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Sen. Donald Stewart

Former Senator from Alabama, Democrat

Stewart, a Democrat, was a senator from Alabama from 1978 to 1980.

Photo of Sen. Donald Stewart [D-AL, 1978-1980]


Our unique analysis of the bills Stewart sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stewart is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stewart sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (21%) Private Legislation (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Education (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Dec 1980, Stewart missed 164 of 1,054 roll call votes, which is 15.6%. This is much worse than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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