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Greg Walden

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Greg Walden
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U.S. House, Oregon, District 2
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRobert Smith (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State Senate
1995-1997
Oregon House of Representatives
1989-1995
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 10, 1957
Place of birthThe Dalles, Oregon
ProfessionSmall Businessman
Net worth$2,656,516
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Greg Walden (b. January 10, 1957) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. Walden was first elected to Oregon's 2nd congressional district in 1998. He won re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Walden is a "rank-and-file Republican".[2]

Biography

Walden was born in The Dalles, Oregon. He earned his B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1981.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Walden serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Walden served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Greg Walden endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Walden 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 85 Republicans 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: Oregon's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Walden won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 2nd District.[1] He won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Walden defeated Joyce Segers (D) and Joe Tabor (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Oregon District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Joyce Segers 29.1% 96,741
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Walden Incumbent 68.6% 228,043
     Libertarian Joe Tabor 2.1% 7,025
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 446
Total Votes 332,255
Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Walden is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Walden raised a total of $10,414,501 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[16]

Greg Walden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $2,736,873
2010 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $1,944,720
2008 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $1,582,984
2006 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $1,349,417
2004 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $1,226,113
2002 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $861,674
2000 U.S. House (Oregon, District 2) Won $712,720
Grand Total Raised $10,414,501

2012

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

Walden won re-election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walden's campaign committee raised a total of $2,736,873 and spent $2,395,608.[17]

2010

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

Walden won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Walden's campaign committee raised a total of $1,944,720 and spent $1,657,953.[18]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District 2 Election, 2010 - Greg Walden Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,944,720
Total Spent $1,657,953
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $33,573
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $33,573
Top contributors to Greg Walden's campaign committee
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$20,800
McKesson Corp$20,000
Endeavour Capital$13,000
National Assn of Broadcasters$13,000
US Oncology$12,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$107,850
Lobbyists$93,089
Health Professionals$84,950
Real Estate$74,708
Electric Utilities$70,750

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Walden missed 151 of 9,871 roll call votes from Jan 1999 to Mar 2013, which is 1.5% of the votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Walden paid his congressional staff a total of $923,264 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranked 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

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, Walden's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,632,032 and $3,681,000. This averages to $2,656,516, which is a 10.16% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232 average net worth for Republican representatives in 2011.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Walden's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,804,033 to $4,110,000. That averages to $2,957,016.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Republican in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Walden was ranked the 197th most conservative representative during 2012.[23]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Walden was ranked 159th the most conservative representative during 2011. This is the most liberal ranking possessed by any of Oregon's representatives.[24]

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Greg Walden has voted with the Republican Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 149 among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[25]

Recent news

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Personal

Greg Walden is married to Mylene. They have 1 child.

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. Gov Track "Walden" Accessed May 16, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "WALDEN, Greg, (1957 - )"
  4. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  5. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Information"
  6. MSNBC, "Romney snags another endorsement from GOP leadership member," December 7, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Oregon Live, "2012 General Election Results," November 7, 2012
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Greg Walden" Accessed May 16, 2013
  17. Open Secrets " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Greg Walden 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  19. GovTrack, "Greg Walden," Accessed April 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "Greg Walden," Accessed September 24, 2012
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Greg Walden (R-Ore), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Greg Walden (R-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  23. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Smith
U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon, District 2
1999–present
Succeeded by
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Oregon State Senate
1995-1997
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Oregon House of Representatives
1989-1995
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