Rep. John Sullivan

Former Representative from Oklahoma’s 1st District, Republican

Sullivan, a Republican, was the representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district from 2002 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Sullivan 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sullivan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sullivan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Health (20%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Energy (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 2002 to Jan 2013, Sullivan missed 731 of 8,015 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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