Rep. William “Don” Edwards (D)

Former Representative from California’s 16th District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1993-1994 Representative California's 16th District
1975-1992 Representative California's 10th District
1963-1974 Representative California's 9th District

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Edwards 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Edwards is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Nov 1994, Edwards missed 764 of 13,837 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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