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Rep. Ross Spano

Former Representative for Florida’s 15th District

pronounced ross // SPA-noh

Spano was the representative for Florida’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2019 to 2020.

Photo of Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL15, 2019-2020]
Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Spano was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Spano joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors. President Trump was indicted in 2023 for soliciting the Vice President to subvert Congress’s certification of the election and his role in the fraudulent slates of electors and the insurrection at the Capitol.


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Spano.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Spano is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 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 Spano sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Spano sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (67%) Taxation (33%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Spano recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Spano voted Not Voting

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Spano voted Yea

Spano voted Nay

Spano voted Nay

Spano voted Yea

Spano voted Aye

Passed 272/158 on Jul 25, 2019.

Spano voted Yea

Failed 268/154 on Jul 23, 2019.

Spano voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2020, Spano missed 32 of 954 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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