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Rep. Patrick Swindall

Former Representative for Georgia’s 4th District

Swindall, a Republican, was the representative for Georgia’s 4th congressional district from 1985 to 1988.

Congressional misconduct:

Swindall faced an allegation of money laundering and lying to the FBI. In 1989, he was convicted. On Feb. 12, 1994, started serving a one year prison sentence in a minimum-security federal prison after remaining free on bond while his appeals were active.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Swindall is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1988 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 Swindall sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Swindall sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (25%) Immigration (20%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Private Legislation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Taxation (10%) Education (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1985 to Oct 1988, Swindall missed 88 of 1,829 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is on par with the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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