Sen. Edward Gurney

Former Senator from Florida, Republican

Gurney, a Republican, was a senator from Florida from 1969 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district (1967-1968); and the representative for Florida's 11th congressional district (1963-1966).



Our unique analysis of the bills Gurney sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gurney is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gurney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Private Legislation (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Water Resources Development (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Gurney missed 293 of 2,759 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is better than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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