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Emanuel CleaverDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MO-5
78
Years of Age
39
Years of Experience
MOResidence (state)

Emanuel Cleaver II (born October 26, 1944) is a United Methodist pastor and American politician who has represented Missouri's 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. Cleaver represents a district that includes the southern three-fourths of Kansas City, including all of the city south of the Missouri River, as well as the more rural counties of Lafayette, Ray, and Saline east of Jackson. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and chaired the Congressional Black Caucus from 2011 to 2013. Before his election to Congress, Cleaver served three terms on the Kansas City Council from 1979 to 1991, until he was elected mayor, serving two terms from 1991 to 1999.

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Campaign Funding

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$1,166,215
Total Raised
$1,150,894
Total Spent
$462,077
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Insurance$189,302
43%
Real Estate$83,107
35%
Securities & Investment$67,000
31%
Lawyers/Law Firms$58,750
24%
Public Sector Unions$46,500
24%
Building Trade Unions$45,100
22%
Industrial Unions$43,000
21%
Printing & Publishing$39,575
18%
Accountants$34,900
16%
Health Professionals$29,880
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Saint Paul School of Theology
MDV Divinity
1974
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University
BS Sociology
1972
Philander Smith College
BA Political Science
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
MA Divinity
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2004 - Current
Mayor
Kansas City, Missouri
1991 - 1999
Member
City Council, Kansas City, Missouri
1979 - 1991
Host
Under the Clock, KCUR Radio
2000 - 2004
Founder
Harmony in a World of Difference
1991
Founder
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Kansas City Chapter
Other Experience1 - 16 of 16
Senior Pastor
Saint James United Methodist Church
1969 - 2005
Former Board Member
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Former Chair
American Jazz Museum
Former Board Member
Saint Luke's Hospital
Former Board Member
Brush Creek Community Partners
Former Member
United States Conference of Mayors
Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
President
National Black Conference of Mayors
Chair
Congressional Black Caucus
Current
Co-Chair
Congressional Serbian American Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Former Chair
Planning and Zoning Committee, Kansas City
Former Chair
Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives