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Napolitano won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 32nd congressional district elections, 2012|32nd District]] as a Democrat.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district, [[California's 38th congressional district elections, 2012|the 38th]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Primary Endorsements," Accessed March 10, 2012]</ref>
 
Napolitano won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 32nd congressional district elections, 2012|32nd District]] as a Democrat.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> She was displaced from her former district, [[California's 38th congressional district elections, 2012|the 38th]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Primary Endorsements," Accessed March 10, 2012]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Napolitano is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/grace_napolitano/400290 ''Gov Track'' "Napolitano" Accessed May 16, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Napolitano was born in Brownsville, [[Texas]]. She attended Cerritos College and [[Texas]] Southmost College, but did not earn a degree.
 
Napolitano was born in Brownsville, [[Texas]]. She attended Cerritos College and [[Texas]] Southmost College, but did not earn a degree.

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Grace Napolitano
Grace Napolitano.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 32
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSteve Horn (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,779,483
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1993-1998
Mayor of Norwalk, California
1989-1990
Norwalk, California City Council
1986-1992
Education
High schoolBrownsville High School
Bachelor'sCerritos College and Texas Southmost College (did not earn degree)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 4, 1936
Place of birthBrownsville, Texas
ProfessionAutomotive Industry
Net worth$208,000
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Graciela Flores Napolitano (b. December 4, 1936) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 32nd congressional district. Napolitano was first elected to the House in 1998.

Napolitano won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 32nd District as a Democrat.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 38th by redistricting.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Napolitano is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Napolitano was born in Brownsville, Texas. She attended Cerritos College and Texas Southmost College, but did not earn a degree.

Career

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

Napolitano worked at Ford Motor Company until her full-time entry into public service in 1992.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Napolitano serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Napolitano served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Napolitano 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. She 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 32nd congressional district elections, 2012

Napolitano won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 32nd District as a Democrat.[1] She was displaced from her former district, the 38th by redistricting. She and David Miller (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating G. Bill Gonzalez (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, California District 32 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGrace Napolitano Incumbent 65.7% 124,903
     Republican David Miller 34.3% 65,208
Total Votes 190,111
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 32 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGrace Napolitano (D) Incumbent 46.1% 24,094
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Miller (R) 41.8% 21,843
G. Bill Gonzalez (D) 12.1% 6,322
Total Votes 52,259

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Napolitano is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Napolitano raised a total of $2,779,483 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[17]

Grace Napolitano's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 32) Won $540,770
2010 US House (California, District 38) Won $391,824
2008 US House (California, District 38) Won $425,757
2006 US House (California, District 38) Won $329,193
2004 US House (California, District 38) Won $350,930
2002 US House (California, District 38) Won $305,286
2000 US House (California, District 34) Won $435,723
Grand Total Raised $2,779,483

2012

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

Napolitano won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Napolitano's campaign committee raised a total of $540,770 and spent $610,490.[18]

2010

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

Napolitano won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Napolitano's campaign committee raised a total of $391,824 and spent $265,608.[19]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Napolitano is a "far-left Democrat" as of June 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Napolitano missed 411 of 9,871 roll call votes from January 1999 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Napolitano paid her congressional staff a total of $1,034,325 in 2011. She ranked 93rd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and she ranked 128th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

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, Napolitano's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,002 and $414,999. That averages to $208,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 326.09% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Napolitano's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-448,997 and $264,998. That averages to $-91,999.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[24]

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. Napolitano ranked 27th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Napolitano was 1 of 19 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Grace Napolitano voted with the Democratic Party 97.4% of the time, which ranked 18th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[27]

Personal

Napolitano and her husband, Frank, have five children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Primary Endorsements," Accessed March 10, 2012
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Grace F. Napolitano," Accessed November 12, 2011
  4. Congressman Grace F. Napolitano, Proudly Representing the 38th District of California "Full Biography"
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congressman Grace F. Napolitano, Proudly Representing the 38th District of California "Full Biography"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  9. Unofficial election results
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Grace Napolitano," Accessed March 22, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Grace Napolitano 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Grace Napolitano 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 12, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Grace Napolitano," Accessed June 7 2013
  21. GovTrack, "Grace Napolitano," Accessed April 2, 2013
  22. LegiStorm "Grace Napolitano"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Napolitano, (D-Cali), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Napolitano, (D-Cali), 2010"
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Horn
U.S. House - California, District 32
1999-Present
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California State Assembly
1993-1998
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Mayor of Norwalk, California
1989-1990
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Norwalk, California City Council
1986-1992
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