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Elton Gallegly

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Elton Gallegly
Elton Gallegly.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 24
In office
1987-January 3, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Simi Valley
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles (did not graduate)
Date of birthMarch 7, 1944
Place of birthHuntington Park, California
ProfessionReal Estate Broker, Politician
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]


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


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


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]



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.


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


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:


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: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, 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]

Elton Gallegly Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:7%
Average annual growth:1%[12]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[13]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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.[14]


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.[15]

Political positions

Voting with party

November 2011

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.[16]

Recent news

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Gallegly and his wife, Janice, have four children.

External links


  1. "GOP congressman who complained of Calif. redistricting process won’t seek re-election,", January 7, 2012
  2. GovTrack, "Gallegly" accessed May 16, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Elton W. Gallegly," accessed November 6, 2011
  4. U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly, 24th Congressional District, Venture County & Santa Barbara County, California, "About Elton"
  5. House Judiciary Committee, "Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership, 111th Congress"
  6. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  8. Open Secrets, "Elton Gallegly 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 6, 2011
  9. LegiStorm, "Elton Gallegly"
  10. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  11. OpenSecrets, "Gallegly, (R-Cali), 2010"
  12. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  13. 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.
  14. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  15. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  16. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Sherman
U.S. House - California, District 24
Succeeded by
Lois Capps
Preceded by
Mayor, City of Simi Valley
Succeeded by