Sen. James Sanford [D]

Former Senator from North Carolina

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1986-1992 Senator North Carolina

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sanford sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sanford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sanford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Taxation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Education (8%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Oct 1992, Sanford missed 143 of 1,987 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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