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Rep. Bennett Stewart

Former Representative for Illinois’s 1st District

Stewart was the representative for Illinois’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1980.

Photo of Rep. Bennett Stewart [D-IL1, 1979-1980]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stewart is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Stewart sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stewart sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (38%) Labor and Employment (38%) Economics and Public Finance (25%)

Recent Bills

Some of Stewart’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1980, Stewart missed 229 of 1,276 roll call votes, which is 17.9%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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