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Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)


Biography
District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Mo. House, 1983-91; Mo. Senate, 1991-00; U.S. House, 2001-present
Born: July 27, 1956; St. Louis, Mo.
Residence: St. Louis
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: U. of Maryland, B.S. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Housing and Insurance; Monetary Policy & Trade - Ranking Member); Oversight & Government Reform (Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalWilliam Clay (D) 118,00572.9
Daniel Elder (R) 34,96521.6
Robb Cunningham (LIBERT) 8,8365.5
2012generalWilliam Clay (D) 267,92778.7
Robyn Hamlin (R) 60,83217.9
Robb Cunningham (LIBERT) 11,8243.5
2010generalWilliam Clay (D) 135,90773.6
Robyn Hamlin (R) 43,64923.6
Julie Stone (LIBERT) 5,2232.8
2008generalWilliam Clay (D) 242,57086.9
Robb Cunningham (LIBERT) 36,70013.1
2006generalWilliam Clay (D) 141,57472.9
Mark Byrne (R) 47,89324.7
Robb Cunningham (LIBERT) 4,7682.5
2004generalWilliam Clay (D) 213,65875.3
Leslie Farr (R) 64,79122.8
Terry Chadwick (LIBERT) 3,9371.4
Robert Rehbein (CNSTP) 1,3850.5
2002generalWilliam Clay (D) 133,94670.1
Richard Schwadron (R) 51,75527.1
James Higgins (LIBERT) 5,3542.8
2000generalWilliam Clay (D) 149,17375.2
Zellner Billingsly (R) 42,73021.5
Brenda Reddick (GREEN) 3,0991.6
Tamara Millay (LIBERT) 2,2531.1
Robert Penningroth (REF) 1,0920.6
Roll Call Vitals

122nd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Missouri Rep. Sam Graves (R) is 126th.

30th

Missouri is 30th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

3,367

Twitter Followers (@LacyClayMO1)

35th

Rep. William Lacy Clay has the 35th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.