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Rep. Donald Lukens

Former Representative for Ohio’s 8th District

Lukens was the representative for Ohio’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1987 to 1990.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 24th congressional district as a Republican from 1967 to 1970.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Lukens faced an allegation of contributing to the unruliness of a female minor, e.g. sex with an underage girl on May 26, 1989, for which he was convicted as a misdemeanor; and of improper sexual advances to a Capitol elevator operator on Oct. 17, 1990. On Oct. 4, 1990, he resigned. On Oct. 24, 1990, the preliminary inquiry resolution was amended to include the assertion of additional charges from Oct. 22, 1990. The staff report was published on Oct. 24, 1990.

Oct. 24, 1990 Preliminary inquiry resolution amended to include assertion of additional charges on Oct. 22, 1990; staff report published on Oct. 24, 1990.
Oct. 4, 1990 Resigned.
Photo of Rep. Donald Lukens [R-OH8, 1987-1990]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1990, Lukens missed 401 of 2,739 roll call votes, which is 14.6%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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