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Rep. Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell

Former Representative for North Carolina’s 5th District

Mizell was the representative for North Carolina’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Mizell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Mizell sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mizell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (32%) Transportation and Public Works (19%) Law (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Education (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Mizell recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Mizell missed 144 of 2,170 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. This is better than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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

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