Sen. Lawton Chiles Jr.

Former Senator from Florida

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1971-1988 Senator Florida

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Chiles was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Chiles’s time serving in the Senate. Chiles’s bills had a total of 260 cosponsors in the 100th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Chiles to other members of the Senate in the 100th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1971 to Oct 1988, Chiles missed 753 of 8,734 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 5.3% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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