"Nay" votes in the Utah legislature, 2007-2019

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 2019. 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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Years. By default, you will see averages from the 2007-2019 general sessions. Not all legislators served in all these years, of course. You can examine one single year in detail by clicking one of the links below.

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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%
Acton, Cheryl K.2: H (2018,19) 8714865.9%
Adams, J. Stuart10: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)12690211.4%
Albrecht, Carl R.3: H (2017,18,19) 15322136.9%
Allen, Sheryl L.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.7: H (2013,14,15,16) S (2017,18,19)34554926.3%
Andersen, Kyle R.1: H (2019) 247523.2%
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.9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 677619310.9%
Ballard, Melissa G.1: H (2019) 387525.1%
Barlow, Stewart8: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 36655426.6%
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.13: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)162114541.4%
Brammer, Brady1: H (2019) 547527.2%
Briscoe, Joel K.9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 770619312.4%
Brooks, Walt3: H (2017,18,19) 11522135.2%
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. Gregg4: H (2007) S (2017,18,19)6434161.9%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca11: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 933727112.8%
Chew, Scott H.5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 26935697.5%
Christensen, Allen M.13: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)346114543.0%
Christensen, LaVar8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24754414.5%
Christofferson, Kay J.7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 29048915.9%
Clark, David5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17430835.6%
Clark, Stephen D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8724323.6%
Coleman, Kim5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 28835698.1%
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%
Cullimore, Kirk A.1: S (2019)149751.4%
Cunningham, Rich4: H (2013,14,15,16) 20126787.5%
Curtis, Greg J.2: H (2007,08) 5212184.3%
Cutler, Bruce R.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 23128178.2%
Dabakis, Jim6: S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)41754307.7%
Dailey-Provost, Jennifer1: H (2019) 657528.6%
Davis, Gene13: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)626114545.5%
Daw, Bradley M.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19) 49973036.8%
Dayton, Margaret12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)949104799.1%
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, Susan11: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 70174079.5%
Dunnigan, James A.13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 54486256.3%
Eastman, Dan R.2: S (2007,08)2316261.4%
Edwards, Rebecca P.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 33366555.0%
Eliason, Steve9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 25161934.1%
Escamilla, Luz Robles11: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)68298286.9%
Fawson, Justin L.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 20128177.1%
Ferry, Ben C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Ferry, Joel1: H (2019) 307524.0%
Fife, Fred J.2: S (2007,08)9216265.7%
Fillmore, Lincoln4: S (2016,17,18,19)10536742.9%
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, Gage12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 41678735.3%
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.11: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 57674077.8%
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.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 526413912.7%
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, Keith13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) S (2019)49288485.6%
Hall, Craig7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 27048915.5%
Handy, Stephen G.9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 31561935.1%
Hansen, Neil A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 356243214.6%
Harper, Wayne A.13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19)584101395.8%
Harrison, Suzanne1: H (2019) 537527.0%
Hawkes, Timothy D.5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 17135694.8%
Hawkins, Jon1: H (2019) 307524.0%
Hemingway, Lynn N.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16,17,18) 70871749.9%
Hemmert, Daniel3: S (2017,18,19)3828141.4%
Henderson, Deidre M.7: S (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19)25264053.9%
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.13: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)427114543.7%
Hinkins, David P.11: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)40198284.1%
Holdaway, Kory M.3: H (2007,08,09) 11418186.3%
Hollins, Sandra5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 412356911.5%
Hughes, Gregory H.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 29078733.7%
Hunsaker, Fred R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 9724324.0%
Hutchings, Eric K.13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 38186254.4%
Ipson, Don L.11: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) S (2017,18,19)26980083.4%
Ivory, Ken9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 54261938.8%
Iwamoto, Jani5: S (2015,16,17,18,19)25346255.5%
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%
Johnson, Dan N.1: H (2019) 217522.8%
Jones, Patricia W.8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)37968295.5%
Judkins, Marsha1: H (2019) 367524.8%
Kennedy, Michael S.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 27441396.6%
Killpack, Sheldon L.3: S (2007,08,09)3024331.2%
King, Brad4: H (2007,08,15,16) 24325749.4%
King, Brian S.11: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 817740711.0%
Kiser, Todd E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 25537346.8%
Kitchen, Derek L.1: S (2019)529755.3%
