Rep. Thomas Luken

Former Representative from Ohio’s 1st District, Democrat

Luken, a Democrat, was the representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 1990.

He was previously the representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district (1977-1982); and the representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district (1973-1974).


Our unique analysis of the bills Luken 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Luken is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Luken sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (30%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Health (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Commerce (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Sports and Recreation (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Oct 1990, Luken missed 1,220 of 8,303 roll call votes, which is 14.7%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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