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Absenteeism in the Utah legislature, 2014

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 2014. 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
Adams, J. StuartR2014Senate13984016.5%
Anderegg, Jacob L.R2014House416646.2%
Anderson, Jerry B.R2014House126641.8%
Anderson, JohnnyR2014House286644.2%
Arent, Patrice M.D2014House256643.8%
Barlow, StewartR2014House166642.4%
Barrus, Roger E.R2014House436646.5%
Bird, JimR2014House336645.0%
Bramble, Curtis S.R2014Senate16284019.3%
Briscoe, Joel K.D2014House136642.0%
Brown, Melvin R.R2014House15766423.6%
Chavez-Houck, RebeccaD2014House186642.7%
Christensen, Allen M.R2014Senate768409.0%
Christensen, LaVarR2014House436646.5%
Christofferson, Kay J.R2014House106641.5%
Cosgrove, Tim M.D2014House326644.8%
Cox, JonR2014House76641.1%
Cunningham, RichR2014House416646.2%
Dabakis, JimD2014Senate838409.9%
Davis, GeneD2014Senate10784012.7%
Dayton, MargaretR2014Senate258403.0%
Dee, Brad L.R2014House9766414.6%
Draxler, Jack R.R2014House316644.7%
Duckworth, SusanD2014House196642.9%
Dunnigan, James A.R2014House506647.5%
Edwards, Rebecca P.R2014House446646.6%
Eliason, SteveR2014House46640.6%
Escamilla, Luz RoblesD2014Senate14984017.7%
Fisher, Janice M.D2014House6866410.2%
Froerer, GageR2014House6766410.1%
Gibson, Francis D.R2014House7766411.6%
Greene, Brian M.R2014House376645.6%
Greenwood, Richard A.R2014House126641.8%
Grover, KeithR2014House476647.1%
Hall, CraigR2014House166642.4%
Handy, Stephen G.R2014House56640.8%
Harper, Wayne A.R2014Senate208402.4%
Hemingway, Lynn N.D2014House576648.6%
Henderson, Deidre M.R2014Senate568406.7%
Hillyard, Lyle W.R2014Senate24084028.6%
Hinkins, David P.R2014Senate8484010.0%
Hughes, Gregory H.R2014House12266418.4%
Hutchings, Eric K.R2014House7166410.7%
Ipson, Don L.R2014House8666413.0%
Ivory, KenR2014House546648.1%
Jenkins, Scott K.R2014Senate788409.3%
Jones, Patricia W.D2014Senate498405.8%
Kennedy, Michael S.R2014House66640.9%
King, Brian S.D2014House256643.8%
Knotwell, JohnR2014House456646.8%
Knudson, Peter C.R2014Senate658407.7%
Last, Bradley G.R2014House596648.9%
Layton, Dana L.R2014House346645.1%
Lifferth, David E.R2014House266643.9%
Lockhart, Rebecca D.R2014House14766422.1%
Madsen, Mark B.R2014Senate17884021.2%
Mathis, John G.R2014House296644.4%
Mayne, KarenD2014Senate708408.3%
McCay, DanielR2014House396645.9%
McIff, Kay L.R2014House7766411.6%
McKell, Mike K.R2014House536648.0%
Menlove, Ronda RuddR2014House526647.8%
Moss, Carol SpackmanD2014House176642.6%
Nelson, Merrill F.R2014House286644.2%
Niederhauser, Wayne L.R2014Senate11884014.0%
Nielson, JimR2014House416646.2%
Noel, Michael E.R2014House556648.3%
Oda, CurtisR2014House376645.6%
Okerlund, RalphR2014Senate16084019.0%
Osmond, AaronR2014Senate438405.1%
Perry, Lee B.R2014House406646.0%
Peterson, Jeremy A.R2014House196642.9%
Peterson, Val L.R2014House166642.4%
Pitcher, Dixon M.R2014House186642.7%
Poulson, Marie H.D2014House36640.5%
Powell, KraigR2014House226643.3%
Ray, PaulR2014House516647.7%
Redd, Edward H.R2014House66640.9%
Reid, Stuart C.R2014Senate328403.8%
Roberts, Marc K.R2014House206643.0%
Romero, AngelaD2014House266643.9%
Sagers, DouglasR2014House8966413.4%
Sanpei, DeanR2014House196642.9%
Seelig, Jennifer M.D2014House616649.2%
Shiozawa, Brian E.R2014Senate378404.4%
Snow, V. LowryR2014House156642.3%
Spendlove, Robert M.R2014House356645.3%
Stanard, Jon E.R2014House12566418.8%
Stephenson, Howard A.R2014Senate15484018.3%
Stevenson, Jerry W.R2014Senate17384020.6%
Stratton, Keven J.R2014House276644.1%
Tanner, Earl D.R2014House136642.0%
Thatcher, Daniel W.R2014Senate12384014.6%
Urquhart, Stephen H.R2014Senate15884018.8%
Valentine, John L.R2014Senate9084010.7%
Van Tassell, Kevin T.R2014Senate688408.1%
Vickers, Evan J.R2014Senate478405.6%
Webb, R. CurtR2014House276644.1%
Weiler, ToddR2014Senate328403.8%
Westwood, John R.R2014House06640.0%
Wheatley, Mark A.D2014House146642.1%
Wilcox, Ryan D.R2014House446646.6%
Wiley, Larry B.D2014House106641.5%
Wilson, Brad R.R2014House11566417.3%