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Senator Luz Robles Escamilla
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2009
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: 14

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Luz Robles Escamilla'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. Escamilla's statistical profile

Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1S1
Leadership CaucusMgrCaucusMgrNoneNoneCaucusMgrCaucusMgrAsstWhipAsstWhipAsstWhipAsstWhipWhipWhipWhipWhip
Years in chamber 1234567891011121314
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower============HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Escamilla 7748138767687711
Chamber average 9.08.9119.811111110119.6109.79.49.6
Difference -2.0-1.9-6.6-1.8+2.2-2.6-4.4-4.1-3.6-3.6-2.2-2.7-2.4+1.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Escamilla's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 7748138767687711
Bills passed 13135244557556
Passage rate 14%43%25%38%38%25%57%67%71%83%88%71%71%55%
Chamber average 63%69%70%72%65%70%68%68%74%83%78%70%71%71%
Difference -48.8-25.6-45.2-33.7-27.4-44.7-11.2-0.6-2.7-0.3+9.6+0.5+0.3-15.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower======Higher====Lower
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 40142356781271712
Chamber average 1111111211111213131414131213
Difference -7.1-11.0-10.4-7.8-9.1-8.5-7.3-6.8-6.4-6.2-1.6-6.3+4.6-1.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerHigher==
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 8211222582225149958911816810297112138
Total votes held 807786940890940840951860913926975910919931
Absentee rate 10%14%24%9.2%24%18%10%10%13%18%10%11%12%15%
Chamber average 11%12%14%9.9%11%12%12%14%10%13%11%11%8.0%12%
Difference -1.1+2.1+9.6-0.7+13+6.5-1.7-4.0+2.6+4.9-1.2-0.5+4.0+2.8
Comparison ====Higher==HigherHigherHigher==LowerHigherHigher====Higher==
"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 7356837650477759555452376237
Total votes held 807786940890940840951860913926975910919931
"Nay" rate 9.0%7.1%8.8%8.5%5.3%5.6%8.1%6.9%6.0%5.8%5.3%4.1%6.7%4.0%
Chamber average 4.1%4.6%3.4%4.8%3.7%3.6%4.8%3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference +4.9+2.5+5.4+3.7+1.6+2.0+3.3+3.2+3.2+2.6+2.6+1.6+2.7+1.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
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 39%43%23%47%54%65%47%43%51%54%39%46%52%62%
Chamber average 70%70%72%70%69%67%68%67%68%68%70%71%70%71%
Difference -30.8-27.6-48.5-23.8-15.0-2.0-22.0-24.2-16.5-14.5-30.9-25.0-17.9-8.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
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.
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Escamilla 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) 97%98%97%97%98%97%99%99%98%98%99%99%99%99%
Chamber average 97%97%98%96%97%97%96%97%98%97%98%98%97%98%
Difference -0.4+1.1-0.8+0.6+1.0+0.4+2.7+1.8+0.4+0.7+1.3+0.3+1.3+1.0
Comparison ==HigherLower==Higher==HigherHigher==HigherHigherHigher==HigherHigher
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%98%96%93%94%86%100%100%89%94%100%94%92%92%
Chamber average 89%89%91%88%85%84%83%87%86%85%92%91%88%92%
Difference +5.0+9.7+4.3+5.4+8.8+2.0+17+13+2.1+8.4+8.2+2.6+3.5+0.1
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==

Votes on Sen. Escamilla's bills

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

Sen. Escamilla's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Escamilla 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
2021 Escamilla SB0141S02 36 36 0.0% House/ failed
2013 Escamilla SB0114 15 14 3.4% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2009 Escamilla SB0225 15 14 3.4% Senate/ pass 3rd
2011 Escamilla SB0277 13 14 3.7% Senate/ failed
2010 Escamilla SB0044S02 13 14 3.7% Senate/ failed
2015 Escamilla SJR001 38 34 5.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Escamilla SB0085 13 15 7.1% Senate/ failed
2015 Escamilla SB0208 12 14 7.7% Senate/ failed
2016 Escamilla SB0125S01 13 11 8.3% Senate/ failed
2011 Escamilla SB0277 13 11 8.3% Senate/ failed

Sen. Escamilla's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Escamilla 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 Escamilla SB0216 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0216 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0136S02 29 0 100% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2022 Escamilla SB0136S02 23 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0133S02 74 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0104 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0104 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0104 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Escamilla SB0023 26 0 100% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2022 Escamilla SB0023 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension