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Lloyd Doggett
Lloyd Doggett.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, District 10
1995-2005
Texas Supreme Court Justice
1989-1994
Texas State Senate
1973-1985
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1946
Place of birthAustin, Texas
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lloyd Alton Doggett II (b. October 6, 1946) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Doggett represents Texas' 25th congressional district and was first elected to the House via Texas' 10th congressional district in 1994. He is running for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Doggett is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[1]

Biography

Doggett was born in Austin, Texas. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas in 1967 and 1970, respectively. Doggett went into politics three years after finishing his schooling.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Doggett is a member of the following committees:[3]

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Doggett votes with the Democratic Party 92.5% of the time. This ranked 96th among the 192 Senate Democrats in November 2011.[4]

Campaign themes

2012

Doggett's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "Congress should live by the same rules the rest of us live by. I voted for a “pay as you go” rule that would enforce budget discipline on the government in Washington. We shouldn’t ask working families to pay a dime more to balance the budget when some corporations use tax tricks to avoid their taxes."
  • Keeping Higher Education Attainable
Excerpt: "Students should be able to receive all the education for which they are willing to work. I secured approval of the “more education” tax cut, also known as the American Opportunity Tax Credit, so families spending $2,500 for tuition, textbooks and course materials can have $2,500 taken off their federal tax bill."
  • Standing Up for Our Public Schools
Excerpt: "In 2009, Republican state leadership denied our vital Texas schools more than $3 billion in federal aid—in other words, federal dollars made not a dime of difference to our schoolchildren and our teachers. To prevent such budgeting games from reoccurring, I worked with the Democratic Texas Congressional Delegation to secure special protections to ensure federal aid to education actually helped Texas school children."
  • Tax Fairness
Excerpt: "I have been a vocal advocate for a tax code reform that works for working families and have fought tax loopholes that favor Wall Street and special interests at the expense of ordinary taxpayers."
  • Wall Street Reform
Excerpt: "I voted against the big bank bailouts and for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, that helps end bailouts and puts a cop on the Wall Street beat to protect families from corporate greed."

Elections

2012

State Representative Joaquin Castro announced on June 24, 2011 that he would run for US Congress in 2012, challenging incumbent Doggett "in a redrawn district that stretches from Austin to San Antonio."[6] Doggett's District 25 was redrawn in the 2011 redistricting cycle, opening up opportunities for political challengers. Commenting on his decision to run Castro said "The closer I look at this district, the more I began to realize the incredible potential that it has. This would be among the few congressional districts in the nation that connects two major American cities, within the top 15 of the nation."[6]

As a result, Doggett is running for re-election in District 35 rather than his current 25th district. He defeated Maria Luisa Alvarado and Sylvia Romo in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary. He is running against Susan Narvaiz (R), Ross Lynn Leone (L), Meghan Owen (G), and William Paul Frederick Wright (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[7][8]

Politico has listed the 35th district race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[9]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Doggett won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Donna Campbell (R) and Jim Stutsman (Libertarian).[10]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 25, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Doggett Incumbent 52.8% 99,967
     Republican Donna Campbell 44.8% 84,849
     Libertarian Jim Stutsman 2.3% 4,431
Total Votes 189,247

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Doggett's reports.[11]

Lloyd Doggett (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2012$3,382,349.30$150,419$(349,848.07)$3,182,920.23
Pre-Primary[13]May 17, 2012$3,182,920.23$123,541.64$(412,156.72)$2,894,305.15
Running totals
$273,960.64$(762,004.79)

2010

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

Doggett won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,200,342 and spent $1,122,084.[14]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 25th District, 2010 - Lloyd Doggett Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,200,342
Total Spent $1,122,084
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $765,773
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $731,275
Top contributors to Lloyd Doggett's campaign committee
National Community Pharmacists Assn$22,325
Nix, Patterson & Roach$19,200
Reaud, Morgan & Quinn$14,400
Baron & Budd$13,750
Graves, Dougherty et al$10,400
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$282,983
Health Professionals$98,625
Retired$49,800
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$32,275
Industrial Unions$29,500

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Personal

Doggett and his wife, Libby, have two children and three grandchildren.[15]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Bell
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 25
2005-Present
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U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, District 10
1995-2005
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Texas Supreme Court Justice
1989-1994
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U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 25
1973-1985
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