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Rep. Gary L. Ackerman

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Birthdate: b. 11/19/1942
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
District: represents NY-05
Political Party: Democratic, Independence, Working Families
Religion: Jewish
Education: B.A., Queens College, 1965.
Last elected in 2006, unopposed.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $470,882 (#406)
Spent 103% (#118)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 64% (#128)
From PACs 30% (#406)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 13 (#415)
Total cost $26,475,000 (#315)
Received 12 (#424)
Total cost $20,821,000 (#316)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 44% left-wing (#343)
Predictable 99% (#4)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 6 times (#221)
Avg. length 767 words (#308)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 2,326 (#51)
Introduced 107 (#141)
Debated 5 (#328)
Enacted 1 (#358)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
AFL-CIO 92% (12/13 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
Public Citizen 80% (8/10 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 42% (3/7 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Top Contributors

Individuals reporting the same zip code who have donated to a lawmaker's political campaign. Use with caution: based on raw FEC data.
1 Roger Tilles $14,000 from April 24, 2002 to September 24, 2007
2 Ashrita Furman $12,900 from April 16, 2001 to March 27, 2008
3 Frank Castagna $10,050 from July 16, 2001 to August 22, 2007
4 Jack Sommer $8,600 from October 12, 2004 to March 28, 2007
5 Joseph Cayre $8,400 from July 28, 2003 to September 30, 2005
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Contributor Employers

Campaigns disclose the employers of their contributors; this list aggregates them. Use with caution: this list is based on raw FEC data
1 Retired $88,000
2 Midtown Equities $26,200
3 Castagna Realty $18,300
4 Benjamin Development Co $17,000
5 Guru Health Foods $16,900
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Lobby Contributors

New rules require lobbyists to disclose their giving, and giving by the PACs they control. Use with caution: This data compiled from raw filings
1 Mr. Jose Ceballos - National Air Traffic Controllers Association $5,000
2 George Nichols - New York Life Insurance Company $3,000
3 Mr. Clifford D. Dailing - National Rural Letter Carriers' Association $2,500
4 Christopher J. Hanley - International Union Of Operating Engineers $2,500
5 Nancy Pitcher - Real Estate Roundtable $2,500
More lobby contributors →
Source: Senate Office of Public Records LD-203 disclosure database; data from 2008.
Some campaign finance information from Open Secrets.


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