Cleveland leads local lawmakers in missed votes

first_img State Sen. Annette Cleveland missed more votes than any other local legislator during the 2014 regular session, according to a nonpartisan organization that prepares an annual tally of lawmakers’ voting records.The Vancouver Democrat missed 31 votes out of 396 roll calls on the Senate floor during the 60-day session, according to WashingtonVotes.org. That ranked third among senators in 2014, and tied for eighth among all state legislators.Most of Cleveland’s missed votes happened Feb. 12, when she traveled to Salem, Ore., to testify in support of the Columbia River Crossing before an Oregon legislative committee.“Given that this project was the single most important means of spurring new jobs and economic growth in my district and region, I felt it was imperative that I speak for my constituents and our state before the Transportation Committee in Oregon,” Cleveland told WashingtonVotes.org.The proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement never came to a floor vote in the Oregon Legislature. Officials began shutting down the $2.9 billion project this month. Votes missed by Clark County lawmakers, 2014. Click to enlarge.last_img read more