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"Nay" votes in the Utah legislature, 2007-2018

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 2018. 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 2007-2018 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.

Select a year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - Average (2007-2018)

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.1: H (2018) 467346.3%
Adams, J. Stuart9: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)11980461.5%
Albrecht, Carl R.2: H (2017,18) 9214616.3%
Allen, Sheryl L.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.6: H (2013,14,15,16) S (2017,18)32745177.2%
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.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 622544111.4%
Barlow, Stewart7: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) 31047906.5%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)152104791.5%
Briscoe, Joel K.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 712544113.1%
Brooks, Walt2: H (2017,18) 7214614.9%
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. Gregg3: H (2007) S (2017,18)5124412.1%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca11: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 933727112.8%
Chew, Scott H.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 21628177.7%
Christensen, Allen M.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)328104793.1%
Christensen, LaVar8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24754414.5%
Christofferson, Kay J.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 23841395.8%
Clark, David5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17430835.6%
Clark, Stephen D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8724323.6%
Coleman, Kim4: H (2015,16,17,18) 21728177.7%
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.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 23128178.2%
Dabakis, Jim6: S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)41754307.7%
Davis, Gene12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)579104795.5%
Daw, Bradley M.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16,17,18) 44965516.9%
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, Susan10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 66066559.9%
Dunnigan, James A.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 50678736.4%
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, Steve8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 22554414.1%
Escamilla, Luz Robles10: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)63088537.1%
Fawson, Justin L.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 20128177.1%
Ferry, Ben C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14324325.9%
Fife, Fred J.2: S (2007,08)9216265.7%
Fillmore, Lincoln3: S (2016,17,18)7126992.6%
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.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 52566557.9%
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, Keith12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 47178736.0%
Hall, Craig6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 23841395.8%
Handy, Stephen G.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 28554415.2%
Hansen, Neil A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 356243214.6%
Harper, Wayne A.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)55991646.1%
Hawkes, Timothy D.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 13528174.8%
Hemingway, Lynn N.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16,17,18) 70871749.9%
Hemmert, Daniel2: S (2017,18)2418391.3%
Henderson, Deidre M.6: S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)22454304.1%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)386104793.7%
Hinkins, David P.10: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)37588534.2%
Holdaway, Kory M.3: H (2007,08,09) 11418186.3%
Hollins, Sandra4: H (2015,16,17,18) 352281712.5%
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.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 35178734.5%
Ipson, Don L.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) S (2017,18)25070333.6%
Ivory, Ken8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 45454418.3%
Iwamoto, Jani4: S (2015,16,17,18)19936505.5%
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%
Jones, Patricia W.8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)37968295.5%
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.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 760665511.4%
Kiser, Todd E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 25537346.8%
Knotwell, John6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 442413910.7%
Knudson, Peter C.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)197104791.9%
Kwan, Karen2: H (2017,18) 169146111.6%
Last, Bradley G.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 35478734.5%
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, Karianne2: H (2017,18) 148146110.1%
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. Cory2: H (2017,18) 11114617.6%
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, Karen11: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)46496594.8%
McAdams, Benjamin M.3: S (2010,11,12)21326168.1%
McCay, Daniel7: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) 675479014.1%
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.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 32441397.8%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 35150566.9%
Miles, Kelly B.2: H (2017,18) 6114614.2%
Miller, Justin J.1: H (2015) 7969911.3%
Millner, Ann4: S (2015,16,17,18)4636501.3%
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 Spackman12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 837787310.6%
Moss, Jefferson2: H (2017,18) 11114617.6%
Nelson, Merrill F.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 32041397.7%
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, Ralph10: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)11988531.3%
Osmond, Aaron4: S (2012,13,14,15)6336211.7%
Owens, Derrin3: H (2016,17,18) 14221186.7%
Painter, Patrick6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 12737343.4%
Perry, Lee B.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 32654416.0%
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.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 45854418.4%
Pitcher, Dixon M.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24154414.4%
Potter, Val K.2: H (2017,18) 6414614.4%
Poulson, Marie H.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 683665510.3%
Powell, Kraig8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31151946.0%
Pulsipher, Susan2: H (2017,18) 10014616.8%
Quinn, Tim2: H (2017,18) 10714617.3%
Ray, Paul12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 37678734.8%
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%
Riesen, Phil4: H (2007,08,09,10) 256243210.5%
Roberts, Marc K.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 565413913.7%
Robertson, Adam1: H (2018) 8073410.9%
Romero, Angela6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 522413912.6%
Romero, Ross I.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)48750499.6%
Sagers, Douglas8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 32754416.0%
Sandall, Scott D.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 18328176.5%
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, Mike4: H (2015,16,17,18) 12028174.3%
Seegmiller, F. Jay2: H (2009,10) 144121411.9%
Seegmiller, Travis M.1: H (2018) 7053613.1%
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. Lowry7: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) 21047904.4%
Spendlove, Robert M.5: H (2014,15,16,17,18) 13434813.8%
Stanard, Jon E.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 23035246.5%
Stephenson, Howard A.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)487104794.6%
Stevenson, Jerry W.9: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)14280461.8%
Stowell, Dennis E.5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)12241592.9%
Stratton, Keven J.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 28041396.8%
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.8: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)15872602.2%
Thurston, Norman K.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 321281711.4%
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.10: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)32479464.1%
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.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 13328174.7%
Watkins, Christine F.6: H (2009,10,11,12,17,18) 33139778.3%
Webb, R. Curt11: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 37772715.2%
Weight, Elizabeth2: H (2017,18) 170146111.6%
Weiler, Todd7: S (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18)14663202.3%
Westwood, John R.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 26941396.5%
Wheatley, Mark A.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 835787310.6%
Wheeler, Richard W.1: H (2007) 266024.3%
Wilcox, Ryan D.6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 33738388.8%
Wilde, Logan2: H (2017,18) 11314617.7%
Wiley, Larry B.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 550505610.9%
Wilson, Brad R.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 21554414.0%
Wimmer, Carl5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 397308312.9%
Winder, Mike2: H (2017,18) 5614613.8%
Winn, Bradley A.2: H (2008,09) 5112164.2%
Wright, Bill3: H (2010,11,12) 17719169.2%
Wyatt, Scott L1: H (2007) 406026.6%
Zehnder, Brian1: S (2018)309263.2%