Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Thelma Drake [R-VA2, 2005-2008] leaves office as Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district.
Former Representative from Virginia’s 2nd District, Republican
Drake, a Republican, was the representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district from 2005 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Drake sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Drake is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Drake sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Social Welfare (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Law (9%) Families (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)
Some of Drake’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2005 to Dec 2008, Drake missed 33 of 3,090 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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