Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1985
Rep. Harold Sawyer [R-MI5, 1977-1984] leaves office as Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Michigan’s 5th District, Republican
Sawyer, a Republican, was the representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1977 to 1984.
Our unique analysis of the bills Sawyer 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sawyer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sawyer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Taxation (22%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Labor and Employment (12%) Private Legislation (8%) Immigration (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%)
Some of Sawyer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1977 to Oct 1984, Sawyer missed 405 of 4,534 roll call votes, which is 8.9%. This is on par with the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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