Rep. William Chappell Jr.

Former Representative from Florida’s 4th District, Democrat

Chappell, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 4th congressional district from 1969 to 1988.



Our unique analysis of the bills Chappell 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 1988. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Chappell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Chappell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (30%) Labor and Employment (15%) Private Legislation (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1988, Chappell missed 1,369 of 9,806 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. This is much worse than the median of 5.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1988. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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