Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Former Representative from New York's 10th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1993-2013 Representative,
New York's 10th District
1983-1992 Representative,
New York's 11th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Towns was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Towns’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Towns’s bills had a total of 292 cosponsors in the 112th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Towns to other members of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 1,987 of 17,962 roll call votes, which is 11.1%. 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