"Nay" votes in the Utah legislature, 2007-2017

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 2017. 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 Years/chambers included # nay votes # votes held % nay votes
Aagard, Douglas C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 10124324.2%
Adams, J. Stuart8: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)10971201.5%
Albrecht, Carl R.1: H (2017) 477276.5%
Allen, Sheryl L.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.5: H (2013,14,15,16) S (2017)29835918.3%
Andersen, Sylvia S.2: H (2007,08) 2412182.0%
Anderson, Casey O.1: S (2012)9489010.6%
Anderson, Jerry B.2: H (2013,14) 7913226.0%
Anderson, Johnny7: H (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16) 44245949.6%
Arent, Patrice M.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 555470711.8%
Barlow, Stewart6: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17) 25140566.2%
Barrus, Roger E.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 28750565.7%
Beck, Trisha S.2: H (2009,10) 9812148.1%
Becker, Ralph1: H (2007) 7560212.5%
Bell, Gregory S.3: S (2007,08,09)7724333.2%
Bigelow, Ron4: H (2007,08,09,10) 11824324.9%
Bird, Jim8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 551505610.9%
Biskupski, Jackie5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 389308312.6%
Black, Laura2: H (2009,10) 135121411.1%
Bowman, DeMar Bud2: H (2007,08) 2812182.3%
Bramble, Curtis S.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)14095531.5%
Briscoe, Joel K.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 642470713.6%
Brooks, Walt1: H (2017) 387275.2%
Brown, Derek E.3: H (2011,12,13) 10119605.2%
Brown, Melvin R.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 29264124.6%
Buttars, D. Chris5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)11941592.9%
Butterfield, David G.2: H (2011,12) 10413028.0%
Buxton, D. Gregg2: H (2007) S (2017)3415152.2%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca10: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 859653713.1%
Chew, Scott H.3: H (2015,16,17) 17320838.3%
Christensen, Allen M.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)29595533.1%
Christensen, LaVar7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 21947074.7%
Christofferson, Kay J.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 19934055.8%
Clark, David5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17430835.6%
Clark, Stephen D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8724323.6%
Coleman, Kim3: H (2015,16,17) 16120837.7%
Cosgrove, Tim M.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 50350569.9%
Cox, Fred C.4: H (2011,12,15,16) 22426588.4%
Cox, Jon2: H (2014,15) 136136310.0%
Cox, Spencer J.1: H (2013) 366585.5%
Cunningham, Rich4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20126787.5%
Curtis, Greg J.2: H (2007,08) 5212184.3%
Cutler, Bruce R.3: H (2015,16,17) 17920838.6%
Dabakis, Jim5: S (2013,14,15,16,17)35445047.9%
Davis, Gene11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)54095535.7%
Daw, Bradley M.9: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16,17) 40358176.9%
Dayton, Margaret11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)86095539.0%
Dee, Brad L.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 33864125.3%
DiCaro, Sophia M.2: H (2015,16) 7613565.6%
Dmitrich, Mike2: S (2007,08)7116264.4%
Donnelson, Glenn A.2: H (2007,08) 5712184.7%
Dougall, John6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 523373414.0%
Doughty, Brian1: H (2012) 9365114.3%
Draxler, Jack R.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 34164125.3%
Duckworth, Carl W.2: H (2007,08) 10212188.4%
Duckworth, Susan9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 606592110.2%
Dunnigan, James A.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 47171396.6%
Eastman, Dan R.2: S (2007,08)2316261.4%
Edwards, Rebecca P.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 30659215.2%
Eliason, Steve7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 19847074.2%
Escamilla, Luz Robles9: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)57679277.3%
Fawson, Justin L.3: H (2015,16,17) 15620837.5%
Ferry, Ben C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Fife, Fred J.2: S (2007,08)9216265.7%
Fillmore, Lincoln2: S (2016,17)4417732.5%
Fisher, Janice M.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 540505610.7%
Fisher, Julie5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17230835.6%
Fowlke, Lorie D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14724326.0%
Frank, Craig A.5: H (2007,08,09,10,12) 27630839.0%
Froerer, Gage11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 37471395.2%
Galvez, Brad J.2: H (2011,12) 6813025.2%
Gardiner, Adam1: H (2017) 287273.9%
Garn, Kevin S.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 10224324.2%
Gibson, Francis D.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 47659218.0%
Gibson, Kerry W.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 13724325.6%
Goodfellow, Brent H.4: S (2007,08,09,10)20732196.4%
Gowans, James R.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 21724328.9%
Greene, Brian M.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 429340512.6%
Greenwood, Richard A.7: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14) 35244547.9%
Greiner, Jon J.4: S (2007,08,09,10)17232195.3%
Grover, Keith11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 44771396.3%
Hall, Craig5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 19734055.8%
Handy, Stephen G.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 24847075.3%
Hansen, Neil A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 356243214.6%
Harper, Wayne A.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17)51682386.3%
Hawkes, Timothy D.3: H (2015,16,17) 9720834.7%
Hemingway, Lynn N.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16,17) 708644011.0%
Hemmert, Daniel1: S (2017)59130.5%
Henderson, Deidre M.5: S (2013,14,15,16,17)19445044.3%
Hendrickson, Neal B.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 388373410.4%
Herrod, Christopher N.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 23237346.2%
Hickman, John W.2: S (2007,08)4916263.0%
Hillyard, Lyle W.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)33395533.5%
Hinkins, David P.9: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)33579274.2%
Holdaway, Kory M.3: H (2007,08,09) 11418186.3%
Hollins, Sandra3: H (2015,16,17) 289208313.9%
Hughes, Gregory H.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 27971393.9%
Hunsaker, Fred R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 9724324.0%
Hutchings, Eric K.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 31071394.3%
Ipson, Don L.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) S (2017)22261073.6%
Ivory, Ken7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 38947078.3%
Iwamoto, Jani3: S (2015,16,17)15727245.8%
Jackson, Alvin B.2: S (2015,16)7918114.4%
Jenkins, Scott K.10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)48086405.6%
Johnson, Christine A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 302243212.4%
Jones, Patricia W.8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)37968295.5%
Kennedy, Michael S.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 22634056.6%
Killpack, Sheldon L.3: S (2007,08,09)3024331.2%
King, Brad4: H (2007,08,15,16) 24325749.4%
King, Brian S.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 703592111.9%
Kiser, Todd E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 25537346.8%
Knotwell, John5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 380340511.2%
Knudson, Peter C.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)18395531.9%
Kwan, Karen1: H (2017) 10172713.9%
Last, Bradley G.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 33971394.7%
Layton, Dana L.2: H (2013,14) 9913227.5%
Lifferth, David E.4: H (2013,14,15,16) 19126787.1%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.3: S (2009,10,11)3425331.3%
Lisonbee, Karianne1: H (2017) 7672710.5%
Litvack, David6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 393373410.5%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 27350565.4%
Madsen, Mark B.10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)42486404.9%
Maloy, A. Cory1: H (2017) 507276.9%
Mascaro, Steven R.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 10824324.4%
Mathis, John G.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 40550568.0%
Mayne, Ed1: S (2007)448205.4%
Mayne, Karen10: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)42987334.9%
McAdams, Benjamin M.3: S (2010,11,12)21326168.1%
McCay, Daniel6: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17) 575405614.2%
McCoy, Scott D.3: S (2007,08,09)24024339.9%
McGee, Rosalind J.2: H (2007,08) 144121811.8%
McIff, Kay L.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 24964123.9%
McKell, Mike K.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 26634057.8%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 35150566.9%
Miles, Kelly B.1: H (2017) 337274.5%
Miller, Justin J.1: H (2015) 7969911.3%
Millner, Ann3: S (2015,16,17)3227241.2%
Morgan, Karen W.6: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12)31046416.7%
Morley, Michael T.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 462373412.4%
Moss, Carol Spackman11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 768713910.8%
Moss, Jefferson1: H (2017) 477276.5%
Nelson, Merrill F.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 25334057.4%
Neuenschwander, Paul A.2: H (2007,08) 6112185.0%
