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Representative Mark A. Strong
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2019
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2024
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2024: 6
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2024: 0

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Rep. Mark A. Strong'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. Strong's statistical profile

Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H41H41H41H41H47H47
  Party RRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 123456
Years comparison LowerLowerLower======
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Strong 123454
Chamber average
Difference -6.3-5.3-3.6-3.1-3.1-4.5
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Strong's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 123454
Bills passed 121323
Passage rate 100%100%33%75%40%75%
Chamber average 63%58%60%58%56%56%
Difference +37+42-26.8+17-16.3+19
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherLowerHigherLowerHigher
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 111100
Chamber average
Difference -2.4-2.1-2.1-2.0-3.5-3.3
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
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 291520384036
Total votes held 752698666711803845
Absentee rate 3.9%2.1%3.0%5.3%5.0%4.3%
Chamber average 6.4%7.1%6.1%5.7%6.4%6.8%
Difference -2.5-5.0-3.1-0.4-1.4-2.5
Comparison LowerLower======Lower
"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 707563556051
Total votes held 752698666711803845
"Nay" rate 9.3%11%9.5%7.7%7.5%6.0%
Chamber average 6.5%7.0%7.7%6.5%7.1%5.7%
Difference +2.8+4.0+1.8+1.2+0.4+0.3
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher====
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 62%55%72%59%73%65%
Chamber average 68%67%66%67%69%68%
Difference -6.5-12.3+5.6-7.7+3.9-2.6
Comparison LowerLowerLower==Lower====
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.
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Strong 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) 93%93%94%95%96%96%
Chamber average 95%95%94%95%96%96%
Difference -2.2-1.70.0-0.80.0+0.2
Comparison LowerLower==Lower====
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%98%94%97%96%99%
Chamber average 85%83%85%84%88%87%
Difference +6.8+15+9.6+13+8.9+12
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Votes on Rep. Strong's bills

Only 14 bills sponsored by Rep. Strong have come to a vote. Listed below are all votes held on bills that Rep. Strong 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
2021 Strong HB0233 48 22 37% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Strong HB0182S01 47 19 42% House/ passed 3rd reading
2024 Strong HB0415S02 20 7 48% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Strong HB0233 21 7 50% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Strong HB0377S01 56 16 56% House/ passed 3rd reading
2023 Strong HCR005 53 15 56% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Strong HB0387S04 57 16 56% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2024 Strong HB0415S02 20 5 60% Senate Conference Committee - Final Passage
2020 Strong HB0377S01 58 14 61% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Strong HB0387S04 56 13 62% House/ passed 3rd reading