Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
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U.S. House, Florida, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1989-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Chair, U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected1988
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, 34th District
1987-1989
Florida House of Representatives, 110th District
1983-1987
Education
High schoolSouthwest High School
Bachelor'sFlorida International University
Associate'sMiami-Dade Community College
Master'sFlorida International University
Ph.D.University of Miami
Personal
BirthdayJuly 15, 1952
Place of birthHavana, Cuba
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionEpiscopalian[1]
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (born Ileana Ros y Adato on July 15, 1952) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ros-Lehtinen was elected by voters from Florida's 18th congressional district.

Due to redistricting, Ros-Lehtinen is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 27th District. Ros-Lehtinen is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[2] The signature filing deadline is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.

Biography

Ros-Lehtinen was born in Havana, Cuba.[3] They fled Cuba and settled in Miami, Florida. She attended Southside Elementary School in Little Havana, West Miami Junior High, and Southwest High School. In the years following, she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1972, Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education from Florida International University in 1975 and 1985 respectively, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Miami in 2004.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Ros-Lehtinen serves on the following committee:[4]

Issues

Political Positions

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, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has voted with the Republican Party 89 of the time, which ranked 198 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[5]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 27th congressional district elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Ros-Lehtinen is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 27th District. Ros-Lehtinen is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline is May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Roland A. Banciella (D) in the general election.[7]


U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 18th Congressional District, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen Incumbent 68.9% 102,360
     Democratic Rolando A. Banciella 31.1% 46,235
Total Votes 148,595

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Ros-Lehtinen's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Ros-Lehtinen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Ros Lehtinen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,668,779 and spent $1,103,463.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 18th Congressional District, 2010 - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,668,779
Total Spent $1,103,463
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $11,019
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $10,742
Top contributors to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's campaign committee
NorPAC$22,282
Lewis Tein LP$16,800
Leon Medical Centers$15,254
Rosen Partners$13,200
Beauty Schools of America$11,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Pro-Israel$147,207
Lawyers/Law Firms$112,251
Real Estate$93,668
Health Professionals$82,004
Retired$64,200

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Personal

Ileana is married to Dexter Lehtinen. The couple has 2 adult children. Ileana is also a step-mother and grandmother.[9]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Claude Pepper
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 18
1989–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 34
1987-1989
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives, District 110
1983-1987
Succeeded by
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