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Senator Kirk A. Cullimore
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2019
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 0
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 4

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore'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. Cullimore'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 SenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S9S9S9S9
  Party RRRR
Leadership NoneNoneAsstWhipAsstWhip
Years in chamber 1234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Cullimore 121488
Chamber average 109.79.49.6
Difference +1.8+4.3-1.4-1.6
Comparison ==Higher====
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Cullimore's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 121488
Bills passed 8527
Passage rate 67%36%25%88%
Chamber average 78%70%71%71%
Difference -11.4-34.5-45.7+17
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerHigher
 
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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 15141426
Chamber average 14131213
Difference +1.4+0.7+1.6+13
Comparison ======HigherHigher
 
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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 125144120238
Total votes held 975910919931
Absentee rate 13%16%13%26%
Chamber average 11%11%8.0%12%
Difference +1.8+4.5+5.0+14
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 1412225
Total votes held 975910919931
"Nay" rate 1.4%1.3%2.4%0.5%
Chamber average 2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference -1.3-1.2-1.6-2.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 83%85%80%87%
Chamber average 70%71%70%71%
Difference +13+14+10+16
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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. Cullimore 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) 98%98%98%100%
Chamber average 98%98%97%98%
Difference -0.5+0.0+0.7+1.6
Comparison Lower==HigherHigher
 
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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) 91%84%91%97%
Chamber average 92%91%88%92%
Difference -1.3-7.0+3.1+5.3
Comparison ==LowerLowerHigherHigher

Votes on Sen. Cullimore's bills

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

Sen. Cullimore's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Cullimore 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
2019 Cullimore SCR010S01 35 38 4.1% House/ failed
2019 Cullimore SB0270 41 30 15% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Cullimore SB0205S01 42 29 18% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0188S02 49 24 34% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Cullimore SB0204S01 19 9 36% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Cullimore SB0214 21 8 45% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Cullimore SB0220 47 17 47% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Cullimore SCR010S01 20 7 48% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2019 Cullimore SB0268S01 20 7 48% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2021 Cullimore SB0204S01 18 6 50% Senate/ passed 2nd reading

Sen. Cullimore's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Cullimore 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 Cullimore SB0255 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0255 24 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0254 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0254 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0254 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0244S02 68 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0244S02 29 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Cullimore SB0227S02 25 0 100% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2022 Cullimore SB0227S02 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Cullimore SB0227S02 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading