Rep. Kenneth Hechler

Former Representative from West Virginia’s 4th District, Democrat

Hechler, a Democrat, was the representative for West Virginia's 4th congressional district from 1959 to 1976.


Our unique analysis of the bills Hechler 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 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hechler is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hechler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (21%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Labor and Employment (17%) Environmental Protection (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Taxation (7%) Social Welfare (6%) Law (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Hechler missed 43 of 4,966 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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