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Representative Bradley M. Daw
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2005
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 14
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Bradley M. Daw'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. Daw's statistical profile

200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H60H60H60H60H60H60H60H60H60H60H60H60
  Party RRRRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 34567891011121314
Years comparison LowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Daw 85511614791015912
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.46.77.06.77.17.37.3
Difference +1.9-1.1-0.9+4.9-0.3+7.6+0.3+2.0+3.3+7.9+1.7+4.7
Comparison Higher====HigherHigher==HigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Daw's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 85511614791015912
Bills passed 5451048446988
Passage rate 62.5%80.0%100.0%90.9%66.7%57.1%57.1%44.4%60.0%60.0%88.9%66.7%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%63.5%57.6%
Difference +11.9+27.2+40.1+30.0+11.7+2.8-5.9-9.1-1.4+6.6+25.4+9.1
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====Lower====Higher==
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
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 00617105232127
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.83.33.63.43.43.1
Difference -3.1-3.2+3.2-1.8+3.7+6.9+1.2-1.3-0.6-1.4+8.6+3.9
Comparison LowerLowerHigherLowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==Lower==LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
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 52623425325193013111921
Total votes held 602616600614651651699657727734752698
Absentee rate 0.8%4.2%3.8%6.8%8.1%3.8%2.7%4.6%1.8%1.5%2.5%3.0%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%
Difference -7.5-4.1-2.2-0.0+1.0-1.9-3.6-1.8-3.4-6.5-3.9-4.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====LowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLower
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
"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 434543484643504144465051
Total votes held 602616600614651651699657727734752698
"Nay" rate 7.1%7.3%7.2%7.8%7.1%6.6%7.2%6.2%6.1%6.3%6.6%7.3%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%
Difference -0.1+1.3-0.9+0.4-1.3-1.2-1.4-1.1-1.0-0.2+0.1+0.3
Comparison ==Higher======LowerLowerLower========
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Influence or "floor power" (learn more). What percentage of the time is the legislator on the winning side of a floor vote?
Floor power score 70.7%64.3%67.6%61.6%75.3%69.1%68.6%61.9%66.3%70.0%71.3%63.3%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%68.3%67.0%
Difference +4.2-4.6+1.1-7.4+6.2+1.6+1.3-4.3-0.5+3.7+3.0-3.7
Comparison ==Lower==LowerHigher====Lower======Lower
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Ideology score 1 (from interest group ratings). Half a dozen interest groups release ratings of each legislator after each legislative session. I rescale them all from 0 (most liberal) to 100 (most conservative) and average them together, resulting in the numbers reported here.
Average rating 77.062.279.284.388.375.0nananananana
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.3nananananana
Difference +20.1+15.6+24.0+23.5+19.8+17.7nananananana
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHighernananananana
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Ideology score 2 (NOMINATE method) (learn more). Using a widely accepted scaling method, I calculate each legislator's ideology score (called a "NOMINATE" score) after each legislative session. I describe the method here. Scores have no intrinsic meaning; they are useful only for comparing two legislators. A legislator with a higher score is more to the right ideologically of a legislator with a lower scale. In most years, a conservative Republican will have a score above 0; a score close to 100 is extreme.
NOMINATE score 75.263.156.249.543.059.059.659.750.937.256.456.7
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.119.025.220.79.816.117.4
Difference +71.5+65.6+52.3+54.4+42.1+49.9+40.6+34.5+30.2+27.4+40.3+39.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Daw 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) 95.0%94.2%94.8%93.5%94.1%94.9%92.8%94.4%94.5%95.2%95.1%94.2%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%95.4%94.8%
Difference +0.5-1.2+0.5-1.2+0.4+0.6-1.0-0.2-0.4+1.4-0.3-0.6
Comparison ==Lower==Lower====Lower==========
 
200720082009201020112012201520162017201820192020
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) 96.0%96.5%90.5%89.9%92.6%89.9%85.4%89.8%92.4%88.9%90.1%90.6%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%84.6%83.5%
Difference +16.7+14.8+9.1+5.6+7.5+7.2+3.5+4.4+5.3+5.9+5.5+7.1
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Daw's bills

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

Rep. Daw's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Daw 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
2018 Daw HB0197S02 36 34 2.9% House/ failed
2018 Daw HB0471 34 39 6.8% House/ failed
2018 Daw HB0197S02 38 32 8.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2010 Daw HB0150S01 33 41 10.8% House/ failed
2020 Daw HB0034S01 33 42 12.0% House/ failed
2020 Daw HB0034S01 41 31 13.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Daw HB0195S03 40 26 21.2% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Daw HB0038S03 43 27 22.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2015 Daw HB0282S01 44 25 27.5% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Daw HB0471 46 25 29.6% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Daw's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Daw 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
2020 Daw HCR017 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Daw HCR017 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Daw HCR015S01 29 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Daw HCR015S01 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Daw HB0423 74 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Daw HB0423 69 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Daw HB0319S03 68 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Daw HB0319S03 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Daw HB0319S03 72 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Daw HB0285 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading