Adam Schiff

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Adam Schiff
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U.S. House, California, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorHenry Waxman (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$12,506,115
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1996-2000
Education
Bachelor'sStanford University
J.D.Harvard University
Personal
BirthdayJune 22, 1960
Place of birthFramingham, Massachusetts
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$1,024,016
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Adam Bennett Schiff (b. June 22, 1960) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 28th congressional district. Schiff was first elected to the House in 2000.

Schiff most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 28th District. He defeated Phil Jennerjahn (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] He was displaced from district 29 by redistricting.[2]

Prior to his career in the U.S. House, Schiff served in the California State Senate from 1996 to 2001.

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

Biography

Schiff was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1982, and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1985.[3]

Career

Outside of political life, Schiff worked as an attorney.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schiff serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Schiff served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Schiff 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 one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 28th congressional district elections, 2012

Schiff won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 28th District.[1] He was displaced from district 29 by redistricting. He and Phil Jennerjahn (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld (D), Massie Munroe (D), Sal Genovese (D), Garen Mailyan (R), and Jenny Worman (R). Schiff went on to defeat Jennerjahn in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, California District 28 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff Incumbent 76.5% 188,703
     Republican Phil Jennerjahn 23.5% 58,008
Total Votes 246,711
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 28 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff (D) Incumbent 59% 42,797
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Jennerjahn (R) 17.4% 12,633
Jenny Worman (R) 8.2% 5,978
Garen Mailyan (R) 5.2% 3,749
Sal Genovese (D) 3.9% 2,829
Massie Munroe (D) 3.4% 2,437
Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld (D) 2.9% 2,119
Total Votes 72,542

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schiff is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Schiff raised a total of $12,506,115 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[16]

Adam Schiff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 28) Won $1,333,321
2010 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,378,951
2008 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,190,021
2006 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,200,905
2004 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,488,304
2002 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,253,899
2000 US House (California, District 27) Won $4,660,714
Grand Total Raised $12,506,115

2012

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

Schiff won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,333,321 and spent $1,082,976.[17]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Schiff's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Schiff won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,378,951 and spent $1,222,795.[18]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schiff is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[19]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Schiff missed 110 of 8,657 roll call votes from January 2001 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schiff paid his congressional staff a total of $927,182 in 2011. He ranked 39th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 175th 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.[21]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schiff's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $503,033 and $1,545,000. That averages to $1,024,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 2.66% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schiff's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $544,032 and $1,560,000. That averages to $1,052,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[23]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schiff ranked 94th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Schiff ranked 132nd in the liberal rankings.[25]

Voting with party

2013

Adam Schiff voted with the Democratic Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 5th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[26]

Personal

Schiff and his wife, Eve, have two children.

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 4, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Adam Schiff," Accessed November 6, 2011
  4. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  5. Congressman Adam Schiff, "Press release: Rep. Schiff Sworn Into Congress to Represent Newly Drawn 28th Congressional District ," January 3, 2013
  6. Congressman Adam Schiff, Representing California's 29th District "Committee Assignments"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  9. Unofficial election results
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Adam Schiff," Accessed March 22, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Adam Schiff 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Adam Schiff 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 6, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Adam Schiff," Accessed June 7 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Adam Schiff," Accessed April 2, 2013
  21. LegiStorm "Adam Schiff"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Schiff, (D-Cali), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Schiff, (D-Cali), 2010"
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Waxman
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2001-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Senate
1996-2000
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