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Representative Kory M. Holdaway
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 1999
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2009
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2009: 11
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2009: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Kory M. Holdaway'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. Holdaway's statistical profile

200720082009
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouse
  District H34H34H34
  Party RRR
Leadership NoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 91011
Years comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
200720082009
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Holdaway 767
Chamber average 6.16.15.9
Difference +0.9-0.1+1.1
Comparison ======
 
200720082009
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Holdaway's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 767
Bills passed 323
Passage rate 42.9%33.3%42.9%
Chamber average 50.6%52.8%59.9%
Difference -7.7-19.5-17.0
Comparison ==LowerLower
 
200720082009
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 521
Chamber average 3.13.22.8
Difference +1.9-1.2-1.8
Comparison Higher==Lower
 
200720082009
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 335654
Total votes held 602616600
Absentee rate 5.5%9.1%9.0%
Chamber average 8.3%8.3%6.0%
Difference -2.8+0.8+3.0
Comparison Lower==Higher
 
200720082009
"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 463533
Total votes held 602616600
"Nay" rate 7.6%5.7%5.5%
Chamber average 7.2%6.0%8.1%
Difference +0.4-0.3-2.6
Comparison ====Lower
 
200720082009
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 61.1%71.9%73.7%
Chamber average 66.5%68.9%66.5%
Difference -5.4+3.0+7.2
Comparison Lower==Higher
 
200720082009
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 47.831.948.5
Chamber average 56.946.655.2
Difference -9.1-14.7-6.7
Comparison LowerLower==
 
200720082009
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 -26.0-43.4-15.0
Chamber average 3.7-2.53.9
Difference -29.7-40.9-18.9
Comparison LowerLowerLower
 
200720082009
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Holdaway 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) 91.0%92.9%92.3%
Chamber average 94.5%95.4%94.3%
Difference -3.5-2.5-2.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
200720082009
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) 46.6%45.5%58.3%
Chamber average 79.3%81.7%81.4%
Difference -32.7-36.2-23.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Rep. Holdaway's bills

Only 14 bills sponsored by Rep. Holdaway have come to a vote. Listed below are all votes held on bills that Rep. Holdaway sponsored. The votes are sorted by vote margin, with the most divisive votes listed first.

Year Sponsor Bill Ayes Nays Margin
(as % of total votes)
Type of vote
2009 Holdaway HB0439S01 38 33 7.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Holdaway HB0104S03 38 29 13.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Holdaway HB0217 45 27 25.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Holdaway HB0104S03 46 24 31.4% House/ concurs with Senate amendments
2009 Holdaway HB0171 50 23 37.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Holdaway HB0364S02 56 12 64.7% House/ concurs with Senate amendments
2008 Holdaway HB0364S02 57 11 67.6% House/ passed 3rd reading
2008 Holdaway HB0104S03 22 4 69.2% Senate/ pass 2nd & 3rd (Suspension)
2008 Holdaway HB0145 61 7 79.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2007 Holdaway HB0396 24 2 84.6% Senate/ pass 2nd & 3rd (Suspension)