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David N. Cicilline
David Cicilline.jpg
U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 1
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorPatrick Kennedy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,449,464
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Providence
2003-2010
Rhode Island House of Representatives
1994-2002
Mayor of of the City of Providence, Rhode Island
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sBrown University (1983)
J.D.Georgetown University (1986)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 15, 1961
Place of birthProvidence, Rhode Island
Net worth$966,001
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website

David N. Cicilline (b. July 15, 1961) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Rhode Island. Cicilline represents Rhode Island's 1st congressional district and was first elected in 2010.

Career

  • 1983: Graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1986: Graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1986-1987: Served as a public defender, Washington, D.C.
  • 1995-2003: Served as a member of the Rhode Island house of representatives,
  • 2002-2010: Served as mayor of Providence
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Rhode Island

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cicilline serves on the following committees:[1]

2011-2012

Cicilline served on the following committee:[2]

Issues

2012

Campaign themes

According to David Cicilline's website, his 2012 campaign themes included:

  • Education; "...one of the single most important investments we can make as a nation is in the continual education of our children."
  • Health Care; "...believes strongly that every American should have access to quality, affordable health care."
  • Immigration reform; "...believes that we must enact comprehensive immigration reform in this country."
  • LGBT Rights; "No person should be discriminated against based on race, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation."[3]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Cicilline 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.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

Cicilline is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on September 9, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Rhode Island's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Cicilline ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Rhode Island's 1st District. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 27, 2012. The primary elections were held on September 11, 2012.

Rhode Island's 1st is 65% Democratic, but Cicilline was considered vulnerable in 2012, according to the Washington Post. With the incumbent fighting the ghosts of his performance as Providence mayor, he faced a strong challenge in both the primary (from Anthony Gemma) and general election (from Brendan Doherty).[5][6]

Cicilline won re-election on November 6, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Cicilline Incumbent 53% 108,612
     Republican Brendan Doherty 40.8% 83,737
     Independent David S. Vogel 6.1% 12,504
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 262
Total Votes 205,115
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Voter fraud accusations

Candidate Anthony Gemma accused Cicilline of voter fraud in the 2012 election but also going back to 2001. Gemma accused Cicilline of paying for votes, having people vote more than once and also using the names of voters who are deceased. Gemma has stated that he has hired an investigator to seek out these allegations but had not chosen to share information which he said he had given to the FBI.[8]

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy came out in support of Cicilline, stating that the accusations placed on him were "wild and reckless." In a statement given on August 25, Kennedy stated that, "...the wild and reckless allegations we have seen this week serving only to distract from the serious issues facing Rhode Island, Democrats need to stay focused on winning in November..."[9]

Recent poll gives Cicilline lead

A poll conducted by Fleming & Associates of Cumberland, R.I. for the news station WPRI 12, found that out of the 302 people surveyed, 43% of them said they planned to vote for Cicilline on election day as of August 28, 2012. Those who were planning to vote for Gemma summed up 31% of those surveyed. Cicilline stated that he was "happy that we're moving in the right direction." Gemma commented that the race was "certainly is more of a marathon than a sprint," and that there was still time for him to gain more support.[10]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Cicilline Incumbent 62.1% 30,203
Anthony Gemma 30.2% 14,702
Christopher Young 7.6% 3,701
Total Votes 48,606

Polls

Democratic Primary for Congress
Poll David Cicilline Anthony GemmaChristopher YoungNot SureMargin of ErrorSample Size
"Campaign 2012 Exclusive Poll" August 19-22
43.4%31.1%4.3%17.2%+/-5.7302
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
1st Congressional District Race
Poll David Cicilline Brendan DohertyDavid S. VogelNot SureMargin of ErrorSample Size
"Campaign 2012 Exclusive Poll" September 26-29
44%37.6%6.4%10%+/-6.2250
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Full history


Endorsements

2012

Cicilline has received endorsements from the following:

  • Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy [9]
  • National Education Association of Rhode Island[12]
  • Joseph Lazzerini, former Gemma staff member [13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cicilline is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cicilline raised a total of $4,449,464 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[14]

David Cicilline's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Rhode Island, District 1) Won $2,394,676
2010 US House (Rhode Island, District 1) Won $2,054,788
Grand Total Raised $4,449,464

2012

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

Cicilline won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $2,394,676 and spent $2,415,518.[15]

2010

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

Cicilline won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Cicilline's campaign committee raised a total of $2,054,788 and spent $2,015,847.[16]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 1 General Election, 2010 - David Cicilline Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,054,788
Total Spent $2,015,847
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $812,972
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $813,017
Top contributors to David Cicilline's campaign committee
Waterson Terminal Services$20,900
Gilbane Inc$17,350
Edwards, Angell et al$15,450
B&D Holding Di Marco Drago e C Sapa$14,250
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder$13,550
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$229,091
Real Estate$147,900
Retired$136,960
Securities & Investment$64,700
Health Professionals$49,100

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cicilline is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[17]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Cicilline missed 35 of 1,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Cicilline paid his congressional staff a total of $950,776 in 2011. Overall, Rhode Island ranks 9th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

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, Cicilline's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $502,004 and $1,429,999. That averages to $966,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Cicilline's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $502,004 to $1,429,999. That averages to $966,001.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[21]

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. In 2012, Cicilline was one of two Democratic Representatives ranked 98th in the liberal rankings.[22][23]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Cicilline was 1 of 2 Democratic members of the House who ranked 18th in the liberal rankings.[24]

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, David N. Cicilline has voted with the Democratic Party 95.9% of the time, which ranked 19th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[25]

2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, David N. Cicilline has voted with the Democratic Party 95.1% of the time, which ranked 9th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[26]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  2. Congressman David Cicilline, Proudly Representing the 1st District of Rhode Island "Committees"
  3. David Cicilline Campaign Website, "Issues," Accessed August 27, 2012
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. Washington Post blog "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
  6. The Washingotn Post "The next Jean Schmidt? The top 10 House incumbents who could lose their primaries" Accessed April 1, 2012
  7. Politico "2012 Election Map, Rhode Island"
  8. The Call, "Gemma charges Cicilline with voter fraud," August 22, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 Providence Journal, "Former Congressman Kennedy endorses, defends Cicilline," August 25, 2012
  10. WPRI 12 News, "Poll: Cicilline triples lead over Gemma as primary nears," August 28, 2012
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. Providence Journal, "R.I. teachers union mailer signals primary choices to voters," August 28, 2012
  13. Providence Journal, "Former Gemma staffer endorses Cicilline in 1st District primary," August 28, 2012
  14. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for David Cicilline," Accessed April 22, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "David Cicilline's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "David N. Cicilline 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Cicilline" Accessed June 19, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "David Cicilline," Accessed April 17, 2013
  19. LegiStorm, "David N. Cicilline," Accessed September 18, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "David N. Cicilline (D-RI), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "David N. Cicilline (D-RI), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  22. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  23. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
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Patrick Kennedy
U.S. House of Representatives - Rhode Island, District 1
2011–present
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Rhode Island House of Representatives
2003-2010
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Rhode Island House of Representatives
1994-2002
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