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Floor power ratings, 2007-2016

How influential is each Utah legislator? Here's one way to measure it: How often does each legislator get his or her way when voting on a bill?

Suppose that every time a particular legislator votes "aye" on a bill it passes, and every time he votes "nay" on a bill it fails. That legislator would have a 100% power rating. Now, suppose that every time another legislator votes "aye" on a bill it fails, and every time he votes "nay" it passes. That legislator would have a 0% power rating.

To prevent all the ratings from skewing toward 100%, I omit the MANY near-unanimous votes where more than 80% of legislators voted the same way. The "Avg # votes" column tells you how many votes from each session were used (on average) to calculate each year's score.

Floor power vs backroom power. These rankings measure each legislator's power in FLOOR votes. Note that it's an entirely different trick to influence which bills even come to the House or Senate floor for a vote. Getting a bill past committee, past Rules, and onto the floor requires backroom power, not floor power. My backroom power ratings are coming soon.

With no further ado, here are my power ratings for Utah's legislators.

Legislator Party 2007200820092010201120122013201420152016 Average Avg # votes
Aagard, Douglas C.R84.077.681.484.982.080.3
Adams, J. StuartR80.096.389.985.786.593.277.487.061.1
Allen, Sheryl L.R65.376.871.779.173.279.0
Anderegg, Jacob L.R64.445.963.057.057.679.8
Andersen, Sylvia S.R94.691.192.965.0
Anderson, Casey O.R66.266.277.0
Anderson, Jerry B.R66.785.576.169.5
Anderson, JohnnyR56.372.063.560.771.164.667.965.288.3
Arent, Patrice M.D45.652.152.565.855.755.454.590.5
Barlow, StewartR82.271.469.367.865.671.390.6
Barrus, Roger E.R84.981.079.680.281.372.366.154.775.081.5
Beck, Trisha S.D57.765.961.896.0
Becker, RalphD40.640.669.0
Bell, Gregory S.R66.773.381.873.962.0
Bigelow, RonR72.776.986.768.576.268.5
Bird, JimR57.555.265.067.445.140.247.552.153.881.0
Biskupski, JackieD40.546.648.051.237.344.784.4
Black, LauraD47.155.751.496.0
Bowman, DeMar BudR78.687.583.140.0
Bramble, Curtis S.R91.388.978.690.895.786.383.085.789.093.988.358.3
Briscoe, Joel K.D38.049.052.462.357.656.452.693.3
Brown, Derek E.R80.079.476.778.787.3
Brown, Melvin R.R80.984.679.093.983.388.581.084.564.063.880.475.7
Buttars, D. ChrisR79.279.579.175.085.079.652.8
Butterfield, David G.R79.855.867.899.5
Buxton, D. GreggR77.177.170.0
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD49.245.654.039.353.561.062.359.356.153.489.9
Chew, Scott H.R58.561.960.2107.5
Christensen, Allen M.R88.373.786.885.981.489.366.154.067.068.976.165.3
Christensen, LaVarR79.474.580.675.081.376.677.990.0
Christofferson, Kay J.R76.272.773.968.472.889.3
Clark, DavidR78.073.164.578.471.473.175.2
Clark, Stephen D.R80.689.177.683.582.776.0
Coleman, KimR65.259.662.4102.0
Cosgrove, Tim M.D50.759.655.358.650.950.559.060.055.683.4
Cox, Fred C.R77.879.267.850.568.8106.0
Cox, JonR53.261.957.697.5
Cox, Spencer J.R71.071.062.0
Cunningham, RichR67.765.866.456.864.285.8
Curtis, Greg J.R81.867.474.650.5
Cutler, Bruce R.R66.164.365.2108.0
Dabakis, JimD55.757.458.340.352.968.3
Davis, GeneD57.439.345.746.533.949.356.970.461.854.251.567.3
Daw, Bradley M.R70.764.367.661.675.369.168.661.967.491.0
Dayton, MargaretR59.063.966.262.379.060.850.035.243.961.758.267.0
Dee, Brad L.R79.787.081.472.375.868.567.976.183.077.576.980.1
DiCaro, Sophia M.R75.472.373.9106.0
Dmitrich, MikeD55.950.053.059.5
Donnelson, Glenn A.R80.374.177.264.5
Dougall, JohnR60.956.155.041.554.750.053.081.8
Doughty, BrianD46.546.5101.0
Draxler, Jack R.R81.184.279.084.083.584.963.973.169.673.477.785.3
