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{{tnr}}'''Luis Vicente Gutiérrez''' (b. December 10, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Gutierrez was elected by voters from [[Illinois' 4th congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 1992.<ref name="biogrpahy"/>
 
{{tnr}}'''Luis Vicente Gutiérrez''' (b. December 10, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Gutierrez was elected by voters from [[Illinois' 4th congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 1992.<ref name="biogrpahy"/>
  
Gutierrez won re-election on November 6, 2013.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Resu.lts Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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He won re-election on November 6, 2013.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Resu.lts Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref>
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He is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
{{Introanalysis
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===Legislative actions===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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====113th Congress====
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Gutierrez 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Gutierrez voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/26841/luis-gutierrez#.UkruGX_B_A4 ''Project Votesmart,'' "Luis Gutierrez," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Gutierrez voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Gutierrez voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Gutierrez voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Gutierrez voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Arrest during immigration protest=====
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:: ''See also: [[Gang of Eight]]''
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On October 8, 2013, eight [[Democratic]] members of [[Congress]] were arrested while attending a protest calling for comprehensive immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol.<ref name="protest">[http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/08/20874725-democratic-lawmakers-arrested-during-immigration-protest?lite ''NBC News,'' "Democratic lawmakers arrested during immigration protest," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/luis-gutierrez-fierce-fighter-for-immigration-reform/2013/10/20/bc424ef4-35a8-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''Washington Post,'' "Luis Gutierrez, fierce fighter for immigration reform," accessed October 21, 2013]</ref>
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The eight included Gutierrez, [[John Lewis]], [[Keith Ellison]], [[Charlie Rangel]], [[Raul Grijalva]], [[Joe Crowley]], [[Jan Schakowsky]] and [[Al Green]].<ref name="protest"/> The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol.<ref name="protest"/> Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.<ref name="protest"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Gutierrez voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Gutierrez voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Gutierrez voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Support vote}} Gutierrez 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 1 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
  
Gutierrez is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
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Gutierrez is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
===2012===
 
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===2014===
 
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gutierrez's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Luis V. Gutierrez 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gutierrez's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00254581 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Luis V. Gutierrez 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''Open Congress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400163_Luis_Gutierrez ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400163_Luis_Gutierrez ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
 
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gutierrez paid his congressional staff a total of $1,066,740 in 2011.  He ranks 115th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 98th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/262/Rep_Luis_Guti_rrez.html LegiStorm "Luis Gutierrez"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gutierrez paid his congressional staff a total of $1,066,740 in 2011.  He ranks 115th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 98th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/262/Rep_Luis_Guti_rrez.html LegiStorm "Luis Gutierrez"]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Gutierrez's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,659,039 and $4,186,000. That averages to $2,922,519, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 64.69% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gutierrez (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Gutierrez's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,659,039 and $4,186,000. That averages to $2,922,519, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 64.69% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gutierrez (D-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
 
====2010====
 
====2010====
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Gutierrez's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,053,014 and $2,496,000. That averages to $1,774,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gutierrez, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Gutierrez's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,053,014 and $2,496,000. That averages to $1,774,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004874&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Gutierrez, (D-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. <ref name="biography"/>
 
Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. <ref name="biography"/>
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Gutierrez released his memoir, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” in October 2013.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/luis-gutierrez-fierce-fighter-for-immigration-reform/2013/10/20/bc424ef4-35a8-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story.html ''Washington Post,'' "Luis Gutierrez, fierce fighter for immigration reform," accessed October 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Luis V. Gutierrez
Luis V. Gutierrez.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGeorge E. Sangmeister (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.88 in 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,793,834
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chicago City Council, 26th ward
1986-1992
Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
1984-1985
Education
Bachelor'sNortheastern Illinois University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1953
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Net worth$2,922,519
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Luis Vicente Gutiérrez (b. December 10, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gutierrez was elected by voters from Illinois' 4th congressional district. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992.[1]

