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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Warner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $76,372,212 and $309,088,999. That averages to $192,730,605.50, which is higher than  the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002097&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Warner, (D-VA), 2010"]</ref>
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Warner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $76,372,212 and $309,088,999. That averages to $192,730,605.50, which is higher than  the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002097&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Warner, (D-VA), 2010"]</ref>
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According to a report by ''The Hill'', Warner is one of the three wealthiest members of Congress. His minimum net worth was estimated at $88.5 million by the report. He is joined by Rep. [[Michael McCaul]] (R-TX) and Rep. [[Darrell Issa]] (R-CA) on the list.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/20/issa-mccaul-warner-are-wealthiest-members-of-congress/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'', "Issa, McCaul, Warner are wealthiest members of Congress," August 20, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Mark Warner
Mark Warner.jpg
U.S. Senate, Virginia
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn W. Warner (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Next general November 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorge Washington University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
BirthdayDecember 15, 1954
Place of birthIndianapolis, IN
Net worth$228,129,609
Websites
Office website
Mark Warner (b. December 15, 1954) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Virginia. Warner was first elected to the Senate in 2008 and is currently serving his first term.[1]

Warner is set to run for re-election in Virginia in November of 2014.[2]

Prior to his election in the Senate Warner served as Governor of Virginia from 2002-2006.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Warner is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Born in Indiana, Warner was raised in Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University, and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He co-founded the cell phone company that went on to become Nextel.[4]

Career

  • 1993-1995: Virginia Democratic Party chairman
  • 2002-2006: Governor of Virginia
  • 2008-Present: U.S. Senator

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Warner serves on the following Senate committees[5]:

2011-2012

Warner was on the following Senate committees[6]:

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Warner 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. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2013

On November 20, 2012, Warner announced that he would not run for his former position as Governor of Virginia in 2013. Prior to this, Warner had been the prospective frontrunner for the 2013 Democratic nomination. His decision clears the way for confirmed candidate, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, to represent the party in the race against presumptive GOP nominee, attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, to succeed term-limited incumbent Gov. Bob McDonnell. Warner, who segued to the U.S. Senate when his term as governor ended in 2006, told the press, "I loved being governor, but I have a different job now - and it's here, in the United States Senate."[8][9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Warner won election to the United States Senate. He defeated James "Jim" S. Gilmore (R), William B. Redpath (L) and Glenda Gail Parker (G) in the general election.[10]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner 72% 3,269,327
     Republican James "Jim" S. Gilmore 27% 1,228,830
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 0.4% 20,269
     Green Glenda Gail Parker 0.5% 21,690
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 3,178
Total Votes 4,543,294

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Warner is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Warner raised a total of $13,663,049 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013.[11]

Mark Warner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 U.S. Senate (Virginia) Won $13,663,049
Grand Total Raised $13,663,049

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 Warner's reports.[12]

Mark Warner (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]4/18/2013$3,704,309.64$636,036.08$(153,979.26)$4,186,366.46
July Quarterly[14]7/17/2013$4,186,366.46$1,423,313.76$(315,897.86)$5,293,782.36
Running totals
$2,059,349.84$(469,877.12)

2008

Breakdown of the source of Warner's campaign funds before the 2008 election.

Warner won election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Warner's campaign committee raised a total of $13,663,049 and spent $12,515,479.[15]


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Warner is a "centrist Democrat" as of August 1, 2013.[16]

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.[17]

Warner most often votes with:

Warner least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Warner missed 44 of 1,276 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Warner paid his congressional staff a total of $2,710,220 in 2011. He ranks 23rd on the list of the highest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranks 30th overall of the highest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 13th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

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, Warner's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $86,024,219 and $370,235,000. That averages to $228,129,609, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. His average net worth increased by 18.37% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Warner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $76,372,212 and $309,088,999. That averages to $192,730,605.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.[21]

Wealthiest members of Congress

According to a report by The Hill, Warner is one of the three wealthiest members of Congress. His minimum net worth was estimated at $88.5 million by the report. He is joined by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on the list.[22]

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. Warner ranked 44th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[23]

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. Warner was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 37th in the liberal rankings.[24]

Voting with party

2013

Mark Warner voted with the Democratic Party 89.0% of the time, which ranked 43 among the 53 Senate Democratic members as of July 2013.[25]


Recent news

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Awards

In 2004, Governing magazine named Warner and Senator John Chichester, chairman of the Virginia State Senate's Finance Committee as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their collaboration in overhauling the state tax code.[26] Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[27]

Personal

Warner lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife, Lisa, and their three daughters.[4]

External links


References

  1. The New York Times "Election Results 2008," Accessed August 1, 2013
  2. ‘’U.S. Senate Website’’ “Senators Up for Reelection in 2014”
  3. ‘’Votesmart’’ “Mark Warner Biography,” Accessed August 1, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official Senate website "About page," Accessed October 13, 2011
  5. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  6. Official Senate website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 13, 2011
  7. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. The Virginia-Pilot, "Sen. Mark Warner passes on 2013 governor bid," November 21, 2012
  9. Quinnipiac Institute, "Sen. Warner Has Big Early Lead In Virginia Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Economy Will Get Better With Obama ," November 14, 2012
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "Donor history for Mark Warner" Accessed April 25, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Mark Warner 2014 Summary reports," Accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Virginia Senaet Race: 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed November 26, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Mark Warner," Accessed August 1, 2013
  17. OpenCongress, "Rep. Mark Warner," Accessed August 2, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Mark Warner," Accessed April 11, 2013
  19. LegiStorm "Mark Warner"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Warner, (D-Virginia), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Warner, (D-VA), 2010"
  22. The Washington Post, "Issa, McCaul, Warner are wealthiest members of Congress," August 20, 2013
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  26. Alan Greenblatt, Governing, "Solidarity on Solvency: A bipartisan belief in fiscal integrity as the essense of good government," 2004
  27. Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
John Warner
U.S. Senate - Virginia
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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