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Revision as of 12:33, 17 May 2013

William Lacy Clay
William Lacy Clay.JPG
U.S. House, Missouri, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWilliam L. Clay, Sr. (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,148,261
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Missouri Senate from the 4th district
1991–2001
Missouri House of Representatives from the 59th district
1983-1991
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Personal
BirthdayJuly 27, 1956
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
ProfessionParalegal
Net worth$0
ReligionNon-denominational Protestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William Lacy Clay campaign logo
William Lacy Clay, Jr. (b. July 27, 1956) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. Clay was elected by voters from Missouri's 1st congressional district. Clay was first elected to the House in 2000. He ran for re-election in 2012.

Clay defeated fellow incumbent Russ Carnahan in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.[1] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Clay is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[3]

Biography

Clay, Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Maryland-College Park, from which he earned a degree in political science and certification to be a paralegal.[4]

Career

Clay worked as a paralegal before entering the Missouri House of Representatives in 1983.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Clay serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Clay served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Clay 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.[7]

Elections

2012

Clay was seeking re-election in 2012. He defeated fellow incumbent Russ Carnahan and challenger Candice Britton in the Democratic primary. [8][9] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[10]

U.S. House, Missouri District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Lacy Clay Incumbent 78.7% 267,927
     Republican Robyn Hamlin 17.9% 60,832
     Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham 3.5% 11,824
Total Votes 340,583
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Missouri's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Lacy Clay Incumbent 63.3% 57,672
Russ Carnahan Incumbent 33.9% 30,911
Candice Britton 2.8% 2,566
Total Votes 91,149

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clay is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Clay raised a total of $4,148,261 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[17]

William Lacy Clay's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $866,834
2010 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $693,370
2008 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $674,852
2006 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $443,363
2004 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $369,305
2002 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $349,690
2000 U.S. House (Missouri, District 1) Won $750,847
Grand Total Raised $4,148,261

2012

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

Clay was re-elected to the U.S. House for a seventh term in 2012. His campaign committee raised a total of $866,835 and spent $991,857.[18]

2010

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

Clay was re-elected to the U.S. House for a sixth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $693,370 and spent $635,944.[19]

U.S. House, Missouri, 2010 - William Lacy Clay Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $693,370
Total Spent $635,944
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $23,930
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $24,012
Top contributors to William Lacy Clay's campaign committee
Boeing Co$15,010
AT&T Inc$10,500
Rent-A-Center$10,250
American Postal Workers Union$10,000
Assn of Progressive Rental Organizations$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$57,500
Building Trade Unions$41,500
Finance/Credit Companies$35,350
Insurance$28,000
Misc Services$25,500

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack,Clay missed 607 of 8,660 roll call votes from Jan 2001 to Apr 2013, which is 7.0% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[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. Clay paid his congressional staff a total of $1,105,626 in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranks 21st 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

Net worth information for William Lacy Clay is not available for 2011.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Clay's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $4,004 to $60,000. This yields an average net worth of $32,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[23]

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, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Clay was ranked one of the most liberal representatives during 2012. There are thirteen other representatives that share this ranking.[24]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, William Lacy Clay was ranked one of the most liberal representatives during 2011. This is a position shared by eighteen other representatives.[25]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, William Lacy Clay has voted with the Democratic Party 92.1% of the time, which ranked 118th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[26]

Personal

Lacy and his wife are divorced, but have two children - Carol and Will.[27]

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External links


References

  1. AP Results "U.S. House in Missouri Results" Accessed August 7, 2012
  2. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  3. Gov Track "Clay" Accessed May 25, 2012
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CLAY, William Lacy, Jr., (1956 - )"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, Serving the People of Missouri's 1st District "Committees"
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. Open Secrets "William Lacy Clay Representative 2012" Accessed January 21, 2012
  9. AP Results "U.S. House in Missouri Results" Accessed August 7, 2012
  10. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "William Lacy Clay" Accessed May 16, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "William L. Lacy Jr 2012 Election Data,"
  19. Open Secrets "William L. Lacy Jr 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 6, 2011
  20. GovTrack, "William Lacy Clay" Accessed March 26, 2013
  21. LegiStorm, "William L. Clay Jr," Accessed October 8, 2012
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "William L. Clay Jr (D-MO), 2011,"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "William L. Clay Jr (D-MO), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  24. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  25. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  26. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  27. Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, Serving the People of Missouri's 1st District "About Lacy"
Political offices
Preceded by
William L. Clay, Sr.
U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri District 1
2001-Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
John Bass
Missouri State Senate - District 4
1991–2001
Succeeded by
Pat Dougherty
Preceded by
'
Missouri House of Representatives - District 59
1983-1991
Succeeded by
Frank Williamson Sr.