|U.S. House, California, District 2|
|1987-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|California State Assembly|
|East Nicolaus School Board|
|Associate's||American River Community College, 1967|
|Birthday||May 20, 1945|
|Place of birth||Sutter County, CA|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Below is an abbreviated outline of Herger's academic, professional and political career:
- 1977-1980: East Nicolaus High School Board of Trustees
- 1980-1986: California State Assembly
- 1987-2013: U.S. Representative from California
- Joint Taxation Committee
- Ways and Means Committee
- Subcommittee on Health, Chair
- Subcommittee on Trade
Herger 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.
|U.S. House, California District 2 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Wally Herger Incumbent||57.2%||130,837|
Herger won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Herger's campaign committee raised a total of $1,010,415 and spent $863,128.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, California District 2, 2010 - Wally Herger Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$137,554|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$135,635|
|Top contributors to Wally Herger's campaign committee|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$16,000|
|American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$70,400|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Herger paid his congressional staff a total of $952,192 in 2011. He ranked 155th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 205th 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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Herger's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,956,018 and $12,115,000. That averages to $7,535,509, which is lower 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. Herger ranked 29th 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. Herger ranked 33rd 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, Wally Herger has voted with the Republican Party 94.4% of the time, which ranked 46 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.
Herger and his wife, Pamela, have nine children.
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- Media coverage:
- "With House Redistricting Looming, 2 California Republicans Retire," nytimes.com, January 10, 2012
- GovTrack, "Herger" accessed May 25, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Walter William Herger," accessed November 2, 2011
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," accessed November 23, 2011
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- Record Searchlight, "UPDATED: Herger announces retirement; backs LaMalfa to run for his seat," January 9, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets, "Wally Herger 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 2, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Wally Herger"
- OpenSecrets, "Herger, (R-California), 2010"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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