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Joseph Crowley
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U.S. House, New York, District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCarolyn B. Maloney (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$11,318,884
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 7
January 3, 1999-January 3, 2013
New York State Assembly
1987-1999
Education
Bachelor'sQueens College, City University of New York
Personal
BirthdayMarch 16, 1962
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionPolitician
Net worth$176,509
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Joseph Crowley (b. March 16, 1962) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 14th congressional district. Crowley was first elected to the House in 1998 and is currently serving his 8th consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Crowley had previously served the 7th district.

Crowley is set to run for re-election in New York's 14th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Crowley served as a member of the New York State Assembly.

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

Biography

Crowley was born in New York, New York. He earned a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York in 1985.[1]

Career

Soon after earning his degree, Crowley was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1986, where he served until 1999.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Crowley serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Crowley served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Crowley 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.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Crowley won re-election in 2012, but due to New York's redistricting, he ran in the newly redrawn 14th district. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated William Gibbons Jr. (R) and Anthony Gronowicz (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7] [8]

U.S. House, New York District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Crowley Incumbent 70.6% 120,761
     Republican William Gibbons Jr. 12.7% 21,755
     Green Anthony Gronowicz 1.5% 2,570
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 15.2% 25,909
Total Votes 170,995
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crowley is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Crowley raised a total of $11,318,884 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[16]

Joseph Crowley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $2,577,592
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $2,022,922
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $2,058,150
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $1,738,323
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $1,273,991
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $869,579
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 7) Won $778,327
Grand Total Raised $11,318,884

Individual breakdown

2012

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

Crowley won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Crowley's campaign committee raised a total of $2,577,592 and spent $2,722,991.[17]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Crowley's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Crowley was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a seventh term. His campaign committee raised a total of $2,022,922 and spent $2,100,428.[18]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Joseph Crowley Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,022,922
Total Spent $2,100,428
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $8,029
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $8,029
Top contributors to Joseph Crowley's campaign committee
Skadden, Arps et al$29,600
Guardian Life Insurance$20,900
US Oncology$20,000
Citigroup Inc$19,400
Montefiore Medical Center$17,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$197,500
Securities & Investment$188,241
Real Estate$118,984
Lawyers/Law Firms$112,050
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$93,545

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Crowley is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 20, 2013.[19]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Crowley missed 315 of 9,884 roll call votes from Jan 1999 to Apr 2013, which is 3.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Crowley paid his congressional staff a total of $1,046,764 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.[21]

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, Crowley's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $33,019 to $320,000. That averages to $176,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 16.35% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Crowley's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $32,019 to $389,999. Averaging to a net worth of $211,009 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[23]

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. Crowley tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 55th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Crowley tied with three other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 71st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

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, Joseph Crowley has voted with the Democratic Party 93% of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June, 2013.


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Personal

Joe has been married to his wife, Kasey Crowley, for over a decade and they have three young children.[26]

External links

References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CROWLEY, Joseph, (1962 - )"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CROWLEY, Joseph, (1962 - )"
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. Congressman Joseph Crowley, Proudly Serving the 7th District of New York "Committees and Caucuses"
  5. Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman Dave Camp "Committee Members"
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  8. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Joseph Crowley" March 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Joseph Crowley 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Joseph Crowley 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 10, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Crowley" Accessed June 20, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Joseph Crowley" Accessed April 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Joseph Crowley," Accessed October 2, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org "Joseph Crowley (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Joseph Crowley (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  24. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. Congressman Joseph Crowley, Proudly Serving the 7th District of New York "Full Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Carolyn B. Maloney
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 14
2013-Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Thomas Manton
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 7
1999-2013
Succeeded by
Nydia Velazquez
Preceded by
Ralph Goldstein
New York State Assembly - District 30
1987-1999
Succeeded by
Margaret Markey