Rep. Marshall “Mark” Sanford

Representative from South Carolina’s 1st District, Republican

Sanford, a Republican, has been the representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district since May 15, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district (1995-2000).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Sanford has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sanford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Sanford for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Marshall “Mark” Sanford sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sanford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (43%) Taxation (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1995 to Sep 2016, Sanford missed 118 of 6,075 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 22 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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