Rep. John Fary

Former Representative from Illinois’s 5th District, Democrat

Fary, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Fary 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fary is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Fary was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fary sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Private Legislation (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Taxation (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) International Affairs (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1975 to Dec 1982, Fary missed 505 of 4,614 roll call votes, which is 10.9%. This is worse than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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