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Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2011

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 2011

Legislator Party Year Chamber # missed votes # votes held % missed votes
Adams, J. StuartR2011Senate16094017.0%
Anderson, JohnnyR2011House466517.1%
Arent, Patrice M.D2011House386515.8%
Barrus, Roger E.R2011House226513.4%
Bird, JimR2011House276514.1%
Biskupski, JackieD2011House336515.1%
Bramble, Curtis S.R2011Senate30194032.0%
Briscoe, Joel K.D2011House116511.7%
Brown, Derek E.R2011House346515.2%
Brown, Melvin R.R2011House22165133.9%
Buttars, D. ChrisR2011Senate34294036.4%
Butterfield, David G.R2011House366515.5%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD2011House86511.2%
Christensen, Allen M.R2011Senate869409.1%
Christensen, LaVarR2011House276514.1%
Clark, DavidR2011House516517.8%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D2011House36510.5%
Cox, Fred C.R2011House46510.6%
Davis, GeneD2011Senate489405.1%
Daw, Bradley M.R2011House536518.1%
Dayton, MargaretR2011Senate429404.5%
Dee, Brad L.R2011House6965110.6%
Dougall, JohnR2011House11965118.3%
Draxler, Jack R.R2011House486517.4%
Duckworth, SusanD2011House446516.8%
Dunnigan, James A.R2011House386515.8%
Edwards, Rebecca P.R2011House156512.3%
Eliason, SteveR2011House116511.7%
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD2011Senate22594023.9%
Fisher, Janice M.D2011House366515.5%
Fisher, JulieR2011House346515.2%
Froerer, GageR2011House176512.6%
Galvez, Brad J.R2011House126511.8%
Gibson, Francis D.R2011House326514.9%
Greenwood, Richard A.R2011House216513.2%
Grover, KeithR2011House56510.8%
Handy, Stephen G.R2011House16510.2%
Harper, Wayne A.R2011House526518.0%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D2011House7565111.5%
Hendrickson, Neal B.D2011House166512.5%
Herrod, Christopher N.R2011House376515.7%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R2011Senate31594033.5%
Hinkins, David P.R2011Senate10294010.9%
Hughes, Gregory H.R2011House11765118.0%
Hutchings, Eric K.R2011House14965122.9%
Ipson, Don L.R2011House356515.4%
Ivory, KenR2011House346515.2%
Jenkins, Scott K.R2011Senate14994015.9%
Jones, Patricia W.D2011Senate769408.1%
King, Brian S.D2011House446516.8%
Kiser, Todd E.R2011House296514.5%
Knudson, Peter C.R2011Senate539405.6%
Last, Bradley G.R2011House586518.9%
Liljenquist, Daniel R.R2011Senate22794024.1%
Litvack, DavidD2011House496517.5%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R2011House21065132.3%
Madsen, Mark B.R2011Senate26894028.5%
Mathis, John G.R2011House316514.8%
Mayne, KarenD2011Senate749407.9%
McAdams, Benjamin M.D2011Senate12994013.7%
McIff, Kay L.R2011House526518.0%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR2011House606519.2%
Morgan, Karen W.D2011Senate779408.2%
Morley, Michael T.R2011House506517.7%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD2011House216513.2%
Newbold, Merlynn T.R2011House7865112.0%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R2011Senate19094020.2%
Nielson, JimR2011House66510.9%
Noel, Michael E.R2011House376515.7%
Oda, CurtisR2011House416516.3%
Okerlund, RalphR2011Senate379403.9%
Painter, PatrickR2011House13365120.4%
Perry, Lee B.R2011House166512.5%
Peterson, Jeremy A.R2011House166512.5%
Peterson, Val L.R2011House86511.2%
Pitcher, Dixon M.R2011House206513.1%
Poulson, Marie H.D2011House146512.2%
Powell, KraigR2011House326514.9%
Ray, PaulR2011House7765111.8%
Reid, Stuart C.R2011Senate659406.9%
Richardson, Holly J.R2011House6261210.1%
Romero, Ross I.D2011Senate719407.6%
Sagers, DouglasR2011House8865113.5%
Sandstrom, Stephen E.R2011House8065112.3%
Sanpei, DeanR2011House26510.3%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D2011House7865112.0%
Stephenson, Howard A.R2011Senate10394011.0%
Stevenson, Jerry W.R2011Senate579406.1%
Stowell, Dennis E.R2011Senate25294026.8%
Sumsion, Kenneth W.R2011House7965112.1%
Thatcher, Daniel W.R2011Senate10894011.5%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R2011Senate13694014.5%
Valentine, John L.R2011Senate10194010.7%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R2011Senate609406.4%
Vickers, Evan J.R2011House426516.5%
Waddoups, Michael G.R2011Senate589406.2%
Watkins, Christine F.D2011House316514.8%
Webb, R. CurtR2011House246513.7%
Wheatley, Mark A.D2011House286514.3%
Wilcox, Ryan D.R2011House126511.8%
Wiley, Larry B.D2011House216513.2%
Wilson, Brad R.R2011House406516.1%
Wimmer, CarlR2011House626519.5%
Wright, BillR2011House10465116.0%