Madeleine Bordallo

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Madeleine Z. Bordallo
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U.S. House, Guam, At-Large
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 12
PredecessorRobert A. Underwood (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthMay 31, 1933
Place of birthGraceville, Minnesota
Office website
Madeleine Z. Bordallo (b. May 31, 1933) is a Democratic, non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as a delegate from Guam. Bordallo was first elected in 2002. She won re-election in 2014.[1]


Bordallo was born in Graceville, MN.[2]


  • 2003-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Delegate from Guam
  • 1995-2002: Lieutenant Governor of Guam
  • 1987-1994: member of the Guam legislature
  • 1981-1982: member of the Guam legislature

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Bordallo served on the following committees:[3]



See also: United States House of Representatives election in Guam, 2014

Bordallo filed for re-election on June 30, 2014.[4] She defeated Margaret Metcalfe (R) in the general election.

U.S. House, Guam General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMadeleine Z. Bordallo Incumbent 57.9% 20,693
     Republican Margaret Metcalfe 41.8% 14,956
     N/A Write-In 0.3% 113
Total Votes 35,762
Source: Guam Election Commission "Official 2014 General Election Results"


Bordallo won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Guam as a Democrat.[5]

U.S. House, Guam General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMadeleine Z. Bordallo Incumbent 58% 19,765
     Republican Frank Flores Blas, Jr. 38.1% 12,995
     N/A Write-In 0.7% 246
     N/A Over Votes 0.6% 218
     N/A Under Votes 2.5% 851
Total Votes 34,075
Source: Guam Election Commission "Official 2012 General Election Results"

Personal Gain Index

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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
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Between 2004 and 2012, Bordallo's calculated net worth[6] increased by 178.1 percent. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[7]

Madeleine Bordallo Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:178%
Average annual growth:22%[8]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[9]
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.


Together with her late husband, Ricardo J. Bordallo, she has one child and grandchild.[1]

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See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Guam Election Commission, "2014 Election Results," accessed January 5, 2015
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "BORDALLO, Madeleine, (1933 - )," accessed February 7, 2013
  3., "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. Guam PDN, "Bordallo on re-election bid: 'I want to continue my work in Congress'," accessed July 4, 2014
  5. Guam Election Commission, "Official 2012 General Election Results," accessed February 7, 2013
  6. 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).
  7. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  8. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  9. 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.
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Underwood
U.S. House - Guam - Delegate
Succeeded by