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Senator Jacob L. Anderegg
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2013
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 4
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 6

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Jacob L. Anderegg's service in the Utah legislature. I highlight differences from chamber averages using little green and red arrows. The number of arrows is statistically determined. More arrows indicate a larger difference compared to the chamber average, in relation to how much diversity there is among legislators on this metric. If all legislators introduce exactly 5 bills, then a legislator who introduces 10 is very different; if legislators vary wildly in how many bills they introduce (but the average is still 5), then a legislator who introduces 10 bills may be less different from average. The standard deviation measures this diversity.

Sen. Anderegg's statistical profile

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Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District H6H6H6H6S13S13S13S13S13S13
  Party RRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234123456
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower====
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Anderegg 49118101125261217
Chamber average 5.86.46.77.0119.6109.79.49.6
Difference -1.8+2.6+4.3+1.0-0.6+1.4+15+16+2.6+7.4
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigher======HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Anderegg's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 49118101125261217
Bills passed 322256161789
Passage rate 75%22%18%25%50%55%64%65%67%53%
Chamber average 66%52%63%54%74%83%78%70%71%71%
Difference +9.2-30.2-45.0-28.5-23.7-28.3-14.4-5.5-3.7-17.9
Comparison ==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower====Lower
 
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Bills floor sponsored. A "floor sponsor" is like a secondary sponsor of a bill. After a bill passes the sponsor's chamber, its sponsor needs to find a "floor sponsor" in the other chamber to usher it through the other chamber.
Total floor sponsored 015210819151215
Chamber average 3.53.53.83.3131414131213
Difference -3.5-2.5+1.2-1.3-3.4-6.2+5.4+1.7-0.4+1.6
Comparison LowerLower==Lower==LowerHigher======
 
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Missed votes (learn more). Usually missed votes occur because of competing obligations within the legislature, not because the legislator has left the capitol.
Missed votes 644110077155127129124154245
Total votes held 658664699657913926975910919931
Absentee rate 9.7%6.2%14%12%17%14%13%14%17%26%
Chamber average 5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%10%13%11%11%8.0%12%
Difference +3.8+0.0+7.7+5.6+6.6+0.9+1.8+2.5+9.0+14
Comparison Higher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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"Nay" votes (learn more). Most floor votes pass by overwhelming majorities, since unpopular bills get weeded out long before they reach the floor. As a result, "nay" votes are rare.
"Nay" votes 52976655282918302823
Total votes held 658664699657913926975910919931
"Nay" rate 7.9%15%9.4%8.4%3.1%3.1%1.8%3.3%3.0%2.5%
Chamber average 7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference +0.6+7.5+0.8+1.1+0.3-0.1-0.9+0.8-1.0-0.1
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigher==Higher====LowerHigherLower==
 
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Winning side rate (learn more). What percentage of the time (excluding near-unanimous votes) is the legislator on the winning side of a floor vote?
Winning side rate 64%46%63%57%75%71%78%80%69%65%
Chamber average 67%67%67%66%68%68%70%71%70%71%
Difference -2.1-21.2-4.3-9.2+7.1+2.7+7.6+9.1-0.6-5.9
Comparison ==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerHigher==HigherHigher==Lower
 
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Ideology score (NOMINATE method) (learn more). Using W-NOMINATE algorithm developed by Congressional scholars, I calculate each legislator's relative ideology after each General Session. I describe the method here. Scores have no intrinsic meaning. They are only relative: A legislator with a higher score is to the right ideologically of a legislator with a lower scale. Scores may be compared only within a single chamber and a single year. In most years, a conservative Republican will have a score above 0; a score close to 100 is extreme.
Contact me for scores. They get misinterpreted often enough that I now provide them only to political scientists.
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Anderegg support his/her party? That is, what percentage of the time does the legislator vote with the majority of the other members of his/her party? Scores are usually easily above 90%.
Score (overall) 94%86%89%91%97%97%97%97%97%97%
Chamber average 95%94%94%95%98%97%98%98%97%98%
Difference -0.8-8.3-4.5-3.8-1.2-0.7-0.8-1.5-0.5-1.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==Lower
 
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Party support score (party-line only) (learn more). This is the same as the "raw" party support score, but we look only at party-line votes when calculating this. A "party-line" vote occurs when the majority of Democrats votes against the majority of Republicans. Although party-line votes are rare, looking at the legislator's party support score in this setting can be revealing.
Score (party-line only) 92%90%85%89%83%86%91%90%91%100%
Chamber average 81%80%82%85%86%85%92%91%88%92%
Difference +11+10+3.4+3.1-3.8+0.6-1.1-0.6+2.6+8.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLower======HigherHigher

Votes on Sen. Anderegg's bills

Many votes have been held on bills sponsored by Sen. Anderegg. In the interest of space, I display only the most and least divisive votes held on Sen. Anderegg's bills.

Sen. Anderegg's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Anderegg that had the closest vote margin (as a percent of the total votes cast). When there are ties, I list the most recent bills first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2017 Anderegg SB0115S01 13 15 7.1% Senate/ failed
2021 Anderegg SB0215S02 40 33 9.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Anderegg SB0175S03 16 13 10% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2017 Anderegg SB0115S01 13 16 10% Senate/ failed
2018 Anderegg SB0146S02 30 37 10% House/ failed
2021 Anderegg SB0211S01 41 31 14% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0039S04 15 11 15% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0039S04 16 11 19% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Anderegg SB0185 15 10 20% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Anderegg SB0039S04 16 10 23% Senate/ concurs with House amendment

Sen. Anderegg's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Anderegg that had the widest vote margin (as a percent of the total votes cast). When there are ties, I display the most recent bills first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2022 Anderegg SB0248 74 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0248 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0248 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0235 74 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0235 24 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0235 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0226S03 26 0 100% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2022 Anderegg SB0226S03 73 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0226S03 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Anderegg SB0226S03 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading