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Rep. Lynn Martin

Former Representative for Illinois’s 16th District

Martin was the representative for Illinois’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 1981 to 1990.

Photo of Rep. Lynn Martin [R-IL16, 1981-1990]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Martin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Martin sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Martin was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Martin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Environmental Protection (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Commerce (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1990, Martin missed 337 of 4,451 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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: