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Gloria Negrete McLeod
Gloria mcleod.JPG
U.S. House, California, District 35
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMaxine Waters (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$3.69 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$302,536
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2001-2006
California State Senate
2006-2013
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1941
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Net worth$433,002
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Gloria Negrete McLeod (b. September 6, 1941, in Los Angeles, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 35th Congressional District of California. She was first elected in 2012. She defeated Anthony Vieyra (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

McLeod is a former member of the California State Senate, representing District 32 from 2006 until her resignation on January 2, 2013.[2] Prior to her election to the California State Senate, she served in the California State Assembly from 2000-2006 and on the Chaffey Community College Governing Board from 1995-2000.

McLeod is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McLeod is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of McLeod's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McLeod serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry
  • Veterans' Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Health

California State Senate

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McLeod served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McLeod served on these committees:

  • Budget and Fiscal Review - Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration (Chair)

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to McLeod's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" McLeod voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" McLeod voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[13]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "No" McLeod voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "No" McLeod voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[15]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" McLeod voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[16] The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" McLeod voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[18]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" McLeod voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[19]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. [20],[21]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, McLeod ranked as a 49.[22]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 35th congressional district elections, 2014

McLeod is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 35th congressional district elections, 2012

McLeod won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 35th District.[1] She and district 43 incumbent Joe Baca (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Anthony Vieyra (G). She went on to defeat incumbent Baca in the general election on November 6, 2012.[23][24] [25]

U.S. House, California District 35 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGloria Negrete McLeod 55.9% 79,698
     Democratic Joe Baca Incumbent 44.1% 62,982
Total Votes 142,680
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 35 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Baca (D) Incumbent 45% 15,388
Green check mark transparent.pngGloria Negrete McLeod (D) 36.3% 12,425
Anthony Vieyra (G) 18.6% 6,372
Total Votes 34,185

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

McLeod won re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Republican Earl De Vries in the November 2 general election.[26]

California State Senate, District 32 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) 92,691
Earl De Vries (R) 43,924

2006

In 2006 McLeod was elected to the California State Senate, District 32. She finished with 85,301 votes and was unopposed in the election.[27] McLeod raised $979,402 for her campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 32
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) 85,301

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McLeod is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McLeod raised a total of $302,536 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[28]

Gloria Negrete McLeod's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 35) Won $302,536
Grand Total Raised $302,536

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McLeod's reports.[29]

Gloria Negrete McLeod (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[30]April 14, 2013$8,118.65$15,923.02$(10,309.37)$13,732.30
July Quarterly[31]July 15, 2013$13,732.30$26,150.00$(3,250.56)$36,631.74
Running totals
$42,073.02$(13,559.93)

2012

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

McLeod won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McLeod's campaign committee raised a total of $302,536 and spent $294,428.[32] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[33]

Cost per vote

McLeod spent $3.69 per vote received in 2012.

2010

In 2010, McLeod raised $714,606 in contributions. [34]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $13,600
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $8,900
Physicians For The Group Practice Of Medicine $7,800
Planned Parenthood Of Orange & San Bernardino Counties Community Action $7,800

2006


Senator McLeod speaks about sexual assault awareness

In 2006 McLeod raised $979,402 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.[35]

Donor Amount
Farmers Insurance Group $10,900
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $10,200
AT&T $9,300
California State Pipe Trades Council $8,700

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McLeod is a "moderate Democratic follower" as of June 4, 2013.[36]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[37]

McLeod most often votes with:

McLeod least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McLeod missed 10 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 11.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[38]

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, McLeod's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $101,005 and $764,999. That averages to $433,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[39]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, McLeod has voted with the Democratic Party 95.9% of the time. This ranked 79th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[40]

Personal

McLeod and her husband Gilbert have ten children.

Recent news

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. sacbee.com, "The Buzz: Negrete McLeod and Vargas resign from California Senate before new Congress begins," January 3, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 14, 2013
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee membership list
  6. California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
  7. Senate Standing Committee on Government Organization
  8. Senate Health committee membership
  9. Senate Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  11. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
  21. Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
  22. Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
  23. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  24. Unofficial election results
  25. Los Angeles Times, "Negrete McLeod to run for Congress: “I’m in, I’m in, I’m in, I’m in"," June 10, 2011
  26. Sacramento Bee, California State Senate election results
  27. California State Senate official election results
  28. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed March 22, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  30. 'Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  31. 'Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  32. Open Secrets "Gloria McLeod 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  33. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  34. 2010 contributions
  35. Campaign donors
  36. Gov Track "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 4, 2013
  37. OpenCongress, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed July 31, 2013
  38. GovTrack, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed April 2, 2013
  39. OpenSecrets.org, "McLeod, (D-Cali), 2011"
  40. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013


Political offices
Preceded by
Maxine Waters
U.S. House, California, District 35
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Senate District 32
2006–January 2, 2013
Succeeded by
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