Rep. Raymond “Ray” Thornton Jr.

Former Representative from Arkansas's 2nd District

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1991-1996 Representative Arkansas's 2nd District
1973-1978 Representative Arkansas's 4th District

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Thornton was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Thornton’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Thornton’s bills had a total of 22 cosponsors in the 104th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Thornton to other members of the House of Representatives in the 104th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Thornton missed 752 of 7,256 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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