Rep. Thomas “Chet” Edwards

Former Representative from Texas's 17th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
2005-2010 Representative,
Texas's 17th District
1991-2004 Representative,
Texas's 11th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Edwards was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Edwards’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Edwards’s bills had a total of 443 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Edwards to other members of the House of Representatives in the 111th 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 Edwards’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2010, Edwards missed 395 of 12,757 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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Recent Legislative Activity