Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2009

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 in 2009. 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 Year Chamber # missed votes # votes held % missed votes
Aagard, Douglas C.R2009House166002.7%
Allen, Sheryl L.R2009House396006.5%
Barrus, Roger E.R2009House466007.7%
Beck, Trisha S.D2009House36000.5%
Bell, Gregory S.R2009Senate12680715.6%
Bigelow, RonR2009House14160023.5%
Bird, JimR2009House246004.0%
Biskupski, JackieD2009House376006.2%
Black, LauraD2009House26000.3%
Bramble, Curtis S.R2009Senate22680728.0%
Brown, Melvin R.R2009House416006.8%
Buttars, D. ChrisR2009Senate16080719.8%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD2009House86001.3%
Christensen, Allen M.R2009Senate10780713.3%
Clark, DavidR2009House8760014.5%
Clark, Stephen D.R2009House286004.7%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D2009House26000.3%
Davis, GeneD2009Senate538076.6%
Daw, Bradley M.R2009House236003.8%
Dayton, MargaretR2009Senate318073.8%
Dee, Brad L.R2009House356005.8%
Dougall, JohnR2009House416006.8%
Draxler, Jack R.R2009House206003.3%
Duckworth, SusanD2009House316005.2%
Dunnigan, James A.R2009House336005.5%
Edwards, Rebecca P.R2009House36000.5%
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD2009Senate8280710.2%
Ferry, Ben C.R2009House446007.3%
Fisher, Janice M.D2009House586009.7%
Fisher, JulieR2009House186003.0%
Fowlke, Lorie D.R2009House336005.5%
Frank, Craig A.R2009House346005.7%
Froerer, GageR2009House166002.7%
Garn, Kevin S.R2009House8760014.5%
Gibson, Francis D.R2009House206003.3%
Gibson, Kerry W.R2009House8860014.7%
Goodfellow, Brent H.D2009Senate598077.3%
Gowans, James R.D2009House6160010.2%
Greenwood, Richard A.R2009House116001.8%
Greiner, Jon J.R2009Senate648077.9%
Grover, KeithR2009House46000.7%
Hansen, Neil A.D2009House436007.2%
Harper, Wayne A.R2009House466007.7%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D2009House206003.3%
Hendrickson, Neal B.D2009House486008.0%
Herrod, Christopher N.R2009House216003.5%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R2009Senate22780728.1%
Hinkins, David P.R2009Senate138071.6%
Holdaway, Kory M.R2009House546009.0%
Hughes, Gregory H.R2009House9060015.0%
Hunsaker, Fred RR2009House206003.3%
Hutchings, Eric K.R2009House496008.2%
Ipson, Don L.R2009House276004.5%
Jenkins, Scott K.R2009Senate578077.1%
Johnson, Christine A.D2009House436007.2%
Jones, Patricia W.D2009Senate488075.9%
Killpack, Sheldon L.R2009Senate16680720.6%
King, Brian S.D2009House96001.5%
Kiser, Todd E.R2009House366006.0%
Knudson, Peter C.R2009Senate17880722.1%
Last, Bradley G.R2009House6760011.2%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.R2009Senate778079.5%
Litvack, DavidD2009House526008.7%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R2009House266004.3%
Madsen, Mark B.R2009Senate13780717.0%
Mascaro, Steven R.R2009House596009.8%
Mathis, John G.R2009House286004.7%
Mayne, KarenD2009Senate398074.8%
McCoy, Scott D.D2009Senate678078.3%
McIff, Kay L.R2009House456007.5%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR2009House156002.5%
Morgan, Karen W.D2009Senate128071.5%
Morley, Michael T.R2009House596009.8%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD2009House236003.8%
Newbold, Merlynn T.R2009House326005.3%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R2009Senate12380715.2%
Noel, Michael E.R2009House476007.8%
Oda, CurtisR2009House306005.0%
Okerlund, RalphR2009Senate78070.9%
Painter, PatrickR2009House11460019.0%
Poulson, Marie H.D2009House46000.7%
Powell, KraigR2009House16000.2%
Ray, PaulR2009House406006.7%
Riesen, PhilD2009House96001.5%
Romero, Ross I.D2009Senate38070.4%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R2009House496008.2%
Seegmiller, F. JayD2009House86001.3%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D2009House546009.0%
Stephenson, Howard A.R2009Senate13080716.1%
Stowell, Dennis E.R2009Senate278073.3%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R2009House296004.8%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R2009Senate9480711.6%
Valentine, John L.R2009Senate13780717.0%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R2009Senate10180712.5%
Vickers, Evan J.R2009House7260012.0%
Waddoups, Michael G.R2009Senate378074.6%
Wallis, C. BrentR2009House126002.0%
Watkins, Christine F.D2009House66001.0%
Webb, R. CurtR2009House206003.3%
Wheatley, Mark A.D2009House166002.7%
Wilcox, Ryan D.R2009House256004.2%
Wiley, Larry B.D2009House306005.0%
Wimmer, CarlR2009House526008.7%
Winn, Bradley A.R2009House396006.5%