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Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://mcmorris.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=440&sectiontree=2,440 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://mcmorris.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=440&sectiontree=2,440 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>  They are expecting their third child in December.<ref>[http://hoh.rollcall.com/brad-wenstrup-prepares-for-first-child/ ''Heard on the Hill'', "Brad Wenstrup Prepares for First Child", accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Cathy McMorris Rodgers.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorGeorge Nethercutt (R)
Leadership
Washington House of Representatives Minority Leader
2003-2004
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,371,612
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1994-2004
Education
Bachelor'sPensacola Christian College
Master'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
BirthdayMay 22, 1969
Place of birthSalem, Oregon
Net worth$1,654,508
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (b. May 22, 1969) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 5th congressional district. Rodgers was first elected in 2004 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. Rodgers is currently serving her fifth consecutive term. [1].

Rodgers is running for re-election in Washington's 5th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014. She announced in July 2013 that she will give birth to her third child while in office in December 2013. She is one of only eight women in Congressional history to give birth while in office and the only one to have had more than one child while serving.[2]

Prior to her election in the United States House of Representatives Rodgers was a member of the Washington House of Representatives where she served as House Minority Leader.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Rodgers is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

McMorris Rodgers grew up working in her family's orchard and was the first person in her family to go to college. She earned her bachelor's degree from Pensacola Christian College and went on to earn her M.B.A. from the University of Washington. McMorris Rodgers began her political career as Cathy McMorris before marrying Brian Rodgers in 2006 and taking his last name.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rodgers serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-12

McMorris Rodgers was a member of the following House committees:[5]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Cathy McMorris Rodgers endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Rodgers 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

McMorris Rodgers won re-election in 2012.[8][9] She and Rich Cowan advanced past the blanket primary on August 7 2012 and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10]

U.S. House, Washington District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers Incumbent 61.9% 191,066
     Democratic Rich Cowan 38.1% 117,512
Total Votes 308,578
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Washington District 5 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers (R) Incumbent 55.8% 83,186
Green check mark transparent.pngRich Cowan (D) 33.1% 49,406
Randall Yearout (R) 8% 11,894
Ian Moody (Unaffiliated) 3.1% 4,693
Total Votes 149,179
[11]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rodgers is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Rodgers raised a total of $8,371,612 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[16]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,968,862
2010 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,453,240
2008 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,442,687
2006 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,851,062
2004 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,655,761
Grand Total Raised $8,371,612

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rodgers's reports.[17]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]4/26/2013$394,516.00$151,874.00$(116,354.00)$430,036.00
July Quarterly[19]7/15/2013$4,300,036.00$323,710.00$(154,851.00)$598,895.00
Running totals
$475,584$(271,205)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Rodgers' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Rodgers won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Rodgers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,968,862 and spent $1,987,459 .[20]

Cost per vote

Rodgers spent $10.40 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

McMorris Rodgers won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, McMorris Rodgers's campaign committee raised a total of $1,453,240 and spent $1,381,220.[21]

U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, 5th District, 2010 - Cathy McMorris Rodgers Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,453,240
Total Spent $1,381,220
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,320
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $13,318
Top contributors to Cathy McMorris Rodgers's campaign committee
Nelson Irrigation$20,700
Moneytree Inc$19,200
Microsoft Corp$16,000
Manson Construction$14,400
New York Life Insurance$10,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$87,530
Retired$70,040
General Contractors$63,600
Insurance$49,820
Forestry & Forest Products$41,780

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rodgers is a "moderate Republican leader," as of July 3, 2013.[22]

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.[23]

Rodgers most often votes with:

Rodgers least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McMorris Rodgers missed 384 of 6,447 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 6.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[24]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rodgers paid her congressional staff a total of $973,022 in 2011. Overall, Washington ranks 18th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[25]

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, Rodgers' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $884,018 and $2,424,999. That averages to $1,654,508, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average net worth increased by 23.65% from 2010.[26]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rodgers's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $421,020 to $2,254,998. That averages to $1,338,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[27]

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. Rodgers was 1 of 3 members who ranked 94th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[28]

2011

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. Rodgers was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 117th in the conservative rankings.[29]


Voting with party

July 2013

McMorris Rodgers voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 50 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[30]

Recent news

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Personal

Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.[3] They are expecting their third child in December.[31]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  2. Today, "Rep. sets congressional record: Most babies in office ," accessed July 19, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce "Subcommittees," Accessed November 16, 2011
  6. MSNBC, "Romney snags another endorsement from GOP leadership member," December 7, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
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  9. The Spokane Spokesman-Review "McMorris Rodgers starting 2012 campaign," March 17, 2011
  10. AP Primary Results
  11. Our Campaigns, "WA District 5 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed April 5, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "Cathy McMorris Rodgers 2014 Summary reports," Accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Rodgers 2012 Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Cathy McMorris Rodgers 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  22. Gov Track "Rodgers" Accessed July 23, 2013
  23. OpenCongress, "Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed August 8, 2013
  24. GovTrack, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed April 11, 2013
  25. LegiStorm, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed September 7, 2012
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Rodgers (R-WA), 2011"
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash), 2010"
  28. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  29. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  30. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  31. Heard on the Hill, "Brad Wenstrup Prepares for First Child", accessed October 1, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
George Nethercutt
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 5
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington State House of Representatives
1994-2004
Succeeded by
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