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Rep. Arlen Erdahl

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 1st District

Erdahl was the representative for Minnesota’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Erdahl is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Erdahl sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Erdahl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (29%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (15%) Emergency Management (12%) Private Legislation (9%) Education (9%) Social Welfare (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Erdahl recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Erdahl missed 139 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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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Primary Sources

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