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{{tnr}}'''Kurt Schrader''' (b. October 19, 1951) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Schrader was first elected by voters from [[Oregon's 5th congressional district]] in 2008.  
 
{{tnr}}'''Kurt Schrader''' (b. October 19, 1951) is a member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oregon]]. Schrader was first elected by voters from [[Oregon's 5th congressional district]] in 2008.  
  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schrader is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/kurt_schrader/412315 ''Gov Track'' "Schrader" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Schrader was born in Bridgeport, [[Connecticut]]. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1973, his B.S. and D.V.M. from the University of [[Illinois]] in 1975 and 1977, respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001180 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SCHRADER, Kurt, (1951 - )"]</ref>
 
Schrader was born in Bridgeport, [[Connecticut]]. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1973, his B.S. and D.V.M. from the University of [[Illinois]] in 1975 and 1977, respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001180 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SCHRADER, Kurt, (1951 - )"]</ref>

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Kurt Schrader
Kurt Schrader.jpg
U.S. House, Oregon, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2009
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oregon State Senate
2003-2008
Oregon House of Representatives
1997-2002
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University & University of Illinois
OtherUniversity of Illinois
Personal
BirthdayOctober 19, 1951
Place of birthBridgeport, Connecticut
ProfessionVeterinarian, Farmer
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Kurt Schrader (b. October 19, 1951) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oregon. Schrader was first elected by voters from Oregon's 5th congressional district in 2008.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schrader is a "centrist Democrat".[1]

Biography

Schrader was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University in 1973, his B.S. and D.V.M. from the University of Illinois in 1975 and 1977, respectively.[2]

Career

Outside of public life, Schrader worked as a veterinarian and farmer.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Schrader serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Small Business Committee
    • Subcommittee on Finance and Tax Chair
    • Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology
  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
  • Budget Committee

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Kurt Schrader has voted with the Democratic Party 77.7% of the time, which ranked 172 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Oregon's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Schrader is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 5th District. He won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Schrader won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Scott Bruun (R) and Chris Lugo (Pacific Green) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Schrader Incumbent 51.3% 145,319
     Republican Scott Bruun 46% 130,313
     Pacific Green Chris Lugo 2.7% 7,557
Total Votes 283,189

Campaign donors

2012

In the 2012 election cycle, Schrader raised $1,070,324 and spent $347,311, leaving him with $731,229 cash on hand. Schrader's top three contributors are AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America, which gave $11,500; American Veterinary Medical Association, which donated $11,000; and $10,124, which gave $10,124.[6]

Throughout his career, Schrader has raised $284,849 from Leadership PACs, $249,450, and $167,300 from law firms.[7]

2010

Schrader won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Schrader's campaign committee raised a total of $1,872,837 and spent $1,839,623.[8]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010 - Kurt Schrader Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,872,837
Total Spent $1,839,623
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,153,710
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,153,710
Top contributors to Kurt Schrader's campaign committee
American Crystal Sugar$15,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$12,750
American Veterinary Medical Assn$11,750
National Air Traffic Controllers Assn$11,000
National Assn of Realtors$11,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$146,750
Health Professionals$125,800
Lawyers/Law Firms$87,568
Candidate Committees$78,067
Agricultural Services/Products$75,650

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Personal

Schrader is married to Martha. They have 5 children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Darlene Hooley
U.S. House of Representatives - Oregon, District 5
2009–Present
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Oregon State Senate
2003-2008
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Oregon House of Representatives
1997-2002
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