Rep. Thomas Ashley

Former Representative from Ohio’s 9th District, Democrat

Ashley, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district from 1955 to 1980.


Our unique analysis of the bills Ashley sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ashley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ashley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (34%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Social Welfare (9%) Energy (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1980, Ashley missed 1,082 of 8,124 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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