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|Place of birth = Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
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{{tnr}}'''Betty Louise McCollum''' (b. July 12, 1954) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Minnesota's 4th congressional district]]. McCollum was first elected to the House in 2000.
 
{{tnr}}'''Betty Louise McCollum''' (b. July 12, 1954) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Minnesota's 4th congressional district]]. McCollum was first elected to the House in 2000.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', McCollum is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/betty_mccollum/400259 ''Gov Track'' "Betty McCollum" Accessed April 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
McCollum was born in 1954 in Minneapolis, [[Minnesota]]. She earned her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Prior to her political career, McCollum worked as a saleswoman and schoolteacher.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m001143 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Betty McCollum" Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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McCollum was born in 1954 in Minneapolis, [[Minnesota]]. She earned her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m001143 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Betty McCollum" Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of McCollum's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of McCollum's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
*[[Minnesota House of Representatives]], 1992-2001
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*2001-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Minnesota's 4th congressional district]]
*U.S. House of Representatives, [[Minnesota's 4th congressional district]], 2001-Present
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*1992-2001: [[Minnesota House of Representatives]]
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Prior to her political career, McCollum worked as a saleswoman and schoolteacher.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===Political Positions===
 
===Political Positions===
 
====Housing grants====
 
====Housing grants====
In February 2012, McCollum announced that St. Paul, Minnesota neighborhoods had received $459,000 in house grants through a federal Affordable Housing Program. She said the funds would "benefit struggling Minnesotans in the short-term."<ref>[http://minnesota.realestaterama.com/2012/02/13/congresswoman-betty-mccollum-announces-st-paul-neighborhoods-receive-459000-in-housing-grants-ID0165.html ''Real Estate Rama'' "Congresswoman Betty McCollum Announces St. Paul Neighborhoods Receive $459,000 in Housing Grants," February 13, 2012]</ref>
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In February 2012, McCollum announced that St. Paul, [[Minnesota]], neighborhoods had received $459,000 in house grants through a federal Affordable Housing Program. She said the funds would "benefit struggling Minnesotans in the short-term."<ref>[http://minnesota.realestaterama.com/2012/02/13/congresswoman-betty-mccollum-announces-st-paul-neighborhoods-receive-459000-in-housing-grants-ID0165.html ''Real Estate Rama'' "Congresswoman Betty McCollum Announces St. Paul Neighborhoods Receive $459,000 in Housing Grants," February 13, 2012]</ref>
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====Percentage voting with party====
 
====Percentage voting with party====
 
=====November 2011=====
 
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====Redistricting====
 
====Redistricting====
After the 2010 Census, McCollum's [[Minnesota's 4th congressional district|4th District]] was the smallest by population and needed to add 48,367 people via the [[Redistricting in Minnesota|redistricting process]]. A proposal by state Democrats in November 2011 would have paired McCollum into a district with fellow incumbent [[Michele Bachmann]] (R). A five-member judicial panel is expected to release the final maps on February 21, 2012.<ref>[http://www.twincities.com/ci_19996967 ''Pioneer Press'' "New battle lines: Minnesota political redistricting maps out Tuesday," February 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://politicsinminnesota.com/2011/11/minnesota-redistricting-panel-gets-gop-dfl-political-maps/ ''Politics in Minnesota'' "Minnesota redistricting panel gets GOP, DFL political maps," November 25, 2011]</ref>
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After the 2010 Census, McCollum's [[Minnesota's 4th congressional district|4th District]] was the smallest by population and needed to add 48,367 people via the [[Redistricting in Minnesota|redistricting process]]. A proposal by state [[Democrats]] in November 2011 would have paired McCollum into a district with fellow incumbent [[Michele Bachmann]] ([[Republican|R]]). A five-member judicial panel is expected to release the final maps on February 21, 2012.<ref>[http://www.twincities.com/ci_19996967 ''Pioneer Press'' "New battle lines: Minnesota political redistricting maps out Tuesday," February 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://politicsinminnesota.com/2011/11/minnesota-redistricting-panel-gets-gop-dfl-political-maps/ ''Politics in Minnesota'' "Minnesota redistricting panel gets GOP, DFL political maps," November 25, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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McCollum plans to seek re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/138040813.html ''Star Tribune'' "Bachmann back in race -- for her seat in Congress," Accessed February 11, 2012]</ref> [[Dan Flood]] is seeking the Republican nomination in the August 14, 2012 primary.
 
