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Representative Angela Romero
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2013
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 10
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Angela Romero'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. Romero'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 HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H26H26H26H26H26H26H26H26H26H26
  Party DDDDDDDDDD
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneAsstWhipAsstWhipAsstWhipAsstWhipNoneNone
Years in chamber 12345678910
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Romero 2546567886
Chamber average 5.86.46.77.06.77.17.37.36.67.1
Difference -3.8-1.4-2.7-1.0-1.7-1.1-0.3+0.7+1.4-1.1
Comparison LowerLowerLower==Lower======Higher==
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Romero's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 2546567886
Bills passed 0344326463
Passage rate 0.0%60%100%67%60%33%86%50%75%50%
Chamber average 66%52%63%54%61%53%63%58%60%58%
Difference -65.8+7.8+37+13-1.4-20.4+23-7.6+15-8.2
Comparison LowerLowerLower==HigherHigherHigher==LowerHigher==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 0010010110
Chamber average 3.53.53.83.33.63.43.43.13.13.0
Difference -3.5-3.5-2.8-3.3-3.6-2.4-3.4-2.1-2.1-3.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 20269133123161552614
Total votes held 658664699657727734752698666711
Absentee rate 3.0%3.9%1.3%2.0%4.3%3.1%2.1%22%3.9%2.0%
Chamber average 5.9%6.2%6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%6.1%5.7%
Difference -2.9-2.3-5.0-4.4-0.9-4.9-4.3+15-2.2-3.7
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLowerHigherHigherHigher==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 746996931137776496663
Total votes held 658664699657727734752698666711
"Nay" rate 11%10%14%14%16%10%10%7.0%9.9%8.9%
Chamber average 7.3%7.5%8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%7.7%6.5%
Difference +3.7+2.5+5.4+6.7+8.9+3.5+3.5+0.0+2.2+2.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigher
 
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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 45%53%56%51%52%55%47%59%38%56%
Chamber average 67%67%67%66%67%66%68%67%66%67%
Difference -21.5-13.8-11.0-15.7-14.8-11.8-21.5-8.2-27.7-11.0
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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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 Rep. Romero 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%98%98%97%96%98%97%97%98%97%
Chamber average 95%94%94%95%95%94%95%95%94%95%
Difference +2.4+3.5+4.0+2.8+0.8+4.1+1.6+2.4+4.2+1.4
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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) 97%99%92%98%96%96%95%98%92%93%
Chamber average 81%80%82%85%87%83%85%83%85%84%
Difference +16+18+10+12+8.6+13+11+15+7.3+8.8
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Romero's bills

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

Rep. Romero's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Romero 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
2014 Romero HB0286S02 28 44 22% House/ floor amendment failed
2020 Romero HB0116S04 45 24 30% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Romero HB0168 49 21 40% House/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Romero HB0286S02 20 8 43% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2014 Romero HB0286S02 20 8 43% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2019 Romero HB0139S01 52 19 46% House/ passed 3rd reading
2013 Romero HB0150 50 18 47% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Romero HB0139S01 17 6 48% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2021 Romero HB0264S01 20 7 48% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Romero HB0084 18 6 50% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension

Rep. Romero's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Romero 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 Romero HB0352S01 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Romero HB0175 71 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Romero HB0175 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Romero HB0175 23 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Romero HB0126S03 75 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Romero HB0126S03 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Romero HB0126S03 73 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Romero HB0059S01 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Romero HB0030 19 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Romero HB0030 22 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading