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Representative Mike Winder
Utah legislator profile

Years served in the Utah legislature

First session in legislature: 2017
Most recent year of service for which data are available: 2020
Total sessions served in Utah House as of 2020: 4
Total sessions served in Utah Senate as of 2020: 0

How to read the statistical profile

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

2017201820192020
Service summary. Service prior to 2007 (if any) is not shown here. My database goes back only to 2007.
  Chamber HouseHouseHouseHouse
  District H30H30H30H30
  Party RRRR
Leadership NoneNoneNoneNone
Years in chamber 1234
Years comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
2017201820192020
Bills sponsored (learn more) Bills written and promoted by the legislator in his/her own chamber.
Introduced by Winder 47108
Chamber average 6.77.17.37.3
Difference -2.7-0.1+2.7+0.7
Comparison Lower==Higher==
 
2017201820192020
Bill passage rate (learn more). What percent of Rep. Winder's sponsored bills pass and are officially "enrolled"? (I ignore whether the governor signed or vetoted the bill.)
Bills introduced 47108
Bills passed 3585
Passage rate 75.0%71.4%80.0%62.5%
Chamber average 61.4%53.4%63.5%57.6%
Difference +13.6+18.0+16.5+4.9
Comparison HigherHigherHigher==
 
2017201820192020
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 1144
Chamber average 3.63.43.43.1
Difference -2.6-2.4+0.6+0.9
Comparison LowerLower====
 
2017201820192020
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 14773
Total votes held 727734752698
Absentee rate 1.9%1.0%0.9%0.4%
Chamber average 5.2%8.0%6.4%7.1%
Difference -3.3-7.0-5.5-6.7
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLower
 
2017201820192020
"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 28282822
Total votes held 727734752698
"Nay" rate 3.9%3.8%3.7%3.2%
Chamber average 7.1%6.5%6.5%7.0%
Difference -3.2-2.7-2.8-3.8
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower
 
2017201820192020
Influence or "floor power" (learn more). What percentage of the time is the legislator on the winning side of a floor vote?
Floor power score 73.0%82.5%83.0%78.5%
Chamber average 66.8%66.3%68.3%67.0%
Difference +6.2+16.2+14.7+11.5
Comparison HigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigherHigher
 
2017201820192020
Ideology score 1 (from interest group ratings). Half a dozen interest groups release ratings of each legislator after each legislative session. I rescale them all from 0 (most liberal) to 100 (most conservative) and average them together, resulting in the numbers reported here.
Average rating nananana
Chamber average nananana
Difference nananana
Comparison nananana
 
2017201820192020
Ideology score 2 (NOMINATE method) (learn more). Using a widely accepted scaling method, I calculate each legislator's ideology score (called a "NOMINATE" score) after each legislative session. I describe the method here. Scores have no intrinsic meaning; they are useful only for comparing two legislators. A legislator with a higher score is more to the right ideologically of a legislator with a lower scale. In most years, a conservative Republican will have a score above 0; a score close to 100 is extreme.
NOMINATE score 16.2-5.613.2-3.8
Chamber average 20.79.816.117.4
Difference -4.5-15.4-2.9-21.2
Comparison ======Lower
 
2017201820192020
Party support score (overall) (learn more). How consistently does Rep. Winder 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) 95.2%96.3%96.5%95.1%
Chamber average 94.9%93.8%95.4%94.8%
Difference +0.3+2.5+1.1+0.3
Comparison ====Higher==
 
2017201820192020
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) 79.6%75.4%75.9%60.9%
Chamber average 87.1%83.0%84.6%83.5%
Difference -7.5-7.6-8.7-22.6
Comparison LowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLowerLower

Votes on Rep. Winder's bills

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

Rep. Winder's most divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Winder 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
2020 Winder HB0107S02 28 45 23.3% House/ failed
2019 Winder HB0118 16 9 28.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2019 Winder HB0245S03 43 24 28.4% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2019 Winder HB0118 17 9 30.8% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2019 Winder HB0245S03 15 7 36.4% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Winder HB0212S03 51 23 37.8% House/ passed 3rd reading
2017 Winder HB0212S03 52 21 42.5% House/ concurs with Senate amendment
2018 Winder HB0207S02 20 51 43.7% House/ failed
2018 Winder HB0167S02 18 6 50.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HB0107S02 54 16 54.3% House/ passed 3rd reading

Rep. Winder's least divisive bills

Listed below are the 10 votes on bills sponsored by Rep. Winder 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
2020 Winder HCR001 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HCR001 73 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HB0302 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Winder HB0302 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HB0258 28 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings/ suspension
2020 Winder HB0258 66 0 100.0% House/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HB0107S02 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HB0107S02 23 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading
2020 Winder HB0026 27 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 3rd reading
2020 Winder HB0026 26 0 100.0% Senate/ passed 2nd reading