|U.S. House, Oregon, District 4|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||27|
|Predecessor||James H. Weaver (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Chair, Lane County Commission|
|Bachelor's||Tufts University, 1969|
|Master's||University of Oregon, 1977|
|Birthday||May 27, 1947|
|Place of birth||Needham, MA|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
- 1969: Graduated from Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
- 1977: Graduated from University of Oregon, Eugene, Oreg.
- 1977-1982: Aide to United States Representative James H. Weaver of Oregon
- 1983-1986: Served as commissioner, Lane County, Oreg.
- 1985-1986: Served as chairman, Lane County, Oreg.
- 1987-Present: U.S Representative from Oregon
DeFazio serves on the following committees:
- Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
DeFazio voted against 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 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
DeFazio won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oregon's 4th District. He won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. He faced Art Robinson (R) and Chuck Huntting (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Oregon District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Peter DeFazio Incumbent||59.1%||212,866|
|Source: Oregon Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives-Oregon, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Peter DeFazio Incumbent||90.1%||69,864|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010|
|Democrat||Peter DeFazio Incumbent||54.6%||162,416|
|Pacific Green||Mike Beilstein||1.8%||5,215|
In the 2012 election cycle, DeFazio raised $673,218 and spent $278,860, leaving him with $588,869 cash on hand. DeFazio's top three contributors this cycle are the Carpenters and Joiners Union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Norfolk. All three donated $10,000 to the campaign committee.
Throughout his career, DeFazio has raised $590,400 from transportation unions, $357,800 from industrial unions, and $309,760 from building trade unions.
DeFazio won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, DeFazio's campaign committee raised a total of $1,315,473 and spent $1,484,241.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon Congressional District Election, 2010 - Peter DeFazio Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,314,672|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$1,293,106|
|Top contributors to Peter DeFazio's campaign committee|
|Air Line Pilots Assn||$10,000|
|Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn||$10,000|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$10,000|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. DeFazio paid his congressional staff a total of $905,958 in 2011. Overall, Oregon ranks 8th 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, DeFazio's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $519,020 and $1,955,996. This averages to $1,237,508, which is a 41.18% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, DeFazio's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,067,020 to $3,140,996. That averages to $2,104,008 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Democratic in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
According to the data released in 2013, DeFazio was ranked the 126th most liberal representative during 2012.
According to the data released in 2012, Peter DeFazio was ranked the 150th most liberal representative during 2011.
Percentage voting with party
Peter DeFazio voted with the Democratic Party 86.1% of the time, which ranked 165 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.
Peter DeFazio is married to Myrnie.
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- Media coverage:
- CNN "Oregon Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Gov Track "DeFazio" Accessed May 24, 2012
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Oregon Secretary of State 2012 Official Primary Results
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- [http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00007781&cycle=2012 opensecrets.org Accessed May 14, 2012
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 14, 2012
- Open Secrets "Peter DeFazio 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Peter DeFazio," Accessed September 24, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Peter DeFazio (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed February 16, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Peter DeFazio (D-Ore), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
James H. Weaver
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