Rep. William Brodhead

Former Representative from Michigan’s 17th District, Democrat

Brodhead, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 17th congressional district from 1975 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Brodhead 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Brodhead is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brodhead sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (29%) Taxation (24%) Labor and Employment (17%) Health (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Private Legislation (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1982, Brodhead missed 225 of 4,901 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is better than the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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