Mike Quigley

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Mike Quigley
Mike Quigley.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 5
Incumbent
In office
April 7, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorRahm Emanuel (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,029,964
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Cook County Board of Commissioners
1998-2009
Education
High schoolGlenbard North High School (1971)
Bachelor'sRoosevelt University
Master'sUniversity of Chicago
J.D.Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1958
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$10,500
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Quigley campaign logo
Michael "Mike" Quigley (b. October 17, 1958) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Quigley was elected by voters from Illinois' 5th congressional district. Quigley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Quigley is a "moderate Democratic follower".[2]

Biography

Quigley did his undergraduate work at Roosevelt University, earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, and a law degree from the Loyola University School of Law, all in Chicago. He also served as an adjunct professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago and Roosevelt University, lecturing on politics, the environment and local government. He was a practicing lawyer for almost twenty years.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Quigley serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Issues

House Judiciary Committee

Congressman Quigley was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into the Congress in 2009. Quigley serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Courts and Competition Policy, and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.[5]

Campaign themes

According to his website, Quigley's campaign themes include:

  • Environment: "...to create cleaner air, jobs, improve health, protect the environment, and increase our energy independence."
  • Jobs: "...meets regularly with small business owners in the Fifth District, working hard to eliminate red tape and financial barriers to increased hiring, and seeking new and creative ways to increase opportunity."
  • Healthcare: "been a vocal opponent of cuts in Medicaid funding which would have a devastating impact on the health care workforce and the health plans of public sector workers."[6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Quigley 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Quigley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinos' 5th District. Quigley sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Quigley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. He defeated Republican candidate Dan Schmitt in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Illinois District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Quigley Incumbent 65.7% 177,729
     Republican Dan Schmitt 28.6% 77,289
     Green Nancy Wade 5.7% 15,359
Total Votes 270,377
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Quigley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Quigley raised a total of $2,029,964 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[10]

Mike Quigley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 5) Won $728,590
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 5) Won $1,301,374
Grand Total Raised $2,029,964

2012

Breakdown of the source of Quigley's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Quigley won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Quigley's campaign committee raised a total of $728,590 and spent $703,729.[11]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Quigleys's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Quigley won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Quigley's campaign committee raised a total of $1,301,374 and spent $1,087,121 .[12]

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Quigley missed 63 of 3,157 roll call votes from Apr 2009 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[13]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Quigley paid his congressional staff a total of $1,111,255 in 2011. He ranks 147th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 55th 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.[14]

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, Quigley's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$49,998 and $70,998. That averages to $10,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 75.29% from 2010.[15]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Quigley's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-34,998 and $119,998. That averages to $42,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[16]

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. Quigley ranked 109th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Quigley ranked 109th in the liberal rankings.[18]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Mike Quigley voted with the Democratic Party 90 of the time, which ranked 147 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[19]

Personal

Quigley lives with his wife Barbara, daughters Alyson and Meghan, and two dogs in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood where he has lived since 1982.[20]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Rahm Emanuel
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois' District 5
2009–present
Succeeded by
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