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A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.<ref>[http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.<ref>[http://engel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester'' "Biography"]</ref>
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*[http://engel.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel] ''official House site''
 
*[http://engel.house.gov/ U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel] ''official House site''

Revision as of 09:30, 26 September 2013

Eliot Engel
Eliot Engel.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 16
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJose E. Serrano (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,036,180
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly - District 81
1977-1989
Education
Bachelor'sHunter-Lehman College, City University of New York
Master'sHerbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
J.D.New York Law School
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1947
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionJunior High School Teacher
Net worth$-10,498
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Eliot Engel (b. February, 1947) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 16th congressional district. Engel was first elected to the House in 1989 and is currently serving his twelfth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Engel had previously served the 17th district.

Serrano is set to run for re-election in New York's 16th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Engel served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1977 to 1989.[1]

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

Biography

Engel was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from Hunter-Lehman College, City University of New York in 1969, an M.A. from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York in 1973, and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1987.[1]

Career

Prior to public service, Engel was a teacher and guidance counselor in the New York City public school system.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Engel serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Engel served on the following committees:[4]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (Ranking Member)
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
    • Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Engel 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 1 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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2014

Engel 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. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 16th congressional district elections, 2012

Engel won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly redrawn 16th district.[6] Engel defeated Aniello Grimaldi in the June 26 Democratic primary and then defeated Joseph McLaughlin (R) and Joseph Diaferia (G) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, New York District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEliot Engel Incumbent 66.4% 179,561
     Republican Joseph McLaughlin 20% 53,935
     Green Joseph Diaferia 1.1% 2,974
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 12.5% 33,850
Total Votes 270,320
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
U.S. House, New York District 16 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEliot Engel Incumbent 90.9% 12,524
Aniello Grimaldi 9.1% 1,261
Total Votes 13,785

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Engel is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Engel raised a total of $7,036,180 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[21]

Eliot Engel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 16) Won $1,062,605
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $981,834
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $1,000,776
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $862,882
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $976,712
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $1,053,537
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 17) Won $1,097,834
Grand Total Raised $7,036,180

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Engel’s reports.[22]

Eliot Engel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$51,286.29$95,100.00$(64,509.94)$81,876.35
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$81,876.35$226,960.00$(107,745.60)$201,090.75
Running totals
$322,060$(172,255.54)

2012

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

Engel won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Engel's campaign committee raised a total of $1,062,606 and spent $1,182,937.[25]

Cost per vote

Engel spent $6.59 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Engel's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Engel was re-elected to the U.S. House for a twelfth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $981,834 and spent $1,063,388.[26]
U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 16th Congressional District, 2010 - Eliot Engel Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $981,834
Total Spent $1,063,388
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $132,785
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $132,770
Top contributors to Eliot Engel's campaign committee
Verizon Communications$24,800
Monroe College$19,500
St George's University$15,600
National Action Cmte$12,500
Passion Growers$10,100
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$114,400
Real Estate$87,990
Pro-Israel$64,250
Lawyers/Law Firms$56,350
Education$45,850

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Engel is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 20, 2013.[27]

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.[28]

Engel most often votes with:

Engel least often votes with:


Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Engel missed 1,171 of 15,369 roll call votes from Jan 1989 to Apr 2013, which is 7.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [29]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Engel paid his congressional staff a total of $1,017,034 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[30]

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, Engel's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-230,994 to $209,998. That averages to $-10,498, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 105.28% from 2010.[31]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Engel's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $68,005 to $329,999. Averaging to a net worth of $199,002 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[32]

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. Engel ranked 125th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[33]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Engel ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[34]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Eliot Engel voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 15th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[35]

Recent news

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Personal

A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Engel is married to Pat Engel. They have three children.[36]

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "ENGEL, Eliot Lance, (1947 - )"
  2. U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester "Biography"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester "Biography"
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Pelham Patch "U.S. Rep. Engel Announces Re-Election Bid," March 22, 2012
  7. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  8. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Eliot Engel" March 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Eliot Engel Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "Eliot Engel April Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Eliot Engel July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Eliot Engel 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Eliot L. Engel 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011
  27. Gov Track "Engel" Accessed June 20, 2013
  28. OpenCongress, "Eliot Engel," Accessed August 6, 2013
  29. GovTrack, "Eliot Engel" Accessed April 2013
  30. LegiStorm, "Eliot Engel," Accessed October 1, 2012
  31. OpenSecrets.org "Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Eliot Engel (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  33. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  34. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  35. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  36. U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel, Proudly Serving the Bronx, Rockland & Westchester "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
José E. Serrano
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 16
2013-Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Jerrold Nadler
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 17
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Nita Lowey
Preceded by
Mario Biaggi
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
1989-1993
Succeeded by
Hamilton Fish IV
Preceded by
Alan Hochberg
New York Assembly - District 81
1977-1989
Succeeded by
Stephen Kaufman