Jerrold Nadler

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Jerrold Nadler
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U.S. House, New York, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEd Towns (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,024,925
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 8
November 3, 1992-January 3, 2013
New York State Assembly
1977-1993
Community Planning Board No. 7, Manhattan, New York
1967-1971
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia University
J.D.Fordham University
Personal
BirthdayJune 13, 1947
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$28,001
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jerrold Nadler (b. June 13, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 10th congressional district. Nadler was first elected to the House in 1992 and is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 against Michael Chan. Nadler previously represented New York's 8th congressional district but due to 2012 redistricting is currently representing district 10.

Nadler is set to run for re-election in New York's 10th congressional district in 2014.

Before his congressional career Nadler was a member of the Community Planning Board No.7 in Manhattan, New York from 1967-1971 as well as the New York State Assembly from 1977-1993.

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

Biography

Nadler was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1969, and a J.D. from Fordham University in 1978.[1]

Career

While earning his B.A., Nadler served on the 7th Community Planning Board in Manhattan from 1967-1971, soon after serving as a legislative assistant in the New York State Assembly in 1972. He also practiced law.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Nadler serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Nadler served on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Nadler's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

Economy

Immigration

Healthcare

Social issues

Previous congressional sessions

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Nadler 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 1 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.[8]

Campaign themes

2012

Nadler listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[9]

  • Cleaning up America's Electoral System
  • Defending our Liberties
  • Educating our Children
  • Investing in our Transportation Infrastructure
  • Leading the Charge for Equal Rights
  • Preserving and Expanding Affordable Housing
  • Promoting New York’s Prosperity and a Strong Economy, and Protecting Working Families
  • Protecting Americans from Terror and Safeguarding our Communities
  • Protecting our Environment
  • Protecting our Health
  • Recovering from the September 11th Terrorist Attacks
  • Standing up for our Senior Citizens
  • Strengthening New York’s Neighborhoods and Services to Constituents
  • Supporting Peace with Security in the Middle East and Fighting Anti-Semitism Around the World

House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Nadler was first appointed as a member of the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into office in 1993.[10] Nadler has served on the committee his entire Congressional career.[11]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 10th congressional district elections, 2014

Nadler is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Nadler was seeking re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, his territory is now the 10th district rather than the 8th. Nadler was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and faced Republican Michael Chan in the November general election.[12] Nadler was re-elected in November.[13]

U.S. House, New York District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerrold Nadler Incumbent 69.8% 165,000
     Republican Michael Chan 16.6% 39,311
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 13.5% 32,012
Total Votes 236,323
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nadler is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Nadler raised a total of $7,024,925 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[24]

Jerrold Nadler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 10) Won $1,125,304
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $1,304,217
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $1,381,995
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $748,666
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $894,398
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $715,534
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 8) Won $854,811
Grand Total Raised $7,024,925

Individual breakdown

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 Nadler’s reports.[25]

Jerrold Nadler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[26]April 15, 2013$454,296.52$31,626.87$(131,043.15)$354,880.24
July Quarterly[27]July 15, 2013$235,880.24$290,060.89$(142,271.34)$502,669.79
Running totals
$321,687.76$(273,314.49)

2012

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

Nadler won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nadler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,125,304 and spent $1,471,936.[28]

Cost per vote

Nadler spent $8.91 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Nadler's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Nadler was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a tenth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,304,217 and spent $1,509,082.[29]
U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 10th Congressional District, 2010 - Jerrold Nadler Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,304,217
Total Spent $1,509,082
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $43,510
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $43,510
Top contributors to Jerrold Nadler's campaign committee
Newmark Knight Frank$18,900
Fragomen, Del Rey et al$16,600
Hugo Neu Corp$13,000
Loews Corp$12,000
AECOM Technology Corp$11,400
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$188,104
Real Estate$122,200
Securities & Investment$100,200
Construction Services$82,570
Transportation Unions$61,500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Nadler is a "far-left Democratic leader" as of June 20, 2013.[30]

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.[31]

Nadler most often votes with:

Nadler least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Nadler missed 651 of 13,533 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Apr 2013, which is 4.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Nadler paid his congressional staff a total of $1,302,039 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

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, Nadler's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,002 to $55,000. That averages to $28,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[34]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Nadler's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,002 to $55,000. Averaging to a net worth of $28,001 which wa lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[35]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: 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. Nadler tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 15th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[36]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Nadler tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 36th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[37]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jerrold Nadler has voted with the Democratic Party 91.2% of the time, which ranked 156th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[38]

Recent news

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Personal

Rep. Nadler is a graduate of Crown Heights Yeshiva, Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University and Fordham Law School. He lives on the West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Joyce Miller. They have one son, Michael.[39]

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "NADLER, Jerrold Lewis, (1947 - )"
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives "Committee Information"
  4. United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary "Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee Jurisdiction"
  5. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman John L. Mica "Subcommittees"
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Campaign website "Issues"
  10. "Government Printing Office" Legislative Calendar of the 103rd Congress
  11. "Government Printing Office" Records of the House Judiciary Committee(See 104th to 11th Congresses)
  12. New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012
  13. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jerrold Nadler" March 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission "Jerrold Nadler Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission "Jerrold Nadler Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  27. Federal Election Commission "Jerrold Nadler July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  28. Open Secrets "Jerrold Nadler 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Jerrold Nadler 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 14, 2011
  30. Gov Track "Nadler" Accessed June 20, 2013
  31. OpenCongress, "Jerrold Nadler," Accessed August 6, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Jerrold Nadler" Accessed April 2013
  33. LegiStorm, "Jerrold Nadler," Accessed October 2, 2012
  34. OpenSecrets.org "Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  36. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  37. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  38. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  39. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Proudly Serving the 8th District of New York "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Towns
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 10
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Theodore S. Weiss
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 8
1992–2013
Succeeded by
Hakeem Jeffries
Preceded by
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New York State Assembly - District 67
1983–1993
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New York State Assembly - District 69
1977–1983
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