Rodney Alexander

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Rodney Alexander ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Rodney Alexander has served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Fifth Congressional District of Louisiana since 2003.

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Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 92 - 23/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 10 - 2/20 25 - 5/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 90 - 18/20 not avail.


Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) congressional page scandal

In October 2006, Alexander became swept up in the Mark Foley page scandal. Alexander was the sponsor of a sixteen-year-old congressional page with whom Foley engaged in “over-friendly” email correspondence in 2005. After Foley resigned amid the revelation of both the emails and sexually suggestive instant message conversations with pages, Alexander was pressured to disclose when he first knew of the emails and what action he took in response. He claimed to have contacted the office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), who directed him to the Clerk of the House. He also acknowledged notifying Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.), chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee, about the emails in the spring of 2006.

Office sued for sexual harassment

In October 2006, a former staffer, Elizabeth Scott, filed a lawsuit claiming that she had been sexually harassed by Alexander's chief of staff, Royal Alexander (no relation to the congressman). Scott claimed she was subjected to inappropriate sex-based comments, ogling, touching and sexual advances and was demoted by Royal Alexander after voicing her concerns. Rep. Alexander's office denied any wrongdoing and stated that Scott had only filed her complaint after being demoted by Alexander for performance issues. [1]

Bio

Background

Rodney Alexander was born December 5, 1946, in Bienville, Louisiana. He graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School, Jonesboro, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana Technical College, Ruston, Louisiana, but dropped out. He is an insurance agent and businessman. While a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1987 to 2002, Alexander served as Chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee. He won a runoff election for the U.S. House on December 7, 2002.

Congressional Career

Alexander is "pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment and serves as a conservative voice in Congress." [2]

On August 6, 2004, Alexander decided to switch parties and ran for reelection as a Republican. He had been elected in 2002 as a Democrat. Two days after having filed for reelection as a Democrat, Alexander filed as a Republican on the very last day of filing, fifteen minutes before the deadline. On August 13, 2004, a Louisiana voter filed suit to disqualify Alexander, citing a section of Louisiana election code that appeared to prohibit a candidate from changing his or her party affiliation after initially qualifying. On August 23, 2004, a state judge ordered filing reopened in Alexander's district, and required Alexander to refile if he wanted to run again. However, a week later, a state appeals court threw out that ruling, saying the lower court went too far. This decision all but assured Alexander's reelection, as the Democrats had no time to find a credible replacement candidate.

2006 elections

Alexander won reelection with 68% of the vote. [3]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
O'Neal Gas$ 5,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 5,000
D&J Construction$ 5,000
Davison Transport$ 5,000
Genesis Energy$ 5,000
Northrop Grumman$ 5,000
American Assn/Oral & Maxillofacial Surg$ 4,000
AT&T Inc$ 4,000
Adams & Reese$ 3,500
Louisiana$ 3,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Rodney Alexander
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Science State Justice and Commerce and Related Agencies

Boards and other Affiliations

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Rodney Alexander. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC office
  • 316 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-8490 Fax: 202-225-5639
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District offices
  • 1412 Centre Court, Suite 402, Alexandria, LA 71301
    Ph: 318-445-0818 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1900 Stubbs Avenue, Suite B, Monroe, LA 71201
    Ph: 318-322-3500 Fax: (none entered)
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