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Mike Lee

[Congressional biography]

Born: June 4, 1971 in Mesa, AZ

Education:

  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1994
  • J.D., 1997

Career:

  • Law clerk for Samuel Alito, 1998, 2006-2007
  • Lawyer
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2002-2005
  • Counsel to Gov. Jon Huntsman, 2005-2006



Election Results for Mike Lee


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
2010 39 UT R U.S. Senate Class 3 Primary 1 98,512 51.2%
2010 39 UT R U.S. Senate Class 3 General 1 390,179 61.6%
2016 45 UT R U.S. Senate Class 3 General 1 760,220 68.1%
2022 51 UT R U.S. Senate Class 3 Primary 1 258,089 61.9%
2022 51 UT R U.S. Senate Class 3 General 1 571,974 53.2%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Mike Lee


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2011 40 Senate 92 7 D 48 46 97 10 100
2012 41 Senate 90 9 D 16 80 98 10 100
2013 42 Senate 95 3 D 29 69 98 0 100
2014 43 Senate 94 1 D 47 47 95 11 100
2015 44 Senate 83 10 D 38 53 94 5 100
2016 45 Senate 67 23 D 35 52 90 11 100
2017 46 Senate 96 3 R 95 4 99 10 96
2018 47 Senate 87 12 R 88 8 97 5 100
2019 48 Senate 90 8 R 86 12 99 11 95
2020 49 Senate 92 6 R 90 8 98 10 100
2021 50 Senate 95 4 D 27 70 99 0 97
2022 51 Senate 97 2 D 7 93 99 100
2023 52 Senate 82 7 D 92 100
Lifetime conservative rating:   99%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.