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Senator Lincoln Fillmore
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2016
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: 7

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Lincoln Fillmore'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. Fillmore'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 SenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S10S10S10S10S10S10S10
  Party RRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234567
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower====
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Fillmore 8201116121915
Chamber average 10119.6109.79.49.6
Difference -2.1+9.4+1.4+5.8+2.3+9.6+5.4
Comparison ==HigherHigher==Higher==HigherHigherHigher
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Fillmore's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 8201116121915
Bills passed 311101381210
Passage rate 38%55%91%81%67%63%67%
Chamber average 68%74%83%78%70%71%71%
Difference -29.6-18.7+7.7+2.6-3.5-7.7-3.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerHigher========
 
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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 6111811201717
Chamber average 13131414131213
Difference -6.8-2.4+3.8-2.6+6.7+4.6+3.6
Comparison Lower======HigherHigherHigher
 
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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 6977951381149065
Total votes held 860913926975910919931
Absentee rate 8.0%8.4%10%14%13%9.8%7.0%
Chamber average 14%10%13%11%11%8.0%12%
Difference -6.0-2.0-3.1+2.8+1.5+1.8-5.2
Comparison Lower====Higher====Lower
 
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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 25192734474636
Total votes held 860913926975910919931
"Nay" rate 2.9%2.1%2.9%3.5%5.2%5.0%3.9%
Chamber average 3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference -0.8-0.7-0.3+0.8+2.7+1.0+1.3
Comparison Lower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 80%66%58%73%62%59%63%
Chamber average 67%68%68%70%71%70%71%
Difference +13-2.1-10.0+2.5-9.4-10.8-7.6
Comparison Higher==Lower==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 Sen. Fillmore 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%97%96%95%95%96%
Chamber average 97%98%97%98%98%97%98%
Difference +0.5-0.1-0.4-2.4-3.2-2.4-1.8
Comparison ======LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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) 94%93%89%91%97%82%87%
Chamber average 87%86%85%92%91%88%92%
Difference +7.0+6.2+3.5-1.1+6.1-6.3-5.3
Comparison HigherHigher====HigherHigherLowerLower

Votes on Sen. Fillmore's bills

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

Sen. Fillmore's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Fillmore 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 Fillmore SB0132S02 34 34 0.0% House/ failed
2021 Fillmore SB0132S02 37 35 2.8% House/ failed
2021 Fillmore SB0115S03 40 31 13% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0062S04 16 12 14% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2019 Fillmore SB0177 16 12 14% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0062S04 41 29 17% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Fillmore SB0177 17 12 17% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2021 Fillmore SB0052S02 29 43 19% House/ failed
2022 Fillmore SB0062S04 17 11 21% Senate/ concurs with House amendment
2016 Fillmore SB0153 45 28 23% House/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Fillmore's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Fillmore 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 Fillmore SCR007 69 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SCR007 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SCR007 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0240 73 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0240 24 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0240 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0191S02 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0191S02 22 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0093S01 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Fillmore SB0088 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading