Transparency for General Session 2017

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: 44.3 %


Votes decided by one vote: 1
Votes decided by two votes: 5
Votes decided by three votes: 5
Votes decided by four votes: 3
Votes decided by five votes: 2
% votes decided by five or less votes: 2.0 %


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 Bovee - D 13
Rep Barlow - R 11
Rep Blake - D 11
Rep Freeman - D 11
Rep Henderson - R 10
Rep Kinner - R 10
Rep Zwonitzer-Dn - R 10
Rep Schwartz - D 10
Rep Brown - R 9
Rep Lindholm - R 9
Rep Sweeney - R 9
Rep Dayton-Selman - D 9
Rep Furphy - R 8
Rep Hunt - R 8
Rep Kirkbride - R 8
Rep Madden - R 8
Rep Paxton - R 8
Rep Gierau - D 8
Rep Eyre - R 7
Rep Harshman - R 7
Rep Northrup - R 7
Rep Blackburn - R 6
Rep Eklund - R 6
Rep Haley - R 6
Rep Halverson - R 6
Rep MacGuire - R 6
Rep Obermueller - R 6
Rep Piiparinen - R 6
Rep Pownall - R 6
Rep Sommers - R 6
Rep Byrd - D 6
Rep Baker - R 5
Rep Court - R 5
Rep Crank - R 5
Rep Hallinan - R 5
Rep McKim - R 5
Rep Nicholas-B - R 5
Rep Salazar - R 5
Rep Wilson - R 5
Rep Clausen - R 4
Rep Laursen - R 4
Rep Lone - R 4
Rep Allen - R 3
Rep Biteman - R 3
Rep Burkhart - R 3
Rep Edwards - R 3
Rep Flitner - R 3
Rep Jennings - R 3
Rep Larsen - R 3
Rep Olsen - R 3
Rep Walters - R 3
Rep Connolly - D 3
Rep Gray - R 2
Rep Loucks - R 2
Rep Winters - R 2
Rep Clem - R 1
Rep Greear - R 1
Rep Miller - R 1
Rep Steinmetz - R 1
Rep Pelkey - D 1

Senate

Overall Transparency: 46.1 %


Votes decided by one vote: 5
Votes decided by two votes: 12
Votes decided by three votes: 6
Votes decided by four votes: 11
Votes decided by five votes: 6
% votes decided by five or less votes: 5.3 %


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.

Senator Number of Critical Defections
Sen Hastert - D 13
Sen Baldwin - R 8
Sen Pappas - R 8
Sen Coe - R 7
Sen VonFlatern - R 7
Sen Wasserburger - R 7
Sen Ellis - R 6
Sen Landen - R 6
Sen Nethercott - R 6
Sen Anselmi-Dalton - D 6
Sen Burns - R 5
Sen Case - R 5
Sen Scott - R 5
Sen Anderson-JL - R 4
Sen Barnard - R 4
Sen Emerich - R 4
Sen Meier - R 4
Sen Boner - R 3
Sen Bouchard - R 3
Sen Hicks - R 3
Sen Moniz - R 3
Sen Peterson - R 3
Sen Dockstader - R 2
Sen Kinskey - R 2
Sen Perkins - R 2
Sen Agar - R 1
Sen Bebout - R 1
Sen Christensen - R 1
Sen Driskill - R 1

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