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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Public Interest Research Group

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 48%
MD State House 1B Kevin Kelly Democratic 72%
MD State House 1C LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. Republican 46%
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic 64%
MD State House 3A Galen Clagett Democratic 77%
MD State House 3A Patrick Hogan Republican 56%
MD State House 4B Donald Elliott Republican 42%
MD State House 5A Nancy Stocksdale Republican 50%
MD State House 5B Wade Kach Republican 72%
MD State House 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic 34%
MD State House 6 Michael Weir, Jr. Democratic 66%
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 36%
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 41%
MD State House 8 Joseph Boteler III Republican 27%
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 64%
MD State House 8 John Cluster, Jr. Republican 31%
MD State House 9A Gail Bates Republican 41%
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 25%
MD State House 9B Susan Krebs Republican 59%
MD State House 10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Democratic 56%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 66%
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 89%
MD State House 11 Jon Cardin Democratic 91%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 100%
MD State House 12A Steven DeBoy, Sr. Democratic 59%
MD State House 12A James Malone, Jr. Democratic 81%
MD State House 12B Liz Bobo Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 91%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 100%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 91%
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 81%
MD State House 16 Susan Lee Democratic 91%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 81%
MD State House 17 Luiz Simmons Democratic 89%
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 100%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 81%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 89%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 78%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 81%
MD State House 23A James Hubbard Democratic 100%
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 89%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 81%
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 81%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 50%
MD State House 25 Melony Griffith Democratic 69%
MD State House 26 Veronica Turner Democratic 81%
MD State House 27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 69%
MD State House 29A John Wood, Jr. Democratic 44%
MD State House 29B John Bohanan, Jr. Democratic 59%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 41%
MD State House 30 Mike Busch Democratic 75%
MD State House 30 Herbert McMillan Republican 53%
MD State House 31 Don Dwyer, Jr. Republican 53%
MD State House 32 Mary Ann Love Democratic 69%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 72%
MD State House 33A Tony McConkey Republican 53%
MD State House 33B Bob Costa Republican 45%
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic 75%
MD State House 34B David Rudolph Democratic 78%
MD State House 35B Susan McComas Republican 72%
MD State House 36 Michael Smigiel, Sr. Republican 72%
MD State House 37A Rudolph Cane Democratic 79%
MD State House 37B Addie Eckardt Republican 50%
MD State House 37B Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio Republican 59%
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic 69%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 100%
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 79%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 73%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 91%
MD State House 42 Susan Aumann Republican 59%
MD State House 42 William Frank Republican 45%
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 91%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 69%
MD State House 44 Keith Haynes Democratic 69%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 69%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 81%
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic 75%
MD State House 47 Doyle Niemann Democratic 72%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 66%
MD State Senate 2 Christopher Shank Republican 63%
MD State Senate 4 David Brinkley Republican 46%
MD State Senate 6 Norman Stone, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 34%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 74%
MD State Senate 9 Allan Kittleman Republican 29%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 91%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 72%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 73%
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 16 Brian Frosh Democratic 91%
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic 91%
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 77%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 91%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 89%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 64%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 82%
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic 92%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 65%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 64%
MD State Senate 34 Nancy Jacobs Republican 41%
MD State Senate 35 Barry Glassman Republican 51%
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican 38%
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 81%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 82%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 95%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 89%
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic 73%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 64%
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 91%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 82%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 81%
John Arnick 38%
Joseph Bartlett 46%
David Boschert 54%
Charles Boutin 45%
Bennett Bozman 81%
Gwendolyn Britt 100%
William Bronrott 89%
Joan Cadden 59%
Virginia Clagett 91%
Mary Conroy 78%
Jean Cryor 73%
Clarence Davis 81%
George Della, Jr. 92%
Ann Marie Doory 69%
D. Page Elmore 55%
Nathaniel Exum 82%
Tony Edward Fulton 60%
Robert Garagiola 91%
John Giannetti, Jr. 91%
Terry Gilleland, Jr. 55%
Marilyn Goldwater 100%
Marshall Toby Goodwin 81%
Michael Gordon 73%
Leo Green 91%
Janet Hines Greenip 14%
Sharon Grosfeld 100%
John Hafer 36%
Larry Haines 50%
Hattie Harrison 67%
Henry Heller 100%
Patrick John Hogan 64%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 91%
J. Robert Hooper 18%
Ralph Hughes 78%
John Adams Hurson 81%
Philip Jimeno 69%
Darryl Kelley 79%
Ruth Kirk 69%
Rona Kramer 65%
Carolyn Krysiak 69%
P. Sue Kullen 73%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 81%
John Leopold 66%
Murray Levy 59%
Adrienne Mandel 100%
Salima Siler Marriott 91%
William Daniel Mayer 72%
Robert McKee 64%
Pauline Menes 91%
Brian Moe 84%
Alexander Mooney 41%
Donald Munson 46%
Gareth Murray 89%
Jeffrey Paige 92%
Rosetta Parker 91%
Joanne Parrott 45%
Carol Stoker Petzold 91%
Edward Pipkin 47%
Neil Quinter 91%
Justin Ross 81%
Ida Ruben 81%
Sandra Schrader 62%
Tanya Shewell 72%
Richard Sossi 44%
Joan Frances Stern 75%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 46%
Paul Stull 46%
Herman Taylor II 75%
Leonard Teitelbaum 91%
John Trueschler 59%
Mary Walkup 55%
Richard Weldon, Jr. 46%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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