Rodney Alexander

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Rodney Alexander
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U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana State House of Representatives
1987-2002
Education
High schoolJonesboro-Hodge High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisiana-Monroe
Personal
BirthdayDecember 5, 1946
Place of birthQuitman, LA
ProfessionInsurance Agent
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rodney McKinnie Alexander (b. December 5, 1946) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 5th congressional district. Alexander was first elected to the House as a Democrat in 2002, but switched to the Republican party three months prior to his 2004 re-election.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Alexander is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]

Biography

Alexander was born in 1946 in Quitman, Louisiana, and attended high school in Jonesboro, Louisiana. He earned his B.A. from University of Louisiana-Monroe and worked as an insurance salesman prior to his political career.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Alexander's political career[2]:

  • Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1987-2002
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District of Louisiana, 2003-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Alexander serves on the following House committees[3]:

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Rodney Alexander voted with the Republican Party 92.7% of the time, which ranked 114 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Rodney Alexander endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Elections

2012

See also: Louisiana's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Alexander is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 5th District. Alexander is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[6] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Alexander won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tom Gibbs, Jr. (I) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander Incumbent 78.6% 122,033
     Independent Tom Gibbs, Jr. 21.4% 33,279
Total Votes 155,312

Campaign donors

2010

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

Alexander won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Alexander's campaign committee raised a total of $1,260,755 and spent $1,239,963.[8]

Personal

Alexander and his wife Nancy (nee Sutton) live in Quinton, LA. They have three children and seven grandchildren.[9]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
James R. Fannin
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana District 5
2003–present
Succeeded by
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