David Valadao

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David G. Valadao
David Valadao.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 21
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDevin Nunes (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$17.59 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Campaign $$1,315,897
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2010-2012
Education
High schoolHanford High School (1995)
Personal
BirthdayApril 14, 1977
Place of birthHanford, California
ProfessionManaging Partner, Valadao Dairy
Net worth$-12,167,002
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David G. Valadao (b. April 14, 1977, in Hanford, CA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House, representing the 21st Congressional District of California. He was first elected in 2012. Valadao defeated John Hernandez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

He is a former member of the California State Assembly, representing the 30th District from 2010 to 2012.[1]

Valadao won re-election in 2014. He was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program was designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[2] The 21st Congressional District was a battleground in 2014. He defeated Amanda Renteria (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]

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

Biography

Valadao received his diploma from Hanford High School in 1995. He then attended College of the Sequoias.

Valadao is managing partner of Valadao Dairy. He has also worked as regional leadership council chairman for Land O'Lakes Inc.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Valadao's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1996-1998: Attended College of the Sequoias
  • 2010-2012: California State Assembly
  • 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Valadao serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Subcommittee on Interior, Environment
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

California General Assembly

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Valadao served on these committees:

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Valadao's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Valadao voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations Act (2014)

Yea3.png Valadao voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Valadao voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Valadao voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Valadao voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Valadao voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19] He also cosponsored the Government Shutdown Fairness Act, which would prevent all members of Congress from receiving their salaries if a shutdown occurred.[20]

In September 2013, in response to threats of a government shutdown over defunding of the Affordable Care Act, Valadao cosponsored the Government Shutdown Fairness Act, which would prevent all members of Congress from receiving their salaries if a shutdown occurred.[21]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Valadao voted for HR 2775.[23]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Valadao voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[24]

Immigration


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King Amendment

Nay3.png In June 2013 the House approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would end the department's discretion policies by cutting off funding for the proposed DREAM Act, which would have temporarily halted the deportations of young immigrants if they have served in the military or are attending college. This vote overturns an executive order signed by President Obama that formalized a process for the "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S.[25][15][26]

The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa, passed the House by a vote of 224-201 and was approved mostly along party lines. However, three Democrats supported the amendment and six Republicans opposed it, while nine members did not vote.[26]Valadao was one of the six Republican members who voted against the amendment.[15]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[26] It contrasts with comprehensive immigration reform efforts, including proposed DREAM Act style legislation, and would resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.[27] The amendment was the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress in 2013, and blocks many of the provisions that are mirrored in the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill.[28][26]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Valadao voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[29]

On July 31 of 2014, Valadao, along with Stevan Pearce of New Mexico, co-sponsored H.R. 5328 by representative Mike Coffman of Colorado, which aimed at prohibiting application of preexisting condition exclusions, under the Public Health Service Act.[30]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Valadao voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[31]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[32] Valadao joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[33][34]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

David Valadao's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Valadao is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative. Valadao received a score of 53 percent on social issues and 63 percent on economic issues.[35]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[36]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Unknown
Expand ObamaCare Unknown Comfortable with same-sex marriage Unknown
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Unknown Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[35]

Immigration reform

Several Republican members of the U.S. House may have faced a tougher path to re-election in 2014 because immigration reform did not pass in the House in 2013, according to a Public Policy Poll released in July 2013.[37]

According to the poll, a majority of voters in seven Republican congressional districts said they were less likely to vote for their representative if he failed to support immigration reform. Voters also reported in the poll that they were less likely to support Republican candidates in the 2014 general election if the Republican House members blocked immigration reform proposals.[37] Valadao is one of the seven representatives who served in a district that had overwhelming support for the Senate’s immigration reform plan.[37]

Campaign themes

2014

Valadao's campaign website listed the following issues:[38]

  • Jobs and the Economy: "Too many Americans are out of work, especially across California’s 21st Congressional District. The unemployment rate in the San Joaquin Valley rests at approximately 17% with many areas exceeding an outrageous unemployment rate of 32%. David knows that needless regulations kill jobs and increased taxes hurt small businesses, the backbone of our nation’s economy. He is working to pass common sense legislation that will put Americans, especially those in the Central Valley, back to work."
  • Water: "In the Central Valley, life as we know it is dependent upon securing a reliable and clean supply of water. Farmers, families, and entire communities must receive the water they need to strengthen the economy and raise our families. David knows that a safe and stable water supply is critical to the Central Valley and the State’s $35 billion agriculture industry. In Congress, he is fighting to address our local needs during the drought. The passage of his bill, H.R. 3964, The San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, will help bring relief to the Central Valley."
  • Agriculture: "As a dairy farmer and a Member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, California’s agriculture industry is extremely important to David. David knows what it takes to ensure California remains an agricultural superpower. California’s diverse agricultural economy is a $35 billion dollar industry that produces over 400 commodities and accounts for over a half of our nation’s fruits and vegetables. It is important that we ensure our farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce our food supply and that they continue to remain competitive internationally."
  • Education: "As the father of three, one of David’s top priorities is ensuring every child has access to a quality, affordable education. He knows the “one-size-fits-all” approach of Washington bureaucrats only hinders the education of our nation’s children. Parents and educators should have the resources and flexibility to provide an education that meet the needs of their community and each individual student. Education should be more comprehensive at all levels and David supports expanding vocational and trade school options for our students."
  • Spending: "David believes that Washington should live by the same rules as every American family, which means they must balance the budget and spend no more than what they take in. Today’s government spends, borrows, and taxes its people too much. Our national debt has surpassed $17 trillion, nearly $53,000 for every man woman and child in America. David strongly opposes wasteful projects, such as the construction of a high-speed rail system throughout California which will cost tax payers billions of dollars with little added benefit."

