Luis Gutierrez

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Luis V. Gutierrez
Luis V. Gutierrez.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993
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
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) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gutierrez was elected by voters from Illinois' 4th congressional district. Gutierrez ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] No candidates filed to run in the Republican primary, thereby almost guaranteeing Gutierrez an unopposed race in the general election on November 6, 2012. He faced opposition in the general election from two write-in candidates.

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.[2]

Career

  • 1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward[2]
  • 1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation[2]
  • 1993-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gutierrez serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Issues

Specific votes

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 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.[5]

Elections

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.[6]

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. [7]

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' 4th Congressional District 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.[18]

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

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.[19]

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 .[20]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

2013

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gutierrez is a "far-left Democrat".[21]

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.[22]

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.[23]

Percentage voting with party

2011

Luis V. Gutierrez voted with the Democratic Party 92 of the time, which ranked 112 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[24]

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.[25]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[26]

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, 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.[27]

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.[28]

Personal

Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. [2]

External links


References

  1. ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois' 4th Congressional District "Biography" Accessed October 30, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinios's 4th Congressional District "Committees" Accessed October 30, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  7. National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Luis V. Gutierrez" Accessed April 5, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Luis Gutierrez 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Luis Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
  21. Gov Track "Gutierrez" Accessed May 10, 2013
  22. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  25. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/luis_gutierrez/400163 GovTrack, "Luis Gutierrez," Accessed April 1, 2013]
  26. LegiStorm "Luis Gutierrez"
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Gutierrez (D-Ill), 2011"
  28. OpenSecrets.org, "Gutierrez, (D-Illinois), 2010"
Political offices
Preceded by
George E. Sangmeister
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 4
1993–present
Succeeded by
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