Transparency for General Session 2009

Transparency is defined as the number of roll call votes as a percentage of total voice votes and roll call votes.
The higher the percentage of roll call votes, indicates the chamber is the more transparent.

House of Representatives

Overall Transparency: 43.2 %


Votes decided by one vote: 3
Votes decided by two votes: 1
Votes decided by three votes: 2
Votes decided by four votes: 2
Votes decided by five votes: 3
% votes decided by five or less votes: 1.3 %


Critical Defections

A critical defection is a vote where the legislator voted against the majority of his/her party and the vote goes against the majority of the party.

Representative Number of Critical Defections
Rep Hammons - D 13
Rep Roscoe - D 13
Rep Thompson - D 13
Rep McOmie - R 12
Rep Moniz - R 12
Rep Steward - R 12
Rep Meyer - D 12
Rep Bonner - R 11
Rep Zwonitzer-Dn - R 11
Rep Cannady - R 10
Rep Harvey - R 10
Rep Patton - R 10
Rep Bagby - D 10
Rep Diercks - D 10
Rep Davison - R 9
Rep Gingery - R 9
Rep Illoway - R 9
Rep Lubnau - R 9
Rep Stubson - R 9
Rep Zwonitzer-Dv - R 9
Rep Berger - R 8
Rep Hallinan - R 8
Rep Madden - R 8
Rep Pederson - R 8
Rep Barbuto - D 8
Rep Hales - D 8
Rep Brown - R 7
Rep Cohee - R 7
Rep Jaggi - R 7
Rep Lockhart - R 7
Rep McKim - R 7
Rep Craft - D 7
Rep Esquibel-K - D 7
Rep Jorgensen - D 7
Rep Petersen - R 6
Rep Quarberg - R 6
Rep Brechtel - R 5
Rep Landon - R 5
Rep Philp - R 5
Rep Byrd - D 5
Rep Carson - D 5
Rep Gilmore - D 5
Rep Goggles - D 5
Rep Childers - R 4
Rep Wallis - R 4
Rep Blake - D 4
Rep Millin - D 4
Rep Throne - D 4
Rep Anderson-R - R 3
Rep Harshman - R 3
Rep Mercer - R 3
Rep Miller - R 3
Rep Semlek - R 3
Rep Shepperson - R 3
Rep Peasley - R 2
Rep Buchanan - R 1
Rep Edmonds - R 1
Rep Connolly - D 1

Senate

Overall Transparency: 43.6 %


Votes decided by one vote: 6
Votes decided by two votes: 11
Votes decided by three votes: 3
Votes decided by four votes: 8
Votes decided by five votes: 9
% votes decided by five or less votes: 4.9 %


Critical Defections

A critical defection is a vote where the legislator voted against the majority of his/her party and the vote goes against the majority of the party.

Senator Number of Critical Defections
Sen Vasey - D 17
Sen Massie - D 16
Sen Burns - R 13
Sen Schiffer - R 13
Sen Johnson - R 12
Sen Ross - R 12
Sen VonFlatern - R 12
Sen Larson - R 11
Sen Nicholas-P - R 11
Sen Martin - D 11
Sen Case - R 10
Sen Perkins - R 10
Sen Townsend - R 9
Sen Hunnicutt - R 8
Sen Meier - R 8
Sen Scott - R 8
Sen Sessions - D 8
Sen Anderson-JD - R 7
Sen Jennings - R 7
Sen Landen - R 7
Sen Peterson - R 7
Sen Hastert - D 7
Sen Cooper - R 6
Sen Dockstader - R 6
Sen Decaria - D 6
Sen Esquibel-F - D 6
Sen Geis - R 5
Sen Hines - R 5
Sen Coe - R 4
Sen Bebout - R 3

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