Rep. Don Bonker

Former Representative from Washington’s 3rd District, Democrat

Bonker, a Democrat, was the representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district from 1975 to 1988.


Our unique analysis of the bills Bonker 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bonker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bonker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (27%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Environmental Protection (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1988, Bonker missed 1,014 of 7,636 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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