Legislators are ranked on two criteria; the legislator's support for their party and the computed legislator's liberal/conservative leanings.

All ratings are computed from each legislator's entire voting record. All attempts to introduce bias have eliminated or minimized. See the calculation explanation for more information on the rating calculation.

Very Conservative |
Conservative | Moderate | Liberal | Very Liberal |
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Rep Edwards - R Rep Gray - R Rep Jennings - R Rep Styvar - R Sen Biteman - R Sen Bouchard - R Sen Hutchings - R Sen James - R |
Rep Clem - R Rep Laursen - R Rep Miller - R Rep Piiparinen - R Rep Winter - R Sen Case - R Sen Steinmetz - R |
Rep Greear - R Rep Salazar - R Rep Tass - R Rep Washut - R Sen Agar - R Sen Bebout - R Sen Boner - R Sen Coe - R Sen Dockstader - R Sen Driskill - R Sen Hicks - R Sen Kinskey - R Sen Moniz - R Sen Perkins - R Sen Scott - R |
Rep Blackburn - R Rep Burkhart - R Rep Clausen - R Rep Duncan - R Rep Eklund - R Rep Eyre - R Rep Flitner - R Rep Furphy - R Rep Haley - R Rep Hallinan - R Rep Harshman - R Rep Henderson - R Rep Hunt - R Rep Kinner - R Rep Kirkbride - R Rep Larsen - R Rep Lindholm - R Rep Loucks - R Rep MacGuire - R Rep Northrup - R Rep Obermueller - R Rep Olsen - R Rep Pownall - R Rep Simpson - R Rep Sommers - R Rep Walters - R Rep Western - R Rep Wilson - R Sen Anderson-JL - R Sen Baldwin - R Sen Ellis - R Sen Kost - R Sen Landen - R Sen Nethercott - R Sen Pappas - R Sen Schuler - R Sen Wasserburger - R |
Rep Barlow - R Rep Brown - R Rep Crank - R Rep Newsome - R Rep Nicholas-B - R Rep Paxton - R Rep Stith - R Rep Sweeney - R Rep Zwonitzer - R Sen VonFlatern - R |

Often | Average | Infrequently | ||
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Rep Blackburn - R Rep Clem - R Rep Edwards - R Rep Eyre - R Rep Gray - R Rep Greear - R Rep Jennings - R Rep Laursen - R Rep Piiparinen - R Rep Styvar - R Rep Tass - R Rep Walters - R Rep Winter - R Sen Agar - R Sen Bebout - R Sen Biteman - R Sen Bouchard - R Sen Dockstader - R Sen Ellis - R Sen Hutchings - R Sen James - R |
Rep Burkhart - R Rep Flitner - R Rep Hallinan - R Rep Hunt - R Rep Larsen - R Rep Loucks - R Rep Miller - R Rep Pownall - R Rep Salazar - R Rep Washut - R Sen Boner - R Sen Coe - R Sen Hicks - R Sen Kinskey - R Sen Landen - R Sen Nethercott - R Sen Perkins - R Sen Scott - R Sen Steinmetz - R |
Rep Brown - R Rep Clausen - R Rep Crank - R Rep Duncan - R Rep Harshman - R Rep Henderson - R Rep Kinner - R Rep Kirkbride - R Rep Lindholm - R Rep Northrup - R Rep Obermueller - R Rep Olsen - R Rep Simpson - R Rep Western - R Rep Wilson - R Sen Anderson-JL - R Sen Case - R Sen Driskill - R Sen Kost - R Sen Moniz - R Sen Pappas - R |
Rep Barlow - R Rep Eklund - R Rep Furphy - R Rep Haley - R Rep MacGuire - R Rep Newsome - R Rep Nicholas-B - R Rep Paxton - R Rep Sommers - R Rep Stith - R Rep Sweeney - R Rep Zwonitzer - R Sen Baldwin - R Sen Schuler - R Sen VonFlatern - R Sen Wasserburger - R |

Legislators are ranked on two criteria; legislator's liberal/conservative leanings, and the legislator's party support.

The data used is collected in the comparision of the legislators to the eay the majority of each party voted, and the the transparency data tabled from analyzing the voting record of each legislator fo the year.

View the data here: House Comparision Senate Comparision Transparency

Each legislator's voting record for the year being ranked is analyzed to find the number of critical defections. A critical defection is when a legislator casts a vote against their party majority, and the party majority loses a vote.

The range of results from the ranking year is divided into five equal bins. The five bins are ordered by the number of critical defections from least to most.

This is done for each year from 2009 up to and including the year being ranked.

The range of results from all years is divided into five equal bins.

The legislator earns their rank by the bin their defection count falls in starting from the least defects and running to the highest distributed into categories from : Often, Average, Infrequently.

Each legislator's voting record is measured against the majority of Republicans and the majority of Democrats to obtain the percentage of votes the legislator cast in agreement with the majority of Republicans and the majority of Democrats.

These percentages give each legislator two measurements, a Republican percentage, and Democrat percentage.

Once all the scores are computed, the Average Democrat from that year is calculated by averaging all Democrat percentages to obtain an average Republican and Democrat percentages among Democrats.

Each legislator's distance from the Average Democrat is then calculated using the pythagorean theorem.

Where:

*rm* is the legislator's Republican majority vote match percentage

*dm* is the legislator's Democrat majority vote match percentage

*ad.rm* is the average of all Democrat's Republican majority vote match percentage

*ad.dm* is the average of all Democrat's Democrat majority vote match percentage

$$distance\text{}to\text{}average\text{}democrat=\sqrt{(rm-ad.rm{)}^{2}+(dm-ad.dm{)}^{2}}$$

This is done for each year from 2009 up to and including the year being ranked.

The range of distances from all years is divided into five equal bins.

The five bins are ordered by distance from the Average Democrat, running from farthest away to nearest.

The legislator earns their rank by the bin their distance for the year being measures falls in starting from the largest distance to the smallest distance and labeled respectively as Conservative, Conservative/Moderate, Moderate, Liberal/Moderate, Liberal.