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Andy Harris

[Congressional biography]

Born: January 25, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY

Education:

  • Johns Hopkins University, B.S., 1977
  • M.D., 1980
  • M.H.S., 1995

Military Service:

  • U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Corps, 1988-2005 (Operation Desert Storm)

Career:

  • Anesthesiologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1980-2010
  • Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical School, 1984-2010

Elected Office:

  • MD Senate, 1999-2011



Election Results for Andy Harris


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
2008 51 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 33,627 43.4%
2008 51 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 2 174,213 48.3%
2010 53 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 46,227 67.4%
2010 53 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 155,118 54.1%
2012 55 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 44,599 100.0%
2012 55 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 214,204 63.4%
2014 57 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 45,477 77.9%
2014 57 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 176,342 70.4%
2016 59 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 79,497 78.4%
2016 59 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 242,574 67.0%
2018 61 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 48,944 85.8%
2018 61 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 183,662 60.0%
2020 63 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 72,265 81.6%
2020 63 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 250,901 63.4%
2022 65 MD R U.S. House District 01 Primary 1 67,933 100.0%
2022 65 MD R U.S. House District 01 General 1 159,673 54.4%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Andy Harris


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2011 54 House 90 9 D 19 81 99 10 88
2012 55 House 94 5 D 10 88 99 0 92
2013 56 House 96 4 D 9 91 99 10 92
2014 57 House 97 2 D 6 94 97 10 88
2015 58 House 96 3 D 5 95 99 5 96
2016 59 House 98 2 D 9 91 99 0 100
2017 60 House 95 2 R 92 8 97 5 100
2018 61 House 94 5 R 81 19 98 8 96
2019 62 House 96 2 R 98 0 99 0 100
2020 63 House 95 1 R 94 0 97 5 93
2021 64 House 97 1 D 0 100 98 0 97
2022 65 House 97 2 D 13 87 97 94
2023 66 House 95 5 D 99 93
Lifetime conservative rating:   95%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.