Knotwell, John7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 523489110.7%
Knudson, Peter C.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)197104791.9%
Kwan, Karen3: H (2017,18,19) 233221310.5%
Last, Bradley G.13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 38186254.4%
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, Karianne3: H (2017,18,19) 20622139.3%
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%
Lyman, Phil1: H (2019) 8575211.3%
Madsen, Mark B.10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)42486404.9%
Maloy, A. Cory3: H (2017,18,19) 16122137.3%
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, Karen12: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)509106344.8%
McAdams, Benjamin M.3: S (2010,11,12)21326168.1%
McCay, Daniel8: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) S (2019)723576512.5%
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.7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 39648918.1%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 35150566.9%
Miles, Kelly B.3: H (2017,18,19) 8422133.8%
Miller, Justin J.1: H (2015) 7969911.3%
Millner, Ann5: S (2015,16,17,18,19)5146251.1%
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 Spackman13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 893862510.4%
Moss, Jefferson3: H (2017,18,19) 15922137.2%
Musselman, Calvin R.1: H (2019) 297523.9%
Nelson, Merrill F.7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 37248917.6%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)135104791.3%
Nielson, Jim4: H (2011,12,13,14) 21926248.3%
Noel, Michael E.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 35178734.5%
Oda, Curtis10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 49064127.6%
Okerlund, Ralph11: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)12898281.3%
Osmond, Aaron4: S (2012,13,14,15)6336211.7%
Owens, Derrin4: H (2016,17,18,19) 20028707.0%
Painter, Patrick6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 12737343.4%
Perry, Lee B.9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 35361935.7%
Peterson, Darin G.2: S (2007,08)5316263.3%
Peterson, Jeremy A.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 27254415.0%
Peterson, Val L.9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 51961938.4%
Pitcher, Dixon M.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24154414.4%
Pitcher, Stephanie1: H (2019) 637528.4%
Potter, Val K.3: H (2017,18,19) 9622134.3%
Poulson, Marie H.11: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 740740710.0%
Powell, Kraig8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31151946.0%
Pulsipher, Susan3: H (2017,18,19) 15622137.0%
Quinn, Tim3: H (2017,18,19) 13522136.1%
Ray, Paul13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 40586254.7%
Redd, Edward H.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 28741396.9%
Reid, Stuart C.4: S (2011,12,13,14)8836102.4%
Richardson, Holly J.1: H (2011) 436127.0%
Riebe, Kathleen1: S (2019)499755.0%
Riesen, Phil4: H (2007,08,09,10) 256243210.5%
Roberts, Marc K.7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 669489113.7%
Robertson, Adam2: H (2018,19) 176148611.8%
Romero, Angela7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 598489112.2%
Romero, Ross I.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)48750499.6%
Sagers, Douglas9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 36461935.9%
Sandall, Scott D.5: H (2015,16,17,18) S (2019)22037925.8%
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, Mike5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 15135694.2%
Seegmiller, F. Jay2: H (2009,10) 144121411.9%
Seegmiller, Travis M.2: H (2018,19) 163128812.7%
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%
Shipp, Rex P.1: H (2019) 487526.4%
Shurtliff, LaWanna Lou3: H (2007,08,19) 16019708.1%
Snider, Casey1: H (2019) 557527.3%
Snow, Gordon E.2: H (2007,08) 6712185.5%
Snow, V. Lowry8: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 24355424.4%
Spendlove, Robert M.6: H (2014,15,16,17,18,19) 15142333.6%
Stanard, Jon E.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 23035246.5%
Stenquist, Jeffrey D.1: H (2019) 237523.1%
Stephenson, Howard A.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)487104794.6%
Stevenson, Jerry W.10: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)15190211.7%
Stoddard, Andrew1: H (2019) 617528.1%
Stowell, Dennis E.5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)12241592.9%
Stratton, Keven J.7: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19) 34248917.0%
Strong, Mark A.1: H (2019) 707529.3%
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.9: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)16382352.0%
Thurston, Norman K.5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 385356910.8%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)275104792.6%
Vickers, Evan J.11: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17,18,19)34189213.8%
Waddoups, Michael G.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)17350493.4%
Waldrip, Steve1: H (2019) 297523.9%
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.5: H (2015,16,17,18,19) 16135694.5%
Watkins, Christine F.7: H (2009,10,11,12,17,18,19) 36147297.6%
Webb, R. Curt11: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 37772715.2%
Weight, Elizabeth3: H (2017,18,19) 235221310.6%
Weiler, Todd8: S (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)16372952.2%
Westwood, John R.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 26941396.5%
Wheatley, Mark A.13: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 897862510.4%
Wheeler, Richard W.1: H (2007) 266024.3%
Wilcox, Ryan D.6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 33738388.8%
Wilde, Logan3: H (2017,18,19) 15522137.0%
Wiley, Larry B.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 550505610.9%
Wilson, Brad R.9: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) 23061933.7%
Wimmer, Carl5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 397308312.9%
Winder, Mike3: H (2017,18,19) 8422133.8%
Winn, Bradley A.2: H (2008,09) 5112164.2%
Winterton, Ronald1: S (2019)289752.9%
Wright, Bill3: H (2010,11,12) 17719169.2%
Wyatt, Scott L1: H (2007) 406026.6%
Zehnder, Brian1: S (2018)309263.2%