Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2007-2017

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 2017. 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 Years/chambers included # missed votes # votes held % missed votes
Aagard, Douglas C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 3924321.6%
Adams, J. Stuart8: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)1304712018.3%
Albrecht, Carl R.1: H (2017) 57270.7%
Allen, Sheryl L.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14424325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.5: H (2013,14,15,16) S (2017)437359112.2%
Andersen, Sylvia S.2: H (2007,08) 4512183.7%
Anderson, Casey O.1: S (2012)268902.9%
Anderson, Jerry B.2: H (2013,14) 1613221.2%
Anderson, Johnny7: H (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16) 38245948.3%
Arent, Patrice M.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 18847074.0%
Barlow, Stewart6: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17) 9440562.3%
Barrus, Roger E.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 24150564.8%
Beck, Trisha S.2: H (2009,10) 512140.4%
Becker, Ralph1: H (2007) 546029.0%
Bell, Gregory S.3: S (2007,08,09)259243310.6%
Bigelow, Ron4: H (2007,08,09,10) 373243215.3%
Bird, Jim8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 24350564.8%
Biskupski, Jackie5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 17630835.7%
Black, Laura2: H (2009,10) 1812141.5%
Bowman, DeMar Bud2: H (2007,08) 414121834.0%
Bramble, Curtis S.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)1957955320.5%
Briscoe, Joel K.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 13347072.8%
Brooks, Walt1: H (2017) 97271.2%
Brown, Derek E.3: H (2011,12,13) 10019605.1%
Brown, Melvin R.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 1036641216.2%
Buttars, D. Chris5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)1076415925.9%
Butterfield, David G.2: H (2011,12) 7913026.1%
Buxton, D. Gregg2: H (2007) S (2017)7015154.6%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca10: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 12165371.9%
Chew, Scott H.3: H (2015,16,17) 4220832.0%
Christensen, Allen M.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)957955310.0%
Christensen, LaVar7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 26047075.5%
Christofferson, Kay J.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 2734050.8%
Clark, David5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 435308314.1%
Clark, Stephen D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 17424327.2%
Coleman, Kim3: H (2015,16,17) 12420836.0%
Cosgrove, Tim M.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 8650561.7%
Cox, Fred C.4: H (2011,12,15,16) 1926580.7%
Cox, Jon2: H (2014,15) 2513631.8%
Cox, Spencer J.1: H (2013) 436586.5%
Cunningham, Rich4: H (2013,14,15,16) 14526785.4%
Curtis, Greg J.2: H (2007,08) 375121830.8%
Cutler, Bruce R.3: H (2015,16,17) 2920831.4%
Dabakis, Jim5: S (2013,14,15,16,17)457450410.1%
Davis, Gene11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)79595538.3%
Daw, Bradley M.9: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16,17) 23658174.1%
Dayton, Margaret11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)44095534.6%
Dee, Brad L.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 770641212.0%
DiCaro, Sophia M.2: H (2015,16) 1213560.9%
Dmitrich, Mike2: S (2007,08)10716266.6%
Donnelson, Glenn A.2: H (2007,08) 4912184.0%
Dougall, John6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 381373410.2%
Doughty, Brian1: H (2012) 126511.8%
Draxler, Jack R.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 33864125.3%
Duckworth, Carl W.2: H (2007,08) 148121812.2%
Duckworth, Susan9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 35059215.9%
Dunnigan, James A.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 51771397.2%
Eastman, Dan R.2: S (2007,08)226162613.9%
Edwards, Rebecca P.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 25659214.3%
Eliason, Steve7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 11047072.3%
Escamilla, Luz Robles9: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)1177792714.8%
Fawson, Justin L.3: H (2015,16,17) 7720833.7%
Ferry, Ben C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 11324324.6%
Fife, Fred J.2: S (2007,08)3316262.0%
Fillmore, Lincoln2: S (2016,17)14617738.2%
Fisher, Janice M.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 36850567.3%
Fisher, Julie5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 14130834.6%
Fowlke, Lorie D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 17324327.1%
Frank, Craig A.5: H (2007,08,09,10,12) 15730835.1%
Froerer, Gage11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 31871394.5%
Galvez, Brad J.2: H (2011,12) 1613021.2%
Gardiner, Adam1: H (2017) 107271.4%
