|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5|
|January 3, 2003-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Louisiana State House of Representatives|
|High school||Jonesboro-Hodge High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Louisiana-Monroe|
|Date of birth||December 5, 1946|
|Place of birth||Quitman, LA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Alexander's political career:
- Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1987-2002
- U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District of Louisiana, 2003-Present
U.S. House of Representatives
Alexander serves on the following House committees:
- Appropriations Committee
- Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Subcommittee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
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. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.
The following are two commentaries by Alexander on the Constitution and "our future." They are featured on his campaign website.
Rodney Alexander, "Rodney Alexander on the Constitution..."
Rodney Alexander, "Rodney Alexander on the Future..."
|U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Rodney Alexander Incumbent||78.6%||122,033|
|Independent||Tom Gibbs, Jr.||21.4%||33,279|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Alexander's reports.
|Rodney Alexander (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 14, 2012||$89,850.82||$134,200||$(109,566.57)||$114,484.25|
|July Quarterly||July 14, 2012||$114,484.25||$220,936.95||$(104,955.11)||$230,466.09|
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, 2010 - Rodney Alexander Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$0|
|Top contributors to Rodney Alexander's campaign committee|
|Adams & Reese||$16,124|
|New York Life Insurance||$10,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$70,746|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$58,800|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Alexander paid his congressional staff a total of $1,052,073 in 2011. He ranks 27th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 114th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranks 37th 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, Alexander's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $266,005 and $665,000. That averages to $465,502.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
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.
Alexander and his wife Nancy (nee Sutton) live in Quinton, LA. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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- Media coverage:
- Gov Track "Alexander" Accessed May 24, 2012
- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Rodney Alexander" Accessed November 19, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 17, 2011
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- Nola.com "Bill Cassidy leads Louisiana pack in chase for U.S. House campaign cash" Accessed February 18, 2012
- http://www.rodneyalexanderforcongress.com/index.php Rodney Alexander's Official Campaign Website]
- YouTube channel
- YouTube channel
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 17, 2011
- Federal Election Commission "Rodney Alexander Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012
- Open Secrets "Rodney Alexander 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 15, 2011
- LegiStorm "Rodney Alexander"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Alexander, (R-Louisiana), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House Site "Biography," Accessed November 19, 2011
James R. Fannin
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