Rep. William “Don” Edwards

Former Representative from California’s 16th District, Democrat

Edwards, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 16th congressional district from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for California's 10th congressional district (1975-1992); and the representative for California's 9th congressional district (1963-1974).

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

Issue Areas

Edwards sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (23%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Law (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Social Welfare (4%) International Affairs (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to Nov 1994, Edwards missed 864 of 13,867 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. 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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