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Rep. Kenneth “Ken” Lucas

Former Representative from Kentucky’s 4th District, Democrat

Lucas, a Democrat, was the representative for Kentucky's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2004.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Lucas 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 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lucas is shown as a purple triangle. (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.

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Primary Sources

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