|U.S. House, Oregon, District 5|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Predecessor||Darlene Hooley (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2009|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Oregon State Senate|
|Oregon House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Cornell University & University of Illinois|
|Other||University of Illinois|
|Date of birth||October 19, 1951|
|Place of birth||Bridgeport, Connecticut|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
- 2009-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon's 5th congressional district
- 2003-2008: Oregon State Senate
- 1997-2003: Oregon House of Representatives
Outside of public life, Schrader worked as a veterinarian and farmer.
Schrader serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
- Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture (Ranking member)
- Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
- Committee on Budget
- Committee on Small Business
Schrader served on the following committees:
- 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
Campaign themesOn his official campaign website, Schrader highlights his fight to limit the influence of special interests in elections. He believes that "it’s a matter of fairness. They don’t want a level playing field and they will spend millions to keep it that way." He provides the full text of an Amendment proposal that aims to give Congress and states the power to control the special interest money going to campaigns as a result of Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission and Buckley vs. Valeo.
Schrader voted against 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Schrader won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 5th District. He won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Schrader faced Fred Thompson (R), Raymond Baldwin (L), and Christina Jean Lugo (Pacific Green Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Oregon District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kurt Schrader Incumbent||54%||177,229|
|Green||Christina Jean Lugo||2.3%||7,516|
|Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Kurt Schrader Incumbent||51.3%||145,319|
|Pacific Green||Chris Lugo||2.7%||7,557|
In the 2012 election cycle, Schrader raised $1,597,342 and spent $579,104, leaving him with $1,026,454 cash on hand. Schrader's top three contributors are Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which gave $16,300, American Veterinary Medical Association, which donated $12,000, and AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America, which gave $11,500.
|Kurt Schrader Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$894,389.72||$315,695.00||$(183,630.39)||$1,026,454.33|
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010 - Kurt Schrader Campaign Contributions|
|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|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schrader paid his congressional staff a total of $987,567 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranks 8th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schrader's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $4,401,122 and $13,525,999. This averages to $8,963,560, which is a 40.02% increase since 2010. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schrader's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $3,922,063 to $8,881,000. That averages to $6,401,531.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Democratic in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
According to the data released in 2013, Schrader was ranked the 157th most liberal representative during 2012.
According to the data released in 2012, Kurt Schrader was ranked the 159th most liberal representative during 2011.
Percentage voting with party
Kurt Schrader voted with the Democratic Party 77.7% of the time, which ranked 172 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.
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Schrader is married to Martha. They have 5 children.
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- Media coverage:
- CNN "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Gov Track "Schrader" Accessed May 22, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SCHRADER, Kurt, (1951 - )"
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Congressman Kurt Schrader, Representing the 5th District of Oregon "Kurt's Committees"
- Kurt Schrader Official Campaign Website, "Join the fight to stop special-interest dominance of our elections," accessed October 24, 2012
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- opensecrets Accessed October 24, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Kurt Schrader 2012 Candidate Detail," accessed October 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Kurt Schrader July Quarterly Report," July 15, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Kurt Schrader October Quarterly Report," October 15, 2012
- Open Secrets "Kurt Schrader 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Kurt Schrader," Accessed September 24, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2011," Accessed February 16, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Kurt Schrader (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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