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Representative Gage Froerer
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2007
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2018
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2018: 12
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2018: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Gage Froerer'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. Froerer's statistical profile

200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H8H8H8H8H8H8H8H8H8H8H8H8
  Party RRRRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 123456789101112
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Froerer 71010141612141412111414
Chamber average 6.16.15.96.16.36.45.86.46.77.06.77.1
Difference +0.9+3.9+4.1+7.9+9.7+5.6+8.2+7.6+5.3+4.0+7.3+6.9
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Froerer's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 71010141612141412111414
Bills passed 3365961168888
Passage rate 42.9%30.0%60.0%35.7%56.3%50.0%78.6%42.9%66.7%72.7%57.1%57.1%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%60.9%55.0%54.3%65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%
Difference -7.7-22.8+0.1-25.2+1.3-4.3+12.8-9.3+3.7+19.2-4.3+3.7
Comparison ==Lower==Lower====Higher====Higher====
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
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 211176573834
Chamber average 3.13.22.82.83.33.13.53.53.83.33.63.4
Difference -1.1-2.2-1.8-1.8+3.7+2.9+1.5+3.5-0.8+4.7-0.6+0.6
Comparison ==LowerLowerLowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigher====
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
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 101416171730646713373330
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664699657727734
Absentee rate 1.7%2.3%2.7%2.8%2.6%4.6%9.7%10.1%1.9%5.6%4.5%4.1%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%
Difference -6.6-6.0-3.3-4.0-4.5-1.1+3.8+3.9-4.4-0.8-0.7-3.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==HigherHigherLower======
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
"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 162024333426294061335842
Total votes held 602616600614651651658664699657727734
"Nay" rate 2.7%3.2%4.0%5.4%5.2%4.0%4.4%6.0%8.7%5.0%8.0%5.7%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%
Difference -4.5-2.8-4.1-2.0-3.2-3.8-2.9-1.5+0.1-2.3+0.9-0.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==Lower====
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
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 89.2%86.2%77.2%77.0%79.4%81.4%76.7%69.4%69.0%75.0%56.7%75.8%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%69.0%69.1%67.5%66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%
Difference +22.7+17.3+10.7+8.0+10.3+13.9+10.2+2.3+1.7+8.8-10.1+9.5
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====HigherLowerHigher
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
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 65.749.363.069.092.367.863.5nanananana
Chamber average 56.946.655.260.868.557.356.8nanananana
Difference +8.8+2.7+7.8+8.2+23.8+10.5+6.7nanananana
Comparison Higher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHighernanananana
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
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 21.610.822.622.18.621.316.44.929.841.040.218.2
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9-4.90.99.17.99.519.025.220.79.8
Difference +17.9+13.3+18.7+27.0+7.7+12.2+8.5-4.6+10.8+15.8+19.5+8.4
Comparison ====HigherHigher============Higher==
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Froerer 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) 97.3%97.5%96.4%97.5%95.7%96.5%96.3%93.3%94.3%96.6%93.2%96.0%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%94.7%93.7%94.3%94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%
Difference +2.8+2.1+2.1+2.8+2.0+2.2+1.6-0.8+0.5+2.0-1.7+2.2
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====HigherLower==
 
200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
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) 82.4%82.5%80.8%91.4%82.0%84.4%81.2%64.4%80.9%88.2%77.8%79.4%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%84.3%85.1%82.7%81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%
Difference +3.1+0.8-0.6+7.1-3.1+1.7-0.0-15.7-1.0+2.8-9.3-3.6
Comparison ======Higher======LowerLower====LowerLower==

Votes on Rep. Froerer's bills

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

Rep. Froerer's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Froerer 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
2013 Froerer HB0278S01 37 35 2.8% House/ failed
2013 Froerer HB0278S01 39 34 6.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2012 Froerer HB0414 38 33 7.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Froerer HB0296S01 13 15 7.1% Senate/ failed
2009 Froerer HB0246S02 33 39 8.3% House/ failed
2016 Froerer HB0228S02 43 29 19.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Froerer HB0278S01 43 28 21.1% House/ motion to reconsider
2012 Froerer HB0107S01 17 11 21.4% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Froerer HB0410 29 45 21.6% House/ failed
2012 Froerer HB0414 43 27 22.9% House/ concurs with Senate amendment

Rep. Froerer's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Froerer 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
2018 Froerer HJR010 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Froerer HJR010 67 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Froerer HJR006 24 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Froerer HB0454S01 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2018 Froerer HB0454S01 71 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Froerer HB0339 65 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Froerer HB0243 65 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2018 Froerer HB0243 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Froerer HB0243 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2018 Froerer HB0243 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading