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Gloria Negrete McLeod
Gloria Negrete 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 primaryJune 3, 2014
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$183,001
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 retiring from Congress at the end of her current term. She is instead running for election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.[3]

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:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McLeod serves on the following committees:[5]

  • 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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[11] For more information pertaining to McLeod's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[12]

National security

NDAA

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.[13]

DHS 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.[14]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" McLeod voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). 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.[15]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[16] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[17][18] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[18] McLeod voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[19][20] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[20] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[21] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. McLeod joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[19][20]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[22] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[23] McLeod voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[24]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[25] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. McLeod voted for HR 2775.[26]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

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.[27]

Immigration

Morton Memos 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.[28] The vote largely followed party lines.[29]

Healthcare

Healthcare 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.[30]

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.[31]

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.[32][33]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, McLeod ranked as a 49.[34]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 35th Congressional District elections, 2014

McLeod is retiring from Congress at the end of her current term. She is instead running for election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.[3]

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.[35][36] [37]

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, and defeated Republican Earl De Vries in the November 2 general election.[38]

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.[39] 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.[40]

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.[41]

Gloria Negrete McLeod (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 14, 2013$8,118.65$15,923.02$(10,309.37)$13,732.30
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$13,732.30$26,150.00$(3,250.56)$36,631.74
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$36,631.74$59,534.00$(17,350.85)$78,814.89
Year-End[45]January 30, 2014$78,814$39,025$(15,634)$102,205
Running totals
$140,632.02$(46,544.78)

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.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

McLeod spent $3.69 per vote received in 2012.

2010

In 2010, McLeod raised $714,606 in contributions.[48]

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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51]

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.[52]

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, McLeod's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-48,997 and $414,999. That averages to $183,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. McLeod ranked as the 351st most wealthy representative in 2012.[53]

Gloria Negrete McLeod Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$183,001-57.74%
2011$433,002N/A

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.[54]

Personal

McLeod and her husband, Gilbert, have ten children.

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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. 3.0 3.1 The Washington Post, "Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.) won’t seek re-election," February 18, 2014
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 14, 2013
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee membership list
  7. California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
  8. Senate Standing Committee on Government Organization
  9. Senate Health committee membership
  10. Senate Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
  11. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  12. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  13. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  17. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  21. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  22. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  24. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  25. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  26. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  29. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  30. 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
  31. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  32. Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
  33. Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
  34. Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
  35. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  36. Unofficial election results
  37. Los Angeles Times, "Negrete McLeod to run for Congress: “I’m in, I’m in, I’m in, I’m in"," June 10, 2011
  38. California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
  39. California State Senate official election results
  40. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed March 22, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Gloria Negrete McLeod April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Gloria Negrete McLeod July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Gloria Negrete McLeod October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Gloria Negrete McLeod Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  46. Open Secrets "Gloria McLeod 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  48. followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  49. Campaign donors
  50. Gov Track "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 4, 2013
  51. OpenCongress, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed July 31, 2013
  52. GovTrack, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed April 2, 2013
  53. OpenSecrets.org, "Gloria McLeod (D-Calif), 2012"
  54. 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
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