Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Former Representative from New York’s 10th District


Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1993-2012 Representative New York's 10th District
1983-1992 Representative New York's 11th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Towns sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

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

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1983 to Jan 2013, Towns missed 1,986 of 17,996 roll call votes, which is 11.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity