Rep. Leslie Arends

Former Representative from Illinois’s 15th District, Republican

Arends, a Republican, was the representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district from 1973 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district (1935-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Arends 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Arends is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1935 to Dec 1974, Arends missed 432 of 5,936 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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