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Rep. Shelton Leake

Former Representative for Virginia’s 6th District

Leake was the representative for Virginia’s 6th congressional district and was an Ind. Democrat. He served from 1859 to 1861.

He was previously the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 1845 to 1847.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Dec 1845 to Mar 1861, Leake missed 300 of 1,075 roll call votes, which is 27.9%. This is on par with the median of 24.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1861. 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

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