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Rep. Earl Hilliard

Former Representative for Alabama’s 7th District

Hilliard was the representative for Alabama’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2002.


On Jun. 20, 2001, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct investigated Hilliard for improper loans made by his campaign committee, improper campaign expenditures, and improper financial disclosure; and issued a unanimously adopted letter of reproval citing serious official misconduct. In 2002, he was defeated in the primary.

Jun. 20, 2001 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct issued letter of reproval citing “serious official misconduct” unanimously adopted
2002 Defeated in the primary in June 2002.
Photo of Rep. Earl Hilliard [D-AL7, 1993-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Hilliard is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Hilliard sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hilliard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (23%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Commerce (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Social Welfare (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) International Affairs (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hilliard recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Nov 2002, Hilliard missed 349 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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

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