Louise Slaughter

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Louise Slaughter
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U.S. House, New York, District 28
In office
January 3, 1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 28
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky
Date of birthAugust 14, 1929
Place of birthHarlan County, Kentucky
ProfessionPharmaceuticals Marketing
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]


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]


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


Slaughter serves on the following committees:[6]


Political positions

Specific Votes



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]


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


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.[10]


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.[11]

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