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|Position = U.S. House, California, District 24
 
|Position = U.S. House, California, District 24
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
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|Tenure = 1987-Present
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|Tenure = 1987-January 3, 2013
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Political party = Republican
|Assumed office = 1987
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|Office website = http://Gallegly.house.gov/
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|First elected = November 4, 1986
 
|First elected = November 4, 1986
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = [[California's 24th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
 
|Prior office = Mayor, City of Simi Valley
 
|Prior office = Mayor, City of Simi Valley
 
|Prior office years = 1982-1986
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elton Gallegly''' (b. March 7, 1944) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 24th congressional district]].  Gallegly was first elected to the House in 1986.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elton Gallegly''' (b. March 7, 1944) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 24th Congressional District]] from 1987 to 2013
  
Gallegly has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012 and will instead retire.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/california-congressman-elton-gallegly-says-he-will-not-seek-reelection/2012/01/07/gIQAxNeHhP_story.html "GOP congressman who complained of Calif. redistricting process won’t seek re-election", ''washingtonpost.com'', January 7, 2012]</ref> Prior to this decision, Gallegly had considered running in [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|25th District]] due to redistricting. District 25 incumbent [[Howard McKeon|Rep. Howard McKeon]] is running as a Republican and [[Lee Rogers]] and [[Laura Molina]] as Democrats in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)| open primary]] election.
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Gallegly did not seek re-election in 2012 and instead retired.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/california-congressman-elton-gallegly-says-he-will-not-seek-reelection/2012/01/07/gIQAxNeHhP_story.html "GOP congressman who complained of Calif. redistricting process won’t seek re-election", ''washingtonpost.com'', January 7, 2012]</ref> Prior to this decision, Gallegly had considered running in [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012|25th District]] due to redistricting.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Gallegly was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/elton_gallegly/400144 ''Gov Track'' "Gallegly" Accessed May 16, 2012]</ref>
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Gallegly's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=g000021 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Elton W. Gallegly," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Gallegly's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=g000021 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Elton W. Gallegly," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
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*1980-1986: Mayor, Simi Valley, [[California]]
 
*1980-1986: Mayor, Simi Valley, [[California]]
 
*1983: Chair, Ventura County, [[California]], Association of Governments
 
*1983: Chair, Ventura County, [[California]], Association of Governments
*1987-Present: U.S Representative from [[California]]
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*1987-2013: U.S Representative from [[California]]
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Gallegly serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://www.house.gov/gallegly/elton/bio.htm ''U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, 24th Congressional District, Venture County & Santa Barbara County, California'' "About Elton"]</ref>
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Gallegly served on the following committees:<ref>[http://www.house.gov/gallegly/elton/bio.htm ''U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, 24th Congressional District, Venture County & Santa Barbara County, California'' "About Elton"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Foreign Affairs Committee]], ''Vice Chair''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Foreign Affairs Committee]], ''Vice Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia
 
**Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political positions===
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===House Judiciary Committee===
====Percentage voting with party====
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Gallegly serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law<ref>[http://judiciary.house.gov/about/subimmigratiob.html ''House Judiciary Committee'' "Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership, 111th Congress"]</ref>.
=====November 2011=====
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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Gallegly 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 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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|total=242
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[California's 25th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Gallegly has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012 and will instead retire. Prior to this decision, Gallegly had considered running in [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|25th District]] due to redistricting. District 25 incumbent [[Howard McKeon|Rep. Howard McKeon]] is running as a Republican and [[Lee Rogers]] and [[Laura Molina]] as Democrats in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)| open primary]] election.
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Gallegly did not seek re-election in 2012 and will instead retired. Prior to this decision, Gallegly had considered running in [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012|25th District]] due to redistricting. [[Howard McKeon]] (R) defeated [[Lee Rogers]] (D) in the general election.
  
 
===2010===
 
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==Analysis==
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gallegly paid his congressional staff a total of $1,099,803 in 2011.  He ranked 15th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 67th overall of the highest 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/244/Rep_Elton_Gallegly.html LegiStorm "Elton Gallegly"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Gallegly's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $262,021 and $3,004,997. That averages to $1,633,509, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007231&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gallegly, (R-Cali), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Gallegly ranked 123rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Gallegly ranked 123rd in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Political positions===
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====Voting with party====
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=====November 2011=====
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Gallegly and his wife, Janice, have four children.
 
Gallegly and his wife, Janice, have four children.
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Elton Gallegly
Elton Gallegly.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 24
Incumbent
In office
1987-January 3, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Simi Valley
1982-1986
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles (did not graduate)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 7, 1944
Place of birthHuntington Park, California
ProfessionReal Estate Broker, Politician
ReligionProtestant
Elton Gallegly (b. March 7, 1944) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 24th Congressional District from 1987 to 2013

Gallegly did not seek re-election in 2012 and instead retired.[1] Prior to this decision, Gallegly had considered running in California's 25th District due to redistricting.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gallegly was a "moderate Republican leader".[2]

Career

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

  • 1980-1986: Mayor, Simi Valley, California
  • 1983: Chair, Ventura County, California, Association of Governments
  • 1987-2013: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Gallegly served on the following committees:[4]

  • Foreign Affairs Committee, Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia
    • Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law
    • Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, Chair

Issues

House Judiciary Committee

Gallegly serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law[5].

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Gallegly 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 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.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gallegly did not seek re-election in 2012 and will instead retired. Prior to this decision, Gallegly had considered running in California's 25th District due to redistricting. Howard McKeon (R) defeated Lee Rogers (D) in the general election.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy J. Allison (D) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 24 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly Incumbent 59.9% 144,055
     Democratic Timothy J. Allison 40.1% 96,279
Total Votes 240,334

Campaign donors

2010

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

Gallegly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Gallegly's campaign committee raised a total of $783,257 and spent $811,194.[8]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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. Gallegly paid his congressional staff a total of $1,099,803 in 2011. He ranked 15th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 67th overall of the highest 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.[9]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Gallegly was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Gallegly's staff was given an apparent $37,000.00 in bonus money.[10]

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, Gallegly's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $262,021 and $3,004,997. That averages to $1,633,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[11]

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. Gallegly ranked 123rd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[12]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Gallegly ranked 123rd in the conservative rankings.[13]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

Elton Gallegly voted with the Republican Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 37 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.[14]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Elton + Gallegly + California + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Gallegly and his wife, Janice, have four children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Sherman
U.S. House - California, District 24
1987-2013
Succeeded by
Lois Capps
Preceded by
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Mayor, City of Simi Valley
1982-1986
Succeeded by
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