Floor power ratings, 2007-2018

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.

Republican scores are in red, Democratic scores are in blue.

Legislator 200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018 Average Avg # votes
Aagard, Douglas C.84.077.681.484.982.080.3
Acton, Cheryl K.67.767.799.0
Adams, J. Stuart80.096.389.985.786.593.277.476.980.885.257.7
Albrecht, Carl R.70.271.370.8102.5
Allen, Sheryl L.65.376.871.779.173.279.0
Anderegg, Jacob L.64.445.963.057.075.070.962.768.3
Andersen, Sylvia S.94.691.192.965.0
Anderson, Casey O.66.266.277.0
Anderson, Jerry B.66.785.576.169.5
Anderson, Johnny56.372.063.560.771.164.667.965.288.3
Arent, Patrice M.45.652.152.565.855.755.451.560.454.993.1
Barlow, Stewart82.271.469.367.865.671.857.369.393.1
Barrus, Roger E.84.981.079.680.281.372.366.154.775.081.5
Beck, Trisha S.57.765.961.896.0
Becker, Ralph40.640.669.0
Bell, Gregory S.66.773.381.873.962.0
Bigelow, Ron72.776.986.768.576.268.5
Bird, Jim57.555.265.067.445.140.247.552.153.881.0
Biskupski, Jackie40.546.648.051.237.344.784.4
Black, Laura47.155.751.496.0
Bowman, DeMar Bud78.687.583.140.0
Bramble, Curtis S.91.388.978.690.895.786.383.085.789.093.983.382.087.455.8
Briscoe, Joel K.38.049.052.462.357.656.446.155.052.195.3
Brooks, Walt68.068.468.299.0
Brown, Derek E.80.079.476.778.787.3
Brown, Melvin R.80.984.679.093.983.388.581.084.564.063.880.475.7
Buttars, D. Chris79.279.579.175.085.079.652.8
Butterfield, David G.79.855.867.899.5
Buxton, D. Gregg77.189.578.981.855.0
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca49.245.654.039.353.561.062.359.356.149.557.753.491.5
Chew, Scott H.58.561.977.764.865.7102.3
Christensen, Allen M.88.373.786.885.981.489.366.154.067.068.973.771.275.561.9
Christensen, LaVar79.474.580.675.081.376.687.282.579.691.4
Christofferson, Kay J.76.272.773.968.475.573.373.393.3
Clark, David78.073.164.578.471.473.175.2
Clark, Stephen D.80.689.177.683.582.776.0
Coleman, Kim65.259.668.455.362.198.3
Cosgrove, Tim M.50.759.655.358.650.950.559.060.055.683.4
Cox, Fred C.77.879.267.850.568.8106.0
Cox, Jon53.261.957.697.5
Cox, Spencer J.71.071.062.0
Cunningham, Rich67.765.866.456.864.285.8
Curtis, Greg J.81.867.474.650.5
Cutler, Bruce R.66.164.359.663.863.5103.5
Dabakis, Jim55.757.458.340.337.857.451.260.7
Davis, Gene57.439.345.746.533.949.356.970.461.854.247.461.152.063.8
Daw, Bradley M.70.764.367.661.675.369.168.661.966.370.067.592.9
Dayton, Margaret59.063.966.262.379.060.850.035.243.961.759.055.858.163.4
Dee, Brad L.79.787.081.472.375.868.567.976.183.077.576.980.1
DiCaro, Sophia M.75.472.373.9106.0
Dmitrich, Mike55.950.053.059.5
Donnelson, Glenn A.80.374.177.264.5
Dougall, John60.956.155.041.554.750.053.081.8
Doughty, Brian46.546.5101.0
Draxler, Jack R.81.184.279.084.083.584.963.973.169.673.477.785.3
Duckworth, Carl W.52.164.458.359.0
Duckworth, Susan54.558.556.449.552.557.751.856.555.061.955.492.1
Dunnigan, James A.56.575.471.279.568.969.468.961.174.579.374.774.771.287.3
Eastman, Dan R.91.293.492.359.0
Edwards, Rebecca P.71.289.470.179.667.875.765.563.467.372.272.293.0
Eliason, Steve82.182.385.789.779.573.776.384.081.793.3
Escamilla, Luz Robles38.842.623.246.753.665.346.542.651.453.746.461.5
Fawson, Justin L.67.559.869.063.064.8101.5
Ferry, Ben C.72.672.478.178.875.578.0
Fife, Fred J.50.843.547.262.5
Fillmore, Lincoln80.065.858.268.051.0
Fisher, Janice M.43.246.353.555.846.749.054.564.751.779.9
Fisher, Julie74.078.972.574.179.075.784.4
Fowlke, Lorie D.72.673.771.172.672.575.0
Frank, Craig A.63.269.665.356.362.463.482.6
Froerer, Gage89.286.277.277.079.481.476.769.469.075.056.775.876.188.0
Galvez, Brad J.84.373.078.7104.0
