Sutherland Institute Releases 2013 Legislative Scorecard

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For Immediate Release: April 1, 2013

Sutherland Institute Releases 2013 Legislative Scorecard

SALT LAKE CITY – Sutherland Institute announced today its 2013 Legislative Scorecard. Using 15 pieces of legislation from the 2013 legislative session for the Senate and for the House, Sutherland produced an individual score for each legislator and an overall score for each body.

The Utah Senate scored 79 percent on average (81 percent in 2012) while the Utah House came in at 58 percent (75 percent in 2012).

The bills were selected for their bearing on sound conservative public policy and were not necessarily priority bills for Sutherland.

The 2013 Legislative Scorecard can be found here.

Senate highlights:

  • “High Five”
    • 100% − Margaret Dayton
    • 100% − Scott Jenkins
    • 100% − Mark Madsen
    • 100% − Howard Stephenson
    • 93%   − Deidre Henderson
  • “Low Five”
    • 43% − Jim Dabakis
    • 46% − Gene Davis
    • 57% − Brian Shiozawa
    • 58% − Luz Robles
    • 62% − Karen Mayne
  • 17 of 29 senators scored 80 percent or better

House highlights:

  • “High Five”
    • 100% − Keith Grover
    • 87% − Michael Kennedy
    • 87% − Curtis Oda
    • 86% − Ken Ivory
    • 86% − Ryan Wilcox
  • “Low Five”
    • 7% − Mark Wheatley
    • 7% − Angela Romero
    • 13% − Jennifer Seelig
    • 14% − Lynn Hemingway
    • 15% − Patrice Arent
  • 14 of 75 representatives scored 80 percent or better

Sutherland Institute thanks all members and staff of the Legislature for their dedication to making Utah a better place to live, work and raise a family.