Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Michael “Mike” Ferguson [R-NJ7, 2001-2008] leaves office as Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district.
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Former Representative from New Jersey’s 7th District, Republican
Ferguson, a Republican, was the representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 2001 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Ferguson 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ferguson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ferguson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Social Welfare (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Health (10%) Commerce (8%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Ferguson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2001 to Dec 2008, Ferguson missed 308 of 5,307 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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