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Rep. John Cooksey

Former Representative for Louisiana’s 5th District

Cooksey was the representative for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1997 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. John Cooksey [R-LA5, 1997-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cooksey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Cooksey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cooksey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Taxation (12%) Commerce (12%) Health (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Families (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Cooksey recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Cooksey missed 392 of 3,397 roll call votes, which is 11.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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