Rep. Raymond “Ray” Thornton Jr.

Former Representative from Arkansas’s 2nd District

Democrat

Elected Positions

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

See Also: Bioguide

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Thornton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thornton is shown as a purple triangle. (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 7,268 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. 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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