Rep. Alton Waldon
Former Representative for New York’s 6th District
Waldon was the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1985 to 1986.
Waldon is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1986 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Waldon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1981 to Oct 18, 1986. See full analysis methodology.
Waldon recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5742 (99th): A bill to provide for just and reasonable maximum lawful prices for …
- H.Res. 581 (99th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the …
- H.Res. 566 (99th): A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jul 1986 to Oct 1986, Waldon missed 29 of 220 roll call votes, which is 13.2%. This is much worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills