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Representative Andrew Stoddard
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2019
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2021
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2021: 3
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2021: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Andrew Stoddard'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. Stoddard's statistical profile

201920202021
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouse
  District H44H44H44
  Party DDD
Leadership NoneNoneCaucusMgr
Years in chamber 123
Years comparison LowerLowerLower
 
201920202021
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Stoddard 81410
Chamber average 7.37.36.6
Difference +0.7+6.7+3.4
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigher
 
201920202021
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Stoddard's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 81410
Bills passed 355
Passage rate 38%36%50%
Chamber average 63%58%60%
Difference -25.5-21.6-9.8
Comparison LowerLowerLower
 
201920202021
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 023
Chamber average 3.43.13.1
Difference -3.4-1.1-0.1
Comparison LowerLower==
 
201920202021
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 244342
Total votes held 752698666
Absentee rate 3.2%6.2%6.3%
Chamber average 6.4%7.1%6.1%
Difference -3.2-0.9+0.2
Comparison Lower====
 
201920202021
"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 614257
Total votes held 752698666
"Nay" rate 8.1%6.0%8.6%
Chamber average 6.5%7.0%7.7%
Difference +1.6-1.0+0.9
Comparison HigherLower==
 
201920202021
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%63%44%
Chamber average 68%67%66%
Difference -23.3-4.1-21.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
201920202021
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.
NOMINATE score -80-72-60
Chamber average 161724
Difference -95.9-89.5-83.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
201920202021
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Stoddard 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) 99%98%97%
Chamber average 95%95%94%
Difference +3.4+2.9+3.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
201920202021
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) 95%87%82%
Chamber average 85%83%85%
Difference +11+3.6-2.4
Comparison HigherHigher====

Votes on Rep. Stoddard's bills

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

Rep. Stoddard's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Stoddard 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
2021 Stoddard HB0091 39 34 6.8% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2020 Stoddard HB0059 16 11 19% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2019 Stoddard HB0111S02 28 43 21% House/ failed
2020 Stoddard HB0059 38 24 23% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0330 22 47 36% House/ failed
2021 Stoddard HB0062S02 20 9 38% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Stoddard HB0091 46 20 39% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Stoddard HB0298S02 56 13 62% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Stoddard HB0411S02 63 5 85% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Stoddard HB0400S01 65 3 91% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Stoddard's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Stoddard 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
2021 Stoddard HJR002S02 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0114 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0101S03 24 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Stoddard HB0091 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Stoddard HB0088 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0088 23 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0088 72 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0062S02 72 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Stoddard HB0059S01 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Stoddard HB0059S01 70 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading