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}}{{tnr}}'''Louise McIntosh Slaughter''' (b. August 14, 1929 in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 25th congressional district]]. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Slaughter had previously served the 28th district. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Louise McIntosh Slaughter''' (b. August 14, 1929 in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 25th congressional district]]. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Slaughter had previously served [[New York's 28th congressional district]]. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Slaughter is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 25th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
 
Slaughter is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 25th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].

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Louise Slaughter
Louise Slaughter.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAnn Marie Buerkle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,082,346
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1983–1986
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky
Personal
BirthdayAugust 14, 1929
Place of birthHarlan County, Kentucky
ProfessionPharmaceuticals Marketing
Net worth$2,637,010
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. August 14, 1929 in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 25th congressional district. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Slaughter had previously served New York's 28th congressional district. Politico reports that redistricting has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.[1]

Slaughter is set to run for re-election in New York's 25th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to being elected to the House Slaughter was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 1986.[2]

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

Biography

Slaughter was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1951 and 1953 respectively.[2]

Career

After earning her degrees, Slaughter went to work for a major chemicals manufacturer doing market research.[3] She served in the Monroe County (New York) Legislature from 1976 to 1979, as regional coordinator to then-Secretary of State Mario Cuomo from 1976 to 1978, and to then-Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo from 1979-82. She served in the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 1986.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Slaughter serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Slaughter served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Slaughter 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. She 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.[8]

Elections

2012

New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012

Slaughter won re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 25th district. She was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and defeated Maggie Brooks (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

Redistricting has made Slaughter's new district less favorable to her.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouise Slaughter Incumbent 55.7% 179,810
     Republican Maggie Brooks 41.3% 133,389
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3% 9,561
Total Votes 322,760
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Slaughter is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Slaughter raised a total of $6,082,346 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[24]

Louise Slaughter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $2,278,708
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $720,705
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $822,542
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $510,564
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $584,409
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $711,382
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $454,036
Grand Total Raised $6,082,346

Individual breakdown

2012

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

Slaughter won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Slaughter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,278,709 and spent $2,469,257.[25]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Slaughter's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Slaughter was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a thirteenth term. Her campaign committee raised a total of $720,705 and spent $843,659.[26]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Slaughter is a "far left Democrat" as of June 21, 2013.[27]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Slaughter missed 1,076 of 16,306 roll call votes from Jan 1987 to Apr 2013, which is 6.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [28]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Slaughter paid her congressional staff a total of $1,070,488 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.[29]

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, Slaughter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,664,020 to $3,610,000. That averages to $2,637,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 10.47% from 2010.[30]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Slaughter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,464,018 to $3,310,000. Averaging to a net worth of $2,387,009 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[31]

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. Information on Slaughter's votes in 2012 is unavailable.[32]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Slaughter ranked 40th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[33]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Louise Slaughter voted with the Democratic Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 76th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[34]

Recent news

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Personal

Slaughter is a native of Harlan County, Kentucky, but lived most of her life in Rochester, New York's suburb of Fairport. She is married to Robert Slaughter and has three daughters and seven grandchildren.[35]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politico "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SLAUGHTER, Louise McIntosh, (1929 - )"
  3. Louise Slaughter, Western New York's Progressive Spirit "About Louise"
  4. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Committee Assignments"
  7. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  10. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Louise Slaughter" March 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Louise Slaughter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Louise M. Slaughter 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011
  27. Gov Track "Slaughter" Accessed June 21, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Louise Slaughter" Accessed April 2013
  29. LegiStorm, "Louis M. Slaughter," Accessed October 1, 2012
  30. OpenSecrets.org "Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Louis M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  32. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  33. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  35. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Marie Buerkle
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 25
2013–Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Matthew F. McHugh
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 28
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Now defunct
Preceded by
Fred J. Eckert
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 30
1987-1993
Succeeded by
Jack Quinn
Preceded by
'
New York State Assembly - District 130
1983–1986
Succeeded by
'