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John Boehner's retirement shocker: His career by the numbers

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

Speaker of the House John Boehner resigns: A breakdown of his career by the numbers

Ohio Republican John Boehner dropped a political bombshell today when he announced that he's going to leave Congress at the end of October. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011 cited "prolonged leadership turmoil" as one of his primary reasons for stepping down.

As we consider what this means for both parties and the upcoming election year, here's a look at Boehner's record by the numbers.

Age: 65

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Children: 2

Brothers and sisters: 11

Years in the Ohio House of Representatives: 1985-1990

Years representing Ohio's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives: 1991-present

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Years serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: 2011-2015

Number of votes he received when he ran for his third term as Speaker: 216 out of 408 votes cast

Number of Republicans who voted against him in that election: 25

Percent of time he voted with Republicans in 2014: 93.8 percent

Bills sponsored: 154

Bills co-sponsored: 1,716

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Bills he sponsored that became law: 12

Anti-abortion voting record: 100 percent

Total campaign contributions since 1991: $63,734,366

Net worth: $3.9 million (2012) 

Percent of Americans who gave him a favorable rating in an August 2015 Gallup poll: 23 percent

Percent of Republican primary voters who said they're dissatisfied with the ability of Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's "to achieve GOP goals" in a poll released just before his resignation: 72 percent

Times he cried on camera while serving: We lost count

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