Analyzing The Utah Legislature: Roll Call Partisanship 2005

This is the first of a fairly long series of posts that may take a while to complete.

This table is a result of analysis of every roll call vote from the 2005 Utah Legislature.  Later years will be in future posts.  The 66 roll call votes where a majority of Democrats voted differently from a majority of Republicans are considered for each legislator and one tally is made in the D Votes column for each vote with the majority of Democrats, one in the R Votes column for each vote with the majority of Republicans, and one in the Missed Votes column for each absence.  Most roll calls are nearly unanimous with Republicans and Democrats voting the same so this list will not reflect any legislator’s total absenteeism.

The Democratic Rating is the percentage of all partisan votes that agreed with the majority of Democrats.  Half a vote is assigned for absentees.  A Republican rating would be the difference between the Democratic Rating and 100%.  Therefore the highest Republican rating would be Representative Brad Daw (R- Orem) with 96.21%.

The legislators on the 66 partisan votes of 2005 Utah House Of Representatives,

Representative Party D Votes R Votes Missed Votes Democratic Rating
Wiley D 60 2 3 94.62%
Biskupski D 57 3 6 90.91%
Becker D 59 5 2 90.91%
Moss D 59 5 2 90.91%
Wheatley D 57 8 1 87.12%
Litvack D 56 8 2 86.36%
Hansen D 55 9 2 84.85%
McGee D 54 8 4 84.85%
Duckworth D 55 9 2 84.85%
Jones D 53 8 5 84.09%
Shurtliff D 54 10 2 83.33%
King D 52 8 6 83.33%
Hendrickson D 53 11 2 81.82%
Cosgrove D 52 12 2 80.30%
Bourdeaux D 50 13 3 78.03%
Romero D 50 15 1 76.52%
Gowans D 48 14 4 75.76%
Goodfellow D 48 15 3 75.00%
Morgan D 31 23 12 56.06%
Menlove R 31 34 1 47.73%
Holdaway R 27 31 8 46.97%
Lawrence R 27 36 3 43.18%
Mascaro R 22 32 12 42.42%
Allen, S. R 26 38 2 40.91%
Hutchings, E. R 23 40 3 37.12%
Bowman R 22 40 4 36.36%
Murray R 22 43 1 34.09%
Dunnigan R 15 37 14 33.33%
Barrus R 20 44 2 31.82%
Ray R 18 42 6 31.82%
Hardy R 18 43 5 31.06%
Hogue R 18 44 4 30.30%
Hunsaker R 18 45 3 29.55%
Cox, D. R 16 44 6 28.79%
Bigelow R 14 43 9 28.03%
Fowlke R 17 46 3 28.03%
Buxton R 13 43 10 27.27%
Wyatt R 15 46 5 26.52%
Dee R 16 47 3 26.52%
Gibson R 16 49 1 25.00%
Ure R 12 46 8 24.24%
Curtis R 10 45 11 23.48%
Mathis R 15 50 1 23.48%
Last R 15 50 1 23.48%
Wheeler R 14 50 2 22.73%
Wallace R 11 49 6 21.21%
Aagard R 13 51 2 21.21%
Alexander R 7 45 14 21.21%
Buttars R 12 51 3 20.45%
Snow, G. R 12 51 3 20.45%
Morley R 9 49 8 19.70%
Fisher R 12 53 1 18.94%
Clark, D. R 10 51 5 18.94%
Kiser R 10 51 5 18.94%
Clark, S. R 11 52 3 18.94%
Dougall R 9 51 6 18.18%
Painter R 12 54 0 18.18%
Donnelson R 11 54 1 17.42%
Noel R 10 53 3 17.42%
Christensen R 11 54 1 17.42%
Urquhart R 7 52 7 15.91%
Harper R 9 54 3 15.91%
Johnson, B. R 7 55 4 13.64%
Lockhart R 4 53 9 12.88%
Hughes R 6 55 5 12.88%
Adams R 4 53 9 12.88%
Ferry R 7 56 3 12.88%
Ferrin R 4 54 8 12.12%
Newbold R 7 57 2 12.12%
Frank R 6 57 3 11.36%
Tilton R 5 58 3 9.85%
Oda R 5 58 3 9.85%
Dayton R 5 59 2 9.09%
Walker R 5 60 1 8.33%
Daw R 2 63 1 3.79%
McCartney D 0 1 0 0.00%

Note:  Rep. Ty McCartney (D-SLC) retired after the first partisan vote of the session to take a job in the Mayor Rocky Anderson administration.  He was replaced by Representative Larry Wiley.

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2 Responses to Analyzing The Utah Legislature: Roll Call Partisanship 2005

  1. brian says:

    Rebecca, I do have more of these. I’m running numbers and checking them for 2007 and 2008. For 2006, I’m posting today and tomorrow.

  2. Brian–

    I would be interested in seeing a similar analysis for more recent sessions–if you have it.

    Thanks,

    Rebecca Walsh

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