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"Nay" votes in the Utah legislature, 2007-2016

During each year's 45-day legislative session, legislators cast hundreds of floor votes. Most of those votes pass by overwhelming majorities. That's not surprising; unpopular bills die in committee, so the only bills that make it to the floor are those that have support.

Some legislatoves vote "nay" far more often than others. Voting "nay" is strongly correlated with partisanship, since most bills that make it out of committee reflect the majority party's values more than the minority's. Just for fun, I have listed the percent of floor votes that each legislator voted "nay" on between 2007 and 2016. I have also listed the total number of votes held. (Remember that the number of votes will be higher than the number of bills, since a bill must survive several votes to become a law.) Enjoy.

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The data

Legislator Party Years/chambers included # nay votes # votes held % nay votes
Aagard, Douglas C.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 10124324.2%
Adams, J. StuartR7: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16)10062071.6%
Allen, Sheryl L.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 270267810.1%
Andersen, Sylvia S.R2: H (2007,08) 2412182.0%
Anderson, Casey O.R1: S (2012)9489010.6%
Anderson, Jerry B.R2: H (2013,14) 7913226.0%
Anderson, JohnnyR7: H (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16) 44245949.6%
Arent, Patrice M.D6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 461398011.6%
Barlow, StewartR5: H (2012,13,14,15,16) 21333296.4%
Barrus, Roger E.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 28750565.7%
Beck, Trisha S.D2: H (2009,10) 9812148.1%
Becker, RalphD1: H (2007) 7560212.5%
Bell, Gregory S.R3: S (2007,08,09)7724333.2%
Bigelow, RonR4: H (2007,08,09,10) 11824324.9%
Bird, JimR8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 551505610.9%
Biskupski, JackieD5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 389308312.6%
Black, LauraD2: H (2009,10) 135121411.1%
Bowman, DeMar BudR2: H (2007,08) 2812182.3%
Bramble, Curtis S.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)13086401.5%
Briscoe, Joel K.D6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 537398013.5%
Brown, Derek E.R3: H (2011,12,13) 10119605.2%
Brown, Melvin R.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 29264124.6%
Buttars, D. ChrisR5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)11941592.9%
Butterfield, David G.R2: H (2011,12) 10413028.0%
Buxton, D. GreggR1: H (2007) 286024.7%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD9: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 749581012.9%
Chew, Scott H.R2: H (2015,16) 12413569.1%
Christensen, Allen M.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)27386403.2%
Christensen, LaVarR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 19739804.9%
Christofferson, Kay J.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 16726786.2%
Clark, DavidR5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17430835.6%
Clark, Stephen D.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8724323.6%
Coleman, KimR2: H (2015,16) 11513568.5%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 50350569.9%
Cox, Fred C.R4: H (2011,12,15,16) 22426588.4%
Cox, JonR2: H (2014,15) 136136310.0%
Cox, Spencer J.R1: H (2013) 366585.5%
Cunningham, RichR4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20126787.5%
Curtis, Greg J.R2: H (2007,08) 5212184.3%
Cutler, Bruce R.R2: H (2015,16) 10813568.0%
Dabakis, JimD4: S (2013,14,15,16)26935917.5%
Davis, GeneD10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)49986405.8%
Daw, Bradley M.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16) 35950907.1%
Dayton, MargaretR10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)80086409.3%
Dee, Brad L.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 33864125.3%
DiCaro, Sophia M.R2: H (2015,16) 7613565.6%
Dmitrich, MikeD2: S (2007,08)7116264.4%
Donnelson, Glenn A.R2: H (2007,08) 5712184.7%
Dougall, JohnR6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 523373414.0%
Doughty, BrianD1: H (2012) 9365114.3%
Draxler, Jack R.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 34164125.3%
Duckworth, Carl W.D2: H (2007,08) 10212188.4%
Duckworth, SusanD8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 536519410.3%
Dunnigan, James A.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 43564126.8%
Eastman, Dan R.R2: S (2007,08)2316261.4%
Edwards, Rebecca P.R8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 26751945.1%
Eliason, SteveR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 17139804.3%
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD8: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)52170147.4%
Fawson, Justin L.R2: H (2015,16) 10313567.6%
Ferry, Ben C.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Fife, Fred J.D2: S (2007,08)9216265.7%
Fillmore, LincolnR1: S (2016)258602.9%
Fisher, Janice M.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 540505610.7%
Fisher, JulieR5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17230835.6%
Fowlke, Lorie D.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14724326.0%
Frank, Craig A.R5: H (2007,08,09,10,12) 27630839.0%
Froerer, GageR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31664124.9%
Galvez, Brad J.R2: H (2011,12) 6813025.2%
Garn, Kevin S.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 10224324.2%
Gibson, Francis D.R8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 43351948.3%
Gibson, Kerry W.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 13724325.6%
Goodfellow, Brent H.D4: S (2007,08,09,10)20732196.4%
Gowans, James R.D4: H (2007,08,09,10) 21724328.9%
Greene, Brian M.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 344267812.8%
Greenwood, Richard A.R7: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14) 35244547.9%
Greiner, Jon J.R4: S (2007,08,09,10)17232195.3%
Grover, KeithR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 41164126.4%
Hall, CraigR4: H (2013,14,15,16) 15226785.7%
Handy, Stephen G.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 22439805.6%
Hansen, Neil A.D4: H (2007,08,09,10) 356243214.6%
Harper, Wayne A.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16)47473256.5%
Hawkes, Timothy D.R2: H (2015,16) 6813565.0%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D9: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16) 621571310.9%
Henderson, Deidre M.R4: S (2013,14,15,16)17435914.8%
Hendrickson, Neal B.D6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 388373410.4%
Herrod, Christopher N.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 23237346.2%
Hickman, John W.R2: S (2007,08)4916263.0%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)30386403.5%
Hinkins, David P.R8: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)28870144.1%
Holdaway, Kory M.R3: H (2007,08,09) 11418186.3%
Hollins, SandraD2: H (2015,16) 180135613.3%
Hughes, Gregory H.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 26964124.2%
Hunsaker, Fred RR4: H (2007,08,09,10) 9724324.0%
Hutchings, Eric K.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 28464124.4%
Ipson, Don L.R8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 20351943.9%
Ivory, KenR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 32439808.1%
Iwamoto, JaniD2: S (2015,16)10818116.0%
Jackson, Alvin B.R2: S (2015,16)7918114.4%
Jenkins, Scott K.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)48086405.6%
Johnson, Christine A.D4: H (2007,08,09,10) 302243212.4%
Jones, Patricia W.D8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)37968295.5%
Kennedy, Michael S.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 19126787.1%
Killpack, Sheldon L.R3: S (2007,08,09)3024331.2%
King, BradD4: H (2007,08,15,16) 24325749.4%
King, Brian S.D8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 610519411.7%
Kiser, Todd E.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 25537346.8%
Knotwell, JohnR4: H (2013,14,15,16) 314267811.7%
Knudson, Peter C.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)17486402.0%
Last, Bradley G.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31264124.9%
Layton, Dana L.R2: H (2013,14) 9913227.5%
Lifferth, David E.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 19126787.1%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.R3: S (2009,10,11)3425331.3%
Litvack, DavidD6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 393373410.5%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 27350565.4%
Madsen, Mark B.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)42486404.9%
Mascaro, Steven R.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 10824324.4%
Mathis, John G.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 40550568.0%
Mayne, EdD1: S (2007)448205.4%
Mayne, KarenD9: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)38978205.0%
McAdams, Benjamin M.D3: S (2010,11,12)21326168.1%
McCay, DanielR5: H (2012,13,14,15,16) 478332914.4%
McCoy, Scott D.D3: S (2007,08,09)24024339.9%
McGee, Rosalind J.D2: H (2007,08) 144121811.8%
McIff, Kay L.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 24964123.9%
McKell, Mike K.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 21226787.9%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 35150566.9%
Miller, Justin J.D1: H (2015) 7969911.3%
Millner, AnnR2: S (2015,16)2318111.3%
Morgan, Karen W.D6: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12)31046416.7%
