Gloria Negrete McLeod

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Gloria Negrete McLeod
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U.S. House, California, District 35
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorMaxine Waters (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$302,536
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
California State Senate
Net worth$433,002
Office website
Campaign website
Gloria Negrete McLeod 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.

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.


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


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. [4],[5]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, McLeod ranked as a 49. [6]

U.S. House


McLeod serves on the following committees:[7]

  • 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


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


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

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



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 June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Anthony Vieyra (G). She went on to defeat incumbent Baca in the November 6, 2012, general election.[13][14] [15]

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


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 June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Republican Earl De Vries in the November 2 general election.[16]

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


In 2006 McLeod was elected to the California State Senate, District 32. She finished with 85,301 votes and was unopposed in the election.[17] 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.[18]

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


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.[19]


In 2010, McLeod raised $714,606 in contributions. [20]

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


Senator McLeod speaks about sexual assault awareness

In 2006 McLeod raised $979,402 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.[21]

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


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.[22]

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.[23]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[24]

Voting with party


The website Open Congress 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.[25]


McLeod and her husband Gilbert have ten children.

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External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2., "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. Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
  5. Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
  6. Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
  7., "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  8. Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee membership list
  9. California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
  10. Senate Standing Committee on Government Organization
  11. Senate Health committee membership
  12. Senate Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
  13. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  14. Unofficial election results
  15. Los Angeles Times, "Negrete McLeod to run for Congress: “I’m in, I’m in, I’m in, I’m in"," June 10, 2011
  16. Sacramento Bee, California State Senate election results
  17. California State Senate official election results
  18. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed March 22, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Gloria McLeod 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  20. 2010 contributions
  21. Campaign donors
  22. Gov Track "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 4, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed April 2, 2013
  24., "McLeod, (D-Cali), 2011"
  25. Open Congress "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
Preceded by
California State Senate District 32
2006–January 2, 2013
Succeeded by