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Rep. Paul Gillmor

Former Representative for Ohio’s 5th District

Gillmor was the representative for Ohio’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 2007.

Photo of Rep. Paul Gillmor [R-OH5, 1989-2007]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gillmor is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Gillmor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gillmor was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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

Gillmor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Commerce (14%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Families (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Sep 2007, Gillmor missed 392 of 10,974 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2007. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: