Rep. William Ketchum

Former Representative from California’s 18th District, Republican

Ketchum, a Republican, was the representative for California's 18th congressional district from 1975 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for California's 36th congressional district (1973-1974).


Our unique analysis of the bills Ketchum 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ketchum is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ketchum sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Social Welfare (15%) Private Legislation (13%) Taxation (10%) Immigration (9%) Agriculture and Food (8%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1973 to Jun 1978, Ketchum missed 303 of 3,483 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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