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Revision as of 11:42, 24 February 2013

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
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gutierrez is a "lonely far-left Democrat".[2]

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: United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gutierrez serves on the following committees:[4]

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.[6]

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.[7]

On March 30, 2012 the [[Illinois' 4th congressional district|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. [8]

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

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gutierrez won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Israel Vasquez (R) and Robert J. Burns (G) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis V. Gutierrez Incumbent 77.4% 63,273
     Republican Israel Vasquez 14.3% 11,711
     Green Robert J. Burns 8.3% 6,808
Total Votes 81,792

Campaign donors

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.[10]

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 .[11]

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

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

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.[15]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

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.[16]

Personal

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

External links


References

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