Robert Brady

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Robert A. Brady
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 1
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 16
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorThomas M. Foglietta (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 19, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,760,284
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSaint Thomas More High School, 1963
Personal
BirthdayApril 7, 1945
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
Net worth$1,640,503
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Robert A. Brady (b. April 7, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Brady was elected by the voters of Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district. He was first elected to the position in 1998 and is currently serving his ninth term.

Brady most recently ran for, and won, re-election in 2012.[1] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Republican John Featherman in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Brady is the Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration for the 113th Congress.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Brady is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Before becoming a congressman, Brady was chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party and a member of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.[3]

Brady is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Brady is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School in 1963 and entered the workforce as a carpenter. He joined the Carpenters' unions and eventually became one of its leaders.[4]

Brady has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Teachers' unions. He also has experience working as an Insurance and Real Estate Agent, as well as a Union Lobbyist.[3]

Career

  • 1975-1983: Sergeant-at-arms, Philadelphia, Pa., city council
  • 1991-1998: Member of the Pennsylvania turnpike commission
  • 1998-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Brady serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Brady 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.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

Brady is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Brady ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 1st District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Republican John Featherman in the Nov. 6 general election.[7]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans would hold its majority in 2013.[8] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[8]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Brady Incumbent 84.9% 235,394
     Republican John Featherman 15.1% 41,708
Total Votes 277,102
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brady is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Brady raised a total of $3,760,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[16]

Robert Brady's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 1) Won $746,273
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 1) Won $904,748
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 1) Won $764,048
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 1) Won $694,747
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 1) Won $650,468
Grand Total Raised $3,760,284

2012

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

Brady won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $746,273 and spent $870,046.[17]

2010

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

Brady won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Brady's campaign committee raised a total of $904,748 and spent $747,603.[18]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Brady is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[19]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Brady missed 496 of 10,262 roll call votes from May 1998 to April 2013. This amounts to 4.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Brady paid his congressional staff a total of $1,156,396 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[21]

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, Brady's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,080,007 and $2,201,000. That averages to $1,640,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Brady's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,080,007 to $2,201,000. That averages to $1,640,503.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[23]

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. In 2012, Brady ranked 46th among Democratic Representatives in the liberal rankings.[24][25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. In 2011, Brady was ranked 82nd among Democratic members of the House in the liberal rankings.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Robert A. Brady voted with the Democratic Party 95.9% of the time, which ranked 18 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[27]

2011

Robert A. Brady voted with the Democratic Party 95.1% of the time, which ranked 11 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[28]

Recent news

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Personal

Robert A. Brady is married to Debra. They have 2 children.

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Robert A. Brady's Biography," accessed June 19, 2013
  4. Congressman Robert Brady, "Full Biography," accessed June 19, 2013
  5. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. Pennsylvania Department of State "2012 General Primary Unofficial Returns," April 24, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Robert Brady," Accessed April 17, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Robert Brady's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Robert A. Brady 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  19. Gov Track "Brady" Accessed May 16, 2013
  20. GovTrack, "Robert Brady," Accessed April 17, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "Robert A. Brady," Accessed September 24, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Robert A. Brady (D-Pa), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Robert A. Brady (D-Pa), 2010," Accessed September 24, 2012
  24. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  25. National Journal, "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas M. Foglietta
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 1
1998–present
Succeeded by
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