Gene Green

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Gene Green
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U.S. House, Texas, District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State Senate
1985-1993
Texas House of Representatives
1973-1985
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1947
Place of birthHouston, Texas
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green (b. October 17, 1947) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Green represents Texas' 29th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1992. He ran for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Green is a "moderate Democratic leader".[1]

Green won re-election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Green received his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston. Green attended the University of Houston's Bates College of Law and went on to practice law.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Green serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-12

Green was a member of the following House committees:[5]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 29th congressional district elections, 2012

Green ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 29th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated James Stanczak (L) and Maria Selva (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[6][7]

U.S. House, Texas District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 90% 86,053
     Libertarian James Stanczak 5.2% 4,996
     Green Maria Selva 4.8% 4,562
Total Votes 95,611
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Green won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Roy Morales (R) and Brad Walters (Libertarian).[8]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 29, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Green Incumbent 64.6% 43,257
     Republican Roy Morales 34.1% 22,825
     Libertarian Brad Walters 1.3% 866
Total Votes 66,948

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Green's reports.[9]

Gene Green (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 14, 2012$723,158.81$102,623.87$(125,106)$700,676.68
Pre-Primary[11]May 15, 2012$700,676.68$50,131.42$(36,852.92)$713,955.18
Running totals
$152,755.29$(161,958.92)

2010

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

Green won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $1,080,909 and spent $1,102,026.[12]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Green paid his congressional staff a total of $869,011 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Green's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $295,006 to $750,000. That averages to $522,503 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[14]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Green voted with the Democratic Party 77.7% of the time, which ranked 173 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[15]

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Personal

Green and his wife, Helen, have two children.[16]

External links


References

Political offices
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U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 29
1993-Present
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Texas State Senate
1985-1993
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Texas House of Representatives
1973-1985
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