Rep. Elizabeth Patterson

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 4th District, Democrat

Patterson, a Democrat, was the representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1987 to 1992.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Patterson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Patterson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (33%) Taxation (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Patterson missed 39 of 2,775 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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