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Rating Group: Maryland Public Interest Research Group

2008 Positions on Public Interest Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 17
MD State House 1B Kevin Kelly Democratic 38
MD State House 1C LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. Republican 17
MD State House 2A Andrew Serafini Republican 0
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic 83
MD State House 3A Galen Clagett Democratic 83
MD State House 4B Donald Elliott Republican 17
MD State House 5A Nancy Stocksdale Republican 17
MD State House 5B Wade Kach Republican 67
MD State House 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic 44
MD State House 6 John Olszewski, Jr. Democratic 86
MD State House 6 Michael Weir, Jr. Democratic 75
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 11
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 0
MD State House 8 Joseph Boteler III Republican 13
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 83
MD State House 9A Gail Bates Republican 17
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 0
MD State House 9B Susan Krebs Republican 14
MD State House 10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Democratic 50
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 83
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 100
MD State House 11 Jon Cardin Democratic 86
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 83
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 88
MD State House 12A Steven DeBoy, Sr. Democratic 67
MD State House 12A James Malone, Jr. Democratic 63
MD State House 12B Liz Bobo Democratic 100
MD State House 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic 83
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 83
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 86
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 86
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 63
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic 86
MD State House 16 Susan Lee Democratic 88
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 83
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 86
MD State House 17 Luiz Simmons Democratic 75
MD State House 18 Al Carr, Jr. Democratic 100
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 100
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic 63
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic 63
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 83
MD State House 20 Tom Hucker Democratic 100
MD State House 20 Heather Mizeur Democratic 100
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic 75
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 75
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 100
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 83
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 75
MD State House 23A James Hubbard Democratic 100
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 100
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 86
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 50
MD State House 25 Aisha Braveboy Democratic 89
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 75
MD State House 25 Melony Griffith Democratic 67
MD State House 26 Veronica Turner Democratic 83
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 75
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 86
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 83
MD State House 27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 83
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 67
MD State House 28 Peter Murphy Democratic 86
MD State House 29A John Wood, Jr. Democratic 33
MD State House 29B John Bohanan, Jr. Democratic 83
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 13
MD State House 30 Mike Busch Democratic 83
MD State House 30 Ron George Republican 29
MD State House 31 Don Dwyer, Jr. Republican 0
MD State House 31 Nic Kipke Republican 17
MD State House 31 Steve Schuh Republican 67
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 88
MD State House 32 Mary Ann Love Democratic 67
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 33
MD State House 33A Tony McConkey Republican 25
MD State House 33B Bob Costa Republican 33
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic 83
MD State House 34B David Rudolph Democratic 83
MD State House 35A Wayne Norman, Jr. Republican 25
MD State House 35A Donna Stifler Republican 17
MD State House 35B Susan McComas Republican 25
MD State House 36 Michael Smigiel, Sr. Republican 25
MD State House 37A Rudolph Cane Democratic 88
MD State House 37B Addie Eckardt Republican 67
MD State House 37B Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio Republican 44
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic 83
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 83
MD State House 39 Kirill Reznik Democratic 83
MD State House 40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Democratic 75
MD State House 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic 100
MD State House 40 Shawn Tarrant Democratic 83
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 88
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 83
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 88
MD State House 42 Susan Aumann Republican 50
MD State House 42 William Frank Republican 25
MD State House 42 Stephen Lafferty Democratic 88
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 88
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 100
MD State House 44 Keith Haynes Democratic 100
MD State House 44 Melvin Stukes Democratic 86
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 83
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic 88
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 83
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic 56
MD State House 47 Jolene Ivey Democratic 86
MD State House 47 Doyle Niemann Democratic 88
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 17
MD State Senate 2 Christopher Shank Republican 0
MD State Senate 4 David Brinkley Republican 17
MD State Senate 6 Norman Stone, Jr. Democratic 50
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 14
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 67
MD State Senate 9 Allan Kittleman Republican 0
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 58
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 67
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 83
MD State Senate 13 James Robey Democratic 83
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 100
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 67
MD State Senate 16 Brian Frosh Democratic 100
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic 83
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 83
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 75
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 100
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic 83
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 100
MD State Senate 23 Douglas Peters Democratic 83
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 100
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 83
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 67
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 83
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 75
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic 75
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 58
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 17
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 50
MD State Senate 34 Nancy Jacobs Republican 17
MD State Senate 35 Barry Glassman Republican 18
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican 17
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 67
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 67
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic 67
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 67
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 50
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 67
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic 67
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 67
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 63
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice Democratic 86
Saqib Ali 100
Joseph Bartlett 29
William Bronrott 83
Virginia Clagett 88
George Della, Jr. 42
Ann Marie Doory 100
D. Page Elmore 71
Nathaniel Exum 67
Robert Garagiola 75
Janet Hines Greenip 17
Larry Haines 0
David Harrington 67
Hattie Harrison 57
C. Sue Hecht 89
Henry Heller 83
James King 11
Ruth Kirk 56
Rona Kramer 67
Carolyn Krysiak 67
P. Sue Kullen 83
Mike Lenett 83
Gerron Levi 71
Murray Levy 83
Alexander Mooney 33
Donald Munson 33
Edward Pipkin 0
B. Daniel Riley 100
Justin Ross 86
Todd Schuler 75
Tanya Shewell 25
Richard Sossi 50
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 17
Paul Stull 20
Herman Taylor II 83
Mary Walkup 13
Richard Weldon, Jr. 67

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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