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Rep. David Walter Evans

Former Representative for Indiana’s 6th District

Evans was the representative for Indiana’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1975 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Evans 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 Evans sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Evans sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Housing and Community Development (15%) Health (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Evans recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Evans missed 367 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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