Garn, Kevin S.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 344243214.1%
Gibson, Francis D.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 608592110.3%
Gibson, Kerry W.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 366243215.0%
Goodfellow, Brent H.4: S (2007,08,09,10)16032195.0%
Gowans, James R.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 352243214.5%
Greene, Brian M.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 24234057.1%
Greenwood, Richard A.7: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14) 18544544.2%
Greiner, Jon J.4: S (2007,08,09,10)19932196.2%
Grover, Keith11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 31871394.5%
Hall, Craig5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 7634052.2%
Handy, Stephen G.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 9447072.0%
Hansen, Neil A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 19924328.2%
Harper, Wayne A.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17)44282385.4%
Hawkes, Timothy D.3: H (2015,16,17) 8120833.9%
Hemingway, Lynn N.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16,17) 37664405.8%
Hemmert, Daniel1: S (2017)17191318.7%
Henderson, Deidre M.5: S (2013,14,15,16,17)22245044.9%
Hendrickson, Neal B.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 28537347.6%
Herrod, Christopher N.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 23437346.3%
Hickman, John W.2: S (2007,08)404162624.8%
Hillyard, Lyle W.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)2410955325.2%
Hinkins, David P.9: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)75779279.5%
Holdaway, Kory M.3: H (2007,08,09) 14318187.9%
Hollins, Sandra3: H (2015,16,17) 3920831.9%
Hughes, Gregory H.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 1469713920.6%
Hunsaker, Fred R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8924323.7%
Hutchings, Eric K.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 965713913.5%
Ipson, Don L.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) S (2017)34861075.7%
Ivory, Ken7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 34847077.4%
Iwamoto, Jani3: S (2015,16,17)472272417.3%
Jackson, Alvin B.2: S (2015,16)231181112.8%
Jenkins, Scott K.10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)75586408.7%
Johnson, Christine A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14924326.1%
Jones, Patricia W.8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)38168295.6%
Kennedy, Michael S.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 3134050.9%
Killpack, Sheldon L.3: S (2007,08,09)492243320.2%
King, Brad4: H (2007,08,15,16) 11025744.3%
King, Brian S.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 31759215.4%
Kiser, Todd E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 14937344.0%
Knotwell, John5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 17134055.0%
Knudson, Peter C.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)76895538.0%
Kwan, Karen1: H (2017) 177272.3%
Last, Bradley G.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 52471397.3%
Layton, Dana L.2: H (2013,14) 4713223.6%
Lifferth, David E.4: H (2013,14,15,16) 9526783.5%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.3: S (2009,10,11)507253320.0%
Lisonbee, Karianne1: H (2017) 447276.1%
Litvack, David6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 24137346.5%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 845505616.7%
Madsen, Mark B.10: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1945864022.5%
Maloy, A. Cory1: H (2017) 87271.1%
Mascaro, Steven R.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 291243212.0%
Mathis, John G.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 23650564.7%
Mayne, Ed1: S (2007)638207.7%
Mayne, Karen10: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)43687335.0%
McAdams, Benjamin M.3: S (2010,11,12)291261611.1%
McCay, Daniel6: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17) 34840568.6%
McCoy, Scott D.3: S (2007,08,09)19724338.1%
McGee, Rosalind J.2: H (2007,08) 5112184.2%
McIff, Kay L.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 682641210.6%
McKell, Mike K.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 21534056.3%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 26150565.2%
Miles, Kelly B.1: H (2017) 57270.7%
Miller, Justin J.1: H (2015) 96991.3%
Millner, Ann3: S (2015,16,17)18227246.7%
Morgan, Karen W.6: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12)31046416.7%
Morley, Michael T.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 36237349.7%
Moss, Carol Spackman11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 28471394.0%
Moss, Jefferson1: H (2017) 47270.6%
Nelson, Merrill F.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 15434054.5%
Neuenschwander, Paul A.2: H (2007,08) 4712183.9%
