Susan Davis

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U.S. Representative

Susan Davis (D)

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CA-53
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on House Administration
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for CA-53

Confirmed: Nick Popaditch, Susan Davis
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for CA-53)
On the Web
Official website


Susan A. Davis, a Democrat, has represented the 53rd District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2001.

Contents

Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 90 - 18/20 95 - 19/20
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 55 - 11/20 not avail.


Iraq War

Davis voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Positions on transparency

Davis has refused to publish her appointment calendar from the previous day. Her comments were in response to the request of one of her constituents that she do so as a part of the Sunlight Foundation's Punch Clock Campaign. [1]

Vote-by-Mail

On March 22, 2007, Susan Davis introduced bill H.R.1646, to amend the 2002 Help America Vote Act. Among the components of the new bill is a mandate requiring states to implement tracking systems for states using vote-by-Mail. The next day she introduced H.R.1667, which would create a grant program for states to implement a vote-by-mail program. [2]

Voting For War Funds With No Withdrawal Deadline

On May 24th, 2007, Susan Davis voted[2] in favor of providing $100 billion in funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan without setting withdrawal deadlines for troops, as was previously sought by anti-war Democrats.

Condemning MoveOn.org

On September 26th, 2007, Susan Davis voted[3] for a resolution that condemned MoveOn.org's ad in the New York Times concerning General Petraeus' testimony to Congress.

Biography

Davis was born April 13, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but has spent most of her life in California. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a master's degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A social worker in San Diego, Davis was elected to the San Diego School Board in 1983. She served there until 1992, most of that time as president or vice-president. For part of that time, she served alongside her future colleague in the House, Bob Filner (who represents most of the other side of San Diego in the House). In 1994, she was elected to the California State Assembly.

In 2000, she challenged three-term Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray in what was then the 49th District. She won with 54 percent of the vote. Her district was renumbered the 53rd and redrawn to include more of increasingly Democratic San Diego, and she was reelected with little trouble in 2002 and 2004. Before her election, Republicans had held the district for all but two of the previous 48 years.

In the House, she is "focusing on the issues of defense, education, environment, health care, and veterans affairs."[3]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated John Woodrum, and the Libertarian Party nominated Ernie Lippe to face Davis in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Davis retained her seat.

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Susan Davis, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.


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)
Es3 Inc$ 18,500
Northrop Grumman$ 12,500
General Dynamics$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
New Democrat Coalition$ 10,000
Operating Engineers Union$ 10,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$ 10,000
National Assn of Social Workers$ 8,500
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 8,000
National Assn of Realtors$ 8,000
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.
Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Es3 Inc$ 18,500
Northrop Grumman$ 12,500
General Dynamics$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
New Democrat Coalition$ 10,000
Operating Engineers Union$ 10,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$ 10,000
National Assn of Social Workers$ 8,500
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 8,000
National Assn of Realtors$ 8,000
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 Susan Davis
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)

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC office
  • 1526 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2040 Fax: 202-225-2948
    Webform email
District offices
  • 4305 University Avenue, Suite 515, San Diego, CA 92105
    Ph: 619-280-5353 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

References

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Roll Call Vote in the House, May 24th, 2007
  3. Roll Call Vote in the House, September 26th, 2007


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