutch was seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[10] The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Deutch ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[11]

U.S. House, Florida District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore E. Deutch Incumbent 77.8% 221,263
     Independent Cesear Henao 8.9% 25,361
     Independent W. Michael Trout 13.3% 37,776
Total Votes 284,400
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On April 13, 2010, Deutch won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Joe Budd (R) and Stan Smilan (I) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 19th Congressional District Special Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheodore E. Deutch 62.6% 132,098
     Republican Joe Budd 37.3% 78,783
     Independent Stan Smilan 0.1% 228
Total Votes 211,109

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Deutch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Deutch raised a total of $3,266,784 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[13]

Ted Deutch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 21) Won $1,264,158
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 19) Won $2,002,626
Grand Total Raised $3,266,784

2012

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

Deutch won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Deutch's campaign committee raised a total of $1,264,158 and spent $921,298.[14]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Deutch's campaign funds before the 20010 election.

Deutch won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Deutch's campaign committee raised a total of $2,002,626 and spent $1,874,220 .[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 19th Congressional District, 2010 - Ted Deutch Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,002,626
Total Spent $1,874,220
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $85,761
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $85,861
Top contributors to Ted Deutch's campaign committee
Flo-Sun Inc$38,400
GL Homes of Florida$21,600
Boca Home Care$20,800
American Assn for Justice$20,000
Lipman Law Firm$19,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$263,921
Pro-Israel$164,931
Real Estate$153,680
Retired$122,688
Securities & Investment$90,850

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Deutch missed 112 of 2,155 roll call votes from Apr 2010 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 5.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[16]

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Deutch paid his congressional staff a total of $1,124,876 in 2011. He ranks 153rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 47th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[17]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Deutch is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Deutch's staff was given an apparent $77,001.84 in bonus money.[18]

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, Deutch's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $379,020 and $1,135,000. That averages to $757,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 19.21% from 2010.[19]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Deutch's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $345,015 and $925,000. That averages to $635,007.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[20]

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. Deutch ranked 50th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[21]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Deutch ranked 102nd in the liberal rankings.[22]

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, Theodore E. Deutch has voted with the Democratic Party 95 of the time, which ranked 19 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[23]

Personal

Deutch and his wife of 19 years, Jill, moved to South Florida in 1997. They live in West Boca Raton with their 14-year old twin daughters, Gabrielle and Serena, and their 11-year old son, Cole.[5]

External links


References

  1. Examiner.com "Will Ted Deutch have courage in 2012 to tell voters where he stands?" Accessed December 3, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  3. [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
  4. Gov Track "Deutch" Accessed May 25, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Congressman Ted Deutch "Biography" Accessed October 20, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Office of Congressman Ted Deutch "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 20, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Examiner.com "Will Ted Deutch have courage in 2012 to tell voters where he stands?" Accessed December 3, 2011
  11. [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of April, 10 2010"
  13. Open Secrets "Theodore E. Deutch" Accessed April 4, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Ted Deutch 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Theodore Deutch 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  16. GovTrack, "Theodore Deutch," Accessed March 29, 2013
  17. LegiStorm "Ted Deutch"
  18. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Deutch (D-Fla), 2011"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Deutch, (D-Florida), 2010"
  21. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  22. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 21
2013-present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Robert Wexler
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 19
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Trey Radel (R)