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Rep. William Orton

Former Representative for Utah’s 3rd District

Orton was the representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1996.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Orton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Orton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full 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%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Families (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Orton recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

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.

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

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