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Enyart issued a statement saying he "will work tirelessly" against new mandates "that will increase energy costs, and decimate our Southern Illinois coal industry in the process." The 12 counties that make up the [[Illinois' 12th congressional district|12th Congressional District]] once comprised the heart of the [[Illinois]] coal industry.<ref name="coal"/>
  
 
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William Enyart
Bill Enyart.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJerry Costello (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,180,463
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois; Southern Illinois University
Master'sSouthern Illinois University School of Law, United States Army War College
J.D.Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)
Military service
Service/branchUS Air Force, Illinois National Guard
Years of service1969-1975, 1982-2012
Personal
BirthdaySept. 22, 1949
Place of birthTuscola, Illinois
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$2,652,027
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William Enyart is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 12th Congressional District of Illinois since 2012.

Enyart replaced primary winner Brad Harriman (D) after he withdrew from the race in May 2012. Enyart won election in the general election on November 6, 2013.[1]

Enyart is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Enyart is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Enyart grew up in Tuscola, Illinois where he attended schools. He won a scholarship to the University of Illinois, but flunked out after one year. He joined the United States Air Forced in 1969 and left active duty to attend Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville) where he studied political science and journalism. After he graduated he worked for the Belleville News-Democrat which then led him to enroll at the Southern Illinois University's School of Law. He then worked at his own practice for some years before going back to school and earning his mater's degree from the Army War College. He had joined the Army National Guard in 1982, so his mater's degree gave him the rank of General where he became the adjutant general of the state National Guard. He then decided to run for office, though is still in the National Guard.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Enyart's professional and political career[3]:

  • 2007-2012: Adjutant general, Illinois National Guard
  • 1982-2012: Army National Guard
  • 1979-2007: Attorney at Law
  • 2000: Graduated U.S. Army War College, earned a M.S.S.
  • 1991-1997: President and COO, Doc’s Distributing
  • 1973-1975: Air Force Reserves
  • 1969-1973: Air Force Service

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Enyart serves on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Coal-fired power plants

Enyart and Reps. Rodney Davis (R) and John Shimkus (R) criticized President Obama's plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.[5] The three congressmen harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by Obama as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."[5]

Enyart issued a statement saying he "will work tirelessly" against new mandates "that will increase energy costs, and decimate our Southern Illinois coal industry in the process." The 12 counties that make up the 12th Congressional District once comprised the heart of the Illinois coal industry.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 12th congressional district elections, 2014

Enyart is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

2012

See also: Illinois' 12th congressional district elections, 2012

Enyart won the election, defeating Jason Plummer and Paula Bradshaw.[6] Enyart ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 12th District. Enyart replaced primary winner Brad Harriman after he withdrew from the race in May. He faced Jason Plummer (R) and Paula Bradshaw (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Illinois District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Enyart 51.7% 157,000
     Republican Jason Plummer 42.7% 129,902
     Green Paula Bradshaw 5.6% 17,045
Total Votes 303,947
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Polls

2012

District 12 Representative Election
Poll William Enyart Jason PlummerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
District 12 Poll
September 11-13, 2012
49%41%0%+/-5400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Enyart is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Enyart raised a total of $1,180,463 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[8]

William Enyart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 12) Won $1,180,463
Grand Total Raised $1,180,463

2012

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

Enyart won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Enyart's campaign committee raised a total of $1,180,463 and spent $1,167,686.[9]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Enyartis a "centrist Democratic follower" as of June 17, 2013.[10]

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. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Enyart missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[11]

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, Enyart's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,461,055 and $3,843,000. That averages to $2,652,027, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[12].

Voting with party

2013

William Enyart voted with the Democratic Party 88.6 of the time, which ranked 177 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[13]

Personal

Enyart and his wife Annette have two sons together.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Costello (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 12
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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