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Rep. Nicholas Mavroules

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th District

Mavroules was the representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1992.


Mavroules faced an allegation of accepting illegal gifts and misusing his office for private gain. On Apr. 3, 1993, he pleaded guilty and served 15 months in prison. In 1992, he lost the election.

1992 Lost the election.
Apr. 3, 1993 Pleaded guilty and 15 months in prison.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mavroules is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Mavroules sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Mavroules was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Mavroules sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Commerce (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Energy (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Mavroules recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1992, Mavroules missed 573 of 6,659 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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