[39]

—David Valadao's campaign website, http://www.valadaoforcongress.com/issues/

2012

Valadao's campaign website listed the following issues:[40]

  • Build More Reservoirs Now
Excerpt: "The state’s $35 billion agriculture industry and our Central Valley is wholly dependent on a stable supply of water, so no one will fight harder than farmer David Valadao to improve our aging water infrastructure."
  • Bullet Train Hurts Taxpayers
Excerpt: "David Valadao strongly opposes the construction of a high speed rail system and that’s why he co-authored legislation that would allow California voters to stop the project dead in its tracks."
  • Needless Regulations Kill Jobs
Excerpt: "To help businesses stay in California and create new jobs, David Valadao wrote a bill requiring government agencies to make public the economic impact of new regulations before they are implemented."
  • Gasoline Prices Slamming Families
Excerpt: "David Valadao will not only vote to expand domestic oil production so we end our dependence on Middle East oil, but he also supports constructing the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to Texas."
  • Reduce The National Debt
Excerpt: "A $15 trillion black hole that increased 42% in the past three years is one reason David Valadao favors cutting government spending and supports a strict two-thirds vote requirement before Congress can hike taxes."

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

California's 21st Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to it being a Democratic leaning district held by a Republican incumbent. Incumbent David Valadao (R) and Amanda Renteria (D) triumphed in the blanket primary over John Hernandez (D). Valadao successfully defended his seat, defeating Renteria in the general election on November 4, 2014.[41][3]

Valadao was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program was designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[42]

U.S. House, California District 21 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Valadao Incumbent 57.8% 45,907
     Democratic Amanda Renteria 42.2% 33,470
Total Votes 79,377
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 21 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Valadao Incumbent 63% 28,773
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmanda Renteria 25.6% 11,682
     Democratic John Hernandez 11.5% 5,232
Total Votes 45,687
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012

Valadao won election to the U.S. House in 2012.[1] He and John Hernandez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Blong Xiong (D). Valadao went on to defeat Hernandez in the general election on November 6, 2012.[43][44]

His campaign victory in a district that had long been held by Democrats was cited in an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal as a potential template for the GOP.[45]

U.S. House, California District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Valadao 57.8% 67,164
     Democratic John Hernandez 42.2% 49,119
Total Votes 116,283
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 21 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Valadao (R) 57% 27,251
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Hernandez (D) 22.1% 10,575
Blong Xiong (D) 20.9% 9,990
Total Votes 47,816

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Valadao won election to the California State Assembly in 2010. He defeated Democrat Fran Florez in the November 2 general election.[46][47]

California State Assembly, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David G. Valadao (R) 37,392
Fran Florez (D) 24,386
California House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David G. Valadao (R) 12,431
Stephanie Campbell (R) 3,528

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Valadao attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Valadao is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Valadao raised a total of $1,315,897 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[48]

David Valadao's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 21) Won $1,315,897
Grand Total Raised $1,315,897


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Valadao's reports.[49]

David Valadao (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2013$134,784.29$88,403.65$(86,386.36)$136,801.58
July Quarterly[51]July 15, 2013$136,801.58$375,691.29$(63,678.14)$448,814.73
October Quarterly[52]October 15, 2013$448,814.73$244,836.64$(108,810.82)$584,840.55
Year-End[53]January 31, 2014$584,840$232,646$(140,952)$676,734
April Quarterly[54]April 15, 2014$676,734$341,769$(166,419)$852,084
Pre-Primary[55]May 22, 2014$852,084$193,934$(78,891)$967,127
July Quarterly[56]July 15, 2014$967,127$358,754$(86,244)$1,239,637
October Quarterly[57]October 15, 2014$1,239,637$546,775$(645,315)$1,141,098
Pre-General[58]October 23, 2014$1,141,098$119,135$(497,648)$762,584
Running totals
$2,501,944.58$(1,874,344.32)

2012

Valadao won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Valadao's campaign committee raised a total of $1,315,897 and spent $1,181,113.[59] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[60]

Cost per vote

Valadao spent $17.59 per vote received in 2012.


2010

In 2010, Valadao raised $1,076,460 in contributions.[61]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Republican Party $286,177
Tulare County Republican Central Cmte $17,000

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Valadao's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-24,498,997 and $164,993. That averages to $-12,167,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Valadao ranked as the 441st most wealthy representative in 2012.[62] Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[63]

David Valadao Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$-19,393,198
2012$-12,167,002
Growth from 2011 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[64]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Valadao received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Crop Production & Basic Processing industry.

From 2011-2014, 41.1 percent of Valadao's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[65]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
David Valadao Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,152,134
Total Spent $1,912,496
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$442,468
Leadership PACs$361,377
Dairy$299,069
Agricultural Services/Products$96,510
Oil & Gas$96,050
% total in top industry14.04%
% total in top two industries25.5%
% total in top five industries41.1%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Valadao is a "centrist Republican follower" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Valadao received in June 2013.[66]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[67]

Valadao most often votes with:

Valadao least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Valadao missed 6 of 1,072 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[68]

National Journal vote ratings

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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Valadao ranked 210th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[69]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Valadao voted with the Republican Party 92.4 percent of the time, which ranked 177th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[70]

2013

Valadao voted with the Republican Party 96.8 percent of the time, which ranked 121st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[71]

Personal

Valadao and his wife Terra have three children.

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Preceded by
Devin Nunes
U.S. House, California, District 21
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Danny Gilmore
California Assembly District 30
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Luis Alejo (D)