Emanuel Cleaver

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Emanuel Cleaver
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U.S. House, Missouri, District 5
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Kansas City
Kansas City, City Council
Bachelor'sPrairie View A&M University
Master'sSt. Paul School of Theology
Date of birthOctober 26, 1944
Place of birthWaxahachie, Texas
ProfessionPastor, radio show host
Office website
Campaign website
Emanuel Cleaver II (b. October 26, 1944) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. Cleaver was elected by voters from Missouri's 5th congressional district.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cleaver is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[1]


Born in Waxahachie, Texas, Cleaver graduated from Prairie View A&M University and received a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology.[2]


Cleaver works as a Methodist pastor between holding political office.

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Cleaver serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
  • Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response
  • Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming]]


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Emanuel Cleaver voted with the Democratic Party 92.2% of the time, which ranked 116th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[4]



Cleaver is seeking re-election in 2012.[5] Jason Greene is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.


On November 2, 2010, Cleaver was re-elected to the United States House for a sixth term. He defeated Jacob Turk (R), Randall D. ‘‘Randy’’ Langkraehr (Libertarian), and Dave Lay (Constitution).[6]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmanuel Cleaver, II Incumbent 53.3% 102,076
     Republican Jacob Turk 44.2% 84,578
     Libertarian Randall D. ‘‘Randy’’ Langkraehr 1.6% 3,077
     Constitution Dave Lay 0.9% 1,692
Total Votes 191,423

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Cleaver's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Cleaver was re-elected to the U.S. House for a fourth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $637,380 and spent $607,575.[7]

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Cleaver and his wife Dianne raised their four children in Kansas City, where they still live.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen McCarthy
United States House of Representatives - District 5
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mayor of Kansas City
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kansas City, City Council
Succeeded by

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