Gardiner, Adam78.678.6103.0
Garn, Kevin S.79.475.069.987.377.966.5
Gibson, Francis D.70.364.662.169.065.164.965.365.165.561.365.387.4
Gibson, Kerry W.70.071.466.769.769.572.0
Goodfellow, Brent H.50.850.035.741.444.565.3
Gowans, James R.46.357.962.672.659.974.0
Greene, Brian M.62.156.054.543.050.045.251.888.2
Greenwood, Richard A.71.966.075.656.667.763.961.866.284.0
Greiner, Jon J.66.759.769.755.763.064.5
Grover, Keith79.572.970.264.776.974.759.369.371.161.369.775.370.488.1
Hall, Craig65.673.164.769.865.069.467.992.0
Handy, Stephen G.84.379.265.673.173.575.380.280.076.495.4
Hansen, Neil A.40.652.650.545.947.478.0
Harper, Wayne A.66.263.266.065.976.364.559.358.857.459.064.166.764.071.8
Hawkes, Timothy D.74.872.084.473.276.1101.3
Hemingway, Lynn N.44.648.357.354.041.648.048.355.753.954.00.046.076.4
Hemmert, Daniel83.375.479.446.5
Henderson, Deidre M.59.052.854.568.370.354.759.960.5
Hendrickson, Neal B.47.152.855.268.857.071.358.783.0
Herrod, Christopher N.74.370.774.565.077.962.870.985.3
Hickman, John W.73.280.076.653.0
Hillyard, Lyle W.71.468.578.071.469.862.563.859.569.059.364.754.466.053.2
Hinkins, David P.73.286.684.275.760.958.757.863.555.358.867.558.8
Holdaway, Kory M.61.171.973.768.976.0
Hollins, Sandra54.654.249.556.053.6100.5
Hughes, Gregory H.75.873.666.368.487.873.969.175.775.982.288.278.276.374.7
Hunsaker, Fred R77.377.686.389.082.679.3
Hutchings, Eric K.76.981.579.683.582.876.771.978.969.268.878.971.376.782.3
Ipson, Don L.83.585.991.292.477.679.783.578.378.970.782.280.7
Ivory, Ken74.861.265.554.859.358.754.946.959.591.9
Iwamoto, Jani46.536.742.158.646.056.8
Jackson, Alvin B.68.474.671.578.5
Jenkins, Scott K.63.561.772.272.587.365.357.447.154.060.364.166.4
Johnson, Christine A.40.341.143.954.545.078.5
Jones, Patricia W.54.850.853.555.629.846.561.366.052.363.9
Kennedy, Michael S.74.676.961.050.069.968.366.893.5
Killpack, Sheldon L.85.590.785.287.156.7
King, Brad47.863.256.357.356.285.3
King, Brian S.50.557.044.754.050.861.059.855.252.160.854.692.9
Kiser, Todd E.74.672.967.358.682.772.471.486.2
Knotwell, John58.750.754.455.851.555.254.488.2
Knudson, Peter C.95.285.783.394.486.990.479.779.681.482.591.479.385.863.2
Kwan, Karen52.957.655.3101.5
Last, Bradley G.73.078.675.877.582.280.080.467.180.986.382.176.178.383.6
Layton, Dana L.62.372.267.366.5
Lifferth, David E.66.771.172.654.166.187.8
Liljenquist, Daniel R.94.290.287.890.759.7
Lisonbee, Karianne55.157.156.198.0
Litvack, David40.548.355.262.451.554.552.185.8
Lockhart, Rebecca D.68.376.969.662.270.567.780.979.471.972.8
Madsen, Mark B.63.871.480.063.992.772.244.135.655.768.664.861.7
Maloy, A. Cory60.259.059.6101.5
Mascaro, Steven R.70.170.779.283.675.973.5
Mathis, John G.69.367.964.964.466.064.861.355.464.379.9
Mayne, Ed45.845.859.0
Mayne, Karen46.048.648.628.849.459.373.160.854.850.063.853.064.5
McAdams, Benjamin M.47.132.741.040.367.0
McCay, Daniel57.154.152.753.957.044.851.153.089.1
McCoy, Scott D.43.532.236.637.464.0
McGee, Rosalind J.38.443.941.265.0
McIff, Kay L.72.575.576.394.782.584.888.283.380.679.381.878.6
McKell, Mike K.77.060.367.367.061.960.265.686.2
Menlove, Ronda Rudd65.367.275.582.472.375.566.152.869.680.8
Miles, Kelly B.78.879.078.9102.0
Miller, Justin J.60.760.7117.0
Millner, Ann88.774.678.978.280.162.3
Morgan, Karen W.60.670.237.061.229.342.350.166.2
Morley, Michael T.65.758.257.152.560.852.657.882.0
Moss, Carol Spackman44.647.252.460.541.353.154.059.758.357.352.956.653.289.2
Moss, Jefferson62.553.558.0101.5
Nelson, Merrill F.67.267.567.371.173.066.768.890.7
Neuenschwander, Paul A.77.872.475.165.0
Newbold, Merlynn T.67.664.062.061.071.163.964.982.8
