Tucker was the representative for California’s 37th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 1995.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Tucker faced an allegation of seven counts of extortion and two counts of tax evasion for extorting $30,000 from a local businessman while he was mayor of Compton, CA and failing to report payments on his taxes, for which he was convicted on Dec. 8, 1995. On Dec. 12, 1995, Sensenbrenner announced his intention to bring a resolution of expulsion to the floor of the House of Representatives See Congressional Record. On the same day, Tucker announced his resignation effective Dec. 15, 1995.
|Dec. 12, 1995||House of Representatives See Congressional Record|
|Dec. 12, 1995||Announced resignation effective Dec. 15, 1995.|
Tucker is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Tucker sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Tucker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Tucker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 357 (103rd): Designating the week beginning February 12, 1995, as “National Random Acts of ...
- H.Res. 355 (103rd): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the people of ...
- H.R. 3231 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit tax-exempt financing ...
- H.R. 3092 (103rd): To provide for the conveyance of real property located at the Naval ...
- H.R. 2906 (103rd): Adopt-A-School Act of 1993
- H.R. 2905 (103rd): Coastal Cities Clean Water Initiative of 1993
From Jan 1993 to Dec 1995, Tucker missed 486 of 1,984 roll call votes, which is 24.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1995. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills