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David Dreier

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David Dreier
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U.S. House, California, District 26
Former member
In office
1981-January 3, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 1980
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClaremont McKenna College, 1975
Master'sClaremont Graduate University, 1976
Personal
BirthdayJuly 5, 1952
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri
ReligionChristian Scientist
David Dreier (b. July 5, 1952) is a former Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 26th congressional district from 1981 to 2013

Dreier chose to retire rather than seek re-election in 2012.[1] Due to redistricting, Dreier would have sought re-election in the 31st District.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Dreier was a "centrist Republican".[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Dreier's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1975: Graduated from Claremont Men’s College with B.A.
  • 1976: Graduated from Claremont Graduate School with M.A.
  • 1975-1979: Director, Corporate Relations, Claremont McKenna College
  • 1976-1980: Delegate, Republican National Conventions
  • 1978: Unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1981-2013: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Dreier served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Dreier 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 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.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 31st congressional district elections, 2012

Dreier chose to retire rather than seek re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, Dreier would have sought re-election in the 31st District. Gary Miller (R) defeated Bob Dutton (R) in the general election to win the seat.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dreier won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Russ Warner, David L. Miller, and Randall Weissbuch in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 26 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Dreier Incumbent 54.1% 112,774
     Democratic Russ Warner 36.5% 76,093
     American Independent David L. Miller 6.1% 12,784
     Libertarian Randall Weissbuch 3.2% 6,696
Total Votes 208,347

Campaign donors

2010

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

Dreier won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Dreier's campaign committee raised a total of $1,243,191 and spent $1,391,076.[7]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 26, 2010 - David Dreier Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,243,191
Total Spent $1,391,076
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $305,157
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $207,192
Top contributors to David Dreier's campaign committee
Gilead Sciences$14,800
Capital Group Companies$13,600
Chang Industry$12,000
Rusnak Companies$12,000
Societe Generale$12,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$87,950
Retired$78,100
Securities & Investment$75,450
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$56,600
TV/Movies/Music$52,100

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. Dreier paid his congressional staff a total of $909,963 in 2011. He ranked 126th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 155th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[8]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Dreier is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Dreier's staff was given an apparent $1,710.00 in bonus money.[9]

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, Dreier's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,212,087 and $12,780,000. That averages to $8,496,043.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[10]

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. Dreier ranked 188th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[11]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Dreier ranked 176th in the conservative rankings.[12]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

David Dreier voted with the Republican Party 93.2% of the time, which ranked 102 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.[13]

Personal

Dreier is single.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
James F. Lloyd
U.S. House of Representatives - California District 26
1981-2013
Succeeded by
Julia Brownley