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]

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

Biography

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

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Moore serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-12

Moore was a member of the following House committees:[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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"

2010

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).[8]

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

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.[9]

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

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.[10]

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.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 4th District, 2010 - Gwen Moore Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $603,253
Total Spent $623,775
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $45,607
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $45,695
Top contributors to Gwen Moore's campaign committee
Credit Union National Assn$12,000
Finmeccanica SpA$10,250
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
American Postal Workers Union$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$88,000
Building Trade Unions$42,500
Public Sector Unions$41,000
Industrial Unions$34,750
Commercial Banks$32,250

Analysis

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Moore has voted with the Democratic Party 91.7% of the time, which ranked 122 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[18]

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Personal

Moore raised her first child while a single mother in college.[19]

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References

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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