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Corrine Brown
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U.S. House, Florida, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRichard B. Nugent (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,436,127
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
1985-1991
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida A&M University (1969)
Master'sUniversity of Florida (1971), (1974)
OtherHonorary Doctor of Law Degree, Edward Waters College
Personal
BirthdayNovember 11, 1946
Place of birthJacksonville, Florida
ProfessionCollege Professor
Net worth$3,501
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Corrine Brown campaign logo
Corrine Brown (b. November 11, 1946, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown was elected by voters from Florida's 5th congressional district.

Brown was first elected in 1992 and most recently was re-elected in 2012.[1]

She previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 to 1992.[2]

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

Biography

Brown was born in Jacksonville, Florida[3]

Education:[3]

  • 1969: Florida A&M University, B.S.[3] [4]
  • 1971: University of Flroida, Master's degree
  • 1974: University of Florida, Educational specialist degree
  • Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, and has been on the faculty at the latter two schools and at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.[5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Brown serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Brown served on the following committees:[7]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Brown's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Transportation
Excerpt: "I have been critical in the fight to get Florida its share of transportation money. For years, Florida has been a donor state to the Highway Trust Fund and the Airport Improvement Program. I was a leader in the fight to change transportation funding through an initiative called "Tea-21," which returns more transportation money to populous states like Florida and Texas."
  • Defense
Excerpt: "I stand 100% behind our troops. I have supported Defense funding every year since coming to Congress, and proudly supported both Defense bills in the 106th Congress. All those who serve deserve our appreciation, our respect, and our compassion. The brave men and women in uniform who volunteered to defend our country are in my thoughts and in my prayers."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a former educator, I understand how important education is to the future of this nation. In my estimation, education policies in the United States have not come close to meeting the needs of our nation's growing minority communities."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "I have been an outspoken critic of the minimalist Department of Veterans Affairs funding in the 108th Congress. This shabby treatment of our veterans is intolerable. Our veterans are truly the best of the best and we must promise them that we will honor their service with appreciation, compassion and respect. They should not have to come begging at our doorstop year after year."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Brown 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.[9]

Farm Bill

After House Republicans separated food stamp legislation from the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013, Brown took to the floor stating, "Mitt Romney was right: You all do not care about the 47 percent. Shame on you. This is a sad day for the House of Representatives. Shame on the Republicans." Due to direct attacks not being allowed on the House floor, Rep. Kevin Yoder, who was at the time acting as Speaker, requested that Brown cease.[10]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

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

2012

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

Brown ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 5th District. Brown sought re-election on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.[11] Brown ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and LeAnne Kolb ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[12] She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[13]

U.S. House, Florida District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCorrine Brown Incumbent 70.8% 190,472
     Republican LeAnne Kolb 26.3% 70,700
     Independent Eileen Fleming 3% 7,978
     Independent Bruce Ray Riggs 0% 3
Total Votes 269,153
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $4,436,127 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[22]

Corrine Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $610,071
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $966,669
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $559,627
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $489,300
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $453,938
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $438,527
2000 U.S. House (Florida, District 5) Won $917,995
Grand Total Raised $4,436,127

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 Brown's reports.[23]

Corrine Brown (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[24]4/15/2013$1,117.75$49,633.28$(32,405.02)$18,346.01
July Quarterly[25]7/15/2013$18,346.01$39,489.90$(57,460.88)$375.03
Running totals
$89,123.18$(89,865.9)

2012

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

Brown won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown's campaign committee raised a total of $610,072 and spent $613,190.[26] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[27]

Cost per vote

Brown spent $3.22 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Brown won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Brown's campaign committee raised a total of $966,669 and spent $979,733.[28]


U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 3rd Congressional District, 2010 - Corrine Brown Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $966,669
Total Spent $979,733
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $154,156
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $150,850
Top contributors to Corrine Brown's campaign committee
CSX Corp$49,500
Carnival Corp$31,600
Picerne Real Estate Group$26,400
Union Pacific Corp$24,200
Berkshire Hathaway$19,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Railroads$148,380
Lawyers/Law Firms$93,263
Real Estate$64,146
Transportation Unions$62,500
Sea Transport$59,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Brown is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 11, 2013.[29]

Like-minded colleagues

The website Open Congress 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.[30]

Brown most often votes with:

Brown least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Brown missed 1,104 of 13,520 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 8.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[31]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Brown paid her congressional staff a total of $1,041,363 in 2011. She ranks 100th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 119th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[32]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Brown is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Brown's staff was given an apparent $12,000.00 in bonus money.[33]

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, Larson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$12,998 and $20,000. That averages to $3,501 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth did not change from 2010.[34]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Brown's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-12,998 and $20,000. That averages to $3,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[35]

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. Brown ranked 92nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[36]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Brown ranked 118th in the liberal rankings.[37]

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, Corrine Brown has voted with the Democratic Party 96.4% of the time, which ranked 20th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[38]

Personal

Brown has one daughter, Shantrel. Brown resides in Jacksonville, Florida. [3]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  2. Corrine for Congress "Legislative Career" Accessed June 11, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Congresswoman Corrine Brown "Biography" Accessed October 17, 2011
  4. The Washington Post:U.S. Congress Votes Database "Corrine Brown Accessed October 17, 2011
  5. Corrine Brown "Biographical Information" Accessed October 17, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Congresswoman Corrine Brown "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 17, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. The Washington Post, "Black caucus member to GOP: ‘You all do not care about the 47 percent,’" Accessed Jully 11, 2013
  11. Florida Division of Elections "2012 candidate list"
  12. AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  13. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Corrine Brown" Accessed April 3, 2012
  23. Federal Election Commission "Corrine Brown 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 19, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Corrine Brown 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  27. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Corrine Brown 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 9, 2011
  29. Gov Track "Brown" Accessed June 11, 2013
  30. OpenCongress, "Rep. Corrine Brown," Accessed July 31, 2013
  31. GovTrack, "Corrine Brown," Accessed March 29, 2013
  32. LegiStorm "Corrine Brown"
  33. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  34. OpenSecrets.org, "Brown (D-Fla), 2011"
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Brown, (D-Florida), 2010"
  36. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  37. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  38. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard B. Nugent (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 5
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Charles Bennett
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 3
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Ted Yoho (R)
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives
1985-1991
Succeeded by
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