Elton Gallegly

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Elton Gallegly
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U.S. House, California, District 24
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 27
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Simi Valley
BirthdayMarch 7, 1944
Place of birthHuntington Park, CA
Office website
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.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Gallegly's academic, professional and political career:[1]

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • 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


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Elton Gallegly has voted with the Republican Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 37 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.[2]



Gallegly has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012 and will instead retire.[3]


On November 2, 2010, Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy J. Allison in the general election.[4]

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


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.[5]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 24, 2010 - Elton Gallegly Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $783,257
Total Spent $811,194
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $178,734
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $167,586
Top contributors to Elton Gallegly's campaign committee
Amgen Inc$21,500
Northwest Excavating$14,200
Paul & Hanley$11,650
National Assn of Home Builders$10,000
Hydro Systems$9,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$44,802
Lawyers/Law Firms$32,999
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$23,500


Gallegly and his wife, Janice, have four children.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Sherman
U.S. House - California District 24
Succeeded by