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Rep. Kenneth “Ken” Lucas

Former Representative for Kentucky’s 4th District

Lucas was the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1999 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Kenneth “Ken” Lucas [D-KY4, 1999-2004]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lucas is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004 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 Lucas sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 7, 2004. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lucas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (19%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (12%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2004, Lucas missed 35 of 3,431 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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