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James 'Jim' Brochin

James 'Jim' Brochin's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: James 'Jim' Brochin
Current Office: State Senate - District 42, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 42
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Lifetime Positions 40%
2014 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 38%
2013 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Lifetime Positions 40%
2013 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 20%
2013 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Committee Score 60%
2013 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Floor Score 100%
2013 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Total Score 80%
2012 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 67%
2012 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Committee Score 78%
2012 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Total Score 83%
2012 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Floor Score 88%
2011 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 44%
2011 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Committee Score 67%
2011 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Floor Score 63%
2011 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Total Score 65%
2010 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Lifetime Score 38%
2010 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 43%
2010 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Senate Judicial Proceedings Score 100%
2010 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - State Senate Score 100%
2010 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - House of Delegates Score 100%
2009 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 27%
2009 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 66%
2008 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 50%
2008 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 50%
2007-2010 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 63%
2007-2009 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Cumulative Score 39%
2007 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 38
2007 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 0%
2006 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 36%
2005-2006 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 30%
2004 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 44%
2003-2004 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 40%

Technology and Communication

2009-2011 Maryland Drivers Alliance - Positions 100%

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