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Rep. John Ashbrook

Former Representative for Ohio’s 17th District

Ashbrook was the representative for Ohio’s 17th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1961 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ashbrook is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Ashbrook sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ashbrook sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Taxation (17%) Education (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Labor and Employment (12%) International Affairs (10%) Immigration (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Ashbrook recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Apr 1982, Ashbrook missed 1,131 of 8,006 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is much worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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