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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
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) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Slaughter was elected by voters from New York's 25th congressional district. Prior to the 2012 general election, she was the incumbent in the now defunct 28th district. Due to redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 25th district.

Slaughter won 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

2013-2014

Slaughter serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Slaughter served on the following committees:[7]

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.[9]

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.[10][11]

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"

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).[12]

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

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.[13]

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.[14]
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 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.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Louise Slaughter has voted with the Democratic Party 93.9% of the time, which ranked 60th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[20]

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.[21]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politico "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012
  2. Gov Track "Slaughter" Accessed May 23, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SLAUGHTER, Louise McIntosh, (1929 - )"
  4. Louise Slaughter, Western New York's Progressive Spirit "About Louise"
  5. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Committee Assignments"
  8. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  11. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  13. Open Secrets "Louise Slaughter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Louise M. Slaughter 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011
  15. LegiStorm, "Louis M. Slaughter," Accessed October 1, 2012
  16. OpenSecrets.org "Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Louis M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  18. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  19. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  20. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  21. 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
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