Who voted “no” in the 2012 Utah legislature?

Both chambers saw the most “no” votes come from a member of the Republican majority.

Some legislators vote “no” far more often than others. You might expect this to reflect partisanship: In a Republican-dominated body, you would expect more “no” votes from Democrats than from Republicans. That’s true in part, but only in part.

In fact, both chambers saw the most “no” votes come from a member of the Republican majority. In the House, the most “no” votes came from Republican John Dougall, followed closely by another Republican, Jim Bird (who was tied with a Democrat, Brian Doughty). In the Senate, the most “no” votes came from Republican Casey Anderson.

You can find complete data on “no” voting for all legislators at my other site. Here, I’ll just list the 10 who voted “no” most and least often in the House, and the 5 who voted “no” most/least often in the Senate.

“No” voters in the House, from least to most

Rank Representative Party “No” votes Percent of total
1 Ipson, Don L. R 17 2.6%
2 Brown, Melvin R. R 18 2.8%
3 McIff, Kay L. R 20 3.1%
4 Snow, V. Lowry R 23 3.5%
5 Eliason, Steve R 25 3.8%
5 Hutchings, Eric K. R 25 3.8%
7 Froerer, Gage R 26 4.0%
8 Barlow, Stewart R 27 4.1%
9 Hughes, Gregory H. R 28 4.3%
9 Ray, Paul R 28 4.3%
67 Morley, Michael T. R 81 12.4%
68 Moss, Carol Spackman D 82 12.6%
69 McCay, Daniel R 84 12.9%
70 Hemingway, Lynn N. D 85 13.1%
71 Chavez-Houck, Rebecca D 86 13.2%
72 Briscoe, Joel K. D 87 13.4%
73 Bird, Jim R 93 14.3%
73 Doughty, Brian D 93 14.3%
75 Dougall, John R 100 15.4%

“No” voters in the Senate, from least to most

Rank Senator Party “No” votes Percent of total
1 Adams, J. Stuart R 17 1.9%
2 Bramble, Curtis S. R 19 2.1%
2 Christensen, Allen M. R 19 2.1%
2 Okerlund, Ralph R 19 2.1%
2 Stevenson, Jerry W. R 19 2.1%
25 Robles, Luz D 76 8.5%
26 Dayton, Margaret R 80 9.0%
27 McAdams, Benjamin M. D 83 9.3%
28 Romero, Ross I. D 85 9.6%
29 Anderson, Casey O. R 94 10.6%

 

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Adam Brown is an assistant professor of political science at Brigham Young University and a research fellow with the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy. You can learn more about him at his website.
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2 Responses to Who voted “no” in the 2012 Utah legislature?

  1. Dimitri says:

    You wrote Osmond, but the data says Anderson.

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