Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Ileana Ros Lehtinen.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 27
In office
January 3, 1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 26
Chair, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$8.59 in 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$9,854,738
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, 34th District
Florida House of Representatives, 110th District
High schoolSouthwest High School
Associate'sMiami-Dade Community College
Bachelor'sFlorida International University
Master'sFlorida International University
Ph.D.University of Miami
Date of birthJuly 15, 1952
Place of birthHavana, Cuba
Net worth(2012) $466,502.50
Office website
Campaign website
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (b. Ileana Ros y Adato on July 15, 1952, in Havana, Cuba) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ros-Lehtinen was elected by voters from the Florida's 27th Congressional District.

Ros-Lehtinen was first elected to the U.S. House in 1988 to District 18.[2]

She previously served in the Florida State Senate from 1987 to 1989 and the Florida House of Representatives in the 110th District from 1983 to 1987.[2]

Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She won the Republican nomination in the primary election. She then ran unopposed in the general election.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Ros-Lehtinen is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Republican Party line more than her fellow members.


Ros-Lehtinen was born in Havana, Cuba.[2] Her family fled Cuba and settled in Miami, FL. She attended Southside Elementary School in Little Havana, West Miami Junior High, and Southwest High School. In the years following, she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1972, Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education from Florida International University in 1975 and 1985 respectively, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Miami in 2004.[2]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Ros-Lehtinen served on the following committees:[3][4]


Ros-Lehtinen served on the following committee:[5]

Key votes

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[6] For more information pertaining to Ros-Lehtinen's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Ros-Lehtinen voted in favor of 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

Neutral/Abstain Ros-Lehtinen did not vote on 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.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Ros-Lehtinen voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]


Yea3.png Ros-Lehtinen 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.[8]


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.[10] 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.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Ros-Lehtinen voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.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.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1 percent 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. Ros-Lehtinen voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[13]

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.[16] 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.[17] Ros-Lehtinen voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The 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.[19] 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. Ros-Lehtinen voted for HR 2775.[20]


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

King Amendment

Nay3.png In June 2013 the House approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would end the department's discretion policies by cutting off funding for the proposed DREAM Act, which would have temporarily halted the deportations of young immigrants if they have served in the military or are attending college. This vote overturns an executive order signed by President Obama that formalized a process for the "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S.[21][14][22]

The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa, passed the House by a vote of 224-201 and was approved mostly along party lines. However, three Democrats supported the amendment and six Republicans opposed it, while nine members did not vote.[22]Ros-Lehtinen was one of the six Republican members who voted against the amendment.[14]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[22] It contrasts with comprehensive immigration reform efforts, including proposed DREAM Act style legislation, and would resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.[23] The amendment was the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress in 2013, and blocks many of the provisions that are mirrored in the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill.[24][22]

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Ros-Lehtinen 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.[8]


Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Ros-Lehtinen voted in favor of 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.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Ros-Lehtinen voted in favor of 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.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Ros-Lehtinen voted against 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.[8]

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.[25] Ros-Lehtinen joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[26][27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Ros-Lehtinen 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. She 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.[28]


On The Issues Vote Match

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen'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, Ros-Lehtinen is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Ros-Lehtinen received a score of 43 percent on social issues and 34 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 Neutral Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Oppose
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
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 Neutral
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[29]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Ros-Lehtinen released a statement regarding the situation in Syria on August 30, 2013. In it she said that "we cannot simply allow Assad to continue this unthinkable brutality against his own people," and instead insisted that congressional approval is a necessary step.[31]

Social issues

Domestic partnerships

On September 19, 2013, Ros-Lehtinen, along with Mark Pocan (D-WI), Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) sponsored the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO) of 2013 in the House.[32] The bill was also sponsored in the Senate by Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME).[32] The proposal would provide benefits for same-sex domestic partners of federal civilian employees on the same basis as spousal benefits. These benefits would include participation in applicable retirement programs, life and health insurance benefits, and family and medical leave.[32]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [33]

