|Peter J. Visclosky|
|U.S. House, Indiana, District 1|
|January 3, 1985-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||29|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 1984|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Andrean High School|
|Bachelor's||Indiana University Northwest|
|J.D.||Notre Dame Law School|
|Birthday||August 13, 1949|
|Place of birth||Gary, Indiana|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
He won re-election on November 6, 2012.
Visclosky was born in Gary, Indiana and graduated from Andrean High School in Merrillville. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University Northwest, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. 
- 1985-Present: United States House of Representatives, Indiana's 1st Congressional District
Visclosky serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Appropriations
- Subcommittee on Defense
- Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Ranking Member)
- Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Visclosky 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.
Visclosky ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 1st District. Visclosky was unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Republican Joel Phelps in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Indiana District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Peter J. Visclosky Incumbent||67.3%||187,743|
|Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"|
|Peter J. Visclosky (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$566,855.19||$83,986.42||$(129,388.90)||$521,452.71|
|Pre-Primary||April 27, 2012||$521,452.71||$9,250.00||$(18,545.70)||$512,157.01|
|July Quarterly||July 15||$512,157.01||$115,289.26||$(153,284.91)||$474,161.36|
|October Quarterly||October 15||$474,161.36||$91,314.05||$(267,565.03)||$297,910.38|
Visclosky won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Visclosky's campaign committee raised a total of $891,338 and spent $1,387,951 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 1st Congressional District, 2010 - Peter Visclosky Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$17,848|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$17,266|
|Top contributors to Peter Visclosky's campaign committee|
|Nuclear Energy Institute||$10,250|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$73,500|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Visclosky paid his congressional staff a total of $849,449 in 2011. He ranked 14th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 95th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th 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, Visclosky's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $664,024 and $1,786,000. That averages to $1,225,012, which was 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. Visclosky ranked 97th in the liberal rankings.
Percentage voting with the party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Peter J. Visclosky has voted with the Democratic Party 88 of the time, which ranked 162 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
Visclosky is married to Joanne Royce, and has two sons, John and Tim.
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- Gov Track "Visclosky" Accessed May 24, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
- Representative Pete Visclosky: Representing the 1st District of Indiana "About Pete" Accessed November 4, 2011
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Pete Visclosky: Working for Northwest Indiana "Biography" Accessed November 4, 2011
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- FEC Reports "Peter Visclosky Summary Reports" Accessed July 14, 2012
- FEC Reports "Visclosky April Quarterly" Accessed July 14, 2012
- FEC Reports "Visclosky Pre-Primary" Accessed July 14, 2012
- FEC Reports "Visclosky July Quarterly" Accessed October 8, 2012
- Federal election Commission "Visclosky July Quarterly" Accessed October 18, 2012
- Open Secrets "Peter J. Visclosky 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 4, 2011
- LegiStorm "Peter Visclosky"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Visclosky, (R-Indiana), 2010"
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
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