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Doug LaMalfa
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U.S. House, California, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike Thompson (D)
Leadership
California State Senate Minority Whip
2012
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$4.60 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$872,995
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate District 4
December 6, 2010-August 31, 2012
California State Assembly
2002-2008
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 1982
Personal
BirthdayJuly 2, 1960
Place of birthOroville, California
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$3,456,503
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Doug LaMalfa (b. July 2, 1960, in Oroville, CA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 1st Congressional District. He was first elected in 2012.[1] He and Jim Reed (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Samuel Aanestad (R), Gregory Cheadle (R), Michael Dacquisto (R), Nathan Arrowsmith (D), Pete Stiglich (R) and Gary Allen Oxley (Ind). LaMalfa then defeated Reed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

LaMalfa began his political career as a member of the California State Assembly. He was a member of the assembly from 2002 to 2008. He also previously served as a member of the California State Senate from 2010 until his resignation on August 31, 2012. During the 2012 session he served as State Senate Minority Whip.[4]

LaMalfa is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He and Heidi Hall (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, and will face off in the general election.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, LaMalfa is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

LaMalfa earned his B.S. in Agriculture/Business from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 1982. He then worked as a self-employed rice farmer from 1982 to 1990. He has been owner/partner of DSL Farms since 1990.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of LaMalfa's academic, professional and political career:[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

LaMalfa serves on the following committees:[6]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Committee
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power

California State Senate

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, La Malfa served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to LaMalfa's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] LaMalfa voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. LaMalfa joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] LaMalfa voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. LaMalfa voted against HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[23]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png LaMalfa voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[28] LaMalfa joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[29][30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Doug LaMalfa's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, LaMalfa is a Hard-Core Conservative. LaMalfa received a score of 22 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Stronly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

High-Speed Rail

LaMalfa sponsored a bill in the California State Senate in 2012 that would put Proposition 1A, the 2008 High-Speed Rail $9.95 Billion Bond Act, back before the state's voters. He said, "Moving forward with just the first $2.7 billion in bonds to fund the ‘train to nowhere’ section of rail will cost California taxpayers $180 million a year just to service that debt. That is less than 3 percent of the total cost to build the project. Are the supporters of this project willing to lay off teachers, cops and firefighters to pay for an unusable section of track?"[33]

His office released a statement that said:

"...in the past year the California Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 1A’s ballot language was misleading, the High Speed Rail Authority admitted to using government funds to lobby Congress and the State Legislature, Congress has withdrawn future funds from the project, the Legislative Analyst Office has called into question the legality of the financing for the proposed first leg of construction, and the High Speed Rail Peer Review recommended not building the project."[33]

LaMalfa also said, "This thing you voted on in 2008 is not what was described at that time. The price is a whole lot different. Now that everyone is seeing reality, they need to have another shot at whether they spend the money. It is time the voters got a do over. If the legislature acts quickly this measure can be on the November ballot and voters can have their say."[33]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California and California Proposition 40, Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan (2012)

In August 2011, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed the new Congressional and state legislative maps for the 2012-2020 elections. A referendum began in August 2011 to repeal the Senate map. Supporters had until November 13, 2011, to collect the 504,760 signatures that were required to qualify the measure for the ballot. Among the drive supporters were former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton.[34] Four other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group FAIR:[35]

Campaign themes

2014

LaMalfa's campaign website lists the following issues:[36]

  • Spending: "Spending is out of control; in the past four years our nation has added over $6 trillion in new debt. This is not a one party spending problem, both have been complicit in increasing spending dramatically. Today, America faces $16 trillion in debt, and much of it to foreign countries hostile to our freedom and way of life. Now is the time we must face these challenges, to simply put off the dealing with this debt only makes it worse."
  • Taxes: "It is not the taxpayers fault that government overspends. Increasing tax rates or creating new types of taxes will harm our fragile economy and cause more local businesses to cut jobs or close entirely. America needs to promote growth in our economy and that means keeping taxes low."
  • The Constitution: "America’s founding fathers created a balance, one of individual rights, states rights and limited federal government. Our Constitution sets forth that government is designed to protect our individual rights and that all power belongs to the people- Not bestowed by Government."
  • The Second Amendment: "I am an ardent defender of our Second Amendment rights. I believe firmly in the individual right to keep and bear arms. I will fight any attempt to water down or weaken our rights, while pushing to ensure our rights to hunt and defend ourselves are expanded."
  • Foreign Aid: "America should not fund our enemies. I find it unconscionable that Americans should sacrifice from their families as well as our courageous military members to support those who oppose our way of life and freedom. If a country cannot stand with America publicly, defend our embassies, oppose terrorists, and be a partner on the world stage we should not give financial or military aid. "

