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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Garamendi's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,934,018 and $12,915,996. That averages to '''$7,425,007''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Garamendi ranked as the 52nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030856&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org,'' "John Garamendi (D-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
 
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John Garamendi
John Garamendi.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEllen Tauscher (D)
Leadership
President of the Senate, California State Senate
2006-2009
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$16.27 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,830,173
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of California
2006-2009
Insurance Commissioner, State of California
1991-1994, 2002-2006
California State Senate
1976-1991
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Master'sHarvard Business School
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1945
Place of birthMokelumne Hill, California
ProfessionRancher
Net worth$7,425,007
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Garamendi (b. January 24, 1945, in Mokelumne Hill, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 3rd Congressional District. Garamendi was first elected to the House in 2009.

Garamendi won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 3rd District. He defeated Kim Dolbow Vann (R) in the general election. He was displaced from his former district by redistricting.[2]

Garamendi began his political career in 1974, serving in the California State Assembly until his election to the California State Senate in 1976. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Garamendi also served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 to 2009.

Garamendi is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Garamendi is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Born in Mokelumne Hill, California, of Basque descent, Garamendi received a B.A. in business from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1966 to 1968. Garamendi is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Garamendi is also a member of Sigma Chi, as a brother of the Alpha Beta Chapter at Berkeley.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Garamendi's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Garamendi serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Garamendi served on the following committees:[6]

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 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Garamendi's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Garamendi voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Garamendi voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Garamendi voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Garamendi voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Garamendi joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] Garamendi voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Garamendi voted for HR 2775.[22]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Garamendi voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years. Garamendi was 1 of 44 Democrats who supported the bill, while 144 voted against it.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Garamendi voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Garamendi voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Garamendi voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Garamendi 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.[28]

Campaign themes

2012

Garamendi's campaign website listed the following issues:[29]

  • Education
Excerpt: " In the halls of Congress and throughout his career, Congressman Garamendi has been a fierce advocate for students and teachers, believing that America's prosperity depends on a well-educated workforce. Garamendi has consistently spoken out against destructive cuts to all levels of education."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "In his first years in office, Congressman John Garamendi has been a recognized leader for the environment in Congress, someone willing to take on the entrenched interests that threaten our economy, national security, and treasured national wonders for short term greed. It's a reputation Garamendi has carried with him after decades of public service."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "One of Congressman Garamendi's first acts in Congress was to pass the Patient's Bill of Rights, sweeping legislation that makes significant progress in preventing the insurance companies from exploiting consumers and greatly expands health care access and services."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Since entering Congress November of 2009, Congressman Garamendi has been a leader in promoting policies that create jobs in Northern California and throughout the country. Garamendi understands that it is the responsibility of Congress to invest in transportation, clean technology, education, and research while also extending tax relief for hard working middle class families."
  • Military Affairs and Foreign Relations
Excerpt: "America’s moral authority as the world’s leader of free nations rests on a devotion to human rights and individual liberty for all citizens of all nations."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Garamendi is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Garamendi won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 3rd District as a Democrat.[1] He was displaced from the 10th District by redistricting. He and Kim Dolbow Vann (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Tony Carlos (R), Eugene Ray (R) and Rick Tubbs (R). Garamendi then defeated Vann in the general election on November 6, 2012.[30][31]

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi Incumbent 54.2% 126,882
     Republican Kim Vann 45.8% 107,086
Total Votes 233,968
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 3 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi (D) Incumbent 51.5% 59,546
Green check mark transparent.pngKim Vann (R) 26.2% 30,254
Rick Tubbs (R) 15.5% 17,902
Tony Carlos (R) 4.8% 5,541
Eugene Ray (R) 2.1% 2,438
Total Votes 115,681

Effect of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

Following California's redistricting, Garamendi was displaced from the 10th into the 3rd District.

According to the Washington Post, redistricting transformed the 3rd District into a swing district. While Garamendi's seat was formerly a safe one, the newly drawn district became a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.[32]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Garamendi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Garamendi raised a total of $3,830,173 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[35]

John Garamendi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 3) Won $2,065,819
2010 US House (California, District 10) Won $1,764,354
Grand Total Raised $3,830,173

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Garamendi's reports.[36]

John Garamendi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2013$40,280.08$148,060.48$(129,067.97)$59,272.59
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$59,272.59$180,721.31$(115,796.84)$124,197.06
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2013$124,197.06$154,683.54$(86,165.31)$192,715.29
Year-End[40]January 31, 2014$192,715$115,073$(91,604)$216,183
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$216,183$144,451$(112,658)$247,977
Pre-Primary[42]May 22, 2014$247,977$102,418$(85,832)$264,562
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2014$264,562$144,814$(66,943)$342,433
Running totals
$990,221.33$(688,067.12)

2012

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

Garamendi won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Garamendi's campaign committee raised a total of $2,065,819 and spent $2,064,921.[44] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[45]

Cost per vote

Garamendi spent $16.27 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Garamendi won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Garamendi's campaign committee raised a total of $1,764,354 and spent $1,714,971.[46]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Garamendi is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[47]

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.[48]

Garamendi most often votes with:

Garamendi least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Garamendi missed 136 of 2,493 roll call votes from November 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[49]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Garamendi paid his congressional staff a total of $836,718 in 2011. He ranked 10th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 84th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[50]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Garamendi's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,934,018 and $12,915,996. That averages to $7,425,007, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Garamendi ranked as the 52nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[51]

John Garamendi Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year

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. Garamendi ranked 156th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[52]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Garamendi ranked 24th in the liberal rankings.[53]

Voting with party

2013

Garamendi voted with the Democratic Party 91.5% of the time, which ranked 167th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[54]

Personal

Garamendi is married and has six children. His wife, Patti, ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress in 1992 against Republican Richard Pombo.

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," accessed March 3, 2012
  3. Congressman John Garamendi, 10th Congressional District, California "Biography"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress, "John Garamendi," accessed November 2, 2011
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Congressman John Garamendi, 10th Congressional District, California "Committees and Caucuses"
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  26. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  27. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  28. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  29. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012
  30. California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
  31. Unofficial election results
  32. Washington Post blog "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. California Secretary of State special election results, accessed April 22, 2013
  35. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for John Garamendi," accessed March 22, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  44. Open Secrets, "John Garamendi 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013
  45. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  46. Open Secrets, "John Garamendi 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 2, 2011
  47. GovTrack, "John Garamendi," accessed June 7 2013
  48. OpenCongress, "John Garamendi," accessed July 31, 2013
  49. GovTrack, "John Garamendi," accessed April 2, 2013
  50. LegiStorm, "John Garamendi"
  51. OpenSecrets.org, "John Garamendi (D-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  52. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  53. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  54. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Ellen Tauscher
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 3
2009-Present
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Lieutenant Governor of California
2006-2009
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Insurance Commissioner, State of California
1991-1994, 2002-2006
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California State Senate
1976-1991
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