Rep. Joel Pritchard

Former Representative from Washington’s 1st District, Republican

Pritchard, a Republican, was the representative for Washington's 1st congressional district from 1973 to 1984.


Our unique analysis of the bills Pritchard 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). Pritchard is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pritchard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (27%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Immigration (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Labor and Employment (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1984, Pritchard missed 991 of 6,881 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is much 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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