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Rep. Karen Thurman

Former Representative for Florida’s 5th District

Thurman was the representative for Florida’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 1993 to 2002.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Thurman 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 Thurman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full 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%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Taxation (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Thurman 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 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.

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: