Sen. Mel Martinez

Former Senator from Florida, Republican

Martinez, a Republican, was a senator from Florida from 2005 to 2009.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Martinez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Martinez sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Health (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Law (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Sep 2009, Martinez missed 53 of 1,574 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Sep 2009. 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: