Rep. William Ratchford

Former Representative from Connecticut's 5th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1979-1984 Representative Connecticut's 5th District

See Also: Bioguide

Sponsorship Analysis

Ratchford was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Ratchford’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Ratchford’s bills had a total of 221 cosponsors in the 98th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Ratchford to other members of the House of Representatives in the 98th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Ratchford missed 127 of 2,981 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is better than the median of 6.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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