Rep. Jerry Patterson

Former Representative from California’s 38th District, Democrat

Patterson, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 38th congressional district from 1975 to 1984.


Our unique analysis of the bills Patterson 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Patterson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Patterson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (30%) Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Immigration (14%) Taxation (11%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) International Affairs (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1984, Patterson missed 634 of 5,807 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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