Tom McClintock

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Tom McClintock
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U.S. House, California, District 4
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Doolittle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,735,219
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1982-1992, 1996-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California-Los Angeles, 1978
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1956
Place of birthWhite Plains, NY
Net worth-$30,498
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Tom McClintock (b. July 10, 1956 in White Plains, New York) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 4th congressional district. McClintock was first elected to the House in 2008.

McClintock most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 4th District. He defeated Jack Uppal in the general election.[1]

McClintock began his political career in the California State Assembly, serving from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000. He then served in the California State Senate from 2000 until his election to the U.S. House in 2008.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McClintock 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.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of McClintock's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1988: Graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with B.A.
  • 1982-1992, 1996-2000: California State Assembly
  • 2000-2008: California State Senate
  • 1992: Unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House
  • 2003: Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of California
  • 2009-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McClintock serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McClintock 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 one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[4]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, McClintock is one of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

McClintock won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 4th District as a Republican.[1] He and Jack Uppal (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary. McClintock then defeated Uppal in the November 6, 2012 general election.[6][7]

U.S. House, California District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom McClintock Incumbent 61.1% 197,803
     Democratic Jack Uppal 38.9% 125,885
Total Votes 323,688
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McClintock is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, McClintock raised a total of $6,735,219 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[10]

Tom McClintock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 4) Won $1,191,742
2010 US House (California, District 4) Won $1,871,624
2008 US House (California, District 4) Won $3,671,853
Grand Total Raised $6,735,219

2012

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

McClintock won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McClintock's campaign committee raised a total of $1,191,742 and spent $1,125,498.[11]

2010

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

McClintock won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, McClintock's campaign committee raised a total of $1,871,624 and spent $1,703,385.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 4, 2010 - Tom McClintock Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,871,624
Total Spent $1,703,385
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $32,176
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $24,672
Top contributors to Tom McClintock's campaign committee
Technical Maintenance Support Inc$14,400
AT&T Inc$12,500
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$10,000
Honeywell International$10,000
Belkin International$9,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$141,587
Republican/Conservative$68,012
Real Estate$44,950
Casinos/Gambling$34,600
Insurance$25,300

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McClintock is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McClintock missed 11 of 3,350 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[14]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McClintock paid his congressional staff a total of $1,028,063 in 2011. He ranked 211th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 133rd overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[15]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, McClintock was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. McClintock's staff was given an apparent $500.00 in bonus money.[16]

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, McClintock's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$96,995 and $35,999. That averages to -$30,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 147.28% from 2010.[17]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, McClintock's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $19,005 and $110,000. That averages to $64,502.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[18]

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. McClintock ranked 206th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[19]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. McClintock ranked 192nd in the conservative rankings.[20]

Voting with party

2013

Tom McClintock voted with the Republican Party 90.5% of the time, which ranked 220th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[21]

Personal

McClintock and his wife, Lori, have two children.

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Tom McClintock," Accessed November 2, 2011
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
  6. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  7. Unofficial election results
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Tom McClintock," Accessed March 22, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Tom McClintock 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Tom McClintock 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
  13. Gov Track "Tom McClintock," Accessed June 7 2013
  14. GovTrack, "Tom McClintock," Accessed April 2, 2013
  15. LegiStorm "Tom McClintock"
  16. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "McClintock, (R-California), 2011"
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "McClintock, (R-California), 2010"
  19. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Doolittle
U.S. House - California District 4
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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