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'''James R. Langevin''' (b. April 22, 1964) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Rhode Island]]. Langevin was first elected by the voters of [[Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district]] in 2000.  He won re-election in 2012.
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'''James R. Langevin''' (b. April 22, 1964) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Rhode Island]]. Langevin was first elected by the voters of [[Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district]] in 2000.  He most recently won re-election in 2012. He faced one challenger in the [[Democratic]] primary election and defeated [[Republican]] [[Michael G. Riley]] and [[Independent]] [[Abel G. Collins]] in the general election on [[Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/Senate/2012/RI ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Rhode Island"]</ref>
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Prior to becoming a congressman, Langevin served as [[Rhode Island Secretary of State]] from 1994-2001. He was also a Democratic member of the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]].
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Langevin is next up for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. Should he choose to run, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on September 9, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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James R. Langevin
James Langevin.jpg
U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRobert Weygand (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,447,223
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Rhode Island Secretary of State
1995-2001
Rhode Island House of Representatives
1988-1994
Education
Bachelor'sRhode Island College
Master'sHarvard University
Personal
BirthdayApril 22, 1964
Place of birthWarwick, Rhode Island
Net worth$1,761,009
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

James R. Langevin (b. April 22, 1964) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Rhode Island. Langevin was first elected by the voters of Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district in 2000. He most recently won re-election in 2012. He faced one challenger in the Democratic primary election and defeated Republican Michael G. Riley and Independent Abel G. Collins in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Prior to becoming a congressman, Langevin served as Rhode Island Secretary of State from 1994-2001. He was also a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

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

Langevin is next up for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Should he choose to run, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on September 9, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Langevin was born in Warwick, Rhode Island. He earned his B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1990, and his M.A. from Harvard University in 1994.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Langevin serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Langevin served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Langevin 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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

Langevin 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 on September 9, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Langevin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Rhode Island's 2nd District. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames R. Langevin Incumbent 55.7% 124,067
     Republican Michael G. Riley 35.1% 78,189
     Independent Abel G. Collins 9.1% 20,212
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 192
Total Votes 222,660
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Rhode Island District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Langevin Incumbent 74.1% 22,161
John Matson 25.9% 7,748
Total Votes 29,909

Endorsements

Langevin received endorsements from the following:

  • National Education Association of Rhode Island[7]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Langevin is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Langevin raised a total of $6,447,223 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[14]

Jim Langevin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $1,103,438
2010 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $1,095,292
2008 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $804,924
2006 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $839,351
2004 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $758,683
2002 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $786,063
2000 US House (Rhode Island, District 2) Won $1,059,472
Grand Total Raised $6,447,223

2012

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

Langevin won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,103,438 and spent $1,131,247.[15]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Langevin's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Langevin won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Langevin's campaign committee raised a total of $1,095,292 and spent $1,113,748.[16]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Langevin is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[17]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Langevin missed 145 of 8,676 roll call votes from January 2001 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Langevin paid his congressional staff a total of $1,062,345 in 2011. Overall, Rhode Island ranks 9th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Langevin was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Langevin's staff was given an apparent $79,117.58 in bonus money.[20]

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, Langevin's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $567,022 and $2,954,997. That averages to $1,761,009.00, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 11.42% from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Langevin's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $696,026 to $3,279,997. That averages to $1,988,011.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[22]

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. In 2012, Langevin ranked 128th out of 188 Democratic Representatives scored in the liberal rankings.[23][24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Langevin ranked 147th among Democrats in the liberal rankings.[25]

2013

Jim Langevin voted with the Democratic Party 97.2 of the time, which ranked 4th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[26]

2011

James R. Langevin voted with the Democratic Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 17th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[27]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Rhode Island"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "LANGEVIN, James, (1964 - )"
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin "Committees and Caucuses"
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Politico "2012 Election Map, Rhode Island"
  7. Providence Journal, "R.I. teachers union mailer signals primary choices to voters," August 28, 2012
  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. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jim Langevin," Accessed April 22, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Jim Langevin's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "James R. Langevin 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Langevin" Accessed June 19, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Jim Langevin," Accessed April 17, 2013
  19. LegiStorm, "Jim Langevin," Accessed September 18, 2012
  20. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Jim Lengevin (D-RI), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Jim Lengevin (D-RI), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  23. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  24. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Weygand
U.S. House of Representatives - Rhode Island, District 2
2001–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Barbara M. Leonard
Rhode Island Secretary of State
1995-2001
Succeeded by
Edward S. Inman
Preceded by
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Rhode Island House of Representatives
1988-1994
Succeeded by
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