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Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2010

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 2010

Legislator Party Year Chamber # missed votes # votes held % missed votes
Aagard, Douglas C.R2010House116141.8%
Adams, J. StuartR2010Senate697868.8%
Allen, Sheryl L.R2010House266144.2%
Anderson, JohnnyR2010House186142.9%
Barrus, Roger E.R2010House186142.9%
Beck, Trisha S.D2010House26140.3%
Bigelow, RonR2010House9261415.0%
Bird, JimR2010House56140.8%
Biskupski, JackieD2010House346145.5%
Black, LauraD2010House166142.6%
Bramble, Curtis S.R2010Senate18378623.3%
Brown, Melvin R.R2010House566149.1%
Buttars, D. ChrisR2010Senate19878625.2%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD2010House26140.3%
Christensen, Allen M.R2010Senate11778614.9%
Clark, DavidR2010House9461415.3%
Clark, Stephen D.R2010House516148.3%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D2010House66141.0%
Davis, GeneD2010Senate547866.9%
Daw, Bradley M.R2010House426146.8%
Dayton, MargaretR2010Senate567867.1%
Dee, Brad L.R2010House526148.5%
Dougall, JohnR2010House416146.7%
Draxler, Jack R.R2010House376146.0%
Duckworth, SusanD2010House466147.5%
Dunnigan, James A.R2010House196143.1%
Edwards, Rebecca P.R2010House226143.6%
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD2010Senate11278614.2%
Ferry, Ben C.R2010House296144.7%
Fisher, Janice M.D2010House226143.6%
Fisher, JulieR2010House376146.0%
Fowlke, Lorie D.R2010House7461412.1%
Frank, Craig A.R2010House236143.7%
Froerer, GageR2010House176142.8%
Garn, Kevin S.R2010House12261419.9%
Gibson, Francis D.R2010House346145.5%
Gibson, Kerry W.R2010House8461413.7%
Goodfellow, Brent H.D2010Senate367864.6%
Gowans, James R.D2010House13261421.5%
Greenwood, Richard A.R2010House186142.9%
Greiner, Jon J.R2010Senate597867.5%
Grover, KeithR2010House116141.8%
Hansen, Neil A.D2010House306144.9%
Harper, Wayne A.R2010House486147.8%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D2010House306144.9%
Hendrickson, Neal B.D2010House546148.8%
Herrod, Christopher N.R2010House486147.8%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R2010Senate24878631.6%
Hinkins, David P.R2010Senate9178611.6%
Hughes, Gregory H.R2010House10761417.4%
Hunsaker, Fred RR2010House446147.2%
Hutchings, Eric K.R2010House11661418.9%
Ipson, Don L.R2010House256144.1%
Jenkins, Scott K.R2010Senate557867.0%
Johnson, Christine A.D2010House456147.3%
Jones, Patricia W.D2010Senate377864.7%
King, Brian S.D2010House106141.6%
Kiser, Todd E.R2010House186142.9%
Knudson, Peter C.R2010Senate357864.5%
Last, Bradley G.R2010House396146.4%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.R2010Senate20378625.8%
Litvack, DavidD2010House336145.4%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R2010House456147.3%
Madsen, Mark B.R2010Senate21278627.0%
Mascaro, Steven R.R2010House9761415.8%
Mathis, John G.R2010House196143.1%
Mayne, KarenD2010Senate457865.7%
McAdams, Benjamin M.D2010Senate8978611.3%
McIff, Kay L.R2010House8361413.5%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR2010House476147.7%
Morgan, Karen W.D2010Senate787869.9%
Morley, Michael T.R2010House496148.0%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD2010House416146.7%
Newbold, Merlynn T.R2010House546148.8%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R2010Senate14778618.7%
Noel, Michael E.R2010House596149.6%
Oda, CurtisR2010House196143.1%
Okerlund, RalphR2010Senate347864.3%
Painter, PatrickR2010House12961421.0%
Poulson, Marie H.D2010House46140.7%
Powell, KraigR2010House106141.6%
Ray, PaulR2010House6361410.3%
Riesen, PhilD2010House136142.1%
Romero, Ross I.D2010Senate397865.0%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R2010House276144.4%
Seegmiller, F. JayD2010House106141.6%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D2010House7261411.7%
Stephenson, Howard A.R2010Senate13278616.8%
Stevenson, Jerry W.R2010Senate497866.2%
Stowell, Dennis E.R2010Senate457865.7%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R2010House546148.8%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R2010Senate10178612.8%
Valentine, John L.R2010Senate8878611.2%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R2010Senate747869.4%
Vickers, Evan J.R2010House206143.3%
Waddoups, Michael G.R2010Senate367864.6%
Wallis, C. BrentR2010House256144.1%
Watkins, Christine F.D2010House156142.4%
Webb, R. CurtR2010House326145.2%
Wheatley, Mark A.D2010House166142.6%
Wilcox, Ryan D.R2010House466147.5%
Wiley, Larry B.D2010House156142.4%
Wimmer, CarlR2010House6561410.6%
Wright, BillR2010House8261413.4%