Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Heather Wilson [R-NM1, 1998-2008] leaves office as Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district.
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Former Representative from New Mexico’s 1st District, Republican
Wilson, a Republican, was the representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 1998 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Wilson 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wilson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Wilson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Health (12%) Law (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Education (9%)
Some of Wilson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jun 1998 to Dec 2008, Wilson missed 203 of 6,796 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 25 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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