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[[File:Louise_Slaughter_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001311&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Louise M. Slaughter 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011]</ref>
 
[[File:Louise_Slaughter_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00001311&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Louise M. Slaughter 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011]</ref>
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Revision as of 10:02, 11 October 2012

Louise Slaughter
Louise Slaughter.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 28
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. August 14, 1929) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Slaughter was elected by voters from New York's 28th congressional district. Due to New York's 2012 redistricting, she is running in the newly redrawn 25th district.

Slaughter is running for re-election in 2012. Politico reports that redistricting has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Slaughter is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]

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.[3]

Career

After earning her degrees, Slaughter went to work for a major chemicals manufacturer doing market research.[4] 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.[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Slaughter serves on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Political positions

Specific Votes

Elections

2012

Slaughter is running for re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, she is running in the newly redrawn 25th district. She was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and will face Maggie Brooks (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8]

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

2010

On November 2, 2010, Slaughter was re-elected to the United States House for a thirteenth term. She defeated Jill A. Rowland (R also running on the Conservative Party ticket).[9]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 28 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouise Slaughter Incumbent 61% 102,514
     Republican Jill A. Rowland 33% 55,392
     Blank/Scattering 6% 10,149
Total Votes 168,055

Campaign donors

2012

Slaughter raised over $730,000 in the third quarter.[10]

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.[11]
U.S. House, New York, 2010 - Louise Slaughter Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $720,705
Total Spent $843,659
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $26,595
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $20,298
Top contributors to Louise Slaughter's campaign committee
Harris Corp$16,500
Constellation Brands$13,400
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$66,000
Transportation Unions$38,500
Industrial Unions$38,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$36,435
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$35,375

Analysis

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 ranks 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.[12]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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 $4,774,018 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[13]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Louise Slaughter voted with the Democratic Party 93.9% of the time, which ranked 60th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[14]

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.[15]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Matthew F. McHugh
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 28
1993–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Fred J. Eckert
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 30
1987-1993
Succeeded by
Jack Quinn
Preceded by
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New York State Assembly - District 130
1983–1986
Succeeded by
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