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Senator Evan J. Vickers
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2009
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2022
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2022: 4
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2022: 10

How to read the statistical profile

I present a variety of statistics about Sen. Evan J. Vickers'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.

Sen. Vickers's statistical profile

20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenateSenate
  District H72H72H72H72S28S28S28S28S28S28S28S28S28S28
  Party RRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneMajLdrMajLdrMajLdrMajLdr
Years in chamber 123412345678910
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower====HigherHigher
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Vickers 345586710888789
Chamber average 5.96.16.36.411111110119.6109.79.49.6
Difference -2.9-2.1-1.3-1.4-2.8-4.6-4.4-0.1-2.6-1.6-2.2-2.7-1.4-0.6
Comparison LowerLower==LowerLowerLowerLower==Lower==LowerLower====
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Sen. Vickers's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 345586710888789
Bills passed 22556677568788
Passage rate 67%50%100%100%75%100%100%70%63%75%100%100%100%89%
Chamber average 60%61%55%54%65%70%68%68%74%83%78%70%71%71%
Difference +7.1-10.9+45+46+9.6+30+32+2.4-10.7-8.3+22+30+29+18
Comparison ==LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher==LowerLowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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 022217112019232513231916
Chamber average 2.82.83.33.111111213131414131213
Difference -2.8-0.8-1.3-1.1+5.9-0.5+7.7+6.2+9.6+11-0.6+9.7+6.6+2.6
Comparison Lower==LowerLowerHigher==HigherHigherHigherHigher==HigherHigher==
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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 7220423644474568528866556861
Total votes held 600614651651940840951860913926975910919931
Absentee rate 12%3.3%6.5%5.5%4.7%5.6%4.7%7.9%5.7%9.5%6.8%6.0%7.4%6.6%
Chamber average 6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%11%12%12%14%10%13%11%11%8.0%12%
Difference +6.0-3.5-0.6-0.2-6.4-5.9-7.0-6.1-4.7-3.6-4.4-5.5-0.6-5.6
Comparison HigherHigherLower====LowerLowerLowerLowerLower==LowerLower==Lower
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
"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 2520273529355238224117152619
Total votes held 600614651651940840951860913926975910919931
"Nay" rate 4.2%3.3%4.1%5.4%3.1%4.2%5.5%4.4%2.4%4.4%1.7%1.6%2.8%2.0%
Chamber average 8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%3.7%3.6%4.8%3.7%2.8%3.2%2.7%2.5%4.0%2.6%
Difference -3.9-4.1-4.3-2.4-0.6+0.6+0.7+0.7-0.4+1.2-1.0-0.9-1.2-0.6
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==========HigherLowerLowerLower==
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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 87%90%82%75%79%56%64%54%58%54%80%83%85%67%
Chamber average 66%69%69%67%69%67%68%67%68%68%70%71%70%71%
Difference +21+21+12+7.2+10-11.7-4.5-12.6-10.0-14.6+9.8+12+15-3.9
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherLower==LowerLowerLowerLowerHigherHigherHigherHigher==
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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.
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Sen. Vickers 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%96%95%95%96%96%94%96%98%96%99%99%97%98%
Chamber average 94%95%94%94%97%97%96%97%98%97%98%98%97%98%
Difference +1.5+1.6+1.4+0.8-0.6-0.6-1.6-1.3+0.0-1.1+0.8+0.3+0.10.0
Comparison HigherHigherHigher======LowerLower==LowerHigher======
 
20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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) 76%76%79%76%73%81%64%69%79%83%100%79%76%87%
Chamber average 81%84%85%83%85%84%83%87%86%85%92%91%88%92%
Difference -5.6-8.6-5.9-6.8-12.5-3.6-18.9-18.5-7.2-2.8+8.2-11.5-12.1-5.3
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower==HigherHigherLowerLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Sen. Vickers's bills

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

Sen. Vickers's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Vickers 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 Vickers SB0061 14 15 3.4% Senate/ failed
2012 Vickers HB0051 40 31 13% House/ passed 3rd reading
2009 Vickers HB0173S01 13 10 13% Senate/ failed
2019 Vickers SJR009 42 32 14% House/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Vickers SJR009 16 12 14% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Vickers SJR009 16 12 14% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2016 Vickers SB0089S05 18 8 38% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2018 Vickers SB0130S02 49 20 42% House/ passed 3rd reading
2009 Vickers HB0173S01 55 18 51% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Vickers SB0189S04 52 14 58% House/ passed 3rd reading

Sen. Vickers's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Sen. Vickers 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 Vickers SJR001 72 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Vickers SJR001 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Vickers SCR009 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Vickers SCR009 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Vickers SCR009 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Vickers SB0236S01 68 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Vickers SB0236S01 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Vickers SB0236S01 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Vickers SB0174 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Vickers SB0174 24 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading