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Representative Mike Schultz
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2015
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 8
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Mike Schultz'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. Schultz's statistical profile

20152016201720182019202020212022
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H12H12H12H12H12H12H12H12
  Party RRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneWhipWhipWhipNone
Years in chamber 12345678
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigher
 
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Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Schultz 478105325
Chamber average 6.77.06.77.17.37.36.67.1
Difference -2.70.0+1.3+2.9-2.3-4.3-4.6-2.1
Comparison Lower====HigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Schultz's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 478105325
Bills passed 36794324
Passage rate 75%86%88%90%80%100%100%80%
Chamber average 63%54%61%53%63%58%60%58%
Difference +12+32+27+37+17+42+40+22
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 33118116510
Chamber average 3.83.33.63.43.43.13.13.0
Difference -0.8-0.3+7.4+4.6+7.6+2.9+1.9+7.0
Comparison ====HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 129595194160153103113
Total votes held 699657727734752698666711
Absentee rate 1.7%14%13%26%21%22%15%16%
Chamber average 6.3%6.4%5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%6.1%5.7%
Difference -4.6+7.6+7.8+18+15+15+8.9+10
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 4823252431353229
Total votes held 699657727734752698666711
"Nay" rate 6.9%3.5%3.4%3.3%4.1%5.0%4.8%4.1%
Chamber average 8.6%7.3%7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%7.7%6.5%
Difference -1.7-3.8-3.7-3.2-2.4-2.0-2.9-2.4
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
20152016201720182019202020212022
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 73%78%76%73%81%71%83%75%
Chamber average 67%66%67%66%68%67%66%67%
Difference +5.8+12+9.2+7.1+13+3.9+17+7.9
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
20152016201720182019202020212022
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. Schultz 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) 96%97%97%96%96%96%97%97%
Chamber average 94%95%95%94%95%95%94%95%
Difference +2.3+2.5+1.6+1.9+0.7+1.2+3.7+1.7
Comparison HigherHigherHigher====Higher==Higher
 
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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) 91%99%99%88%86%90%92%91%
Chamber average 82%85%87%83%85%83%85%84%
Difference +9.2+13+12+4.9+1.3+6.5+7.5+6.6
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Schultz's bills

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

Rep. Schultz's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Schultz 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
2018 Schultz HB0241S02 16 12 14% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Schultz HB0332S03 17 12 17% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Schultz HB0332S03 46 24 31% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Schultz HB0220S02 51 21 42% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Schultz HB0220S02 20 8 43% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2017 Schultz HB0065 50 20 43% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2016 Schultz HB0249S01 17 6 48% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Schultz HB0220S02 53 18 49% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Schultz HB0151S02 22 7 52% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2017 Schultz HB0065 56 17 53% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Schultz's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Schultz 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 Schultz HB0443S03 72 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Schultz HB0405 69 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Schultz HB0181S04 73 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Schultz HB0181S04 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Schultz HB0181S04 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Schultz HB0181S04 72 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Schultz HB0155S01 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Schultz HB0155S01 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Schultz HB0151S02 66 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Schultz HB0433S04 72 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment