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David Schweikert

[Congressional biography]

Born: March 3, 1962 in Los Angeles, CA

Education:

  • Scottsdale Community College, A.A., 1985
  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1988, M.B.A., 2005

Career:

  • AZ Board of Equalization, 1995-2003
  • Owner, Sheridan Equities

Elected Office:

  • AZ House, 1989-1994
  • Maricopa County treasurer, 2004-2006

Other notes:

  • Reprimanded by the U.S. House of Representatives, on July 31, 2020, for campaign finance violations and reporting errors by authorized campaign committees, misuse of Members' representational allowance for unofficial purposes and pressuring official staff to perform campaign work



Election Results for David Schweikert


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1994 32 AZ R U.S. House District 06 Primary 2 9,565 20.5%
2008 46 AZ R U.S. House District 05 Primary 1 14,233 29.5%
2008 46 AZ R U.S. House District 05 General 2 122,165 43.6%
2010 48 AZ R U.S. House District 05 Primary 1 26,678 37.2%
2010 48 AZ R U.S. House District 05 General 1 110,374 52.0%
2012 50 AZ R U.S. House District 06 Primary 1 41,821 51.3%
2012 50 AZ R U.S. House District 06 General 1 179,706 61.2%
2014 52 AZ R U.S. House District 06 Primary 1 69,902 100.0%
2014 52 AZ R U.S. House District 06 General 1 129,578 64.9%
2016 54 AZ R U.S. House District 06 Primary 1 63,378 80.3%
2016 54 AZ R U.S. House District 06 General 1 201,578 62.1%
2018 56 AZ R U.S. House District 06 Primary 1 83,406 100.0%
2018 56 AZ R U.S. House District 06 General 1 173,140 55.2%
2020 58 AZ R U.S. House District 06 Primary 1 94,526 100.0%
2020 58 AZ R U.S. House District 06 General 1 217,783 52.2%
2022 60 AZ R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 52,067 43.6%
2022 60 AZ R U.S. House District 01 General 1 182,336 50.4%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for David Schweikert


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2011 49 House 95 4 D 14 85 99 5 96
2012 50 House 96 3 D 24 75 99 21 100
2013 51 House 90 4 D 13 84 95 5 100
2014 52 House 95 4 D 6 92 99 5 100
2015 53 House 94 5 D 4 96 99 5 100
2016 54 House 98 2 D 6 94 99 0 96
2017 55 House 97 3 R 94 6 99 0 100
2018 56 House 96 3 R 85 15 99 0 96
2019 57 House 91 9 R 96 4 99 0 97
2020 58 House 95 4 R 92 8 99 5 79
2021 59 House 96 3 D 6 94 99 0 87
2022 60 House 97 3 D 3 97 99 85
2023 61 House 90 9 D 99 91
Lifetime conservative rating:   93%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.