McCollum plans to seek re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/138040813.html ''Star Tribune'' "Bachmann back in race -- for her seat in Congress," Accessed February 11, 2012]</ref> [[Dan Flood]] is seeking the Republican nomination in the August 14, 2012 primary.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, McCollum won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. She defeated Teresa Collett (R), Steve Carlson (I), Amber Garlan (I), and Jack Shepard (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>  
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On November 2, 2010, McCollum won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. She defeated Teresa Collett ([[Republican|R]]), Steve Carlson ([[Independent]]), Amber Garlan ([[Independent]]), Jack Shepard ([[Independent]), and the write-in candidates in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Betty_McCollum_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of McCollum's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Betty_McCollum_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of McCollum's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
McCollum won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, McCollum's campaign committee raised a total of $844,301 and spent $862,848.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00012942&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Betty McCollum 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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McCollum won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, McCollum's campaign committee raised a total of $844,301 and spent $862,848.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00012942&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Betty McCollum 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
McCollum raised her family in North St. Paul, MN, and now resides in St. Paul. She is divorced.<ref>[http://mccollum.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=53 ''Official House Site'' "Biography," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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McCollum raised her family in North St. Paul, [[Minnesota]], and now resides in St. Paul. She is divorced.<ref>[http://mccollum.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=53 ''Official House Site'' "Biography," Accessed December 8, 2011]</ref>
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://mccollum.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://mccollum.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.mccollumforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.mccollumforcongress.com/ Official campaign website]
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Revision as of 20:01, 18 April 2012

Betty McCollum
Betty McCollum.jpg
U.S. House, Minnesota, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1992-2001
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of St. Catherine
Personal
BirthdayJuly 12, 1954
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ProfessionSaleswoman, Teacher
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Betty Louise McCollum (b. July 12, 1954) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Minnesota's 4th congressional district. McCollum was first elected to the House in 2000.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McCollum is a "far-left Democrat".[1]

Biography

McCollum was born in 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of McCollum's political career[2]:

Prior to her political career, McCollum worked as a saleswoman and schoolteacher.

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

McCollum serves on the following House committees:[3]

Issues

Political Positions

Housing grants

In February 2012, McCollum announced that St. Paul, Minnesota, neighborhoods had received $459,000 in house grants through a federal Affordable Housing Program. She said the funds would "benefit struggling Minnesotans in the short-term."[4]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Betty McCollum voted with the Democratic Party 94.7% of the time, which ranked 25 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[5]

Redistricting

After the 2010 Census, McCollum's 4th District was the smallest by population and needed to add 48,367 people via the redistricting process. A proposal by state Democrats in November 2011 would have paired McCollum into a district with fellow incumbent Michele Bachmann (R). A five-member judicial panel is expected to release the final maps on February 21, 2012.[6][7]

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

McCollum plans to seek re-election in 2012.[8] Dan Flood is seeking the Republican nomination in the August 14, 2012 primary.

2010

On November 2, 2010, McCollum won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Teresa Collett (R), Steve Carlson (Independent), Amber Garlan (Independent), Jack Shepard ([[Independent]), and the write-in candidates in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota's 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty McCollum Incumbent 59.1% 136,746
     Republican Teresa Collett 34.6% 80,141
     Independent Steve Carlson 6.1% 14,207
     Write-In 0.1% 283
     Independent Amber Garlan 0% 39
     Independent Jack Shepard 0% 10
Total Votes 231,426

Campaign donors

2010

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

McCollum won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, McCollum's campaign committee raised a total of $844,301 and spent $862,848.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota's 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Betty McCollum Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $844,301
Total Spent $862,848
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $216,532
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $211,206
Top contributors to Betty McCollum's campaign committee
Robins, Kaplan et al$12,050
Heartland Realty Investors$12,000
Lockridge, Grindal et al$11,382
National Education Assn$11,250
National Community Action Foundation$11,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$60,943
Health Professionals$57,400
Building Trade Unions$48,850
Transportation Unions$48,500
Public Sector Unions$44,750

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Personal

McCollum raised her family in North St. Paul, Minnesota, and now resides in St. Paul. She is divorced.[11]

External Links


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Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Vento
U.S. House of Representatives - Minnesota, District 4
2001–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives
1992-2001
Succeeded by
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