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Representative Edward H. Redd
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2013
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2018
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2018: 6
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2018: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Edward H. Redd'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. Redd's statistical profile

201320142015201620172018
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H4H4H4H4H4H4
  Party RRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 123456
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Redd 551112176
Chamber average 5.86.46.77.06.77.1
Difference -0.8-1.4+4.3+5.0+10.3-1.1
Comparison ==LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Redd's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 551112176
Bills passed 5474104
Passage rate 100.0%80.0%63.6%33.3%58.8%66.7%
Chamber average 65.8%52.2%63.0%53.5%61.4%53.4%
Difference +34.2+27.8+0.6-20.2-2.6+13.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==Lower==Higher
 
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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 123154
Chamber average 3.53.53.83.33.63.4
Difference -2.5-1.5-0.8-2.3+1.4+0.6
Comparison LowerLower==LowerHigher==
 
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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 864043656
Total votes held 658664699657727734
Absentee rate 1.2%0.9%5.7%6.5%0.8%7.6%
Chamber average 5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%
Difference -4.7-5.3-0.6+0.1-4.4-0.4
Comparison LowerLowerLower====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 624855395231
Total votes held 658664699657727734
"Nay" rate 9.4%7.2%7.9%5.9%7.2%4.2%
Chamber average 7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%
Difference +2.1-0.3-0.7-1.4+0.1-2.3
Comparison Higher====Lower==Lower
 
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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 66.7%70.1%65.0%63.8%65.4%73.4%
Chamber average 66.5%67.1%67.3%66.2%66.8%66.3%
Difference +0.2+3.0-2.3-2.4-1.4+7.1
Comparison ==========Higher
 
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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 44.1nanananana
Chamber average 56.8nanananana
Difference -12.7nanananana
Comparison Lowernanananana
 
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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 -21.914.525.934.915.3-8.4
Chamber average 7.99.519.025.220.79.8
Difference -29.8+5.0+6.9+9.7-5.4-18.2
Comparison Lower========Lower
 
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Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Redd 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) 90.3%92.1%92.6%93.6%93.0%95.9%
Chamber average 94.7%94.1%93.8%94.6%94.9%93.8%
Difference -4.4-2.0-1.2-1.0-1.9+2.1
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==
 
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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) 57.9%64.7%71.9%77.9%72.3%72.5%
Chamber average 81.2%80.1%81.9%85.4%87.1%83.0%
Difference -23.3-15.4-10.0-7.5-14.8-10.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Rep. Redd's bills

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

Rep. Redd's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Redd 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
2016 Redd HB0332S01 40 31 12.7% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Redd HB0250 39 25 21.9% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Redd HB0250 46 22 35.3% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2018 Redd HB0322S04 18 3 71.4% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2016 Redd HB0250 23 3 76.9% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2018 Redd HB0100S01 65 4 88.4% House/ passed 3rd reading
2016 Redd HB0191S01 17 1 88.9% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2018 Redd HB0326 65 3 91.2% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Redd HB0326 24 1 92.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2018 Redd HB0100S01 25 1 92.3% Senate/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Redd's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Redd 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 Redd HB0322S04 67 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2018 Redd HB0322S04 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Redd HB0322S04 25 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Redd HB0322S04 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Redd HB0100S01 22 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2018 Redd HB0099 59 0 100.0% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2018 Redd HB0099 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Redd HB0099 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2018 Redd HB0099 68 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Redd HJR004S01 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading