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Rep. Karen Thurman

Former Representative from Florida’s 5th District, Democrat

Thurman, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district from 1993 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Karen Thurman [D-FL5, 1993-2002]


Our unique analysis of the bills Thurman sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thurman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Thurman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Commerce (19%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Taxation (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Environmental Protection (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Nov 2002, Thurman missed 130 of 5,859 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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