Rep. James O'Hara

Former Representative from Michigan’s 12th District, Democrat

O'Hara, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district from 1965 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district (1959-1964).


Our unique analysis of the bills O'Hara 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). O'Hara is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

O'Hara sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (29%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Sports and Recreation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Law (9%) Taxation (8%) Water Resources Development (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of O'Hara’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, O'Hara missed 536 of 4,966 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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