Morley, Michael T.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 462373412.4%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 676641210.5%
Nelson, Merrill F.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20726787.7%
Neuenschwander, Paul A.R2: H (2007,08) 6112185.0%
Newbold, Merlynn T.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 30637348.2%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)12786401.5%
Nielson, JimR4: H (2011,12,13,14) 21926248.3%
Noel, Michael E.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31464124.9%
Oda, CurtisR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 49064127.6%
Okerlund, RalphR8: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)11070141.6%
Osmond, AaronR4: S (2012,13,14,15)6336211.7%
Owens, DerrinR1: H (2016) 436576.5%
Painter, PatrickR6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 12737343.4%
Perry, Lee B.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 25539806.4%
Peterson, Darin G.R2: S (2007,08)5316263.3%
Peterson, Jeremy A.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 20939805.3%
Peterson, Val L.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 35639808.9%
Pitcher, Dixon M.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 18239804.6%
Poulson, Marie H.D8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 520519410.0%
Powell, KraigR8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31151946.0%
Ray, PaulR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31964125.0%
Redd, Edward H.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20426787.6%
Reid, Stuart C.R4: S (2011,12,13,14)8836102.4%
Richardson, Holly J.R1: H (2011) 436127.0%
Riesen, PhilD4: H (2007,08,09,10) 256243210.5%
Roberts, Marc K.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 370267813.8%
Romero, AngelaD4: H (2013,14,15,16) 332267812.4%
Romero, Ross I.D6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)48750499.6%
Sagers, DouglasR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 26339806.6%
Sandall, Scott D.R2: H (2015,16) 9713567.2%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 28537347.6%
Sanpei, DeanR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 18739804.7%
Schultz, MikeR2: H (2015,16) 7113565.2%
Seegmiller, F. JayD2: H (2009,10) 144121411.9%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 47750569.4%
Shiozawa, Brian E.R4: S (2013,14,15,16)12935913.6%
Shurtliff, LaWanna LouD2: H (2007,08) 10112188.3%
Snow, Gordon E.R2: H (2007,08) 6712185.5%
Snow, V. LowryR5: H (2012,13,14,15,16) 14433294.3%
Spendlove, Robert M.R3: H (2014,15,16) 9620204.8%
Stanard, Jon E.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 18726787.0%
Stephenson, Howard A.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)43886405.1%
Stevenson, Jerry W.R7: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16)12862072.1%
Stowell, Dennis E.R5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)12241592.9%
Stratton, Keven J.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 19626787.3%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 397373410.6%
Tanner, Earl D.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20326787.6%
Thatcher, Daniel W.R6: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16)14254212.6%
Thurston, Norman K.R2: H (2015,16) 185135613.6%
Tilton, AaronR2: H (2007,08) 9212187.6%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R10: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)18482322.2%
Valentine, John L.R8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)19568292.9%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)23786402.7%
Vickers, Evan J.R8: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16)26161074.3%
Waddoups, Michael G.R6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)17350493.4%
Walker, Carlene M.R2: S (2007,08)1516260.9%
Walker, Mark W.R2: H (2007,08) 2412182.0%
Wallis, C. BrentR2: H (2009,10) 5912144.9%
Ward, Raymond P.R2: H (2015,16) 7513565.5%
Watkins, Christine F.D4: H (2009,10,11,12) 260251610.3%
Webb, R. CurtR9: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 30658105.3%
Weiler, ToddR5: S (2012,13,14,15,16)10444812.3%
Westwood, John R.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 18326786.8%
Wheatley, Mark A.D10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 680641210.6%
Wheeler, Richard W.R1: H (2007) 266024.3%
Wilcox, Ryan D.R6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 33738388.8%
Wiley, Larry B.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 550505610.9%
Wilson, Brad R.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 17839804.5%
Wimmer, CarlR5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 397308312.9%
Winn, Bradley A.R2: H (2008,09) 5112164.2%
Wright, BillR3: H (2010,11,12) 17719169.2%
Wyatt, Scott LR1: H (2007) 406026.6%