[37]

—Doug LaMalfa's campaign website, http://www.douglamalfa.com/issues-and-solutions/

Elections

2014

See also: California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

LaMalfa is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He and Heidi Hall (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Gregory Cheadle and Dan Levine. They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[38]

U.S. House, California District 1 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug La Malfa Incumbent 53.4% 75,317
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeidi Hall 30.1% 42,481
     Republican Gregory Cheadle 9.9% 13,909
     Democratic Dan Levine 6.5% 9,213
Total Votes 140,920
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

LaMalfa won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 1st District.[39] He and Jim Reed (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Samuel Aanestad (R), Gregory Cheadle (R), Michael Dacquisto (R), Nathan Arrowsmith (D), Pete Stiglich (R) and Gary Allen Oxley (Ind). LaMalfa then defeated Reed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[40][41]

U.S. House, California District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug La Malfa 57.4% 168,827
     Democratic Jim Reed 42.6% 125,386
Total Votes 294,213
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 1 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug LaMalfa (R) 37.9% 66,527
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Reed (D) 24.8% 43,409
Sam Aanestad (R) 14.4% 25,224
Michael Dacquisto (R) 6% 10,530
Pete Stiglich (R) 5.8% 10,258
Nathan Arrowsmith (D) 4.9% 8,598
Gary Allen Oxley (NPP) 3.4% 5,901
Gregory Cheadle (R) 2.8% 4,939
Total Votes 175,386

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

La Malfa advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Rick Keene in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Lathe Gill in the November 2 general election.[42][43]

California State Senate, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug La Malfa (R) 226,239
Lathe Gill (D) 105,460
California State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug La Malfa (R) 60,460
Rick Keene (R) 43,873

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events LaMalfa attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for LaMalfa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, LaMalfa raised a total of $872,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[44]

Doug LaMalfa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 1) Won $872,995
Grand Total Raised $872,995


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are LaMalfa's reports.[45]

Doug LaMalfa (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$97,053.73$50,680.87$(87,195.54)$60,539.06
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$59,539.06$101,042.17$(29,977.47)$130,603.76
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$130,603$67,740.00$(60,777.19)$137,566.57
Year-End[49]January 31, 2014$137,566$134,840$(66,038)$206,367
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$206,367$49,550$(87,316)$168,601
Pre-Primary[51]May 22, 2014$168,601$29,830$(18,560)$179,871
July Quarterly[52]July 15, 2014$179,871$67,296$(9,694)$236,973
Running totals
$500,979.04$(359,558.2)

2012

LaMalfa won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, LaMalfa's campaign committee raised a total of $872,995 and spent $775,942.[53] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[54]

Cost per vote

LaMalfa spent $4.60 per vote received in 2012.


2010

In 2010, La Malfa raised $564,432 in contributions.[55]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $7,800
California Dental Association $6,400
California Association Of Health Facilities $4,900
Colusa Industrial Properties Inc $4,900

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, LaMalfa's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,282,007 and $5,631,000. That averages to $3,456,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. LaMalfa ranked as the 99th most wealthy representative in 2012.[56] Between 2011 and 2012, LaMalfa's calculated net worth[57] decreased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[58]

Doug LaMalfa Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$3,503,027
2012$3,456,503
Growth from 2011 to 2012:-1%
Average annual growth:-1%[59]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[60]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). LaMalfa received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Crop Production & Basic Processing industry.

From 2011-2014, 35.18 percent of LaMalfa's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[61]

Doug LaMalfa Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,373,975
Total Spent $1,135,502
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$230,864
Leadership PACs$110,156
Casinos/Gambling$53,800
Oil & Gas$51,000
Automotive$37,500
% total in top industry16.8%
% total in top two industries24.82%
% total in top five industries35.18%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, LaMalfa is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 2014. In June 2013, LaMalfa was rated as a "centrist Republican follower."[62]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[63]

LaMalfa most often votes with:

LaMalfa least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, LaMalfa missed 25 of 1,072 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[64]

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

LaMalfa ranked 44th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[65]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

LaMalfa voted with the Republican Party 96.3 percent of the time, which ranked 18th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[66]

2013

LaMalfa voted with the Republican Party 98.1 percent of the time, which ranked 69th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[67]

Personal

LaMalfa and his wife, Jill, have four children.

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  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Thompson
U.S. House, California, District 1
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Samuel Aanestad
California State Senate District 4
2010-August 31, 2012
Succeeded by
Jim Nielsen (R)