Duckworth, Carl W.D52.164.458.359.0
Duckworth, SusanD54.558.556.449.552.557.751.856.554.790.5
Dunnigan, James A.R56.575.471.279.568.969.468.961.174.579.370.585.3
Eastman, Dan R.R91.293.492.359.0
Edwards, Rebecca P.R71.289.470.179.667.875.765.563.472.891.5
Eliason, SteveR82.182.385.789.779.573.782.292.5
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD38.842.623.246.753.665.346.542.644.965.5
Fawson, Justin L.R67.559.863.7107.0
Ferry, Ben C.R72.672.478.178.875.578.0
Fife, Fred J.D50.843.547.262.5
Fillmore, LincolnR80.080.060.0
Fisher, Janice M.D43.246.353.555.846.749.054.564.751.779.9
Fisher, JulieR74.078.972.574.179.075.784.4
Fowlke, Lorie D.R72.673.771.172.672.575.0
Frank, Craig A.R63.269.665.356.362.463.482.6
Froerer, GageR89.286.277.277.079.481.476.769.469.075.078.186.4
Galvez, Brad J.R84.373.078.7104.0
Garn, Kevin S.R79.475.069.987.377.966.5
Gibson, Francis D.R70.364.662.169.065.164.965.365.165.888.4
Gibson, Kerry W.R70.071.466.769.769.572.0
Goodfellow, Brent H.D50.850.035.741.444.565.3
Gowans, James R.D46.357.962.672.659.974.0
Greene, Brian M.R62.156.054.543.053.984.5
Greenwood, Richard A.R71.966.075.656.667.763.961.866.284.0
Greiner, Jon J.R66.759.769.755.763.064.5
Grover, KeithR79.572.970.264.776.974.759.369.371.161.370.086.9
Hall, CraigR65.673.164.769.868.387.8
Handy, Stephen G.R84.379.265.673.173.575.375.293.7
Hansen, Neil A.D40.652.650.545.947.478.0
Harper, Wayne A.R66.263.266.065.976.364.559.358.857.459.063.776.9
Hawkes, Timothy D.R74.872.073.4106.0
Hemingway, Lynn N.D44.648.357.354.041.648.048.355.753.950.282.2
Henderson, Deidre M.R59.052.854.568.358.768.3
Hendrickson, Neal B.D47.152.855.268.857.071.358.783.0
Herrod, Christopher N.R74.370.774.565.077.962.870.985.3
Hickman, John W.R73.280.076.653.0
Hillyard, Lyle W.R71.468.578.071.469.862.563.859.569.059.367.354.7
Hinkins, David P.R73.286.684.275.760.958.757.863.570.162.4
Holdaway, Kory M.R61.171.973.768.976.0
Hollins, SandraD54.654.254.4107.5
Hughes, Gregory H.R75.873.666.368.487.873.969.175.775.982.274.975.0
Hunsaker, Fred RR77.377.686.389.082.679.3
Hutchings, Eric K.R76.981.579.683.582.876.771.978.969.268.877.080.3
Ipson, Don L.R83.585.991.292.477.679.783.578.384.088.9
Ivory, KenR74.861.265.554.859.358.762.489.5
Iwamoto, JaniD46.536.741.665.5
Jackson, Alvin B.R68.474.671.578.5
Jenkins, Scott K.R63.561.772.272.587.365.357.447.154.060.364.166.4
Johnson, Christine A.D40.341.143.954.545.078.5
Jones, Patricia W.D54.850.853.555.629.846.561.366.052.363.9
Kennedy, Michael S.R74.676.961.050.065.689.3
Killpack, Sheldon L.R85.590.785.287.156.7
King, BradD47.863.256.357.356.285.3
King, Brian S.D50.557.044.754.050.861.059.855.254.192.0
Kiser, Todd E.R74.672.967.358.682.772.471.486.2
Knotwell, JohnR58.750.754.455.854.986.3
Knudson, Peter C.R95.285.783.394.486.990.479.779.681.482.585.966.5
Last, Bradley G.R73.078.675.877.582.280.080.467.180.986.378.283.7
Layton, Dana L.R62.372.267.366.5
Lifferth, David E.R66.771.172.654.166.187.8
Liljenquist, Daniel R.R94.290.287.890.759.7
Litvack, DavidD40.548.355.262.451.554.552.185.8
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R68.376.969.662.270.567.780.979.471.972.8
Madsen, Mark B.R63.871.480.063.992.772.244.135.655.768.664.861.7
Mascaro, Steven R.R70.170.779.283.675.973.5
Mathis, John G.R69.367.964.964.466.064.861.355.464.379.9
Mayne, EdD45.845.859.0
Mayne, KarenD46.048.648.628.849.459.373.160.854.852.268.2
McAdams, Benjamin M.D47.132.741.040.367.0
McCay, DanielR57.154.152.753.957.055.086.8
McCoy, Scott D.D43.532.236.637.464.0
McGee, Rosalind J.D38.443.941.265.0
McIff, Kay L.R72.575.576.394.782.584.888.283.380.679.381.878.6
McKell, Mike K.R77.060.367.367.067.983.0
