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|Next primary = June 3, 2014
 
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Tony Cardenas
Tony Cardenas.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAdam Schiff (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$6.38 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$844,097
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Los Angeles City Council
2004-2012
California State Assembly
1996-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1963
Place of birthPacoima, California
ProfessionBussinesman
Net worth$298,507
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Tony Cardenas (b. March 31, 1963, in Pacoima, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 29th Congressional District of California. He was first elected in 2012. He defeated David Hernandez (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Prior to his service in the U.S. House, Cardenas served in the California State Assembly from 1996 to 2002. He was then a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 2004 to 2012.

Cardenas is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Cardenas is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Cardenas' academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cardenas serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[4] For more information pertaining to Cardenas's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Cardenas voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Cardenas voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Cardenas voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[9] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[10] Cardenas voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[12] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Cardenas voted for HR 2775.[13]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Cardenas voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[14]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Cardenas voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[15] The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Cardenas voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Cardenas voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[18]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2014

Cardenas is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2012

Cardenas won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 29th District.[1] He and David Hernandez (I) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Richard Valdez (D). Cardenas went on to defeat Hernandez in the general election on November 6, 2012.[19][20]

U.S. House, California District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas 74.1% 111,287
     Independent David Hernandez 25.9% 38,994
Total Votes 150,281
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 29 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas (D) 64.4% 24,882
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hernandez (NPP) 21.7% 8,382
Richard Valdez (D) 13.9% 5,379
Total Votes 38,643

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cardenas is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cardenas raised a total of $844,097 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[21]

Tony Cardenas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 29) Won $844,097
Grand Total Raised $844,097

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cardenas' reports.[22]

Tony Cardenas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2013$134,287.07$67,534.91$(151,301.01)$50,520.97
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$50,520.97$95,302.00$(91,399.33)$54,423.64
October Quarterly[25]October 18, 2013$54,423.64$126,318.00$(98,462.77)$82,278.87
Year-End[26]January 15, 2014$82,278$89,333$(94,228)$77,384
Running totals
$378,487.91$(435,391.11)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Cardenas' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Cardenas won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Cardenas' campaign committee raised a total of $844,097 and spent $709,797.[27] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[28]

Cost per vote

Cardenas spent $6.38 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cardenas is a "moderate Democratic follower" as of June 4, 2013.[29]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[30]

Cardenas most often votes with:

Cardenas least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Cardenas missed 8 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 9.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[31]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Cardenas' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $95,015 and $501,999. That averages to $298,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Cardenas ranked as the 319th most wealthy representative in 2012.[32]

Tony Cardenas Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$298,50757.1%
2011$190,005N/A

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Cardenas has voted with the Democratic Party 95.9% of the time. This ranked 78th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[33]

Personal

Cardenas and his wife, Norma, have four children.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Journal, "California, 29th House District," November 7, 2012
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  20. Unofficial election results
  21. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Tony Cardenas," Accessed March 22, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Tony Cardenas Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  27. Open Secrets "Tony Cardenas 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  28. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  29. Gov Track "Tony Cardenas," Accessed June 4, 2013
  30. OpenCongress, "Tony Cardenas," Accessed July 31, 2013
  31. GovTrack, "Tony Cardenas," Accessed April 2, 2013
  32. OpenSecrets.org, "Tony Cardenas (D-Calif), 2012"
  33. OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
Political offices
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Adam Schiff
U.S. House, California, District 29
January 3, 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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