Sen. Spark Matsunaga (D)

Former Senator from Hawaii

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1977-1990 Senator Hawaii
1971-1976 Representative Hawaii's 1st District
1963-1970 Representative Hawaii's 2nd District
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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Matsunaga sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Matsunaga is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Apr 1990, Matsunaga missed 533 of 5,746 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is much worse than the median of 4.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Apr 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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