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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Public Interest Research Group

2007 Positions on Public Interest Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 11
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 17
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican 43
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 13
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 20
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 83
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 25
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 86
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 100
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 100
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 83
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 83
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 83
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 100
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 86
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 86
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 86
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic 100
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic 100
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 100
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic 100
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 100
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 83
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 71
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 100
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 100
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 100
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 83
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 88
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 100
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 100
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 86
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 67
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 88
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 0
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 100
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 33
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 100
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 71
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 20
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 20
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 86
MD State House 40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Democratic 100
MD State House 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic 86
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 100
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 50
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 100
MD State House 42A Stephen Lafferty Democratic 100
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 57
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 100
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 100
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 86
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 83
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic 100
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 100
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 11
MD State Senate 2 Christopher Shank Republican 0
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 29
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 44
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 14
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 67
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 67
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 57
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic 86
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 100
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 88
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 100
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 71
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 88
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 100
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic 89
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 100
MD State Senate 23 Douglas Peters Democratic 71
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 83
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 50
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 67
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 50
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 67
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 44
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 17
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 43
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 29
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 75
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 86
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic 89
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 100
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 67
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 78
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 100
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 57
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 100
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 100
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice Democratic 86
Saqib Ali 100
Joseph Bartlett 29
Liz Bobo 100
John Bohanan, Jr. 86
Joseph Boteler III 0
Aisha Braveboy 88
David Brinkley 14
Gwendolyn Britt 89
William Bronrott 86
Emmett Burns, Jr. 83
Rudolph Cane 100
Jon Cardin 100
Galen Clagett 71
Virginia Clagett 100
Richard Colburn 22
Norman Conway 67
Bob Costa 50
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 86
George Della, Jr. 56
John Donoghue 67
Ann Marie Doory 86
Don Dwyer, Jr. 20
Roy Dyson 89
Donald Elliott 33
D. Page Elmore 71
Nathaniel Exum 67
Jennie Forehand 100
William Frank 20
Robert Garagiola 78
Ron George 43
Barry Glassman 40
Janet Hines Greenip 0
Melony Griffith 86
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 25
Larry Haines 0
Hattie Harrison 88
C. Sue Hecht 88
Henry Heller 83
Patrick John Hogan 57
J. Robert Hooper 22
James Hubbard 100
Tom Hucker 100
Jolene Ivey 86
Nancy Jacobs 0
Mary-Dulany James 57
Verna Jones-Rodwell 86
Wade Kach 67
Kevin Kelly 40
James King 25
Ruth Kirk 88
Allan Kittleman 11
Rona Kramer 43
Carolyn Krysiak 88
P. Sue Kullen 100
Jane Lawton 100
Mike Lenett 89
Gerron Levi 100
Murray Levy 71
Mary Ann Love 75
James Malone, Jr. 100
Brian McHale 75
Robert McKee 57
Joseph Minnick 38
Heather Mizeur 83
Alexander Mooney 17
Donald Munson 14
Peter Murphy 86
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 43
Doyle Niemann 83
John Olszewski, Jr. 71
Edward Pipkin 22
B. Daniel Riley 33
James Robey 71
Justin Ross 100
David Rudolph 100
Steve Schuh 57
Todd Schuler 80
Tanya Shewell 40
Luiz Simmons 100
Michael Smigiel, Sr. 20
Richard Sossi 17
Donna Stifler 38
Nancy Stocksdale 29
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 14
Norman Stone, Jr. 50
Melvin Stukes 86
Paul Stull 17
Shawn Tarrant 83
Herman Taylor II 88
Veronica Turner 83
Mary Walkup 38
Michael Weir, Jr. 60
Richard Weldon, Jr. 50
John Wood, Jr. 43

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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