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Jones won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]]. Jones defeated [[Frank Palombo]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc"/> He defeated [[Erik Anderson (North Carolina)|Erik Anderson]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
 
Jones won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina's]] [[North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|3rd District]]. Jones defeated [[Frank Palombo]] in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.<ref name="nc"/> He defeated [[Erik Anderson (North Carolina)|Erik Anderson]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  
According to a March 30, 2012, article from ''The Washington Post'', that notes the top 10 incumbents who could lose their primaries, Jones was the 10th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.<ref name="post">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-next-jean-schmidt-the-top-10-house-incumbents-who-could-lose-their-primaries/2012/03/30/gIQA5dOalS_blog.html ''The Washingotn Post'' "The next Jean Schmidt? The top 10 House incumbents who could lose their primaries" Accessed April 1, 2012]</ref> The article notes Jones'  record of voting against his party on major issues and competition in the primary from challenger former New Bern Police Chief [[Frank Palombo]].<ref name="post"/>
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According to a March 30, 2012, article from ''The Washington Post'', that notes the top 10 incumbents who could lose their primaries, Jones was the 10th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.<ref name="post">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-next-jean-schmidt-the-top-10-house-incumbents-who-could-lose-their-primaries/2012/03/30/gIQA5dOalS_blog.html ''The Washingotn Post'' "The next Jean Schmidt? The top 10 House incumbents who could lose their primaries" accessed April 1, 2012]</ref> The article notes Jones'  record of voting against his party on major issues and competition in the primary from challenger former New Bern Police Chief [[Frank Palombo]].<ref name="post"/>
  
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as 1 of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated 8th on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[North Carolina]] in 2012 as 1 of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House] or [[Republican]]s held their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'', "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012|North Carolina]] was rated 8th on the list.<ref name="WP"/><ref>[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/36596/85942/en/summary.html North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
 
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===2014===
 
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Jones’ reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2NC01081 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Walter B. Jones Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Jones’ reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2NC01081 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Walter B. Jones Summary Report," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2012===
 
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[[File:Walter Jones 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Walter Jones 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Jones won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones' campaign committee raised a total of $716,405 and spent $745,971.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002299&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Walter Jones 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013]</ref>
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Jones won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones' campaign committee raised a total of $716,405 and spent $745,971.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00002299&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Walter Jones 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013]</ref>
 
====Cost per vote====
 
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Jones spent $3.82 per vote received in 2012.
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Walter_B._Jones_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎‎‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Jones was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $672,357 and spent $577,215.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00002299&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Walter B. Jones Jr. 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 29, 2011]</ref>
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[[File:Walter_B._Jones_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎‎‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Jones was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $672,357 and spent $577,215.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00002299&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Walter B. Jones Jr. 2010 Election Data," accessed December 29, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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===Ideology and leadership===  
 
===Ideology and leadership===  
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Jones is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican leader]]," as of June 27, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/walter_jones/400209 ''Gov Track'' "Jones" Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Jones is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican leader]]," as of June 27, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/walter_jones/400209 ''Gov Track'' "Jones" accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400209_Walter_Jones ''OpenCongress,'' "Walter Jones," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400209_Walter_Jones ''OpenCongress,'' "Walter Jones," accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Jones missed 402 of 12,417 roll call votes, from Jan 1995 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/walter_jones/400209 ''GovTrack,'' "Walter Jones" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Jones missed 402 of 12,417 roll call votes, from Jan 1995 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/walter_jones/400209 ''GovTrack,'' "Walter Jones" accessed April 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jones paid his congressional staff a total of $1,079,272 in 2011. Overall, [[North Carolina]] ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Walter_B._Jones.html ''LegiStorm'', "Walter B. Jones," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jones paid his congressional staff a total of $1,079,272 in 2011. Overall, [[North Carolina]] ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Walter_B._Jones.html ''LegiStorm'', "Walter B. Jones," accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Walter B. Jones
Walter B. Jones.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
PredecessorH. Martin Lancaster (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.82 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,199,592
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
1983-1992
Education
Bachelor'sAtlantic Christian College (now Barton College)
Military service
Service/branchNorth Carolina National Guard
Years of service1967-1971
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1943
Place of birthFarmville, North Carolina
ProfessionBusinessman
Net worth$313,007
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Walter Beaman Jones (b. February 10, 1943, in Farmville, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District.

Jones was first elected to the House in 1994 for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District and won re-election on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his tenth consecutive term.[1]

Jones is set to run for re-election in North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career, Jones served in the North Carolina National Guard, was the Manager of the Walter B. Jones Office Supply company and served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Jones 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.