Niederhauser, Wayne L.80.398.490.589.192.985.788.286.787.486.766.791.487.055.8
Nielson, Jim77.871.455.772.069.285.5
Noel, Michael E.82.680.070.572.081.676.083.975.773.073.682.276.577.384.8
Oda, Curtis79.268.468.370.976.762.663.363.665.071.669.086.7
Okerlund, Ralph89.091.790.090.893.095.689.175.983.890.088.958.9
Osmond, Aaron89.688.387.078.585.971.0
Owens, Derrin69.072.069.970.393.3
Painter, Patrick83.895.370.886.380.776.482.276.0
Perry, Lee B.77.175.873.360.071.878.077.975.873.792.9
Peterson, Darin G.78.075.476.760.0
Peterson, Jeremy A.87.477.272.178.972.273.268.375.075.592.8
Peterson, Val L.67.065.359.758.460.564.354.857.060.995.9
Pitcher, Dixon M.81.178.272.676.371.076.678.876.076.391.4
Potter, Val K.79.888.784.3100.5
Poulson, Marie H.51.561.450.556.444.457.155.758.151.957.454.495.2
Powell, Kraig73.194.385.768.765.680.367.076.476.492.1
Pulsipher, Susan71.266.068.6102.0
Quinn, Tim57.858.158.097.5
Ray, Paul78.181.578.280.275.077.678.067.178.081.184.979.678.383.5
Redd, Edward H.66.770.165.063.865.473.467.491.5
Reid, Stuart C.89.585.973.372.080.261.3
Richardson, Holly J.78.278.2101.0
Riesen, Phil41.345.653.858.149.780.5
Roberts, Marc K.57.454.149.151.649.043.250.789.8
Robertson, Adam55.155.198.0
Romero, Angela45.053.356.350.552.054.551.991.7
Romero, Ross I.47.533.332.940.018.642.335.867.3
Sagers, Douglas78.973.775.462.076.372.576.887.575.489.3
Sandall, Scott D.70.768.873.375.572.1101.8
Sandstrom, Stephen E.67.677.669.466.767.772.270.284.3
Sanpei, Dean82.477.083.174.083.582.466.078.390.3
Schultz, Mike73.178.376.073.475.294.3
Seegmiller, F. Jay46.151.748.994.5
Seegmiller, Travis M.38.738.775.0
Seelig, Jennifer M.41.954.552.068.847.555.154.264.354.878.0
Shiozawa, Brian E.69.582.462.046.853.862.962.2
Shurtliff, LaWanna Lou45.549.147.360.5
Snow, Gordon E.69.173.771.462.5
Snow, V. Lowry85.677.682.778.579.278.877.179.989.7
Spendlove, Robert M.83.876.379.675.085.180.095.8
Stanard, Jon E.64.468.361.664.565.766.765.272.0
Stephenson, Howard A.60.773.871.660.087.570.849.243.159.672.475.069.166.161.8
Stevenson, Jerry W.89.990.389.783.379.582.177.684.479.584.058.9
Stowell, Dennis E.75.086.981.769.676.177.961.4
Stratton, Keven J.83.969.358.859.667.766.367.688.8
Sumsion, Kenneth W.74.364.459.258.262.657.062.684.5
Tanner, Earl D.70.768.477.873.272.587.0
Thatcher, Daniel W.83.664.071.772.076.373.870.374.173.261.0
Thurston, Norman K.54.741.256.753.551.5104.3
Tilton, Aaron67.266.767.057.5
Urquhart, Stephen H.84.085.791.379.481.178.678.880.079.181.481.958.5
Valentine, John L.86.282.179.781.280.779.579.657.178.360.0
Van Tassell, Kevin T.78.083.680.984.583.177.970.961.569.567.869.773.275.160.8
Vickers, Evan J.87.089.781.674.779.055.664.054.257.953.669.774.6
Waddoups, Michael G.70.574.675.779.281.776.576.465.7
Walker, Carlene M.93.493.293.360.0
Walker, Mark W.87.395.991.656.0
Wallis, C. Brent83.377.680.593.5
Ward, Raymond P.72.463.573.378.171.8102.3
Watkins, Christine F.54.864.048.663.976.880.664.898.2
Webb, R. Curt83.177.584.987.776.673.868.067.673.777.280.077.388.7
Weight, Elizabeth53.455.154.3100.5
Weiler, Todd79.267.892.584.380.368.463.276.563.9
Westwood, John R.81.065.470.673.576.777.074.093.5
Wheatley, Mark A.43.850.954.051.240.648.950.065.858.057.649.560.452.686.8
Wheeler, Richard W.81.881.866.0
Wilcox, Ryan D.69.062.069.572.457.455.664.385.8
Wilde, Logan59.673.566.6101.0
Wiley, Larry B.46.645.650.556.850.550.558.166.253.182.8
Wilson, Brad R.85.676.572.274.682.980.280.081.979.284.1
Wimmer, Carl66.757.660.257.358.860.182.0
Winder, Mike73.082.577.898.5
Winn, Bradley A.85.469.877.672.0
Wright, Bill53.469.864.162.487.0
Wyatt, Scott L68.768.767.0
Zehnder, Brian54.254.259.0