Gwen Moore

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Gwen Moore
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U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJerry Kleczka (R)
Leadership
President Pro Tempore of the Wisconsin State Senate
1997-1998
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate
1993-2003
Wisconsin State Assembly
1989-1992
Education
High schoolNorthern Division High School, Wisconsin
Bachelor'sMarquette University
Personal
BirthdayApril 18, 1951
Place of birthRacine, Wisconsin
Net worth$0
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore (b. April 18, 1951) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Moore represents Wisconsin's 4th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2004. She was re-elected in 2012.[1]

Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Moore served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.[2]

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

Biography

After earning her bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1978, Moore became a housing officer for the Wisconsin Housing Development Authority.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Moore's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Moore serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

Moore was a member of the following House committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Moore 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.[5]

Elections

2012

See Also: Wisconsin's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Moore ran for re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Dan Sebring and Independent Robert Raymond in the November general election.[6]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 72.2% 235,257
     Republican Dan Sebring 24.8% 80,787
     Independent Robert Raymond 2.8% 9,277
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 467
Total Votes 325,788
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Moore is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Moore raised a total of $3,624,499 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[11]

Gwen Moore's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $823,446
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $603,253
2008 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $546,188
2006 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $565,396
2004 US House (Wisconsin, District 4) Won $1,086,216
Grand Total Raised $3,624,499

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.[12]

Gwen Moore Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]4/15/2013$28,111.64$125,616.74$(88,912.18)$54,816.20
July Quarterly[14]7/15/2013$64,816.20$156,789.83$(115,875.82)$105,730.21
Running totals
$282,406.57$(204,788)

2012

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

Moore won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Moore's campaign committee raised a total of $823,446 and spent $810,326.[15]

2010

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

More won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Moore's campaign committee raised a total of $603,253 and spent $623,775.[16]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Moore is a "far-left Democrat," as of June 26, 2013.[17]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Moore missed 307 of 6,447 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 4.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Moore paid her congressional staff a total of $1,086,588 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

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, Moore's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $0 and $0. That averages to $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth decreased by 100% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Moore's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $5,005 to $75,000. That averages to $40,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[21]

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. Moore ranked 52nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[22]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Moore was 1 of 4 members of congress who ranked 30th in the liberal rankings.[23]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Moore voted with the Democratic Party 96% of the time, which ranked 36th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[24]

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Personal

Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[2]

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External links

References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress," Accessed November 19, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 19, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gwen Moore," Accessed April 18, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Moore 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 25, 2013
  13. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  14. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 25, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Moore Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Gwen Moore 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Gwen Moore," Accessed June 26, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Moore," Accessed April 11, 2013
  19. LegiStorm "Gwen Moore," Accessed September 7, 2012
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Moore (D-WI), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Gwen Moore (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  22. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Kleczka
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, District 4
2005-Present
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Wisconsin State Senate
1993-2003
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Wisconsin State Assembly
1989-1992
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