Rep. Ed Jones

Former Representative from Tennessee’s 8th District, Democrat

Jones, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district from 1983 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district (1973-1982); and the representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district (1969-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Jones 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). Jones is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (48%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Apr 1969 to Oct 1988, Jones missed 1,580 of 9,790 roll call votes, which is 16.1%. 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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