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Rep. Kenneth Gray

Former Representative for Illinois’s 22nd District

Gray was the representative for Illinois’s 22nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1985 to 1988.

He was previously the representative for Illinois’s 24th congressional district as a Democrat from 1973 to 1974; the representative for Illinois’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 1963 to 1972; and the representative for Illinois’s 25th congressional district as a Democrat from 1955 to 1962.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gray is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gray sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gray was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gray sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Social Welfare (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Taxation (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Oct 1988, Gray missed 988 of 5,864 roll call votes, which is 16.8%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. 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: