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Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2007-2018

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 2018. 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%
Acton, Cheryl K.1: H (2018) 387345.2%
Adams, J. Stuart9: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)1436804617.8%
Albrecht, Carl R.2: H (2017,18) 1814611.2%
Allen, Sheryl L.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 14424325.9%
Anderegg, Jacob L.6: H (2013,14,15,16) S (2017,18)564451712.5%
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.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 20054413.7%
Barlow, Stewart7: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) 13047902.7%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)20941047920.0%
Briscoe, Joel K.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 15354412.8%
Brooks, Walt2: H (2017,18) 3314612.3%
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. Gregg3: H (2007) S (2017,18)12024414.9%
Chavez-Houck, Rebecca11: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 14072711.9%
Chew, Scott H.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 8328172.9%
Christensen, Allen M.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)10621047910.1%
Christensen, LaVar8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 29254415.4%
Christofferson, Kay J.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 3041390.7%
Clark, David5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 435308314.1%
Clark, Stephen D.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 17424327.2%
Coleman, Kim4: H (2015,16,17,18) 18928176.7%
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.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 6928172.4%
Dabakis, Jim6: S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)573543010.6%
Davis, Gene12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)920104798.8%
Daw, Bradley M.10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,15,16,17,18) 24765513.8%
Dayton, Margaret12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)514104794.9%
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, Susan10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 44866556.7%
Dunnigan, James A.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 55878737.1%
Eastman, Dan R.2: S (2007,08)226162613.9%
Edwards, Rebecca P.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 29566554.4%
Eliason, Steve8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 14254412.6%
Escamilla, Luz Robles10: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)1345885315.2%
Fawson, Justin L.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 11028173.9%
Ferry, Ben C.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 11324324.6%
Fife, Fred J.2: S (2007,08)3316262.0%
Fillmore, Lincoln3: S (2016,17,18)24126998.9%
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, Gage12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 34878734.4%
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.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 777665511.7%
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.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 32141397.8%
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, Keith12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 41378735.2%
Hall, Craig6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 8941392.2%
Handy, Stephen G.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 12254412.2%
Hansen, Neil A.4: H (2007,08,09,10) 19924328.2%
Harper, Wayne A.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)48791645.3%
Hawkes, Timothy D.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 11428174.0%
Hemingway, Lynn N.11: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,16,17,18) 1110717415.5%
Hemmert, Daniel2: S (2017,18)251183913.6%
Henderson, Deidre M.6: S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)31454305.8%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)25241047924.1%
Hinkins, David P.10: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)86488539.8%
Holdaway, Kory M.3: H (2007,08,09) 14318187.9%
Hollins, Sandra4: H (2015,16,17,18) 11528174.1%
Hughes, Gregory H.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 1693787321.5%
Hunsaker, Fred R4: H (2007,08,09,10) 8924323.7%
Hutchings, Eric K.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 1032787313.1%
Ipson, Don L.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) S (2017,18)37970335.4%
Ivory, Ken8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 38254417.0%
Iwamoto, Jani4: S (2015,16,17,18)540365014.8%
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.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 4041391.0%
Killpack, Sheldon L.3: S (2007,08,09)492243320.2%
King, Brad4: H (2007,08,15,16) 11025744.3%
King, Brian S.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 35266555.3%
Kiser, Todd E.6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 14937344.0%
Knotwell, John6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 25441396.1%
Knudson, Peter C.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)848104798.1%
Kwan, Karen2: H (2017,18) 5214613.6%
Last, Bradley G.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 69078738.8%
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, Karianne2: H (2017,18) 8714616.0%
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. Cory2: H (2017,18) 2714611.8%
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, Karen11: S (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)47696594.9%
McAdams, Benjamin M.3: S (2010,11,12)291261611.1%
McCay, Daniel7: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) 41147908.6%
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.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 29341397.1%
Menlove, Ronda Rudd8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 26150565.2%
Miles, Kelly B.2: H (2017,18) 1814611.2%
Miller, Justin J.1: H (2015) 96991.3%
Millner, Ann4: S (2015,16,17,18)25436507.0%
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 Spackman12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 30278733.8%
Moss, Jefferson2: H (2017,18) 1014610.7%
Nelson, Merrill F.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 18541394.5%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)19011047918.1%
Nielson, Jim4: H (2011,12,13,14) 10826244.1%
Noel, Michael E.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 78278739.9%
Oda, Curtis10: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 32764125.1%
Okerlund, Ralph10: S (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)1152885313.0%
Osmond, Aaron4: S (2012,13,14,15)27836217.7%
Owens, Derrin3: H (2016,17,18) 11721185.5%
Painter, Patrick6: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12) 687373418.4%
Perry, Lee B.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24454414.5%
Peterson, Darin G.2: S (2007,08)13016268.0%
Peterson, Jeremy A.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24754414.5%
Peterson, Val L.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 5454411.0%
Pitcher, Dixon M.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 27454415.0%
Potter, Val K.2: H (2017,18) 1814611.2%
Poulson, Marie H.10: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 9166551.4%
Powell, Kraig8: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16) 18351943.5%
Pulsipher, Susan2: H (2017,18) 1114610.8%
Quinn, Tim2: H (2017,18) 8614615.9%
Ray, Paul12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 862787310.9%
Redd, Edward H.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 15941393.8%
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.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 19641394.7%
Robertson, Adam1: H (2018) 287343.8%
Romero, Angela6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 12241392.9%
Romero, Ross I.6: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12)15350493.0%
Sagers, Douglas8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 555544110.2%
Sandall, Scott D.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 11728174.2%
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, Mike4: H (2015,16,17,18) 396281714.1%
Seegmiller, F. Jay2: H (2009,10) 1812141.5%
Seegmiller, Travis M.1: H (2018) 5453610.1%
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. Lowry7: H (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18) 24047905.0%
Spendlove, Robert M.5: H (2014,15,16,17,18) 22434816.4%
Stanard, Jon E.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 29135248.3%
Stephenson, Howard A.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)14431047913.8%
Stevenson, Jerry W.9: S (2010,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)1465804618.2%
Stowell, Dennis E.5: S (2007,08,09,10,11)418415910.1%
Stratton, Keven J.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 19841394.8%
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.8: S (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)920726012.7%
Thurston, Norman K.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 6828172.4%
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.12: S (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18)984104799.4%
Vickers, Evan J.10: H (2009,10,11,12) S (2013,14,15,16,17,18)51479466.5%
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.4: H (2015,16,17,18) 7128172.5%
Watkins, Christine F.6: H (2009,10,11,12,17,18) 12439773.1%
Webb, R. Curt11: H (2008,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 37172715.1%
Weight, Elizabeth2: H (2017,18) 4514613.1%
Weiler, Todd7: S (2012,13,14,15,16,17,18)24763203.9%
Westwood, John R.6: H (2013,14,15,16,17,18) 2241390.5%
Wheatley, Mark A.12: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 40178735.1%
Wheeler, Richard W.1: H (2007) 8360213.8%
Wilcox, Ryan D.6: H (2009,10,11,12,13,14) 21038385.5%
Wilde, Logan2: H (2017,18) 6814614.7%
Wiley, Larry B.8: H (2007,08,09,10,11,12,13,14) 15050563.0%
Wilson, Brad R.8: H (2011,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) 768544114.1%
Wimmer, Carl5: H (2007,08,09,10,11) 29830839.7%
Winder, Mike2: H (2017,18) 2114611.4%
Winn, Bradley A.2: H (2008,09) 139121611.4%
Wright, Bill3: H (2010,11,12) 227191611.8%
Wyatt, Scott L1: H (2007) 556029.1%
Zehnder, Brian1: S (2018)249262.6%