Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1985
Rep. William Ratchford [D-CT5, 1979-1984] leaves office as Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Connecticut’s 5th District, Democrat
Ratchford, a Democrat, was the representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 1979 to 1984.
Our unique analysis of the bills Ratchford 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ratchford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ratchford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ratchford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Ratchford missed 136 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is better than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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