Gwen Moore

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Gwen Moore
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U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 4
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 10
President Pro Tempore of the Wisconsin State Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Senate
Wisconsin State Assembly
High schoolNorthern Division High School, Wisconsin
Bachelor'sMarquette University
Date of birthApril 18, 1951
Place of birthRacine, Wisconsin
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]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Moore is a "far-left Democrat".[2]


After earning her bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1978, Moore became a housing officer for the Wisconsin Housing Development Authority.[3]


Committee assignments

U.S. House


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




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.[5]


On November 2, 2010, Moore won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Dan Sebring (R) and Eddie Ahmad Ayyash (Coalition on Government Reform).[6]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 69.1% 143,559
     Republican Dan Sebring 29.6% 61,543
     Independent Eddie Ahmad Ayyash 1.3% 2,802
Total Votes 207,904

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Moore's reports.

Gwen Moore Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$44,340.55$79,656.43$(74,029.07)$49,967.91
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2012$49,967.91$157,087.73$(109,510.34)$97,545.30
Running totals


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.[9]


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.[10]

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, 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.[11]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Moore voted with the Democratic Party 91.7% of the time, which ranked 122 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[12]

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Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Kleczka
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, District 4
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly
Succeeded by