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, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2004
Next general2012
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 of Representatives

2011-2012

Lipinski serves on the following committes:[5]

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Daniel Lipinski voted with the Democratic Party 85 of the time, which ranked 169 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[6]

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]

Elections

2012

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

Lipinski is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 3rd District. Lipinkski is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket. 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' 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary 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.[10]

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

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 .[11]

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Personal

Lipinski and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Western Springs, Illinois.[12]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Lipinski
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 3
2005–present
Succeeded by
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