|Luis V. Gutierrez|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 4|
|January 3, 1993|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Chicago City Council, 26th ward|
|Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation|
|Bachelor's||Northeastern Illinois University|
|Date of birth||December 10, 1953|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
- 1986-1992: Chicago City Council, 26th ward
- 1984-1985: Deputy Director, City of Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation
- 1993-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District
Gutierrez serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity (Ranking Member)
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)
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.
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. 
|U.S. House, Illinois District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Luis Gutierrez Incumbent||83%||133,226|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
|U.S. House, Illinois' 4th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Luis Gutierrez Incumbent||100%||30,908|
|Luis V. Gutierrez (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 9, 2012||$40,729.94||$0.00||$(5,201.34)||$35,528.60|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$409,938.04||$22,500||$(65,031.41)||$367,406.63|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2012||$367,406.63||$68,136.50||$(63,886.32)||$371,656.81|
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 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Luis Gutierrez Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee|
|Independent Community Bankers of America||$10,000|
|Operating Engineers Union||$10,000|
|State of Illinois||$8,300|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$23,400|
|Building Trade Unions||$22,900|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
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.
National Journal vote ratings
- 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.
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.
Gutierrez and his wife Soraida have two daughters, Omaira and Jessica, and a grandson, Luisito. 
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- ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- Gov Track "Gutierrez" Accessed May 23, 2012
- Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinois' 4th Congressional District "Biography" Accessed October 30, 2011
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Luis V. Gutierrez Representing Illinios's 4th Congressional District "Committees" Accessed October 30, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- FEC Reports "Luis V. Gutierrez Summary Reports" Accessed July 9, 2012
- FEC Reports "April Quarterly" Accessed July 9, 2012
- FEC Reports "July Quarterly" Accessed September 27, 2012
- FEC Reports "October Quarterly" Accessed October 18, 2012
- Open Secrets "John Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
- LegiStorm "Luis Gutierrez"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Gutierrez (D-Ill), 2011"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Gutierrez, (D-Illinois), 2010"
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
George E. Sangmeister
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