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Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2007-2016

During each year's 45-day legislative session, legislators cast hundreds of floor votes. That means they have 100s of opportunities to miss votes. But some legislators miss far more votes than others. In the table below, I have listed the percent of floor votes that each legislator missed between 2007 and 2016. I have listed the total number of votes cast each year in the top row. (Remember that the number of votes will be higher than the number of bills, since a bill must survive several votes to become a law.) Enjoy.

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The data

Legislator Party Years/chambers included # missed votes # votes held % missed votes
Aagard, Douglas C.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 3924321.6%
Adams, J. StuartR7: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16)1204620719.4%
Allen, Sheryl L.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14424325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 282267810.5%
Andersen, Sylvia S.R2: H (2007,08) 4512183.7%
Anderson, Casey O.R1: S (2012)268902.9%
Anderson, Jerry B.R2: H (2013,14) 1613221.2%
Anderson, JohnnyR7: H (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16) 38245948.3%
Arent, Patrice M.D6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 16139804.0%
Barlow, StewartR5: H (2012,13,14,15,16) 8333292.5%
Barrus, Roger E.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 24150564.8%
Beck, Trisha S.D2: H (2009,10) 512140.4%
Becker, RalphD1: H (2007) 546029.0%
Bell, Gregory S.R3: S (2007,08,09)259243310.6%
Bigelow, RonR4: H (2007,08,09,10) 373243215.3%
Bird, JimR8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 24350564.8%
Biskupski, JackieD5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17630835.7%
Black, LauraD2: H (2009,10) 1812141.5%
Bowman, DeMar BudR2: H (2007,08) 414121834.0%
Bramble, Curtis S.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1837864021.3%
Briscoe, Joel K.D6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 11139802.8%
Brown, Derek E.R3: H (2011,12,13) 10019605.1%
Brown, Melvin R.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 1036641216.2%
Buttars, D. ChrisR5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)1076415925.9%
Butterfield, David G.R2: H (2011,12) 7913026.1%
Buxton, D. GreggR1: H (2007) 456027.5%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD9: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 11058101.9%
Chew, Scott H.R2: H (2015,16) 2113561.5%
Christensen, Allen M.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)85486409.9%
Christensen, LaVarR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 21739805.5%
Christofferson, Kay J.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 1726780.6%
Clark, DavidR5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 435308314.1%
Clark, Stephen D.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 17424327.2%
Coleman, KimR2: H (2015,16) 8113566.0%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 8650561.7%
Cox, Fred C.R4: H (2011,12,15,16) 1926580.7%
Cox, JonR2: H (2014,15) 2513631.8%
Cox, Spencer J.R1: H (2013) 436586.5%
Cunningham, RichR4: H (2013,14,15,16) 14526785.4%
Curtis, Greg J.R2: H (2007,08) 375121830.8%
Cutler, Bruce R.R2: H (2015,16) 1913561.4%
Dabakis, JimD4: S (2013,14,15,16)402359111.2%
Davis, GeneD10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)70986408.2%
Daw, Bradley M.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16) 22350904.4%
Dayton, MargaretR10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)40286404.7%
Dee, Brad L.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 770641212.0%
DiCaro, Sophia M.R2: H (2015,16) 1213560.9%
Dmitrich, MikeD2: S (2007,08)10716266.6%
Donnelson, Glenn A.R2: H (2007,08) 4912184.0%
Dougall, JohnR6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 381373410.2%
Doughty, BrianD1: H (2012) 126511.8%
Draxler, Jack R.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 33864125.3%
Duckworth, Carl W.D2: H (2007,08) 148121812.2%
Duckworth, SusanD8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 25951945.0%
Dunnigan, James A.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 46664127.3%
Eastman, Dan R.R2: S (2007,08)226162613.9%
Edwards, Rebecca P.R8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 22151944.3%
Eliason, SteveR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 7339801.8%
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD8: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1059701415.1%
Fawson, Justin L.R2: H (2015,16) 5413564.0%
Ferry, Ben C.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 11324324.6%
