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Frederica Wilson

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Frederica S. Wilson
Frederica S. Wilson.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSandy Adams (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,046,412
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, District 33
2003-2010
Florida House of Representatives, District 104
1998-2002
Education
Bachelor'sFisk University (1963)
Master'sUniversity of Miami (1972)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 5, 1942
Place of birthMiami, Florida
ProfessionEducator
Net worth$954,005
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Frederica Wilson (b. November 5, 1942) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Wilson was elected by voters from Florida's 24th congressional district.

Due to redistricting, Wilson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 24th District.[1][2][3] She was first elected to the U.S. House from District 17 in 2010.

Wilson previously served in the Florida State Senate from District 33 from 2003 to 2010 and the Florida House of Representatives from District 104 from 1998 to 2002.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Wilson is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Frederica S. Wilson was born on November 5, 1942 in Miami, Florida’s Overtown community, but was raised in nearby Liberty City, Florida. [4] Wilson earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Fisk University in 1963 and her Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Miami in 1972. [4]

Wilson is Miami Executive Director for the Office of Alternative Education and Dropout Prevention for the Miami-Dade County Schools.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Wilson serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Wilson served on the following committees:[4]

Florida State Senate

Prior to leaving the senate, Wilson served on the following committees:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Wilson 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. She 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 24th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Wilson was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 24th District. Wilson was seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket.[8] She defeated Rudy Moise in the August 14, 2012 Democratic primary.[2] She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Florida, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrederica Wilson Incumbent 65.4% 42,764
Rudolph Moise 34.6% 22,650
Total Votes 65,414

Full history


2008

On November 4, 2008, Wilson won re-election to the Florida Senate from Florida's 33rd Senate district. Wilson ran unopposed in the election. She raised $7,650 for her campaign.[11]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilson raised a total of $1,046,412 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[12]

Frederica Wilson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 24) Won $534,031
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 17) Won $512,381
Grand Total Raised $1,046,412

2012

Breakdown of the source of Wilson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Wilson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilson's campaign committee raised a total of $534,031 and spent $414,997.[13]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Wilson's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Wilson won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wilson's campaign committee raised a total of $512,381 and spent $401,645 .[14]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 17th Congressional District, 2010 - Frederica Wilson Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $512,381
Total Spent $401,645
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $126,547
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $95,986
Top contributors to Frederica Wilson's campaign committee
American Assn for Justice$10,250
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Flo-Sun Inc$8,300
Laborers Union$7,500
Haggard Law Firm$7,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$60,044
Public Sector Unions$20,000
Crop Production & Basic Processing$17,300
Building Trade Unions$14,000
Retired$11,300

2008

In 2008, Wilson collected $7,650 in campaign contributions.[15] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Access Health Solutions $1,000
Becker and Poliakoff $1,000
Florida Dental Association $500
21st Century Oncology $500
Abbott Laboratories $500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Wilson is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 13, 2013.[16]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Wilson missed 141 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 8/3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[17]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Wilson paid her congressional staff a total of $929,249 in 2011. She ranks 40th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 179th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

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, Wilson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $563,011 and $1,345,000. That averages to $954,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 28.22% from 2010.[19]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Wilson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $813,012 and $1,845,000. That averages to $1,329,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[20]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Wilson ranked 31st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[21]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Wilson ranked 55th in the liberal rankings.[22]

Voting with party

2013

Frederica S. Wilson voted with the Democratic Party 97.8 of the time, which ranked 1 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[23]

Personal

Wilson is widowed and is the mother of three children, Nicole, Kesha, and Paul, and five grandchildren.[4]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Miami Herald "U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson draws Democratic primary challenge from Rudy Moise" Accessed February 28, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  3. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Congresswoman Frederica Wilson "Biography" Accessed October 19, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Frederica Wilson for Congress "About State Senator Frederica Wilson" Accessed October 19, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Florida Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed March 28, 2012
  9. [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. District 33 Florida Senate candidate funds, 2008
  12. Open Secrets "Frederica Wilson" Accessed April 4, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Frederica Wilson 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Frederica Wilson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  15. 2008 contributions to Frederica Wilson
  16. Gov Track "Wilson" Accessed June 13, 2013
  17. GovTrack, "Frederica Wilson," Accessed March 29, 2013
  18. LegiStorm "Frederica Wilson"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Wilson (D-Fla), 2011"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Wilson, (D-Florida), 2010"
  21. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  22. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Sandy Adams (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 24
2013-present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Kendrick Meek
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 17
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Rooney (R)
Preceded by
Kendrick Meek
Florida Senate, District 33
2002–2011
Succeeded by
Oscar Braynon (D)
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives - District 104
1998-2002
Succeeded by
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