Rep. Jabez Leftwich
Former Representative for Virginia’s 7th District
Legislators who enslaved Black people
From Dec 1821 to Mar 1825, Leftwich missed 2 of 189 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 12.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1825. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1821-May 1822||71||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1823-May 1824||79||1||1.3%||4th|
|Dec 1824-Mar 1825||15||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000