The Perfect Attendance Award for always showing up to vote is shared by Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor; Rep. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard; Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood; Rep. Troy Kelley, D-Tacoma; Rep. Jim McCune, R-Graham; Rep. Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup; Rep. Skip Priest, R-Federal Way. None of them missed a single vote (out of 847 in the Senate and 887 in the House). That’s impressive.
On the other hand, Rep. Dennis Flannigan, D-Tacoma, had by far the highest number of missed votes in the House: 164. Legislators were given the opportunity to explain their reasons for not voting. Here’s what he said:
“I’ve missed several votes, even days in this legislative session. My (wife) has been, and continues to have difficult health problems."