Sen. Spark Matsunaga

Former Senator from Hawaii

Elected Positions

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

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Matsunaga was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Matsunaga’s time serving in the Senate. Matsunaga’s bills had a total of 205 cosponsors in the 101st Congress.

Use this chart to compare Matsunaga to other members of the Senate in the 101st Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See 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 526 of 5,725 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.5% 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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