|U.S. House, Texas, District 35|
|January 3, 1995-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||20|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 1994|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, District 10|
|Texas Supreme Court Justice|
|Texas State Senate|
|Bachelor's||University of Texas|
|J.D.||University of Texas|
|Date of birth||October 6, 1946|
|Place of birth||Austin, Texas|
- 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
Doggett won re-election on November 6, 2012.
- 1995-Present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 1989-1994: Texas Supreme Court Justice
- 1973-1985: Texas State Senate
Doggett serves on the following committees:
- House Ways and Means Committee
- Subcommittee on Human Resources, Ranking Member
- Subcommittee on Health
Doggett was a member of the following committees:
- House Ways and Means Committee
- Subcommittee on Social Security
- Subcommittee on Trade
- Subcommittee on Human Resources Ranking member
- House Budget Committee
Doggett's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
Doggett 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.
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." 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."
As a result, Doggett ran 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 ran against Susan Narvaiz (R), Ross Lynn Leone (L), Meghan Owen (G), and William Paul Frederick Wright (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, Texas District 35 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Lloyd Doggett Incumbent||63.9%||105,626|
|Libertarian||Ross Lynn Leone||2.5%||4,082|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Lloyd Doggett (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$3,382,349.30||$150,419||$(349,848.07)||$3,182,920.23|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$3,182,920.23||$123,541.64||$(412,156.72)||$2,894,305.15|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 25th District, 2010 - Lloyd Doggett Campaign Contributions|
|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|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Doggett paid his congressional staff a total of $968,342 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th 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, Doggett's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $8,651,090 to $22,414,999. That averages to $15,533,044, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 3.49% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Doggett's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $8,276,090 to $21,740,999. That averages to $30,017,089 which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Doggett was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 82nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.
Percentage voting with party
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.
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Doggett and his wife, Libby, have two children and three grandchildren.
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- Media appearances:
- Gov Track "Doggett" Accessed May 23, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Lloyd Alton Doggett II," Accessed November 1, 2011
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 1, 2011
- Campaign website, Issues
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Times Union, "Texas state Rep. Castro to run for US Congress", June 24, 2011
- Democratic candidate list
- Unofficial Democratic primary results
- Politico "5 primaries to watch" Accessed April 18, 2012
- New York Times"House Race Ratings" Accessed October 3
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Federal Election Commission "Lloyd Doggett's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Lloyd Doggett April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Lloyd Doggett Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Lloyd Doggett 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Lloyd Doggett," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org "Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed November 1, 2011
- Official House website "Meet Lloyd Doggett," Accessed November 1, 2011
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