Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick

Former Representative from Michigan’s 13th District, Democrat

Kilpatrick, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district from 2003 to 2010.

She was previously the representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district (1997-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Kilpatrick sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kilpatrick is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kilpatrick sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Education (14%) Sports and Recreation (11%) Social Welfare (9%) Law (7%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Kilpatrick missed 695 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 181 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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