Rep. Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 5th District, Republican

Mizell, a Republican, was the representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1969 to 1974.


Our unique analysis of the bills Mizell 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mizell is shown as a purple triangle. (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%) Labor and Employment (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Water Resources Development (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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.

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Primary Sources

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