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Rep. William “Bill” Gunter

Former Representative for Florida’s 5th District

Gunter was the representative for Florida’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gunter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gunter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gunter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Environmental Protection (15%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Gunter recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, Gunter missed 230 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 21.3%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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