Rep. Robert Sikes

Former Representative from Florida’s 1st District, Democrat

Sikes, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 1st congressional district from 1963 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district (1941-1962).


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sikes is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sikes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Private Legislation (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1941 to Oct 1978, Sikes missed 912 of 8,145 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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