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Rep. Elizabeth Patterson

Former Representative for South Carolina’s 4th District

Patterson was the representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1987 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Elizabeth Patterson [D-SC4, 1987-1992]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Patterson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Patterson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Patterson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recently Introduced Bills

Patterson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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