Rep. Harold Runnels

Former Representative from New Mexico’s 2nd District, Democrat

Runnels, a Democrat, was the representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district from 1971 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Runnels 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). Runnels is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Runnels sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (28%) Energy (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Private Legislation (10%) Law (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1971 to Jul 1980, Runnels missed 1,390 of 5,617 roll call votes, which is 24.7%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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