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Sen. Dennis Chavez

Former Senator for New Mexico

Chavez was a senator from New Mexico and was a Democrat. He served from 1935 to 1962.

He was previously the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 1931 to 1934.

Photo of Sen. Dennis Chavez [D-NM, 1935-1962]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1935 to Oct 1962, Chavez missed 976 of 3,881 roll call votes, which is 25.1%. This is much worse than the median of 9.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1962. 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

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