Biography

Jones was born in Farmville, North Carolina. He earned a B.A. from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in 1966.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Jones serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    • Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

2011-2012

Jones served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Jones voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Jones voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Jones voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[13] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[14] Jones voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[16] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Jones voted against HR 2775.[17]

2013 Farm Bill

Nay3.png In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[18][19] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[20] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[21] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[21][22] Jones was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[21]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[20] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[20]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Nay3.png In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[23] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[23] Jones was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[23]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[24]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[23] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[23] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[23]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Jones voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[25]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Jones voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[26] The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Jones voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[28]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Jones voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Jones 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.[30]

Committee removal controversy

In December 2012, Jones and David Schweikert (AZ) learned that they would not serve on the House Financial Services Committee in the 113th Congress. Their dismissal was part of the Republican Steering Commission's December purge of so-called "obstinate" team members.[31] Completing the quartet of alienated (or alienating, according to those who determined their dismissal), Republican Reps. Justin Amash (MI) and Tim Huelskamp (KS) lost their seats on the House Budget Committee. (Huelskamp was also relieved of his Agriculture Committee assignment).[32][33]

The decision to terminate the four Rep.'s committee assignments, spearheaded by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), resonated powerfully with the increasingly divergent party ranks and the political media. Both a virtual anomaly, historically, and as a not-altogether-unexpected reaction to the tea party's storming of the GOP institution in 2010, the purge threw into harsh relief a context of internal conflict between affirming and ebbing institutional identity. Huelskamp called it a “typical Backroom deal,” of the sort the tea party targeted upon invasion as a symbol of the detachment of the GOP congressional establishment from the needs and problems of their constituencies. Many party insiders dispute the claims presented by Huelskamp and his spurned cohort that ideological differences played any role in their dismissal from the committees. Instead, the decision was the result of bad behavior on the part of three of the four, according to Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA), whose candid response to the event provided a headline-worthy insult byte that was quickly refined by a spokeswoman into what the mainstream press could call "the obstinate factor."[34] Huelskamp, for example, was not punished for voting against his colleagues on the budget, but for undermining his fellow team members through various social media postings, he says. Matt Kibbe, president of a Tea party group called Freedomworks, represents the position of those skeptical of Boehner and the party establishment's motivations: “This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would — on principle — instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America.”[35] Westmoreland's comments were primarily in defense of the leadership's cause of removing difficult personalities from the equation, but his loyalty faltered on their treatment of Jones, whose own ideological dissent came from the left. “I love Walter Jones; he’s one of the nicest, most sincere, honest people up here,” Westmoreland said.[34]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Jones is 1 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.[36]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Jones 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: North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Jones won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 3rd District. Jones defeated Frank Palombo in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[37] He defeated Erik Anderson in the general election on November 6, 2012.

According to a March 30, 2012, article from The Washington Post, that notes the top 10 incumbents who could lose their primaries, Jones was the 10th most likely incumbent to lose his primary.[23] The article notes Jones' record of voting against his party on major issues and competition in the primary from challenger former New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo.[23]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[38] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[38][39]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Erik Anderson 36.9% 114,314
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalter B. Jones Incumbent 63.1% 195,571
Total Votes 309,885
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, North Carolina District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalter B. Jones Incumbent 69% 42,644
Frank Palombo 31% 19,166
Total Votes 61,810

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $5,199,592 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[49]

Walter Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $716,405
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $672,357
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $670,132
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $553,971
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $639,986
2002 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $747,311
2000 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 3) Won $1,199,430
Grand Total Raised $5,199,592

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 Jones’ reports.[50]

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jones’ reports.[51]

Walter B. Jones (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2013$98,133.08$78,459.00$(72,061.79)$104,530.29
July Quarterly[53]July 15, 2013$104,530.29$76,907.00$(47,897.18)$133,540.11
October Quarterly[54]October 14, 2013$133,540.11$51,168.74$(77,417.93)$107,290.92
Year-End Quarterly[55]December 31, 2013$107,290$66,543$(46,325)$126,808
April Quarterly[56]April 15, 2014$126,808.34$101,861.40$(70,971.96)$157,697.78
Pre-Primary[57]April 24, 2014$157,697.78$52,799.07$(131,720.65)$78,776.20
Running totals
$427,738.21$(446,394.51)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Jones won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones' campaign committee raised a total of $716,405 and spent $745,971.[58]

Cost per vote

Jones spent $3.82 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Jones' campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Jones was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $672,357 and spent $577,215.[59]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Jones is a "moderate Republican leader," as of June 27, 2013.[60]

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.[61]

Jones most often votes with:

Jones least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Jones missed 402 of 12,417 roll call votes, from Jan 1995 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[62]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Jones paid his congressional staff a total of $1,079,272 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[63]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Jones was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Jones's staff was given an apparent $40,916.66 in bonus money.[64]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Jones' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $139,014 and $487,000. That averages to $313,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Jones ranked as the 313th most wealthy representative in 2012.[65]

Walter Jones Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$313,007.000%
2011$313,007.0039.42%
2010$224,503.00N/A

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. Jones tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 180th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House. He is one of 12 republicans who scored higher on the liberal ranking than they did on the conservative one.[66]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Jones ranked 179th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[67]

Voting with party

June 2013

Jones voted with the Republican Party 76.5% of the time, which ranked 233rd among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[68]

Personal

Jones and his wife, Joe Anne, maintain their home in Farmville, North Carolina.[69]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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Political offices
Preceded by
Martin Lancaster
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 3
1995–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Carolina House of Representatives
1983-1992
Succeeded by
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