Sen. Spark Matsunaga

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

See Also: Bioguide


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 is a member of the Senate. 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 526 of 5,742 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% 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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