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Representative Brian Doughty
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2012
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2012
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2012: 1
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2012: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Brian Doughty'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. Doughty's statistical profile

2012
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber House
  District H30
  Party D
Leadership None
Years in chamber 1
Years comparison LowerLower
 
2012
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Doughty 5
Chamber average 6.4
Difference -1.4
Comparison Lower
 
2012
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Doughty's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 5
Bills passed 0
Passage rate 0.0%
Chamber average 54.3%
Difference -54.3
Comparison LowerLower
 
2012
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 0
Chamber average 3.1
Difference -3.1
Comparison LowerLower
 
2012
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 12
Total votes held 651
Absentee rate 1.8%
Chamber average 5.7%
Difference -3.9
Comparison Lower
 
2012
"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 93
Total votes held 651
"Nay" rate 14.3%
Chamber average 7.8%
Difference +6.5
Comparison HigherHigher
 
2012
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 46.5%
Chamber average 67.5%
Difference -21.0
Comparison LowerLower
 
2012
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 32.2
Chamber average 57.3
Difference -25.1
Comparison LowerLower
 
2012
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 -91.2
Chamber average 9.1
Difference -100.3
Comparison LowerLower
 
2012
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Doughty 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) 96.5%
Chamber average 94.3%
Difference +2.2
Comparison Higher
 
2012
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) 95.7%
Chamber average 82.7%
Difference +13.0
Comparison HigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Doughty's bills

Rep. Doughty has not sponsored any bills yet.