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So how much money did your representative or senator in Congress make in service to the Republic (and in other ways) in 2005? Thanks to The Washington Post, you can find out here.

My representative from District 29 in New York, the Hon. John R. “Randy” Kuhl, filed his disclosure form a day late. The deadline’s May 15; the disclosures are released to the public in early June. I wonder if he’ll have to pay the $200 penalty for late filing.

Rep. Kuhl, (R-Hammondsport), reported income of $200,851.50 — his $129,691.14 House salary and his 2005 $71,160.36 pension from the “New York State & Local Employees Retirement System” (sic). He’ll report more House income in 2006; the House gave itself a $3,100 “cost of living adjustment” raise in 2005.

In Cattaraugus County, (the part of District 29 in which I live) the median income for a household was $33,404, and the median income for a family was $39,318, according to the 2000 Census.

Rep. Kuhl has a property in Bath, N.Y. (worth between $100,001 and $250,000; asset values are reported in ranges) from which he reported income of $2,501 to $5,000. He has a condo in Haines City, Fla., worth between $50,001 and $100,000. He reported income of $5,001 to $15,000 from Johnson & Johnson (presumably dividends, but it was not specified as such).

He reported “assets and/or income source” from T. Rowe Price Equity, Fidelity Magellan, Fidelity OTC and Janus Fund. The values for each were reported from $15,001 to $50,000. He reported transactions for each between $15,001 and $50,000.

His disclosure form reports these liabilities:

• Bank of America Visa: credit card revolving account; $10,001-$15,000.
• Bath National Bank: line of credit; $100,001 to $250,000.
• Equitable Life Insurance: policy loans; $15,001 to $50,000
• MBNA America: credit card revolving account; $15,001 to $50,000
• Chase Bank: credit card loan; $15,001 to $50,000.
• Bank One: credit card loan; $15,001 to $50,000

Rep. Kuhl reported no gifts. He reported travel to Israel for a week with a family member paid for by the American Israel Education Foundation.

Rep. Kuhl’s voting record is available here.


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

June 25, 2006 at 4:10 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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