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Al Green
Al Green.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorNick Lampson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,440,838
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Justice of the Peace, Harris County, Texas
1977-2004
Education
J.D.Texas Southern University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 1, 1947
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$4,407,505
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Alexander N. "Al" Green (b. September 1, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Green represents Texas' 9th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2004.

Green most recently won re-election on November 6, 2012. He defeated Steve Mueller (R), John Wieder (L), and Vanessa Foster (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

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

Biography

Green attended Florida A&M University and the Tuskegee Institute of Technology. He went on to earn his J.D. From Texas Southern University. Green worked in private practice for several years before being elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, Position 2.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Green serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Ranking Member

2011-2012

Green served on the following House committees[2]:

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee
    • Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Green 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.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 9th congressional district elections, 2014

Green is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Green won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 9th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. He then defeated Steve Mueller (R), John Wieder (L), and Vanessa Foster (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[5][6]

U.S. House, Texas District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAl Green Incumbent 78.5% 144,075
     Republican Steve Mueller 19.7% 36,139
     Green Vanessa Foster 0.9% 1,743
     Libertarian John Wieder 0.9% 1,609
Total Votes 183,566
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Green is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Green raised a total of $2,440,838 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[11]

Al Green's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $351,713
2010 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $443,131
2008 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $369,156
2006 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $431,655
2004 US House (Texas, District 9) Won $845,183
Grand Total Raised $2,440,838

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Green's reports.[12]

Al Green (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$175,472.69$12,400.00$(34,726.07)$153,146.62
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$153,146.62$133,865.90$(32,069.50)$254,943.02
Running totals
$146,265.9$(66,795.57)

2012

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

Green won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $351,713 and spent $365,844.[15] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[16]

Cost per vote

Green spent $2.54 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Green won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $443,131 and spent $282,611.[17]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 9th District, 2010 - Al Green Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $443,131
Total Spent $282,611
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $16,549
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $15,681
Top contributors to Al Green's campaign committee
International Longshoremens Assn$15,000
CAMAC International$14,400
AT&T Inc$10,000
Bank of America$10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$46,050
Building Trade Unions$37,500
Commercial Banks$33,502
Transportation Unions$26,000
Industrial Unions$24,500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Green is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[18]

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress, tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.[19]

Green most often votes with:

Green least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Green missed 83 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 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. Green paid his congressional staff a total of $1,016,111 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th 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, Green's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,565,012 to $7,249,999. That averages to $4,407,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 2.76% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Green's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,665,011 to $7,399,999. That averages to $4,532,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Demoractic 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. Green ranked 137th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Green ranked 113th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Al Green has voted with the Democratic Party 93.5% of the time, which ranked 150th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[26]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed October 22, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. Democratic candidate list
  6. Unofficial Democratic primary results
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Al Green," Accessed March 25, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Al Green Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  13. 'Federal Election Commission "Al Green April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  14. 'Federal Election Commission "Al Green July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Al Green 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  16. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Al Green 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
  18. Gov Track "Al Green," Accessed June 7 2013
  19. OpenCongress, "Al Green," Accessed August 2, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Al Green," Accessed April 2, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Al Green," Accessed September 13, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org "Al Green (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Al Green (D-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Nick Lampson
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 9
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Justice of the Peace, Harris County, Texas
1977-2004
Succeeded by
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