James E. Clyburn

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James E. Clyburn
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U.S. House, South Carolina, District 6
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRobin Tallon (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,536,866
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Carolina State College, Orangeburg
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1940
Place of birthSumter, South Carolina
Net worth$397,005
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (b. July 21, 1940, in Sumter, South Carolina) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of South Carolina. Clyburn was first elected by the voters of South Carolina's 6th congressional district in 1992. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Clyburn served as the South Carolina human affairs commissioner.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Clyburn is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Clyburn was born in Sumter, South Carolina. He earned his B.S. from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, in 1962.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Clyburn's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Clyburn once again serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader.

2011-2012

Clyburn served as the Assistant Democratic Leader.[3]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Clyburn 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 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.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina's 6th congressional district elections, 2014

Clyburn is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina's 6th District. Clyburn is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. He Template:Is seeking his 12th term in office.[5]

2012

See also: South Carolina's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Clyburn won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent South Carolina's 6th District. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and defeated Nammu Y Muhammad (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clyburn Incumbent 93.6% 218,717
     Green Nammu Y Muhammad 5.5% 12,920
     N/A Write-In 0.8% 1,978
Total Votes 233,615
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clyburn is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Clyburn raised a total of $11,536,866 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[18]

James E. Clyburn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $2,388,048
2010 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $3,319,719
2008 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $3,081,315
2006 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $1,134,696
2004 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $692,448
2002 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $425,558
2000 US House (South Carolina, District 6) Won $495,082
Grand Total Raised $11,536,866

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 Clyburn's reports.[19]

James Clyburn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]7/15/2013$1,233,310.01$299,127.54$(362,040.61)$1,170,396.94
July Quarterly[21]7/15/2013$1,170,396.94$315,175.67$(274,116.43)$1,211,456.18
Running totals
$614,303.21$(636,157.04)

2012

As of March 31, 2012, Clyburn raised $1,452,357 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $1,070,366, leaving him with $1,451,123 cash on hand. Three of his top contributors were URS Corp, which gave $12,750; Fluor Corp, which donated $10,500; and the American Federation of Teachers, which gave $10,000.[22]

Throughout his career, Clyburn has raised $757,390 from law firms, $528,363 from electric utilities, and $488,500 from transportation unions.[23]

Breakdown of the source of Clyburn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $2,388,048 and spent $2,223,870.[24]

Cost per vote

Clyburn spent $10.17 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Clyburn won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Clyburn's campaign committee raised a total of $3,319,719 and spent $3,289,439.[25]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[26]

Clyburn most often votes with:

Clyburn least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Clyburn is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 24, 2013.[27]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Clyburn missed 364 of 13,523 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[28]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Clyburn paid his congressional staff a total of $993,463 in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranks 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[29]

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, Clyburn's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $212,010 and $582,000. That averages to $397,005, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 2.25% from 2010.[30]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Clyburn's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $220,772 to $555,763. That averages to $388,267.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[31]

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. Clyburn ranked 119th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[32]

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. Clyburn was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 1st in the liberal rankings.[33]

Percentage voting with party

2013

James E. Clyburn voted with the Democratic Party 95.2% of the time, which ranked 75th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[34]

Recent news

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Personal

Clyburn is married to Emily. They have 3 children.

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Clyburn," Accessed June 24, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CLYBURN, James Enos, (1940 - )"
  3. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Information"
  4. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  5. The Times and Democrat, "Clyburn announces run for 12th term next year", accessed August 28, 2013
  6. WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
  7. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for James Clyburn," Accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "Clyburn 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  20. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  21. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  22. opensecrets.org "James E. Clyburn" Accessed May 19, 2012
  23. opensecrets.org Accessed May 19, 2012
  24. Open Secrets "Clyburn Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "James E. Clyburn 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  26. OpenCongress, "James Clyburn," Accessed August 6, 2013
  27. Gov Track "Jim Clyburn," Accessed June 24, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Clyburn," Accessed April 10, 2013
  29. LegiStorm, "James E. Clyburn," Accessed September 18, 2012
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Clyburn (D-SC), 2011"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "James E. Clyburn (D-SC), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  32. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  33. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Robin Tallon
U.S. House of Representatives - South Carolina, District 6
1993–present
Succeeded by
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