Newbold, Merlynn T.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 30637348.2%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)13395531.4%
Nielson, Jim4: H (2011,12,13,14) 21926248.3%
Noel, Michael E.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 33471394.7%
Oda, Curtis10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 49064127.6%
Okerlund, Ralph9: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)11779271.5%
Osmond, Aaron4: S (2012,13,14,15)6336211.7%
Owens, Derrin2: H (2016,17) 9213846.6%
Painter, Patrick6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 12737343.4%
Perry, Lee B.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 29447076.2%
Peterson, Darin G.2: S (2007,08)5316263.3%
Peterson, Jeremy A.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 24447075.2%
Peterson, Val L.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 40747078.6%
Pitcher, Dixon M.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 20847074.4%
Potter, Val K.1: H (2017) 327274.4%
Poulson, Marie H.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 613592110.4%
Powell, Kraig8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31151946.0%
Pulsipher, Susan1: H (2017) 457276.2%
Quinn, Tim1: H (2017) 537277.3%
Ray, Paul11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 34571394.8%
Redd, Edward H.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 25634057.5%
Reid, Stuart C.4: S (2011,12,13,14)8836102.4%
Richardson, Holly J.1: H (2011) 436127.0%
Riesen, Phil4: H (2007,08,09,10) 256243210.5%
Roberts, Marc K.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 463340513.6%
Romero, Angela5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 445340513.1%
Romero, Ross I.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)48750499.6%
Sagers, Douglas7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 29847076.3%
Sandall, Scott D.3: H (2015,16,17) 14520837.0%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 28537347.6%
Sanpei, Dean7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 21947074.7%
Schultz, Mike3: H (2015,16,17) 9620834.6%
Seegmiller, F. Jay2: H (2009,10) 144121411.9%
Seelig, Jennifer M.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 47750569.4%
Shiozawa, Brian E.5: S (2013,14,15,16,17)15445043.4%
Shurtliff, LaWanna Lou2: H (2007,08) 10112188.3%
Snow, Gordon E.2: H (2007,08) 6712185.5%
Snow, V. Lowry6: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17) 17340564.3%
Spendlove, Robert M.4: H (2014,15,16,17) 12027474.4%
Stanard, Jon E.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 22734056.7%
Stephenson, Howard A.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)45795534.8%
Stevenson, Jerry W.8: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)13171201.8%
Stowell, Dennis E.5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)12241592.9%
Stratton, Keven J.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 24234057.1%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 397373410.6%
Tanner, Earl D.4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20326787.6%
Thatcher, Daniel W.7: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17)15463342.4%
Thurston, Norman K.3: H (2015,16,17) 245208311.8%
Tilton, Aaron2: H (2007,08) 9212187.6%
Urquhart, Stephen H.10: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)18482322.2%
Valentine, John L.8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)19568292.9%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)25295532.6%
Vickers, Evan J.9: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17)28370204.0%
Waddoups, Michael G.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)17350493.4%
Walker, Carlene M.2: S (2007,08)1516260.9%
Walker, Mark W.2: H (2007,08) 2412182.0%
Wallis, C. Brent2: H (2009,10) 5912144.9%
Ward, Raymond P.3: H (2015,16,17) 11020835.3%
Watkins, Christine F.5: H (2009,10,11,12,17) 29532439.1%
Webb, R. Curt10: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 34065375.2%
Weight, Elizabeth1: H (2017) 9672713.2%
Weiler, Todd6: S (2012,13,14,15,16,17)12453942.3%
Westwood, John R.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 22434056.6%
Wheatley, Mark A.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 768713910.8%
Wheeler, Richard W.1: H (2007) 266024.3%
Wilcox, Ryan D.6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 33738388.8%
Wilde, Logan1: H (2017) 637278.7%
Wiley, Larry B.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 550505610.9%
Wilson, Brad R.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 19847074.2%
Wimmer, Carl5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 397308312.9%
Winder, Mike1: H (2017) 287273.9%
Winn, Bradley A.2: H (2008,09) 5112164.2%
Wright, Bill3: H (2010,11,12) 17719169.2%
Wyatt, Scott L1: H (2007) 406026.6%