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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: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 0
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 5

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

20162017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber SenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District S10S10S10S10S10
  Party RRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 12345
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20162017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Fillmore 820111612
Chamber average 10.110.69.610.29.7
Difference -2.1+9.4+1.4+5.8+2.3
Comparison ==HigherHigher==Higher==
 
20162017201820192020
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 820111612
Bills passed 31110138
Passage rate 37.5%55.0%90.9%81.3%66.7%
Chamber average 67.6%73.7%83.3%78.4%70.5%
Difference -30.1-18.7+7.6+2.9-3.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerHigher====
 
20162017201820192020
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 611181120
Chamber average 12.813.414.213.613.3
Difference -6.8-2.4+3.8-2.6+6.7
Comparison Lower======Higher
 
20162017201820192020
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 697795138114
Total votes held 860913926975910
Absentee rate 8.0%8.4%10.3%14.2%12.5%
Chamber average 14.0%10.4%13.1%11.2%11.5%
Difference -6.0-2.0-2.8+3.0+1.0
Comparison Lower====Higher==
 
20162017201820192020
"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 2519273447
Total votes held 860913926975910
"Nay" rate 2.9%2.1%2.9%3.5%5.2%
Chamber average 3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%
Difference -0.8-0.7-0.3+0.8+2.7
Comparison Lower====HigherHigherHigher
 
20162017201820192020
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 80.0%65.8%58.2%72.7%61.5%
Chamber average 66.8%67.9%68.2%70.2%70.9%
Difference +13.2-2.1-10.0+2.5-9.4
Comparison Higher==Lower==Lower
 
20162017201820192020
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 nanananana
Chamber average nanananana
Difference nanananana
Comparison nanananana
 
20162017201820192020
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 83.367.574.986.290.1
Chamber average 35.725.423.741.634.7
Difference +47.6+42.1+51.2+44.6+55.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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) 97.6%97.7%96.9%95.7%95.0%
Chamber average 97.1%97.8%97.3%98.1%98.2%
Difference +0.5-0.1-0.4-2.4-3.2
Comparison ======LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20162017201820192020
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) 94.1%92.6%88.9%90.7%97.0%
Chamber average 87.1%86.4%85.4%91.8%90.9%
Difference +7.0+6.2+3.5-1.1+6.1
Comparison HigherHigher====HigherHigher

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
2019 Fillmore SB0177 16 12 14.3% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Fillmore SB0177 17 12 17.2% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2016 Fillmore SB0153 45 28 23.3% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Fillmore SB0244S02 18 10 28.6% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2017 Fillmore SB0080 19 9 35.7% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Fillmore SB0075S01 50 22 38.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Fillmore SB0145S03 20 8 42.9% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Fillmore SB0080 20 8 42.9% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Fillmore SB0053S01 21 8 44.8% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2017 Fillmore SB0075S01 22 7 51.7% Senate/ 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
2020 Fillmore SCR010 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Fillmore SCR010 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Fillmore SCR010 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Fillmore SCR005 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Fillmore SCR005 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Fillmore SB0195 63 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Fillmore SB0195 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Fillmore SB0195 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Fillmore SB0142 70 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Fillmore SB0142 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading