Transparency for General Session 2015

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: 41.1 %


Votes decided by one vote: 7
Votes decided by two votes: 2
Votes decided by three votes: 5
Votes decided by four votes: 4
Votes decided by five votes: 6
% votes decided by five or less votes: 3.2 %


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 Esquibel-K - D 15
Rep Krone - R 11
Rep Zwonitzer-Dn - R 11
Rep Blake - D 11
Rep Freeman - D 11
Rep Barlow - R 10
Rep Berger - R 10
Rep Harvey - R 10
Rep Petroff - R 10
Rep Stubson - R 10
Rep Wilson - R 10
Rep Schwartz - D 10
Rep Campbell - R 9
Rep Harshman - R 9
Rep Kasperik - R 9
Rep Sommers - R 9
Rep Dayton-Selman - D 9
Rep Brown - R 8
Rep Greear - R 8
Rep Kirkbride - R 8
Rep Paxton - R 8
Rep Zwonitzer-Dv - R 8
Rep Eklund - R 7
Rep Lockhart - R 7
Rep Madden - R 6
Rep Patton - R 6
Rep Piiparinen - R 6
Rep Baker - R 5
Rep Baldwin - R 5
Rep Cannady - R 5
Rep Nicholas-B - R 5
Rep Northrup - R 5
Rep Pownall - R 5
Rep Walters - R 5
Rep Larsen - R 4
Rep Laursen - R 4
Rep Pelkey - D 4
Rep Burkhart - R 3
Rep Gay - R 3
Rep Halverson - R 3
Rep Hunt - R 3
Rep Jaggi - R 3
Rep Kroeker - R 3
Rep Moniz - R 3
Rep Byrd - D 3
Rep Connolly - D 3
Rep Throne - D 3
Rep Blackburn - R 2
Rep Clem - R 2
Rep Edmonds - R 2
Rep Lindholm - R 2
Rep Loucks - R 2
Rep Miller - R 2
Rep Reeder - R 2
Rep Winters - R 2
Rep Allen - R 1
Rep Edwards - R 1
Rep Jennings - R 1
Rep McKim - R 1
Rep Steinmetz - R 1

Senate

Overall Transparency: 45.2 %


Votes decided by one vote: 9
Votes decided by two votes: 9
Votes decided by three votes: 4
Votes decided by four votes: 9
Votes decided by five votes: 4
% votes decided by five or less votes: 5.1 %


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 Hastert - D 11
Sen Barnard - R 7
Sen Landen - R 7
Sen Pappas - R 7
Sen Coe - R 6
Sen Emerich - R 6
Sen Anderson-JD - R 5
Sen Ross - R 5
Sen Scott - R 5
Sen Cooper - R 4
Sen Johnson - R 4
Sen Kinskey - R 4
Sen Wasserburger - R 4
Sen Anderson-JL - R 3
Sen Burns - R 3
Sen Geis - R 3
Sen Nicholas-P - R 3
Sen Perkins - R 3
Sen VonFlatern - R 3
Sen Dockstader - R 2
Sen Meier - R 2
Sen Esquibel-F - D 2
Sen Bebout - R 1
Sen Christensen - R 1
Sen Driskill - R 1
Sen Hicks - R 1
Sen Peterson - R 1
Sen Rothfuss - D 1

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