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Rep. James Stanton

Former Representative for Ohio’s 20th District

Stanton was the representative for Ohio’s 20th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1971 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Stanton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Stanton sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Stanton was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stanton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Taxation (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Private Legislation (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Oct 1976, Stanton missed 590 of 3,000 roll call votes, which is 19.7%. This is much worse than 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: