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Rep. William Orton

Former Representative from Utah’s 3rd District, Democrat

Orton, a Democrat, was the representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district from 1991 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. William Orton [D-UT3, 1991-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Orton 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Orton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Orton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Taxation (12%) Law (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Families (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Orton missed 69 of 3,394 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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