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'''Earl Blumenauer''' (b. August 16, 1948) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Blumenauer represents [[Oregon's 3rd congressional district]], and was first elected in 1996.  
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'''Earl Blumenauer''' (b. August 16, 1948 in Portland, Oregon) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Blumenauer represents [[Oregon's 3rd congressional district]], and was first elected in 1996.  
  
 
Blumenauer most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Ronald Green]] (R), [[Michael Cline]] (L), and [[Woodrow Broadnax]] (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'' "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
 
Blumenauer most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Ronald Green]] (R), [[Michael Cline]] (L), and [[Woodrow Broadnax]] (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnreturns">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/OR/house ''CNN'' "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>

Revision as of 12:29, 24 June 2013

Earl Blumenauer
Earl Blumenauer.jpeg
U.S. House, Oregon, District 3
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRon Wyden (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 21, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,926,769
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner of Public Works, Portland City Council
1986-1995
Commissioner, Multnomah County Commission
1978-1986
Oregon House of Representatives
1973-1978
Education
Bachelor'sLewis and Clark College, 1970
J.D.Lewis and Clark College, 1976
Personal
BirthdayAugust 16, 1948
Place of birthPortland, Oregon
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$6,751,014
ReligionNon-denominational Protestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Earl Blumenauer (b. August 16, 1948 in Portland, Oregon) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. Blumenauer represents Oregon's 3rd congressional district, and was first elected in 1996.

Blumenauer most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Ronald Green (R), Michael Cline (L), and Woodrow Broadnax (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Blumenauer is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

  • 1970: Graduated from Lewis and Clark College
  • 1976: Graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 1970-1977: Assistant to the president of Portland State University
  • 1973-1978: Served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives
  • 1975-1981: Worked on the Board of Directors, Portland Community College
  • 1978-1985: Served as Multnomah County, Commissioner
  • 1986-1996: Served as Portland, City Commissioner
  • 1990-1991: Served on the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education
  • 1996-Present: U.S Representative from Oregon

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Blumenauer serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Blumenauer served on the following committees:[3]

  • Budget
  • Ways and Means
    • Subcommittee on Health (Ways and Means)
  • United States House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Blumenauer voted against 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Blumenauer won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 3rd District.[1] He faced Ronald Green (R), Michael Cline (L), and Woodrow Broadnax (Progressive, Pacific Green) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Oregon District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Blumenauer Incumbent 74.5% 264,979
     Republican Ronald Green 19.8% 70,325
     Progressive Woodrow Broadnax 3.7% 13,159
     Libertarian Michael Cline 1.9% 6,640
     N/A Write-in 0.2% 772
Total Votes 355,875
Source: Oregon Secretary of State

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Blumenauer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Blumenauer raised a total of $5,926,769 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[13]

Earl Blumenauer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $1,185,141
2010 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $1,286,059
2008 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $1,181,680
2006 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $709,369
2004 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $620,058
2002 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $478,048
2000 U.S. House (Oregon, District 3) Won $466,414
Grand Total Raised $5,926,769

2012

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

Blumenauer won re-election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,185,142 and spent $981,706.[14]

2010

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

Blumenauer won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Blumenauer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,286,059 and spent $1,230,380.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District 3 Election, 2010 - Earl Blumenauer Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,286,059
Total Spent $1,230,380
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $45,820
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $43,488
Top contributors to Earl Blumenauer's campaign committee
Stacy & Witbeck$14,200
Humana Inc$11,000
Amalgamated Transit Union$10,000
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Council of Engineering Cos$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Construction Services$99,621
Health Professionals$92,160
Railroads$80,702
Real Estate$72,220
Lawyers/Law Firms$57,150

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Blumenauer is a "far-left Democrat" as of June 2013.[16]

Lifetime voting record

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

From May 1996 to Mar 2013, Blumenauer missed 466 of 11,307 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving, as of April 2013.[17]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Blumenauer paid his congressional staff a total of $1,128,945 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Blumenauer is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Blumenauer's staff was given an apparent $91,335.14 in bonus money.[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, Blumenauer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,827,035 and $10,674,994. This averages to $6,751,014, which is a 37.09% increase since 2010. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Blumenauer's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,458,047 to $7,390,993. That averages to $4,924,520 which is higher 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

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Blumenauer was ranked the 88th most liberal representative during 2012. [22]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Earl Blumenauer was ranked 77th the most liberal representative during 2011. This is the most liberal ranking possessed by any of Oregon's representatives.[23]

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, Earl Blumenauer has voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 62nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[24]

Personal

Earl Blumenauer is married to Margaret. They have 2 children.

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  3. Earl Blumenauer, Representing Oregon's 3rd District Ëarl's Committees"
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Earl Blumenauer" Accessed May 16, 2013
  14. Open Secrets " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Earl Blumenauer 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Earl Blumenauer," Accessed June 7 2013
  17. GovTrack, "Earl Blumenauer," Accessed April 2013
  18. LegiStorm, "Earl Blumenauer," Accessed September 24, 2012
  19. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  22. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Wyden
U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon District 3
1996–present
Succeeded by
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Commissioner of Public Works, Portland City Council
1986-1995
Succeeded by
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Commissioner, Multnomah County Commission
1978-1986
Succeeded by
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Oregon House of Representatives
1973-1978
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