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Gerry Connolly
Gerry Connolly.JPG
U.S. House, Virginia, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorThomas M. Davis (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Board of Supervisors Chairman, Fairfax County, Virginia
2004-2008
Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County, Virginia
1995-2003
Education
Bachelor'sMaryknoll College
Master'sHarvard University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 30, 1950
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts
ProfessionPublic Administration
Net worth$1,822,522
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Gerald "Gerry" Connolly (b. March 30, 1950) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. Connolly represents Virginia's 11th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2008. He won re-election in 2012.

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

Biography

Connolly was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor's from Maryknoll College in 1971 and his M.P.A. in 1971 from Harvard University. After receiving his master's, he began working for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Connolly serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-12

Connolly was a member of the following House committees:[3]

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
  • Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    • Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform
    • Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, US Postal Service, Labor Policy
    • Subcommittee Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Connolly 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.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012

He won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 6, 2012. He defeaetd Joe Galdo (G), Chris Perkins (R), Peter Marchetti (I), Chris DeCarlo (I), and Mark Gibson (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

U.S. House, Virginia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald Connolly Incumbent 61% 202,606
     Republican Chris Perkins 35.5% 117,902
     Green Joe Galdo 0.7% 2,195
     Independent Peter Marchetti 0.6% 1,919
     Independent Chris DeCarlo 0.9% 3,027
     Independent Mark Gibson 1.1% 3,806
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 788
Total Votes 332,243
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Connolly won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Keith S. Fimian (R), Christopher F. DeCarlo (Independent), David L. Dotson (Libertarian), David William Gillis, Jr. (Independent Green), and the write-in candidates.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 11, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerald E. Connolly Incumbent 49.2% 111,720
     Republican Keith S. Fimian 48.8% 110,739
     Independent Christopher F. DeCarlo 0.8% 1,846
     Libertarian David L. Dotson 0.6% 1,382
     Independent Green David William Gillis, Jr. 0.4% 959
     Write-in Unlisted 0.1% 305
Total Votes 226,951

Campaign donors

2012

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

Connolly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Connolly's campaign committee raised a total of $2,241,573 and spent $1,396,232.[8]

2010

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

Connolly won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Connolly's campaign committee raised a total of $2,435,298 and spent $2,436,046.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 11th District, 2010 - Gerald Connolly Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,435,298
Total Spent $2,436,046
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,877,373
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,799,027
Top contributors to Gerald Connolly's campaign committee
SAIC Inc$22,000
JStreetPAC$19,700
West Group Management$18,500
Mantech International$15,800
Reed Smith LLP$14,300
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$137,700
Public Sector Unions$131,200
Lawyers/Law Firms$124,468
Retired$119,593
Real Estate$113,699

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. Connolly paid his congressional staff a total of $866,822 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

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, Connolly's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $589,048 and $3,055,996. That averages to $1,822,522, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 8.94% from 2010.[11]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Connolly's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $998,048 to $3,004,998. That averages to $2,001,523, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[12]

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. Connolly was 1 of 2 members who ranked 154th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[13]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Connolly was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 151st in the liberal rankings.[14]

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, Connolly has voted with the Democratic Party 89.8% of the time, which ranked 149 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[15]

District 11

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[16] Connolly ranked 8th on the list.[16] The article notes that Connolly inadvertently benefits from a Republican plan to build up Republican incumbent districts in the redistricting process. Connolly's 11th district will lose portions of its Republican base to neighboring Frank Wolf's 10th district, resulting in a more Democratic district for Connolly.[16]. However, unless Virginia Republicans are able to win two seats in the state House, the plan will not go through and redistricting will be left up to the courts.[16]

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Personal

Connolly and his wife, Cathy, have one daughter.[17]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas M. Davis
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 11
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Board of Supervisors Chairman, Fairfax County, Virginia
2004-2008
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Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County, Virginia
1995-2003
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