He won re-election on November 6, 2013.[2]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Gutierrez was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1953 and later moved to Puerto Rico, his parent's birthplace, before returning to Chicago to attend college. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in 1977 with a degree in English and worked as a teacher, social worker, cab driver, community activist, and city official until his election in 1986 as Alderman from the city's 26th ward.[3]

Career

  • 1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward[3]
  • 1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation[3]
  • 1993-Present: U.S. House, District 4

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gutierrez serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Gutierrez's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Gutierrez voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Gutierrez voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Economy

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Arrest during immigration protest
See also: Gang of Eight

On October 8, 2013, eight Democratic members of Congress were arrested while attending a protest calling for comprehensive immigration reform in front of the U.S. Capitol.[10][11]

The eight included Gutierrez, John Lewis, Keith Ellison, Charlie Rangel, Raul Grijalva, Joe Crowley, Jan Schakowsky and Al Green.[10] The politicians, along with activists who attended an immigration rally on the National Mall, staged a sit-in near the west side of the Capitol.[10] Authorities arrested the lawmakers for crowding and disrupting the streets around the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested by police during the protest.[10]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Gutierrez voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Gutierrez 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 1 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.[12]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2014

Gutierrez is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Gutierrez won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 4th District. Guitierrez won against opponents Jorge Zavala and Hector Concepcion.[13]

On March 30, 2012 the 4th district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [14]

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 83% 133,226
     Republican Hector Concepcion 17% 27,279
Total Votes 160,505
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 100% 30,908
Jorge Zavala 0% 6
Total Votes 30,914

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gutierrez is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Gutierrez raised a total of $2,793,834 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[25]

Luis Gutierrez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $344,315
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $512,939
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $323,493
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $161,593
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $303,631
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $699,489
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 4) Won $448,374
Grand Total Raised $2,793,834

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gutierrez's reports.[26]

Luis V. Gutierrez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]6/28/2013$354,393.16$9,326.55$(99,967.32)$263,752.39
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2013$263,752.39$49,822.33$(37,418.39)$276,156.33
October Quarterly[29]October 13, 2013$276,156.33$31,500.00$(48,112.03)$259,544.30
Running totals
$90,648.88$(185,497.74)

2012

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

Gutierrez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gutierrez's campaign committee raised a total of $344,315 and spent $383,558.[30] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[31]

Cost per vote

Gutierrez spent $2.88 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Gutierrez's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Gutierrez won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gutierrez's campaign committee raised a total of $512,939 and spent $378,842 .[32]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Luis Gutierrez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $512,939
Total Spent $378,842
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee
Border Health$10,000
Independent Community Bankers of America$10,000
Operating Engineers Union$10,000
UNITE HERE$10,000
State of Illinois$8,300
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$44,740
Commercial Banks$41,300
Finance/Credit Companies$39,650
Securities & Investment$23,400
Building Trade Unions$22,900

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gutierrez is a "far-left Democrat," as of June 16, 2013.[33]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[34]

Gutierrez most often votes with:

Gutierrez least often votes with:

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. Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[35]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Gutierrez ranked 71st in the liberal rankings.[36]

Voting with party

2013

Luis V. Gutierrez voted with the Democratic Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 141st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[37]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gutierrez missed 1,579 of 13,509 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 11.7%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[38]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gutierrez paid his congressional staff a total of $1,066,740 in 2011. He ranks 115th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 98th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[39]

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, Gutierrez's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,659,039 and $4,186,000. That averages to $2,922,519, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 64.69% from 2010.[40]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Gutierrez's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,053,014 and $2,496,000. That averages to $1,774,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[41]

Personal

Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. [3]

Memoir

Gutierrez released his memoir, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill,” in October 2013.[42]

Recent news

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External links


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Political offices
Preceded by
George E. Sangmeister
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 4
1993–present
Succeeded by
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