Campaign themes


Ros-Lehtinen's campaign website listed the following issues:[34]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "The number one issue for Americans is jobs: either finding one or keeping one. Our families need the financial opportunities and stability that come from a growing economy. Washington must work to revitalize our stagnant economy while helping to relieve the financial stress faced by many families and small businesses."
  • Government Spending
Excerpt: " Just as families have tightened their belts and adjusted their spending habits, our government must follow suit. It is clear that we must reduce government spending while helping to alleviate the tax burdens on our families. Ending wasteful and duplicative government programs is key to reducing our spending."
  • Education
Excerpt: " As a former educator, I understand the value and positive impact that a quality education has on individuals and their lives. In order for us to help individuals succeed professionally, we must first help them succeed academically. Today, more so than any other time in our history, we see that armed with the tools of a quality education, our children have a better chance of succeeding professionally."
  • Housing Crisis
Excerpt: "Home ownership is one of the most important goals of the American Dream. It is vitally important that we support efforts to ensure the markets’ future stability. During our economic recovery, we must work toward long-term and fiscally responsible housing policies that provide incentives for responsible homeowners."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: " As a nation, we must honor our veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our freedom and security. As the wife of a Vietnam combat veteran and the step-mother of two Marine officers, I know firsthand the importance of ensuring that our troops have the tools and skills they need both while in combat and upon their return home. We must work tirelessly to make sure that upon their return, our brave service men and women are given every opportunity to help them be made whole again – both physically and mentally."



See also: Florida's 27th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. She was also unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[35]


See also: Florida's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Ros-Lehtinen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 27th District. Ros-Lehtinen sought re-election on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Ros-Lehtinen ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[36] She was re-elected on November 6, 2012, defeating Democrat Manny Yevancey.[37]

U.S. House, Florida District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen Incumbent 60.2% 138,488
     Democratic Manny Yevancey 36.9% 85,020
     Independent Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins 2.9% 6,663
Total Votes 230,171
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Ros-Lehtinen attends.

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Ros-Lehtinen is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Ros-Lehtinen raised a total of $9,854,738 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 26, 2015.[44]

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Florida, District 27) Won $1,002,255
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 27) Won $2,146,246
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 18) Won $1,668,779
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 18) Won $1,834,650
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 18) Won $1,190,331
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 18) Won $876,886
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 18) Won $709,896
2000 U.S. House (Florida, District 18) Won $425,695
Grand Total Raised $9,854,738

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ros-Lehtinen's reports.[45]

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$1,790,595.03$154,423.45$(94,252.78)$1,850,765.70
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$1,850,765.70$105,766.41$(95,891.55)$1,860,640.56
October Quarterly[48]October 13, 2013$1,860,640.56$73,646.50$(101,946.82)$1,832,340.24
Year-end[49]January 31, 2014$1,832,340$176,849$(101,434)$1,907,755
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$1,907,755$128,808$(166,109)$1,870,454
July Quarterly[51]July 15, 2014$1,870,454$122,097$(87,096)$1,905,455
Pre-Primary[52]August 14, 2014$1,905,455$52,390$(42,696)$1,915,149
October Quarterly[53]October 15, 2014$1,915,149$103,921$(49,525)$49,525
Running totals


Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Ros-Lehtinen's campaign committee raised a total of $2,146,246 and spent $1,189,776.[54] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[55]

Cost per vote

Ros-Lehtinen spent $8.59 per vote received in 2012.


Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Ros Lehtinen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,668,779 and spent $1,103,463.[56]

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, Ros-Lehtinen's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $302,005 and $631,000. That averages to $466,502.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Ros-Lehtinen ranked as the 275th most wealthy representative in 2012.[57] Between 2004 and 2012, Ros-Lehtinen's calculated net worth[58] increased by an average of 12 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[59]

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:95%
Average annual growth:12%[60]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[61]
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, 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). Ros-Lehtinen received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Pro-Israel industry.

From 1989-2014, 23.72 percent of Ros-Lehtinen's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[62]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $13,389,451
Total Spent $11,470,731
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$693,416
Lawyers/Law Firms$686,953
Real Estate$596,656
% total in top industry6.7%
% total in top two industries11.88%
% total in top five industries23.72%


Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Ros-Lehtinen was a "centrist Republican leader," as of July 24, 2014. This was the same rating Ros-Lehtinen received in June 2013.[63]

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.[64]

Ros-Lehtinen most often votes with:

Ros-Lehtinen 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, Ros-Lehtinen missed 815 of 16,139 roll call votes from May 1989 to July 2014. This amounts to 5.0 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[65]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Ros-Lehtinen paid her congressional staff a total of $1,054,138 in 2011. She ranked 25th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 111th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[66]

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.


Ros-Lehtinen ranked 219th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[67]


Ros-Lehtinen ranked 230th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[68]


Ros-Lehtinen ranked 213th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[69]

Voting with party

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


Ros-Lehtinen voted with the Republican Party 91.3 percent of the time, which ranked 194th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[70]


Ros-Lehtinen voted with the Republican Party 91.3 percent of the time, which ranked 212th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[71]


Ileana is married to Dexter Lehtinen. The couple has two adult children. Ileana is also a step-mother and grandmother.[72]

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See also

External links


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  60. 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
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 27
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Claude Pepper
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 18
Succeeded by
Patrick Murphy (D)
Preceded by
Florida State Senate, District 34
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives, District 110
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