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Brian K. McHale

Brian K. McHale's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Brian K. McHale
Current Office: State House - District 46, Democratic
First Appointed: 02/05/1990
Last Appointed: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Lifetime Positions 36%
2013 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 33%
2013 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Floor Score 86%
2013 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Committee Score 61%
2013 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Total Score 74%
2012 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 18%
2012 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Total Score 80%
2012 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Floor Score 100%
2012 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Committee Score 60%
2011 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 7%
2011 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Committee Score 90%
2011 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Floor Score 100%
2011 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - Total Score 95%
2010 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 36%
2010 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Lifetime Score 38%
2010 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - House of Delegates Score 91%
2010 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - House Economic Matters Committee Score 86%
2009 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 13%
2009 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 60%
2008 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 56%
2008 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 0%
2007-2010 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38%
2007-2009 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Cumulative Score 31%
2007 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 31
2007 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 33%
2006 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 30%
2004 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 19%
2003-2004 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 20%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 33%
2002 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 13%
2001 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 58%
1998-2002 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 43%
1995-1998 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%

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