Michael McMahon

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Michael McMahon
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U.S. House, New York, District 13
Former member
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University,
J.D.New York Law School
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1957
Place of birthNew York City, New York
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Michael McMahon was a Democratic representative of the 13th district of New York.

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Michael Grimm was elected to the United States House. He also ran on the Conservative Party candidate. He defeated Michael E. McMahon (D), and Tom Vendittelli (Libertarian).[1]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Grimm 49.5% 65,024
     Democratic Michael E. McMahon Incumbent 46.2% 60,773
     Blank/Scattering 3.6% 4,700
     Libertarian Tom Vendittelli 0.7% 929
Total Votes 131,426

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, McMahon has voted with the House Democratic leadership 91.6% of the time.[2] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 90.8% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he votes 92.2% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[3]

Specific votes

Rep. McMahon voted for the stimulus bill.[4] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [5]

McMahon also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[6] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[7]

McMahon supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[8] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[9]

References