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Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2008

During each year's 45-day legislative session, legislators cast hundreds of floor votes. That means they have 100s of opportunities to miss votes. Toward the end of the session especially, votes are held so rapidly that even taking a short bathroom break can result in missed votes. Legislators who miss a day or two for illness or a family emergency will miss many votes. Those assigned to assemble the final budget will miss even more. Most legislators who miss large numbers of votes can rightly point to one of these reasons. You can find further commentary here:

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Missed votes in 2008

Legislator Party Year Chamber # missed votes # votes held % missed votes
Aagard, Douglas C.R2008House46160.6%
Allen, Sheryl L.R2008House586169.4%
Andersen, Sylvia S.R2008House236163.7%
Barrus, Roger E.R2008House76161.1%
Bell, Gregory S.R2008Senate628067.7%
Bigelow, RonR2008House586169.4%
Bird, JimR2008House376166.0%
Biskupski, JackieD2008House336165.4%
Bowman, DeMar BudR2008House29761648.2%
Bramble, Curtis S.R2008Senate9880612.2%
Brown, Melvin R.R2008House8661614.0%
Buttars, D. ChrisR2008Senate22880628.3%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD2008House76161.1%
Christensen, Allen M.R2008Senate9180611.3%
Clark, DavidR2008House7861612.7%
Clark, Stephen D.R2008House526168.4%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D2008House76161.1%
Curtis, Greg J.R2008House17361628.1%
Davis, GeneD2008Senate598067.3%
Daw, Bradley M.R2008House266164.2%
Dayton, MargaretR2008Senate278063.3%
Dee, Brad L.R2008House486167.8%
Dmitrich, MikeD2008Senate668068.2%
Donnelson, Glenn A.R2008House226163.6%
Dougall, JohnR2008House336165.4%
Draxler, Jack R.R2008House216163.4%
Duckworth, Carl W.D2008House12561620.3%
Dunnigan, James A.R2008House376166.0%
Eastman, Dan R.R2008Senate10080612.4%
Ferry, Ben C.R2008House236163.7%
Fife, Fred J.D2008Senate278063.3%
Fisher, Janice M.D2008House316165.0%
Fisher, JulieR2008House216163.4%
Fowlke, Lorie D.R2008House376166.0%
Frank, Craig A.R2008House466167.5%
Froerer, GageR2008House146162.3%
Garn, Kevin S.R2008House6761610.9%
Gibson, Kerry W.R2008House10961617.7%
Goodfellow, Brent H.D2008Senate468065.7%
Gowans, James R.D2008House8561613.8%
Greenwood, Richard A.R2008House496168.0%
Greiner, Jon J.R2008Senate468065.7%
Grover, KeithR2008House176162.8%
Hansen, Neil A.D2008House356165.7%
Harper, Wayne A.R2008House366165.8%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D2008House236163.7%
Hendrickson, Neal B.D2008House7861612.7%
Herrod, Christopher N.R2008House496168.0%
Hickman, John W.R2008Senate23480629.0%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R2008Senate14080617.4%
Holdaway, Kory M.R2008House566169.1%
Hughes, Gregory H.R2008House7161611.5%
Hunsaker, Fred RR2008House136162.1%
Hutchings, Eric K.R2008House546168.8%
Jenkins, Scott K.R2008Senate418065.1%
Johnson, Christine A.D2008House346165.5%
Jones, Patricia W.D2008Senate278063.3%
Killpack, Sheldon L.R2008Senate14880618.4%
King, BradD2008House406166.5%
Kiser, Todd E.R2008House216163.4%
Knudson, Peter C.R2008Senate298063.6%
Last, Bradley G.R2008House356165.7%
Litvack, DavidD2008House456167.3%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R2008House616169.9%
Madsen, Mark B.R2008Senate12580615.5%
Mascaro, Steven R.R2008House596169.6%
Mathis, John G.R2008House526168.4%
Mayne, KarenD2008Senate108061.2%
McCoy, Scott D.D2008Senate8680610.7%
McGee, Rosalind J.D2008House236163.7%
McIff, Kay L.R2008House6561610.6%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR2008House196163.1%
Morgan, Karen W.D2008House216163.4%
Morley, Michael T.R2008House6661610.7%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD2008House6561610.6%
Neuenschwander, Paul A.R2008House206163.2%
Newbold, Merlynn T.R2008House566169.1%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R2008Senate698068.6%
Noel, Michael E.R2008House536168.6%
Oda, CurtisR2008House326165.2%
Painter, PatrickR2008House16061626.0%
Peterson, Darin G.R2008Senate578067.1%
Ray, PaulR2008House546168.8%
Riesen, PhilD2008House366165.8%
Romero, Ross I.D2008Senate68060.7%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R2008House226163.6%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D2008House406166.5%
Shurtliff, LaWanna LouD2008House576169.3%
Snow, Gordon E.R2008House266164.2%
Stephenson, Howard A.R2008Senate728068.9%
Stowell, Dennis E.R2008Senate618067.6%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R2008House226163.6%
Tilton, AaronR2008House7261611.7%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R2008House13461621.8%
Valentine, John L.R2008Senate11580614.3%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R2008Senate9480611.7%
Waddoups, Michael G.R2008Senate328064.0%
Walker, Carlene M.R2008Senate558066.8%
Walker, Mark W.R2008House9461615.3%
Webb, R. CurtR2008House126161.9%
Wheatley, Mark A.D2008House396166.3%
Wiley, Larry B.D2008House236163.7%
Wimmer, CarlR2008House446167.1%
Winn, Bradley A.R2008House10061616.2%