Menlove, Ronda RuddR65.367.275.582.472.375.566.152.869.680.8
Miller, Justin J.D60.760.7117.0
Millner, AnnR88.774.681.778.0
Morgan, Karen W.D60.670.237.061.229.342.350.166.2
Morley, Michael T.R65.758.257.152.560.852.657.882.0
Moss, Carol SpackmanD44.647.252.460.541.353.154.059.758.357.352.886.9
Nelson, Merrill F.R67.267.567.371.168.386.3
Neuenschwander, Paul A.R77.872.475.165.0
Newbold, Merlynn T.R67.664.062.061.071.163.964.982.8
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R80.398.490.589.192.985.788.286.787.486.788.660.4
Nielson, JimR77.871.455.772.069.285.5
Noel, Michael E.R82.680.070.572.081.676.083.975.773.073.676.984.2
Oda, CurtisR79.268.468.370.976.762.663.363.665.071.669.086.7
Okerlund, RalphR89.091.790.090.893.095.689.175.989.467.8
Osmond, AaronR89.688.387.078.585.971.0
Owens, DerrinR69.069.087.0
Painter, PatrickR83.895.370.886.380.776.482.276.0
Perry, Lee B.R77.175.873.360.071.878.072.790.0
Peterson, Darin G.R78.075.476.760.0
Peterson, Jeremy A.R87.477.272.178.972.273.276.892.2
Peterson, Val L.R67.065.359.758.460.564.362.593.8
Pitcher, Dixon M.R81.178.272.676.371.076.676.088.7
Poulson, Marie H.D51.561.450.556.444.457.155.758.154.493.4
Powell, KraigR73.194.385.768.765.680.367.076.476.492.1
Ray, PaulR78.181.578.280.275.077.678.067.178.081.177.581.6
Redd, Edward H.R66.770.165.063.866.487.8
Reid, Stuart C.R89.585.973.372.080.261.3
Richardson, Holly J.R78.278.2101.0
Riesen, PhilD41.345.653.858.149.780.5
Roberts, Marc K.R57.454.149.151.653.185.5
Romero, AngelaD45.053.356.350.551.387.3
Romero, Ross I.D47.533.332.940.018.642.335.867.3
Sagers, DouglasR78.973.775.462.076.372.573.187.8
Sandall, Scott D.R70.768.869.8106.0
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R67.677.669.466.767.772.270.284.3
Sanpei, DeanR82.477.083.174.083.582.480.489.7
Schultz, MikeR73.178.375.7101.0
Seegmiller, F. JayD46.151.748.994.5
Seelig, Jennifer M.D41.954.552.068.847.555.154.264.354.878.0
Shiozawa, Brian E.R69.582.462.046.865.268.0
Shurtliff, LaWanna LouD45.549.147.360.5
Snow, Gordon E.R69.173.771.462.5
Snow, V. LowryR85.677.682.778.579.280.786.6
Spendlove, Robert M.R83.876.379.679.995.0
Stanard, Jon E.R64.468.361.664.564.781.8
Stephenson, Howard A.R60.773.871.660.087.570.849.243.159.672.464.965.1
Stevenson, Jerry W.R89.990.389.783.379.582.177.684.664.9
Stowell, Dennis E.R75.086.981.769.676.177.961.4
Stratton, Keven J.R83.969.358.859.667.986.3
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R74.364.459.258.262.657.062.684.5
Tanner, Earl D.R70.768.477.873.272.587.0
Thatcher, Daniel W.R83.664.071.772.076.373.873.666.2
Thurston, Norman K.R54.741.248.0107.0
Tilton, AaronR67.266.767.057.5
Urquhart, Stephen H.R84.085.791.379.481.178.678.880.079.181.481.958.5
Valentine, John L.R86.282.179.781.280.779.579.657.178.360.0
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R78.083.680.984.583.177.970.961.569.567.875.864.1
Vickers, Evan J.R87.089.781.674.779.055.664.054.273.281.5
Waddoups, Michael G.R70.574.675.779.281.776.576.465.7
Walker, Carlene M.R93.493.293.360.0
Walker, Mark W.R87.395.991.656.0
Wallis, C. BrentR83.377.680.593.5
Ward, Raymond P.R72.463.568.0106.0
Watkins, Christine F.D54.864.048.663.957.898.0
Webb, R. CurtR83.177.584.987.776.673.868.067.673.777.086.7
Weiler, ToddR79.267.892.584.380.380.870.4
Westwood, John R.R81.065.470.673.572.689.5
Wheatley, Mark A.D43.850.954.051.240.648.950.065.858.057.652.185.1
Wheeler, Richard W.R81.881.866.0
Wilcox, Ryan D.R69.062.069.572.457.455.664.385.8
Wiley, Larry B.D46.645.650.556.850.550.558.166.253.182.8
Wilson, Brad R.R85.676.572.274.682.980.278.784.2
Wimmer, CarlR66.757.660.257.358.860.182.0
Winn, Bradley A.R85.469.877.672.0
Wright, BillR53.469.864.162.487.0
Wyatt, Scott LR68.768.767.0