Fife, Fred J.D2: S (2007,08)3316262.0%
Fillmore, LincolnR1: S (2016)698608.0%
Fisher, Janice M.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 36850567.3%
Fisher, JulieR5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 14130834.6%
Fowlke, Lorie D.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 17324327.1%
Frank, Craig A.R5: H (2007,08,09,10,12) 15730835.1%
Froerer, GageR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 28564124.4%
Galvez, Brad J.R2: H (2011,12) 1613021.2%
Garn, Kevin S.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 344243214.1%
Gibson, Francis D.R8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 49251949.5%
Gibson, Kerry W.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 366243215.0%
Goodfellow, Brent H.D4: S (2007,08,09,10)16032195.0%
Gowans, James R.D4: H (2007,08,09,10) 352243214.5%
Greene, Brian M.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 18126786.8%
Greenwood, Richard A.R7: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14) 18544544.2%
Greiner, Jon J.R4: S (2007,08,09,10)19932196.2%
Grover, KeithR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 27464124.3%
Hall, CraigR4: H (2013,14,15,16) 7426782.8%
Handy, Stephen G.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 7939802.0%
Hansen, Neil A.D4: H (2007,08,09,10) 19924328.2%
Harper, Wayne A.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16)37773255.1%
Hawkes, Timothy D.R2: H (2015,16) 5213563.8%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D9: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16) 35557136.2%
Henderson, Deidre M.R4: S (2013,14,15,16)16335914.5%
Hendrickson, Neal B.D6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 28537347.6%
Herrod, Christopher N.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 23437346.3%
Hickman, John W.R2: S (2007,08)404162624.8%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)2273864026.3%
Hinkins, David P.R8: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)66670149.5%
Holdaway, Kory M.R3: H (2007,08,09) 14318187.9%
Hollins, SandraD2: H (2015,16) 1813561.3%
Hughes, Gregory H.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 1233641219.2%
Hunsaker, Fred RR4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8924323.7%
Hutchings, Eric K.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 868641213.5%
Ipson, Don L.R8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 31751946.1%
Ivory, KenR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 28439807.1%
Iwamoto, JaniD2: S (2015,16)438181124.2%
Jackson, Alvin B.R2: S (2015,16)231181112.8%
Jenkins, Scott K.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)75586408.7%
Johnson, Christine A.D4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14924326.1%
Jones, Patricia W.D8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)38168295.6%
Kennedy, Michael S.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 2926781.1%
Killpack, Sheldon L.R3: S (2007,08,09)492243320.2%
King, BradD4: H (2007,08,15,16) 11025744.3%
King, Brian S.D8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 24751944.8%
Kiser, Todd E.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 14937344.0%
Knotwell, JohnR4: H (2013,14,15,16) 11326784.2%
Knudson, Peter C.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)65786407.6%
Last, Bradley G.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 45964127.2%
Layton, Dana L.R2: H (2013,14) 4713223.6%
Lifferth, David E.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 9526783.5%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.R3: S (2009,10,11)507253320.0%
Litvack, DavidD6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 24137346.5%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 845505616.7%
Madsen, Mark B.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1945864022.5%
Mascaro, Steven R.R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 291243212.0%
Mathis, John G.R8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 23650564.7%
Mayne, EdD1: S (2007)638207.7%
Mayne, KarenD9: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)40178205.1%
McAdams, Benjamin M.D3: S (2010,11,12)291261611.1%
McCay, DanielR5: H (2012,13,14,15,16) 27033298.1%
McCoy, Scott D.D3: S (2007,08,09)19724338.1%
McGee, Rosalind J.D2: H (2007,08) 5112184.2%
McIff, Kay L.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 682641210.6%
McKell, Mike K.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 16826786.3%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 26150565.2%
Miller, Justin J.D1: H (2015) 96991.3%
Millner, AnnR2: S (2015,16)13618117.5%
Morgan, Karen W.D6: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12)31046416.7%
