Gloria Negrete McLeod
|Gloria Negrete McLeod|
|U.S. House, California, District 35|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Maxine Waters (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$3.69 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|California State Assembly|
|California State Senate|
|Birthday||September 6, 1941|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, California|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 3.1 Legislative actions
- 3.1.1 113th Congress
- 3.1.2 National security
- 3.1.3 Economy
- 3.1.4 Immigration
- 3.1.5 Healthcare
- 3.1.6 Social issues
- 3.2 Legislative scorecard
- 3.1 Legislative actions
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
McLeod is a former member of the California State Senate, representing District 32 from 2006 until her resignation on January 2, 2013. Prior to her election to the California State Senate, she served in the California State Assembly from 2000-2006 and on the Chaffey Community College Governing Board from 1995-2000.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McLeod is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Below is an abbreviated outline of McLeod's academic, professional and political career:
- 1995-2000: Member of the Chaffey Community College board
- 2000: President of the Chaffey Community College board
- 2000-2006: California State Assembly
- 2006-2012: California State Senate
- 2013-Present: U.S Representative from California
McLeod serves on the following committees:
- Agriculture Committee
- Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
- Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition
- Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
- Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
- Subcommittee on Health
California State Senate
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McLeod served on these committees:
- Budget and Fiscal Review
- Business, Professions and Economic Development
- Legislative Ethics Committee, California Senate
- Master Plan for Higher Education Committee, Vice Chair
- Public Employment and Retirement Committee, California Senate, Chair
- Sunset Review Committee, California Legislature
- Veterans Affairs Committee, California Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McLeod served on these committees:
- Budget and Fiscal Review - Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration (Chair)
The 113th Congress has had 22 out of 4,315 introduced bills enacted into law (0.5%) as of August 1, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.5% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to McLeod's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
National Defense Authorization Act
McLeod 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.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
McLeod 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.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
McLeod voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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. 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. McLeod voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
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. 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. McLeod voted for HR 2775.
Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination
McLeod 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.
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition
McLeod 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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Health Care Reform Rules
McLeod 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.
McLeod 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.
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. ,
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, McLeod ranked as a 49.
McLeod won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 35th District. She and district 43 incumbent Joe Baca (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Anthony Vieyra (G). She went on to defeat incumbent Baca in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|U.S. House, California, District 35 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Gloria Negrete McLeod||55.9%||79,698|
|Democratic||Joe Baca Incumbent||44.1%||62,982|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, California District 35 Open Primary, 2012|
|Joe Baca (D) Incumbent||45%||15,388|
|Gloria Negrete McLeod (D)||36.3%||12,425|
|Anthony Vieyra (G)||18.6%||6,372|
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
McLeod won re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Republican Earl De Vries in the November 2 general election.
|California State Senate, District 32 General Election (2010)|
|Gloria Negrete McLeod (D)||92,691|
|Earl De Vries (R)||43,924|
In 2006 McLeod was elected to the California State Senate, District 32. She finished with 85,301 votes and was unopposed in the election. McLeod raised $979,402 for her campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 32|
|Gloria Negrete McLeod (D)||85,301|
Comprehensive donor information for McLeod is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McLeod raised a total of $302,536 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|Gloria Negrete McLeod's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 35)||$302,536|
|Grand Total Raised||$302,536|
|Gloria Negrete McLeod (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 14, 2013||$8,118.65||$15,923.02||$(10,309.37)||$13,732.30|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$13,732.30||$26,150.00||$(3,250.56)||$36,631.74|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$36,631.74||$59,534.00||$(17,350.85)||$78,814.89|
McLeod won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McLeod's campaign committee raised a total of $302,536 and spent $294,428. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
McLeod spent $3.69 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, California District 35, 2012 - Gloria Negrete McLeod Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,046,528|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,162,457|
|Top contributors to Gloria Negrete McLeod's campaign committee|
|Lang, Hansen et al||$12,600|
|American Physical Therapy Assn||$10,000|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Landmark Medical Management||$7,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
In 2010, McLeod raised $714,606 in contributions. 
Her four largest contributors were:
|California Association Of Realtors||$13,600|
|Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters||$8,900|
|Physicians For The Group Practice Of Medicine||$7,800|
|Planned Parenthood Of Orange & San Bernardino Counties Community Action||$7,800|
Senator McLeod speaks about sexual assault awareness
In 2006 McLeod raised $979,402 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.
|Farmers Insurance Group||$10,900|
|Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters||$10,200|
|California State Pipe Trades Council||$8,700|
Ideology and leadership
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.
McLeod most often votes with:
McLeod least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, McLeod missed 10 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 11.2%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McLeod's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $101,005 and $764,999. That averages to $433,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, McLeod has voted with the Democratic Party 95.9% of the time. This ranked 79th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.
McLeod and her husband, Gilbert, have ten children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- United States congressional delegations from California
- California's 35th congressional district elections, 2014
- California's 35th congressional district
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Profile at Wikipedia
- CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- sacbee.com, "The Buzz: Negrete McLeod and Vargas resign from California Senate before new Congress begins," January 3, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 14, 2013
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committee membership list
- California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
- Senate Standing Committee on Government Organization
- Senate Health committee membership
- Senate Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress, accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity," August 1, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- 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
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- Los Angeles Times, "Negrete McLeod to run for Congress: “I’m in, I’m in, I’m in, I’m in"," June 10, 2011
- Sacramento Bee, California State Senate election results
- California State Senate official election results
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed March 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Gloria Negrete McLeod October Quarterly," Accessed October 21, 2013
- Open Secrets "Gloria McLeod 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
- 2010 contributions
- Campaign donors
- Gov Track "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed June 4, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed July 31, 2013
- GovTrack, "Gloria Negrete McLeod," Accessed April 2, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "McLeod, (D-Cali), 2011"
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
|U.S. House, California, District 35
January 3, 2013-Present
| Succeeded by|
|California State Senate District 32
2006–January 2, 2013
| Succeeded by|