Emanuel Cleaver

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Emanuel Cleaver
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U.S. House, Missouri, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorKaren McCarthy (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,596,544
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Kansas City
1991-1999
Kansas City, City Council
1979-1991
Education
Bachelor'sPrairie View A&M University
Master'sSt. Paul School of Theology
Personal
BirthdayOctober 26, 1944
Place of birthWaxahachie, Texas
ProfessionPastor, radio show host
Net worth$859,006
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Emanuel Cleaver campaign logo
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. He ran for re-election in 2012. Cleaver ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cleaver is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]

Biography

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.[3]

Career

Cleaver works as a Methodist pastor between holding political office.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cleaver serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Cleaver served on the following committees:[5]

  • 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]]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Cleaver 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 one of 172 Democrats 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

Cleaver was seeking re-election in 2012.[7] Jason Greene sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Missouri District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmanuel Cleaver Incumbent 60.5% 200,290
     Republican Jacob Turk 36.9% 122,149
     Libertarian Randy Langkraehr 2.6% 8,497
     Write-in Andrew Feagle 0% 6
Total Votes 330,942
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

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).[9]

United States House, Missouri's 5th congressional district, 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

Comprehensive donor information for Cleaver is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Cleaver raised a total of $4,596,544 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[10]

Emanuel Cleaver's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $1,155,849
2010 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $637,380
2008 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $554,095
2006 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $669,497
2004 U.S. House (Missouri, District 5) Won $1,579,723
Grand Total Raised $4,596,544

2012

Breakdown of the source of Cleaver's campaign funds for the 2012 election.
Cleaver was re-elected to the U.S. House for a fifth term in 2012. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,155,849 and spent $1,191,843.[11]

2010

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.[12]
U.S. House, Missouri, 2010 - Emanuel Cleaver Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $637,380
Total Spent $607,575
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $274,423
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $258,627
Top contributors to Emanuel Cleaver's campaign committee
Polsinelli Shughart$12,950
Honeywell International$11,000
Husch Blackwell LLP$10,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union$10,000
National Assn of Realtors$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$68,200
Building Trade Unions$43,500
Industrial Unions$30,100
Construction Services$25,700
Real Estate$24,050

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Cleaver missed 233 of 6,443 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Apr 2013, which is 3.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[13]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Cleaver paid his congressional staff a total of $1,017,986 in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Cleaver is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Cleaver's staff was given an apparent $34,458.32 in bonus money.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Cleaver's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $448,013 and $1,269,999. This averages to $859,006, which is a 0.0365% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232.16 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Cleaver's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $498,013 to $1,285,000. This yields an average net worth of $891,506.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[17]

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, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Cleaver was ranked the 36th most liberal representative during 2012.[18]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Emanuel Cleaver was ranked the 30th most liberal representative during 2011.[19]

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, Emanuel Cleaver has voted with the Democratic Party 92.2% of the time, which ranked 116th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[20]

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Personal

Cleaver and his wife Dianne raised their four children in Kansas City, where they still live.[21]

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Karen McCarthy
United States House of Representatives - District 5
2005–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mayor of Kansas City
1991-1999
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Kansas City, City Council
1979-1991
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