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CLUB FOR GROWTH FOUNDATION RELEASES WYOMING MISSED VOTES SCORECARD

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Club for Growth Foundation today released its Missed Votes Wyoming scorecard for the General Assembly’s 2021 regular session. The newly launched Missed Votes Scorecards calculate how often lawmakers show up to vote and how often they miss votes.

Lawmakers miss votes for a whole host of reasons, including medical issues, family concerns, prior commitments, purely political motivations, or other reasons. The Club for Growth Foundation generally doesn’t analyze why a lawmaker has missed a vote and is simply publishing this quantified information for educational purposes only.  

According to Club for Growth Foundation President David McIntosh, “Constituents need to know the missed votes records of their representatives so they can decide for themselves if elected officials are avoiding a difficult vote or have a legitimate reason for missing a particular vote. Sadly, this information is often not available, and that is why the Club for Growth Foundation is publishing Missed Votes scorecards.” 

This scorecard is based on a review of all floor votes taken in the Wyoming General Assembly from January 27, 2021 to November 3, 2021. There are inherent limitations in judging the overall qualifications of any legislator based on how many votes he or she has missed, and the Club for Growth Foundation does not endorse or oppose any legislator for public office. 

Key Insights 

Wyoming Senate 

The average Wyoming senator missed 3 percent of 390 total floor votes, with Republican senators on average missing 3 percent of all floor votes and Democrat senators on average missing 0 percent of all floor votes. Sen. Brian Boner (SD-02) missed the most votes –77– for a score of 20% missed votes. By not missing a single vote, the following senators received a perfect attendance score: 

  • Dan Furphy (SD-10)
  • Larry Hicks (SD-11)
  • Tom James (SD-13)
  • John Kolb (SD-12)
  • Chris Rothfuss (SD-09)

Wyoming House of Representatives 

The average Wyoming House member missed 2 percent of 359 total floor votes, with Republican members on average missing 5 percent of all floor votes and Democrat members on average missing 6 percent of all floor votes. Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams (HD-50) missed the most votes –35– for a score of 10% missed votes.  By not missing a single vote, the following House members received a perfect attendance score: 

  • Ocean Andrew (HD-46)
  • Mark Baker (HD-60)
  • Eric Barlow (HD-03)
  • Aaron Clausen (HD-06)
  • Chuck Gray (HD-57)
  • Christopher Knapp (HD-53)
  • Lloyd Larsen (HD-54)
  • Bob Nicholas (HD-08)
  • Jared Olsen (HD-11)
  • Clark Stith (HD-48)
  • J.D. Williams (HD-2) *Williams assumed office on 10/22/2021
  • John Winter (HD-28)
  • Michael Yin (HD-16)

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