|U.S. House, California, District 24|
|1987-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|Mayor, City of Simi Valley|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Los Angeles (did not graduate)|
|Birthday||March 7, 1944|
|Place of birth||Huntington Park, California|
|Profession||Real Estate Broker, Politician|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Below is an abbreviated outline of Gallegly's academic, professional and political career:
- 1980-1986: Mayor, Simi Valley, California
- 1983: Chair, Ventura County, California, Association of Governments
- 1987-2013: U.S. Representative from California
Gallegly served on the following committees:
- 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
House Judiciary Committee
Gallegly serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.
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.
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.
|U.S. House, California District 24 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Elton Gallegly Incumbent||59.9%||144,055|
|Democratic||Timothy J. Allison||40.1%||96,279|
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.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, California District 24, 2010 - Elton Gallegly Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$178,734|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$167,586|
|Top contributors to Elton Gallegly's campaign committee|
|Paul & Hanley||$11,650|
|National Assn of Home Builders||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional staff salaries
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.
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.
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.
|Elton Gallegly Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2004 to 2012:||7%|
|Average annual growth:||1%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
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. Gallegly ranked 123rd in the conservative rankings in 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.
Voting with party
Elton Gallegly voted with the Republican Party 94.8 percent of the time, which ranked 37 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.
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Gallegly and his wife, Janice, have four children.
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- Media coverage:
- "GOP congressman who complained of Calif. redistricting process won’t seek re-election," washingtonpost.com, January 7, 2012
- GovTrack, "Gallegly" accessed May 16, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Elton W. Gallegly," accessed November 6, 2011
- U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, 24th Congressional District, Venture County & Santa Barbara County, California, "About Elton"
- House Judiciary Committee, "Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership, 111th Congress"
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets, "Elton Gallegly 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 6, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Elton Gallegly"
- CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Gallegly, (R-Cali), 2010"
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House - California, District 24
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|Mayor, City of Simi Valley
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