Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Former Representative from New York’s 10th District, Democrat

Towns, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 10th congressional district from 1993 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for New York's 11th congressional district (1983-1992).



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 was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. 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

Issue Areas

Towns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Health (20%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Social Welfare (11%) Education (10%) Commerce (8%) Families (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Jan 2013, Towns missed 2,025 of 18,002 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is much 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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