Daniel Lipinski

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Daniel Lipinski
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U.S. House, Illinois, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWilliam O. Lipinski (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,852,594
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
Net worth$2,177,028
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 first elected to the U.S. House in 2004.[1]

Lipinski ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated challenger Farah Baqai in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and won re-election by defeating challenger Richard Grabowski (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lipinski is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

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.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lipinski serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Lipinski served on the following committes:[5]

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.[6] An additional suit was filed by the League of Women Voters over the fairness of the maps.[7]

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."[8]

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.[9]

Elections

2012

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

Lipinski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 3rd District. Lipinkski beat out Richard Grabowski in the election.[10] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Lipinski was endorsed over challenger Farah Baqai. [3] 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.[3] 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."[3]

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 District 3 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

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lipinski is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Lipinski raised a total of $2,852,594 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[15]

Daniel Lipinski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $825,517
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $752,199
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $707,824
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $371,989
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 3) Won $195,065
Grand Total Raised $2,852,594

2012

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

Lipinski won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lipinski's campaign committee raised a total of $825,517 and spent $589,509.[16]

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 .[17]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lipinski is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 16, 2013.[18]

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. Lipinski ranked 169th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[19]

2011

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.[20]

Voting with party

2013

Daniel Lipinski voted with the Democratic Party 87.1 of the time, which ranked 183 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[21]

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Lipinski missed 177 of 6,440 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[22]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

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.[23]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Lipinski was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Lipinski's staff was given an apparent $64,250.00 in bonus money.[24]

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, Lipinski's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,144,057 and $3,210,000. That averages to $2,177,028, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 6.45% from 2010.[25]

2010

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.[26]

Recent news

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Personal

Lipinski and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Western Springs, Illinois.[27]

External links

Local media

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Congressman Dan Lipinski "About Me" Accessed November 10, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Chicago Tribune "Contested races for the U.S. House" Accessed March 12, 2012
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Congressman Daniel Lipinski "112th Congressional Assignments" Accessed October 30, 2011
  6. Ballot Access News, "Illinois Republicans, to Help their Redistricting Lawsuit, Demand to Know Role of National Democratic Party Involvement," September 12, 2011
  7. ABC 7, "League of Women Voters sues of remap," August 16, 2011
  8. Chicago Sun Times "Democratic memo reveals plan to "destabilize" Illinois House Republicans ," November 16, 2011
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Daniel Lipinski" Accessed April 5, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Daniel Lipinski 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Daniel Lipinski 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 30, 2011
  18. Gov Track "Lipinski" Accessed June 16, 2013
  19. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  22. GovTrack, "Daniel Lipinski," Accessed April 1, 2013
  23. LegiStorm "Daniel Lipinski"
  24. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Lipinski (D-Ill), 2011"
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Lipinski, (D-Illinois), 2010"
  27. 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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