Morley, Michael T.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 36237349.7%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 26664124.1%
Nelson, Merrill F.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 11326784.2%
Neuenschwander, Paul A.R2: H (2007,08) 4712183.9%
Newbold, Merlynn T.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 30037348.0%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1391864016.1%
Nielson, JimR4: H (2011,12,13,14) 10826244.1%
Noel, Michael E.R10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 54264128.5%
Oda, CurtisR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 32764125.1%
Okerlund, RalphR8: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)45470146.5%
Osmond, AaronR4: S (2012,13,14,15)27836217.7%
Owens, DerrinR1: H (2016) 596579.0%
Painter, PatrickR6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 687373418.4%
Perry, Lee B.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 20239805.1%
Peterson, Darin G.R2: S (2007,08)13016268.0%
Peterson, Jeremy A.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 12339803.1%
Peterson, Val L.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 3639800.9%
Pitcher, Dixon M.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 21739805.5%
Poulson, Marie H.D8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 7351941.4%
Powell, KraigR8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 18351943.5%
Ray, PaulR10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 700641210.9%
Redd, Edward H.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 9726783.6%
Reid, Stuart C.R4: S (2011,12,13,14)11436103.2%
Richardson, Holly J.R1: H (2011) 6261210.1%
Riesen, PhilD4: H (2007,08,09,10) 6924322.8%
Roberts, Marc K.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 13426785.0%
Romero, AngelaD4: H (2013,14,15,16) 6826782.5%
Romero, Ross I.D6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)15350493.0%
Sagers, DouglasR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 36739809.2%
Sandall, Scott D.R2: H (2015,16) 3613562.7%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 29837348.0%
Sanpei, DeanR6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 29439807.4%
Schultz, MikeR2: H (2015,16) 10713567.9%
Seegmiller, F. JayD2: H (2009,10) 1812141.5%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 46050569.1%
Shiozawa, Brian E.R4: S (2013,14,15,16)16935914.7%
Shurtliff, LaWanna LouD2: H (2007,08) 9412187.7%
Snow, Gordon E.R2: H (2007,08) 7812186.4%
Snow, V. LowryR5: H (2012,13,14,15,16) 16933295.1%
Spendlove, Robert M.R3: H (2014,15,16) 7720203.8%
Stanard, Jon E.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 25226789.4%
Stephenson, Howard A.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1236864014.3%
Stevenson, Jerry W.R7: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16)892620714.4%
Stowell, Dennis E.R5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)418415910.1%
Stratton, Keven J.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 12826784.8%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 33937349.1%
Tanner, Earl D.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 6426782.4%
Thatcher, Daniel W.R6: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16)649542112.0%
Thurston, Norman K.R2: H (2015,16) 2613561.9%
Tilton, AaronR2: H (2007,08) 200121816.4%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R10: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1742823221.2%
Valentine, John L.R8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)859682912.6%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)79186409.2%
Vickers, Evan J.R8: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16)37461076.1%
Waddoups, Michael G.R6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)27750495.5%
Walker, Carlene M.R2: S (2007,08)11116266.8%
Walker, Mark W.R2: H (2007,08) 193121815.8%
Wallis, C. BrentR2: H (2009,10) 3712143.0%
Ward, Raymond P.R2: H (2015,16) 3313562.4%
Watkins, Christine F.D4: H (2009,10,11,12) 7225162.9%
Webb, R. CurtR9: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 29258105.0%
Weiler, ToddR5: S (2012,13,14,15,16)16244813.6%
Westwood, John R.R4: H (2013,14,15,16) 826780.3%
Wheatley, Mark A.D10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 32464125.1%
Wheeler, Richard W.R1: H (2007) 8360213.8%
Wilcox, Ryan D.R6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 21038385.5%
Wiley, Larry B.D8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 15050563.0%
Wilson, Brad R.R6: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16) 475398011.9%
Wimmer, CarlR5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 29830839.7%
Winn, Bradley A.R2: H (2008,09) 139121611.4%
Wright, BillR3: H (2010,11,12) 227191611.8%
Wyatt, Scott LR1: H (2007) 556029.1%