Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. David “Dave” Weldon [R-FL15, 1995-2008] leaves office as Representative for Florida's 15th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Florida’s 15th District, Republican
Weldon, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 15th congressional district from 1995 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Weldon sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Weldon is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Weldon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (17%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Taxation (14%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Families (8%)
Some of Weldon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1995 to Dec 2008, Weldon missed 376 of 9,048 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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