|U.S. House, California, District 26|
|1981-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 1980|
|Bachelor's||Claremont McKenna College, 1975|
|Master's||Claremont Graduate University, 1976|
|Birthday||July 5, 1952|
|Place of birth||Kansas City, Missouri|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Below is an abbreviated outline of Dreier's academic, professional and political career:
- 1975: Graduated from Claremont Men’s College with B.A.
- 1976: Graduated from Claremont Graduate School with M.A.
- 1975-1979: Director, Corporate Relations, Claremont McKenna College
- 1976-1980: Delegate, Republican National Conventions
- 1978: Unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives
- 1981-2013: U.S Representative from California
Dreier served on the following committees:
- Rules Committee, Chair
- Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
Dreier voted for 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 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Dreier chose to retire rather than seek re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, Dreier would have sought re-election in the 31st District. Gary Miller (R) defeated Bob Dutton (R) in the general election to win the seat.
Dreier won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Dreier's campaign committee raised a total of $1,243,191 and spent $1,391,076.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, California District 26, 2010 - David Dreier Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$305,157|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$207,192|
|Top contributors to David Dreier's campaign committee|
|Capital Group Companies||$13,600|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$75,450|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Dreier paid his congressional staff a total of $909,963 in 2011. He ranked 126th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 155th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
According to an analysis by CNN, Dreier is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Dreier's staff was given an apparent $1,710.00 in bonus money.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Dreier's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,212,087 and $12,780,000. That averages to $8,496,043.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Dreier ranked 188th in the conservative rankings in 2012.
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Dreier ranked 176th in the conservative rankings.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, David Dreier has voted with the Republican Party 93.2% of the time, which ranked 102 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.
Dreier is single.
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- Media coverage:
- Roll Call "California: David Dreier Retiring After 16 Terms," Accessed March 4, 2012
- Gov Track "Dreier" Accessed May 15, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "David Timothy Dreier," Accessed November 6, 2011
- [Congressman David Dreier, Representing California's Foothills "About David Dreier"]
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "David Dreier 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 6, 2011
- LegiStorm "David Dreier"
- CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," March 8, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Dreier, (R-Cali), 2010"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
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