Newbold, Merlynn T.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 30037348.0%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)1626955317.0%
Nielson, Jim4: H (2011,12,13,14) 10826244.1%
Noel, Michael E.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 66371399.3%
Oda, Curtis10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 32764125.1%
Okerlund, Ralph9: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)53779276.8%
Osmond, Aaron4: S (2012,13,14,15)27836217.7%
Owens, Derrin2: H (2016,17) 9313846.7%
Painter, Patrick6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 687373418.4%
Perry, Lee B.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 21747074.6%
Peterson, Darin G.2: S (2007,08)13016268.0%
Peterson, Jeremy A.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 14747073.1%
Peterson, Val L.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 4147070.9%
Pitcher, Dixon M.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 24947075.3%
Potter, Val K.1: H (2017) 37270.4%
Poulson, Marie H.9: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 8559211.4%
Powell, Kraig8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 18351943.5%
Pulsipher, Susan1: H (2017) 67270.8%
Quinn, Tim1: H (2017) 157272.1%
Ray, Paul11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 800713911.2%
Redd, Edward H.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 10334053.0%
Reid, Stuart C.4: S (2011,12,13,14)11436103.2%
Richardson, Holly J.1: H (2011) 6261210.1%
Riesen, Phil4: H (2007,08,09,10) 6924322.8%
Roberts, Marc K.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 15434054.5%
Romero, Angela5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 9934052.9%
Romero, Ross I.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)15350493.0%
Sagers, Douglas7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 44047079.3%
Sandall, Scott D.3: H (2015,16,17) 5320832.5%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 29837348.0%
Sanpei, Dean7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 38047078.1%
Schultz, Mike3: H (2015,16,17) 20220839.7%
Seegmiller, F. Jay2: H (2009,10) 1812141.5%
Seelig, Jennifer M.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 46050569.1%
Shiozawa, Brian E.5: S (2013,14,15,16,17)22845045.1%
Shurtliff, LaWanna Lou2: H (2007,08) 9412187.7%
Snow, Gordon E.2: H (2007,08) 7812186.4%
Snow, V. Lowry6: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17) 20140565.0%
Spendlove, Robert M.4: H (2014,15,16,17) 13927475.1%
Stanard, Jon E.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 28734058.4%
Stephenson, Howard A.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)1346955314.1%
Stevenson, Jerry W.8: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)1163712016.3%
Stowell, Dennis E.5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)418415910.1%
Stratton, Keven J.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 15234054.5%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 33937349.1%
Tanner, Earl D.4: H (2013,14,15,16) 6426782.4%
Thatcher, Daniel W.7: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17)773633412.2%
Thurston, Norman K.3: H (2015,16,17) 3620831.7%
Tilton, Aaron2: H (2007,08) 200121816.4%
Urquhart, Stephen H.10: H (2007,08) S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16)1742823221.2%
Valentine, John L.8: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14)859682912.6%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.11: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)90395539.5%
Vickers, Evan J.9: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17)42670206.1%
Waddoups, Michael G.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)27750495.5%
Walker, Carlene M.2: S (2007,08)11116266.8%
Walker, Mark W.2: H (2007,08) 193121815.8%
Wallis, C. Brent2: H (2009,10) 3712143.0%
Ward, Raymond P.3: H (2015,16,17) 4620832.2%
Watkins, Christine F.5: H (2009,10,11,12,17) 9332432.9%
Webb, R. Curt10: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 32165374.9%
Weight, Elizabeth1: H (2017) 87271.1%
Weiler, Todd6: S (2012,13,14,15,16,17)20353943.8%
Westwood, John R.5: H (2013,14,15,16,17) 1034050.3%
Wheatley, Mark A.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17) 36571395.1%
Wheeler, Richard W.1: H (2007) 8360213.8%
Wilcox, Ryan D.6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 21038385.5%
Wilde, Logan1: H (2017) 197272.6%
Wiley, Larry B.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 15050563.0%
Wilson, Brad R.7: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17) 625470713.3%
Wimmer, Carl5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 29830839.7%
Winder, Mike1: H (2017) 147271.9%
Winn, Bradley A.2: H (2008,09) 139121611.4%
Wright, Bill3: H (2010,11,12) 227191611.8%
Wyatt, Scott L1: H (2007) 556029.1%