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Representative Stewart Barlow
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2012
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 11
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Stewart Barlow'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.

Rep. Barlow'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 HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H17H17H17H17H17H17H17H17H17H17H17
  Party RRRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234567891011
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower========HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Barlow 75223234846
Chamber average 6.45.86.46.77.06.77.17.37.36.67.1
Difference +0.6-0.8-4.4-4.7-4.0-4.7-4.1-3.3+0.7-2.6-1.1
Comparison ====LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==Lower==
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Barlow's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 75223234846
Bills passed 55113233634
Passage rate 71%100%50%50%100%100%100%75%75%75%67%
Chamber average 54%66%52%63%54%61%53%63%58%60%58%
Difference +17+34-2.2-13.0+46+39+47+12+17+15+8.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
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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 13421633253
Chamber average 3.13.53.53.83.33.63.43.43.13.13.0
Difference -2.1-0.5+0.5-1.8-2.3+2.4-0.4-0.4-1.1+1.9+0.0
Comparison Lower====LowerLowerHigher====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 5131639101136109514
Total votes held 651658664699657727734752698666711
Absentee rate 0.8%2.0%2.4%5.6%1.5%1.5%4.9%1.3%1.3%0.8%2.0%
Chamber average 5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%6.1%5.7%
Difference -4.9-3.9-3.8-0.7-4.9-3.7-3.1-5.1-5.8-5.3-3.7
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 2735427039385956776556
Total votes held 651658664699657727734752698666711
"Nay" rate 4.1%5.3%6.3%10%5.9%5.2%8.0%7.4%11%9.8%7.9%
Chamber average 7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%7.7%6.5%
Difference -3.7-2.0-1.2+1.4-1.4-1.9+1.5+0.9+4.0+2.1+1.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerHigherLowerLowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 82%71%69%68%66%72%57%71%49%64%66%
Chamber average 67%67%67%67%66%67%66%68%67%66%67%
Difference +15+4.9+2.2+0.5-0.6+5.0-9.0+2.2-18.4-1.8-0.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigher======HigherLower==LowerLowerLower====
 
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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 Rep. Barlow 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) 96%96%96%94%95%96%94%95%92%94%94%
Chamber average 94%95%94%94%95%95%94%95%95%94%95%
Difference +1.4+1.7+1.6-0.3+0.4+1.0-0.2-0.8-3.20.0-0.9
Comparison HigherHigherHigher====Higher====LowerLower==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) 76%84%76%87%84%94%88%84%74%81%82%
Chamber average 83%81%80%82%85%87%83%85%83%85%84%
Difference -6.4+3.0-4.0+4.9-1.0+6.4+5.4-0.3-9.7-4.0-2.3
Comparison Lower==LowerHigher==HigherHigher==Lower====

Votes on Rep. Barlow's bills

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

Rep. Barlow's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Barlow 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
2012 Barlow HB0417S01 28 40 18% House/ failed
2012 Barlow HB0025 51 17 50% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Barlow HCR002 55 16 55% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Barlow HB0341 57 9 73% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Barlow HB0259 25 3 79% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2018 Barlow HB0217 22 2 83% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2015 Barlow HB0148S01 22 2 83% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Barlow HB0013 25 2 85% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Barlow HB0341 67 5 86% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2014 Barlow HB0114 67 5 86% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Barlow's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Barlow 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 Barlow HB0400 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Barlow HB0400 64 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Barlow HB0250 29 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Barlow HB0250 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Barlow HB0041 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Barlow HB0041 23 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Barlow HB0041 72 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Barlow HB0005 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Barlow HB0005 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Barlow HB0360 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading