Elizabeth Esty

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Elizabeth Esty
Elizabeth Esty.jpg
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorChris Murphy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$22.09 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryAugust 12, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,269,050
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 103rd District
2009-2011
Cheshire Town Council
2005-2007
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Yale Law School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 25, 1959
Place of birthOak Park, Illinois
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$3,923,539
ReligionCongregationalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Elizabeth Esty campaign logo
Elizabeth Esty (b. August 25, 1959, in Oak Park, IL) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut.

She was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012. She defeated Christopher Donovan and Dan Roberti in the Democratic primary and defeated Andrew Roraback (R) and John Pistone (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Esty is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She is running unopposed in the Democratic primary election on August 12, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. She is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

Esty previously served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009-2011.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Esty is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning She will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Esty served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009-2011.[3] Esty has been a law clerk for a federal judge, a private attorney and a professor at American University.

She is a member of the Cheshire Public Library Board, Legal Advisor to the Connecticut League of Women Voters Consensus Project, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the First Congregational Cheshire, lay member of the Committee on Ministry New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ and a member of the Parent-Teacher Association.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Esty serves on the following committees:[5]

Connecticut House

2009-2010

While a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Esty served on the following committees.

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Esty's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Esty voted against 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 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Esty voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Esty voted in opposition to 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.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Esty voted in support of 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.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 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.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Esty voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" 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.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] 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. Esty joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[19] 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.[20] Esty voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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.[22] 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. Esty voted for HR 2775.[23]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Neutral/Abstain Esty did not vote on 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.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Esty voted against 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Esty voted against 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 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]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Esty voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Esty voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Elizabeth Esty'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, Esty is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Esty received a score of 61 percent on social issues and 16 percent on economic issues.[29]

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[30]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Esty said on September 3, 2013, "It's not an easy sell for me to consider voting for this, but I'm trying to keep an open mind. I'm quite concerned about the 'what ifs.'"[31]

Campaign themes

2014

Esty's campaign website lists the following issues:[32]

  • Education: "I support increasing STEM education, improving the quality of early childhood education, and making college more affordable. "
  • Energy and Environment: "It’s time to invest in clean energy technologies to revitalize American manufacturing, create good-paying jobs, and protect our children’s future. I support a clean and energy-efficient future and protecting Connecticut’s environment."
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Protecting Taxpayers: "I have voted to end tax breaks and wasteful subsidies for big oil and big agriculture companies. I am also a proud cosponsor of the No Budget No Pay Act."
  • Gun Violence Prevention: "As a vice chair of the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I have been a strong advocate for commonsense reforms that will reduce gun violence, make our communities safer, and respects our 2nd Amendment rights."
  • Health Care: "Every American deserves quality affordable health care. I am working on commonsense improvements to the Affordable Care Act to make it work better for Connecticut businesses and families."

[33]

—Elizabeth Esty's campaign website, http://elizabethesty.com/issues/

2012

  • Job creation and economic growth
  • Clean and affordable energy
  • Fiscal responsibility and protecting taxpayers
  • Protecting seniors
  • Affordable, quality health care
  • Clean environment
  • Quality education
  • Foreign policy and national security
  • Veterans
  • Marriage equality and equal rights
  • Women's rights

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Esty is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She is running unopposed in the Democratic primary election on August 12, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Esty is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2]

2012

See also: Connecticut's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Esty won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 5th District. Esty defeated Christopher Donovan and Dan Roberti in the Democratic primary.[1] She then defeated Andrew Roraback (R) and John Pistone (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[34]

Following the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, in which Esty defeated Christopher Donovan, the endorsed candidate of the Democratic party, discussion speculated on whether Donovan would choose to still run against Esty in the general election as the Working Families Party nominee.[35] However, in late August 2012 discussion began between Donovan, Esty and the Working Families Party over whether Esty might pick up the nomination of the party, preventing division amongst the Democratic party that might give way to a win by Republican nominee Andrew Roraback in the general election.

While Donovan was endorsed by the Democratic party and was the frontrunner for most of the campaign, an investigation by the FBI close to the primary hurt his chances. Two of Donovan's staff members were among eight people arrested and were immediately fired and replaced after a sting operation by the FBI in which the staffers were allegedly accepting campaign contributions from straw donors.[35] Although Donovan was not implicated and an investigation paid for by the campaign cleared him of having any knowledge of wrongdoing, it was enough to derail his campaign.[35]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 51.3% 146,098
     Republican Andrew Roraback 48.7% 138,637
     Independent John Pistone 0% 12
Total Votes 284,747
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty 44.5% 12,679
Chris Donovan 32.4% 9,215
Dan Roberti 23.1% 6,584
Total Votes 28,478

Endorsements

In August 2012 Esty received endorsements from the Connecticut AFL-CIO and Governor Dan Malloy (D).[35]

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Esty ran for re-election to the 103rd District seat in 2010. She was defeated by Al Adinolfi (R) in the November 2 general election.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Esty won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 103rd District, defeating Al Adinolfi (R). Esty received 6,088 votes in the election while Adinolfi received 5,867 votes.[36] Esty raised $30,525 for her campaign; Adinolfi raised $30,000.[37]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 103
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Esty (D) 6,088
Al Adinolfi (R) 5,867

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Esty is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Esty raised a total of $3,269,050 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[38]

Elizabeth Esty's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Connecticut, District 5) Won $3,269,050
Grand Total Raised $3,269,050

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Esty's reports.[39]

Elizabeth Esty (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2013$40,989.95$232,659.59$(77,439.66)$196,209.88
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$196,209.88$289,385.98$(89,245.68)$396,350.18
October Quarterly[42]October 13, 2013$396,350.18$320,810.69$(78,440.64)$638,720.23
Year-End[43]January 31, 2014$638,720$292,743$(85,109)$846,353
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$846,353$405,606$(89,654)$1,162,306
Pre-Convention[45]May 2, 2014$1,162,306$54,226$(24,000)$1,192,533
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2014$1,192,533$391,487$(103,215)$1,480,805
Running totals
$1,986,918.26$(547,103.98)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Esty's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Esty won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Esty's campaign committee raised a total of $3,269,050 and spent $3,228,060.[47] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[48]

Cost per vote

Esty spent $22.09 per vote received in 2012.

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Elizabeth Esty's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,000

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
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, Esty's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,187,079 and $5,660,000. That averages to $3,923,539, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Esty ranked as the 91st most wealthy representative in 2012.[49] Between 2011 and 2012, Esty's calculated net worth[50] decreased by an average of 20 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[51]

Elizabeth Esty Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$4,907,060
2012$3,923,539
Growth from 2011 to 2012:-20%
Average annual growth:-20%[52]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[53]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Esty is a "moderate Democratic follower" as of July 2014.[54]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Esty missed 20 of 1,072 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.9 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[55]

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.[56]

Esty most often votes with:

Esty least often votes with:

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

Esty ranked 140th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[57]

Voting with party

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

2014

Esty voted with the Democratic Party 93.3 percent of the time, which ranked 96th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[58]

2013

Esty voted with the Democratic Party 92.8 percent of the time, which ranked 104th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[59]

Personal

Esty lives in Cheshire, Connecticut, with her husband, Dan Esty. They have three children: Sarah, Thomas and Jonathan.[60]

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References

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  30. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  50. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  51. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  53. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Christopher S. Murphy
U.S. House- Connecticut District 5
2013-present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
'
Connecticut State House District 103
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Al Adinolfi