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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Lipinski's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,043,059 and $3,047,000. That averages to $2,045,029.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027239&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Lipinski's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,043,059 and $3,047,000. That averages to $2,045,029.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00027239&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Lipinski ranked 172nd in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Political Positions===
 
===Political Positions===

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Daniel Lipinski
Daniel Lipinski.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University (1988)
Master'sStanford University (1989)
Ph.D.Duke University (1998)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 15, 1966
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionCollege Professor
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Daniel Lipinski campaign logo
Daniel William Lipinski (b. July 15, 1966) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lipinski was elected by voters from Illinois' 3rd congressional district. He was endorsed over challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary.[1] Lipinski defeated challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lipinski is a "centrist Democrat".[3]

Biography

Lipinski earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, a Master's Degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a PhD in Political Science from Duke University.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lipinski serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Lipinski served on the following committes:[6]

Issues

Redistricting

In 2011, the Democratic Party controlled the Illinois redistricting process. After the new maps were completed in June 2011, Republicans filed suit over the legality of the new districts.[7] An additional suit was filed by the League of Women Voters over the fairness of the maps.[8]

In November 2011, memos were released that showed the involvement of Congressional members in the redistricting process. One email written by Eric Lausten (Lipinski's chief of staff) to Tim Mapes -- the top staffer for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) -- implied the Congressman's input in the ultimate map. "Tim -- Just finished revising the map for Congressman Lipinski's 3rd District. I thinks its moving in right direction...," according to the email. Another email that was released contained a subject heading "Destabilizing Republican Incumbents."[9]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lipinski 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.[10]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Lipinski was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 3rd District. Lipinkski beat out Richard Grabowski in the election.[11] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Lipinski has been endorsed over challenger Farah Baqai. [1] Lipinksi was the only Illinois Democrat in the House to vote "no" on President Obama's national health care law, saying the program was unsustainable, and wanting strong language against federal funding of abortion.[1] According to a February 23, 2012 article in the Chicago Tribune, "His position was at odds with the White House, but in step with his district."[1]

Lipinski defeated challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[2] In the Republican primary, Richard Grabowski defeated Arthur Jones and Jim Falvey.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski Incumbent 68.5% 168,738
     Republican Richard Grabowski 31.5% 77,653
Total Votes 246,391
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois' 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel William Lipinski Incumbent 87.3% 44,532
Farah Baqai 12.7% 6,463
Total Votes 50,995

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lipinski won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Michael A. Bendas (R) and Laurel Lambert Schmidt (G) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lipinski Incumbent 69.7% 116,120
     Republican Michael A. Bendas 24.3% 40,479
     Green Laurel Lambert Schmidt 6% 10,028
Total Votes 166,627

Campaign donors

2012

Daniel Lipinski (2012)[13] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[14]March 10, 2012$819,881.96$20,650.00$(26,331.58)$814,200.38
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2012$814,200.38$87,388.60$(64,774.15)$836,814.83
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2012$836,814.83$99,938.57$(110,263.76)$826,489.64
October Quarterly[17]October 14, 2012$826,489.64$114,013.30$(59,122.84)$881,380.10
Pre-General[18]October 20, 2012$881,380.10$4,606.58$(8,015.72)$877,970.96
Running totals
$326,597.05$(268,508.05)

2010

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

Lipinski won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Lipinski's campaign committee raised a total of $752,199 and spent $455,329 .[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, 2010 - Daniel Lipinski Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $752,199
Total Spent $455,329
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $28,807
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $39,962
Top contributors to Daniel Lipinski's campaign committee
Vulcan Materials$10,250
Berkshire Hathaway$10,241
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
Amalgamated Transit Union$10,000
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Construction Services$69,050
Transportation Unions$63,000
Building Trade Unions$46,500
Air Transport$44,999
Lawyers/Law Firms$43,325

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lipinksi paid his congressional staff a total of $902,263 in 2011. He ranks 27th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 146th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Lipinski's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,043,059 and $3,047,000. That averages to $2,045,029.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[21]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Lipinski ranked 172nd in the liberal rankings.[22]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Daniel Lipinski has voted with the Democratic Party 85 of the time, which ranked 169 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[23]

Recent news

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Personal

Lipinski and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Western Springs, Illinois.[24]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chicago Tribune "Contested races for the U.S. House" Accessed March 12, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  3. Gov Track "Lipinski" Accessed May 15, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Congressman Dan Lipinski "About Me" Accessed November 10, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Congressman Daniel Lipinski "112th Congressional Assignments" Accessed October 30, 2011
  7. Ballot Access News, "Illinois Republicans, to Help their Redistricting Lawsuit, Demand to Know Role of National Democratic Party Involvement," September 12, 2011
  8. ABC 7, "League of Women Voters sues of remap," August 16, 2011
  9. Chicago Sun Times "Democratic memo reveals plan to "destabilize" Illinois House Republicans ," November 16, 2011
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  13. Daniel Lipinski FEC Reports "Summary Reports" Accessed July 7, 2012
  14. Daniel Lipinski FEC Reports "Pre-Primary" Accessed July 7, 2012
  15. Daniel Lipinski FEC Reports "April Quarterly" Accessed July 7, 2012
  16. Daniel Lipinski FEC Reports "July Quarterly" Accessed September 27, 2012
  17. Daniel Lipinski FEC Reports "October Quarterly" Accessed October 15, 2012
  18. Daniel Lipinski FEC Reports "Pre-General" Accessed November 19, 2012
  19. Open Secrets "Daniel Lipinski 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 30, 2011
  20. LegiStorm "Daniel Lipinski"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"
  22. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  24. Congressman Daniel Lipinski "About Me" Accessed October 30, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Lipinski
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 3
2005–present
Succeeded by
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