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Rep. William Luther

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 6th District

Luther was the representative for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1995 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. William Luther [D-MN6, 1995-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Luther is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Luther sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Luther sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (31%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Health (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (10%) Social Welfare (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Nov 2002, Luther missed 116 of 4,737 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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