|Running for U.S. House, Michigan, District 14|
|U.S. House, Michigan, District 13|
|January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Michigan State Senate|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|Birthday||March 2, 1957|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Clarke made a second run at the 14th Congressional District as a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the open seat in the U.S. House. Clarke was defeated by Brenda Lawrence in the Democratic primary on August 5, 2014.
Clarke was born in 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. He earned his B.F.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1984 and 1987, respectively. Prior to his political career, Clarke worked as an attorney.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Clarke's professional and political career:
- 2011-2013: U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 13th Congressional District
- 2003-2010: Michigan State Senate
- 1991, 1999-2003: Michigan House of Representatives
- 1989-1990: Aide to United States Representative John Conyers
U.S. House of Representatives
Clarke served on the following House committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
- Subcommitte on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
- Science, Space, and Technology Committee
- Subcommitte on Space and Aeronautics
- Subcommitte on Research and Science Education
Clarke 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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.|
|California's 31st Congressional District Contested Primary - Democratic candidates|
|Endorsement/Contribution||Rudy Hobbs||Brenda Lawrence||Hansen Clarke||Burgess Foster|
|MI Rep. Sander Levin||May 22, 2013|
|EMILY's List||February 13, 2014|
|National Organization for Women||July 23, 2014|
|Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan||July 31, 2014|
|U.S. House, Michigan District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012|
On November 2, 2010, Clarke won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John Hauler (R), Heidi Peterson (Libertarian), George Corsetti (Green), Duane Montgomery (Independent) and James Casha (Write-In) in the general election.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 13, 2010 - Hansen Clarke Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$33,160|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$16,855|
|Top contributors to Hansen Clarke's campaign committee|
|National Marine Consultants Inc||$10,700|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$27,000|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Clarke paid his congressional staff a total of $894,877in 2011. He ranked 25th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 139th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Clarke's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $163,009 and $445,000. That averages to $304,004.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
According to the data released in 2013, Clarke ranked 32nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.
According to the data released in 2012, Hansen Clarke was ranked one of the most liberal representatives during 2011. This is a position that is helb by eighteen other representatives. It is also the most liberal ranking held by one of Michigan's representatives.
Voting with party
Hansen Clarke voted with the Democratic Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 47 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.
Clarke is married to Choi Palms-Cohen. They live in Detroit.
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- Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012
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- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 30, 2014
- GovTrack, "Clarke," accessed May 17, 2012
- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Hansen Clarke," accessed December 23, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed December 23, 2011
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- Associated Press, "2012 primary results," accessed August 8, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed December 23, 2011
- Open Secrets, "Hansen Clarke 2010 Election Cycle," accessed December 23, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Hansen Clarke," accessed April 15, 2012
- OpenSecrets, "Clarke, (D-Michigan), 2010," accessed April 15, 2012
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House Site, "Biography," accessed December 24, 2011
|U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan, District 13
| Succeeded by|
John Conyers, Jr.
|Michigan State Senate
| Succeeded by|
|Michigan House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|