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Rooney was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, [[Florida]] and graduated from the Benjamin High School in North Palm Beach, [[Florida]]. Following high school, Tom went on to play college football at Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College.<ref name="biography"/> Rooney attended the University of [[Florida]] where he received his M.A. in Political Science. After that, he went to the University of Miami School of Law where he received his J.D.. He became a member of The Florida Bar Association in 1999.<ref name="biography"> [http://rooney.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3081&Itemid=37 ''Congressman Thomas J. Rooney'' "About Tom" Accessed October 19, 2011] </ref>
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Rooney was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, [[Florida]] and graduated from the Benjamin High School in North Palm Beach, [[Florida]]. Following high school, Tom went on to play college football at Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College.<ref name="biography"/> Rooney attended the University of [[Florida]] where he received his M.A. in Political Science. After that, he went to the University of Miami School of Law where he received his J.D. He became a member of The Florida Bar Association in 1999.<ref name="biography"> [http://rooney.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3081&Itemid=37 ''Congressman Thomas J. Rooney'' "About Tom" Accessed October 19, 2011] </ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==

Revision as of 10:49, 11 September 2013

Thomas J. Rooney
Thomas J. Rooney.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 17
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorFrederica Wilson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,138,571
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolBenjamin High School
Bachelor'sSyracuse University, Washington & Jefferson College
Master'sUniversity of Florida
J.D.University of Miami School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service2000-2004
CitationsArmy Commendation Medal (2)
Service branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service2004-Present
Personal
BirthdayNovember 21, 1970
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$3,466,006
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas J. "Tom" Rooney (b. November 21, 1970, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rooney was elected by voters from Florida's 17th congressional district.

Due to redistricting, Rooney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 17th District.[1][2][3]

Rooney was first elected to the U.S. House in 2008 in District 16.[4]

He 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.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Rooney is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Rooney was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and graduated from the Benjamin High School in North Palm Beach, Florida. Following high school, Tom went on to play college football at Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College.[4] Rooney attended the University of Florida where he received his M.A. in Political Science. After that, he went to the University of Miami School of Law where he received his J.D. He became a member of The Florida Bar Association in 1999.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rooney serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Thomas Rooney endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Rooney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Rooney voted against 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 17th congressional district elections, 2014

Rooney 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.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 17th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Rooney was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 17th District. Rooney was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Rooney defeated Joe Arnold in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[2] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[11]

U.S. House, Florida District 17 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas J. Rooney Incumbent 58.6% 165,488
     Democratic William Bronson 41.4% 116,766
     Independent Tom Baumann 0% 12
Total Votes 282,266
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rooney Incumbent 73.2% 37,859
Joe Arnold 26.8% 13,855
Total Votes 51,714

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rooney is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Rooney raised a total of $4,138,571 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[14]

Thomas Rooney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 17) Won $1,096,521
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 16) Won $1,426,151
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 16) Won $1,615,899
Grand Total Raised $4,138,571

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rooney's reports.[15]

Thomas Rooney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]4/15/2013$436,770.47$60,392.16$(45,606.42)$451,556.21
July Quarterly[17]7/15/2013$451,556.21$71,734.02$(84,217.00)$439,073.23
Running totals
$132,126.18$(129,823.42)

2012

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

Rooney won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rooney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,096,522 and spent $1,092,225.[18] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[19]

Cost per vote

Rooney spent $6.60 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Rooney won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Rooney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,426,151 and spent $993,128.[20]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 16th Congressional District, 2010 - Thomas Rooney Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,426,151
Total Spent $993,128
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $50,300
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $33,063
Top contributors to Thomas Rooney's campaign committee
NextEra Energy$32,450
Pittsburgh Steelers$19,700
Florida Turbine Technologies$19,600
Publix Super Markets$19,600
Flo-Sun Inc$15,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$64,750
Leadership PACs$64,500
Crop Production & Basic Processing$62,200
Real Estate$57,650
Securities & Investment$48,497

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rooney is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 12, 2013.[21]

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.[22]

Rooney most often votes with:

Rooney least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Rooney missed 37 of 3,350 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[23]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rooney paid his congressional staff a total of $940,167 in 2011. He ranks 147th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 191st overall of the lowest 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.[24]

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, Rooney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,084,015 and $5,847,998. That averages to $3,466,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 8.40% from 2010.[25]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rooney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,365,008 and $6,202,999. That averages to $3,784,003.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[26]

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. Rooney ranked 55th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[27]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rooney ranked 21st in the conservative rankings.[28]

Voting with party

2013

Thomas J. Rooney voted with the Republican Party 94% of the time, which ranked 178th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[29]

Personal

Rooney and his wife Tara reside in Tequesta, Florida, and with their three young sons: Tommy Jr., Sean, and Seamus. [4]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. The Miami Herald "High-placed source: Allen West considering primary bid v. Tom Rooney" 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Congressman Thomas J. Rooney "About Tom" Accessed October 19, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Congressman Thomas J. Rooney "Committee Assignments" Accessed October 19, 2011
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  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 November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Thomas J. Rooney" Accessed April 4, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "Thomas J. Rooney 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 22, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Thomas Rooney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  19. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Thomas Rooney 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  21. Gov Track "Rooney" Accessed June 12, 2013
  22. OpenCongress, "Rep. Thomas J. Rooney," Accessed July 31, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Thomas Rooney," Accessed March 29, 2013
  24. LegiStorm "Thomas Rooney"
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Rooney (R-Fla), 2011"
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Rooney, (R-Florida), 2010"
  27. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  28. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  29. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Frederica S. Wilson (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 17
2013-present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Tim Mahoney
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 16
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Vern Buchanan (R)