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Rep. Karen Shepherd

Former Representative for Utah’s 2nd District

Shepherd was the representative for Utah’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1993 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Karen Shepherd [D-UT2, 1993-1994]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shepherd is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Shepherd sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shepherd sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (30%) Environmental Protection (30%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Shepherd recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Nov 1994, Shepherd missed 24 of 1,122 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is better than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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

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