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
PredecessorN/A
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
Net worth$522,503
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

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Green 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

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.[7][8]

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).[9]

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

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

Green won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Green's campaign committee raised a total of $1,012,295 and spent $721,459.[10]

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.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 29th District, 2010 - Gene Green Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,080,909
Total Spent $1,102,026
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $294,385
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $294,297
Top contributors to Gene Green's campaign committee
Ocean Shipholdings$15,100
Bracewell & Giuliani$10,500
National Assn of Broadcasters$10,500
American Society of Anesthesiologists$10,200
Abbott Laboratories$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$142,915
Oil & Gas$88,600
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$70,074
Lawyers/Law Firms$65,100
Electric Utilities$54,675

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.[12]

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, Green's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $295,006 to $750,000. That averages to $522,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[13]

2010

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]

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. Green ranked 164th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[15]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Green was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 170th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[16]

Political positions

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, Green has voted with the Democratic Party 77.7% of the time, which ranked 173 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[17]

Recent news

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Personal

Green and his wife, Helen, have two children.[18]

External links


References

Political offices
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