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Rep. Charles Wiggins

Former Representative for California’s 39th District

Wiggins, a Republican, was the representative for California's 39th congressional district from 1975 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for California's 25th congressional district (1967-1974).

Photo of Rep. Charles Wiggins [R-CA39, 1975-1978]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wiggins is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Wiggins sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wiggins was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wiggins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Law (43%) Private Legislation (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Wiggins missed 1,046 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 19.2%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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