Rep. Thomas “Chet” Edwards (D)

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

See Also: Edwards's Official Website | OpenSecrets | VoteSmart | Bioguide | C-SPAN

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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