Rep. Harold Johnson

Former Representative from California’s 1st District, Democrat

Johnson, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 1st congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for California's 2nd congressional district (1959-1974).


Our unique analysis of the bills Johnson 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 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Johnson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Johnson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Water Resources Development (19%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Environmental Protection (8%) Private Legislation (7%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1959 to Dec 1980, Johnson missed 489 of 7,782 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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