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Rep. Ben Chandler

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 6th District

Chandler was the representative for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2004 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Ben Chandler [D-KY6, 2004-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Chandler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Chandler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chandler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (29%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Education (11%) Health (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Families (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Chandler recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Chandler voted Aye

Chandler voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Chandler voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Feb 2004 to Jan 2013, Chandler missed 132 of 6,870 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: