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Representative Ryan D. Wilcox
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: 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. Ryan D. Wilcox'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. Wilcox's statistical profile

20092010201120122013201420212022
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H7H7H7H7H7H7H7H7
  Party RRRRRRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
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 Wilcox 224669412
Chamber average 5.96.16.36.45.86.46.67.1
Difference -3.9-4.1-2.3-0.4+0.2+2.6-2.6+4.9
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLower====HigherLowerHigherHigher
 
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Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Wilcox's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 224669412
Bills passed 22356639
Passage rate 100%100%75%83%100%67%75%75%
Chamber average 60%61%55%54%66%52%60%58%
Difference +40+39+20+29+34+15+15+17
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 1479111488
Chamber average 2.82.83.33.13.53.53.13.0
Difference -1.8+1.2+3.7+5.9+7.5+11+4.9+5.0
Comparison LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 2546123647443641
Total votes held 600614651651658664666711
Absentee rate 4.2%7.5%1.8%5.5%7.1%6.6%5.4%5.8%
Chamber average 6.0%6.8%7.1%5.7%5.9%6.2%6.1%5.7%
Difference -1.8+0.7-5.3-0.2+1.2+0.4-0.7+0.1
Comparison Lower==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 4255603673718761
Total votes held 600614651651658664666711
"Nay" rate 7.0%9.0%9.2%5.5%11%11%13%8.6%
Chamber average 8.1%7.4%8.4%7.8%7.3%7.5%7.7%6.5%
Difference -1.1+1.6+0.8-2.3+3.7+3.5+5.3+2.1
Comparison ==Higher==LowerHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
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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 69%62%70%72%57%56%67%67%
Chamber average 66%69%69%67%67%67%66%67%
Difference +2.5-7.0+0.4+4.9-9.1-11.5+1.3-0.4
Comparison ==Lower==HigherLowerLowerLower====
 
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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. Wilcox 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%92%96%91%90%90%94%
Chamber average 94%95%94%94%95%94%94%95%
Difference -1.3-1.8-1.5+1.5-3.7-4.1-3.7-1.6
Comparison LowerLowerLowerHigherLowerLowerLowerLower==Lower
 
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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) 81%95%92%91%92%92%93%94%
Chamber average 81%84%85%83%81%80%85%84%
Difference -0.8+11+6.7+8.4+10+12+8.6+10
Comparison ==HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher

Votes on Rep. Wilcox's bills

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

Rep. Wilcox's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Wilcox 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
2013 Wilcox HB0360 15 12 11% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2021 Wilcox HB0058S01 16 10 23% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Wilcox HB0058S01 18 7 44% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2021 Wilcox HB0058S01 53 18 49% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2011 Wilcox HB0271 52 17 51% House/ passed 3rd reading
2021 Wilcox HB0058S01 55 16 55% House/ passed 3rd reading
2011 Wilcox HB0271 57 14 61% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2013 Wilcox HB0228S04 63 11 70% House/ passed 3rd reading
2011 Wilcox HB0271 23 3 77% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2012 Wilcox HB0088 21 2 83% Senate/ passed 2nd reading

Rep. Wilcox's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Wilcox 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 Wilcox HB0403S02 72 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Wilcox HB0403S02 26 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Wilcox HB0403S02 69 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Wilcox HB0399 28 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Wilcox HB0345S01 27 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2022 Wilcox HB0345S01 71 0 100% House/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Wilcox HB0293 68 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2022 Wilcox HB0293 23 0 100% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2022 Wilcox HB0293 25 0 100% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2022 Wilcox HB0282S01 73 0 100% House/ concurs with Senate amendment