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Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Eleanor Holmes Norton
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U.S. House, District of Columbia, At-Large
Incumbent
In office
1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 24
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWalter Fauntroy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAntioch University
Master'sYale University
J.D.Yale University Law School
Personal
BirthdayJune 13, 1937
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Eleanor Holmes Norton (b. June 13, 1937, in Washington, D.C.) is a Democratic, non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as a delegate from the District of Columbia. Norton was first elected in 1990. She won re-election in 2012.[1]

Biography

Norton was born in Washington, D.C. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Antioch University, received her master's degree from Yale University, and her law degree from Yale University Law School.[2]

Career

  • 1991-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia
  • 1982-1990: professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1981-1982: senior fellow, Urban Institute
  • 1977-1981: chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 1970-1977: chair, New York City commission on human rights
  • 1971-1974: executive assistant to the mayor, New York City
  • 1970-1971: adjunct assistant professor, New York University Law School
  • 1965-1970: assistant legal director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • 1964-1965: law clerk Federal District Court Judge A. Leon Higginbotham

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Pierluisi serves on the following committeess:[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[4][5] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Norton was 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[4][5]

Social issues

SNAP challenge
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Norton, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[6]

The SNAP Challenge encouraged participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, participants committed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[7]

Elections

2014

Norton is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent the District of Columbia in the United States House of Representatives. Norton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 1, 2014.[8][9] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, District of Columbia Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Holmes Norton Incumbent 97% 73,218
Write-in 3% 2,251
Total Votes 75,469
Source: District of Columbia Board of Elections Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

Norton won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Washington, D.C. as a Democrat.[10]

U.S. House, District of Columbia General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Holmes Norton Incumbent 88.5% 246,664
     Libertarian Bruce Majors 5.9% 16,524
     Green Natale Lino Stracuzzi 4.8% 13,243
     N/A Write-in 0.8% 2,132
Total Votes 278,563
Source: District of Columbia Board of Elections "Official Election Results"

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Fauntroy
U.S. House - District of Columbia - Delegate
1991-Present
Succeeded by
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