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  Moore, Gwen
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-01-01  
 
NameGwen Moore
Address4043 N 19th Place
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born April 18, 1951 (68 years)
ContributorJohn
Last ModifedRP
Jan 29, 2019 12:09pm
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InfoGwendolynne Sophia Moore a Democrat from Wisconsin, is a Congresswoman representing Wisconsin's 4th Congressional district. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin, though she calls Milwaukee, Wisconsin home.

Moore was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. She defeated Republican Gerald Boyle in the general election.

Prior to being elected to the United States Congress, Moore worked as a legislative analyst for a state agency, a city development specialist and has volunteered for Volunteers In Service to America. She served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1989-1992 and in the Wisconsin Senate from 1993-2004. Moore was the first black woman to be elected to the Wisconsin senate.

Moore is one of a handful of African-Americans in the 2004 freshman class of the House and is the first black person and only the second woman to have been elected to serve Wisconsin in Congress. Though Moore is seen as a reliable party loyalist, she also embraces the notion that businesses need incentives to create jobs. However, she also believes the federal government should play a significant role in tackling difficult local problems. She has expressed an interest in shaping the coming debate on welfare.

Congresswoman Moore was appointed to two prestigious committees upon entering Congress: Financial Services Committee and Small Business Committee.

Moore was the eighth of nine children. Her father was a factory worker while her mother worked as a public school teacher. Congresswoman Moore attended Marquette University as an expectant mother dependent on welfare to put food on the table. She recalled on her campaign website: "I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school." She graduated with a BA in Political Science.

Moore is single and has three children. One of them, Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, was arrested in connection with the election day tire-slashing of Republican Party vehicles in Milwaukee on November 1, 2004. He was charged with a felony in connection with the event on January 24, 2005.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
03/06/2015-03/08/2015 Public Policy Polling 21.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 17, 2016 09:00am Proposed Legislation Let's drug-test the rich before approving tax deductions, US congresswoman says  Article RP 
Mar 28, 2012 03:25pm Speech In House speech, Rep. Gwen Moore recounts being raped  Article Craverguy 
Mar 14, 2009 06:00pm Commentary Making someone else pay   Article RP 
Jan 03, 2001 12:00am News Senator Gwendolynne Moore Begins Third Term Representing the 4th District in the Wisconsin State Senate  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

FAMILY
Son Supreme Moore Omokunde 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  08/11/2020 WI District 04 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 WI District 04 Won 75.61% (+53.97%)
  08/14/2018 WI District 04 - D Primary Won 88.86% (+77.94%)
  11/08/2016 WI District 04 Won 76.74% (+65.07%)
  08/09/2016 WI District 04 - D Primary Won 84.49% (+69.18%)
  11/04/2014 WI - District 04 Won 70.24% (+43.37%)
  08/12/2014 WI - District 04 - D Primary Won 70.91% (+42.17%)
  11/06/2012 WI - District 04 Won 72.21% (+47.41%)
  08/14/2012 WI - District 04 - D Primary Won 99.67% (+99.34%)
  11/02/2010 WI - District 04 Won 68.98% (+39.41%)
  09/14/2010 WI - District 04 - D Primary Won 83.63% (+67.38%)
  11/04/2008 WI - District 04 Won 87.63% (+76.11%)
  09/09/2008 WI - District 04 - D Primary Won 96.35% (+92.71%)
  11/07/2006 WI - District 04 Won 71.31% (+42.90%)
  09/12/2006 WI District 04 - D Primary Won 97.42% (+94.83%)
  11/02/2004 WI - District 04 Won 69.68% (+41.49%)
  09/14/2004 WI - District 04 - D Primary Won 64.26% (+38.77%)
  11/07/2000 WI State Senate 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 WI State Senate 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 WI State Senate 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/08/1992 WI State Senate 04 - D Primary Won 54.43% (+15.03%)
  11/06/1990 WI State House 07 Won 69.48% (+38.96%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/09/2016 WI US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-90.13%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WI Governor - D Primary - Aug 14, 2018 D Mahlon Mitchell
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2018 D Debra Haaland
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Keith M. Ellison
WI US President - D Primary - Apr 05, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
WI Governor - Recall - D Primary - May 08, 2012 D Tom Barrett
WI US President - D Primary - Feb 19, 2008 D Barack Obama
FEC COMMITTEES
C00397505 Moore For Congress $ 58484.31