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Rep. Tom Campbell

Former Representative for California’s 15th District

Campbell was the representative for California’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for California’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1989 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. Tom Campbell [R-CA15, 1995-2000]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Campbell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Campbell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Campbell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Campbell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Commerce (12%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Law (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Campbell recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Dec 2000, Campbell missed 490 of 4,714 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: