Rep. Wayne Gilchrest

Former Representative from Maryland’s 1st District, Republican

Gilchrest, a Republican, was the representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district from 1991 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Gilchrest 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gilchrest is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gilchrest sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Animals (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Environmental Protection (12%) International Affairs (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Gilchrest missed 540 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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