Sen. Lawton Chiles Jr.

Former Senator from Florida

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1971-1988 Senator Florida

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Chiles sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Chiles is shown as a purple triangle. (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 8,771 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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