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Special Interest Groups

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 5 Susan Krebs Republican 14
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 11
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 0
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 83
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 0
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 83
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 83
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 88
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 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 83
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 86
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 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 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 100
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 83
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 86
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 50
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 75
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 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 67
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 13
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 83
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 17
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 88
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 33
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 25
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 25
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 41 Jill Carter Democratic 88
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 83
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 88
MD State House 42A Stephen Lafferty Democratic 88
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 50
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 88
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 100
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 100
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 Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 17
MD State Senate 2 Andrew Serafini Republican 0
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 14
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 67
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 17
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 Guy Guzzone Democratic 83
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 100
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 67
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 88
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 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 35 Wayne Norman, Jr. Republican 25
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 67
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 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 100
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 67
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 63
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. 83
Joseph Boteler III 13
Aisha Braveboy 89
David Brinkley 17
William Bronrott 83
Emmett Burns, Jr. 50
Rudolph Cane 88
Jon Cardin 86
Galen Clagett 83
Virginia Clagett 88
Richard Colburn 17
Norman Conway 83
Bob Costa 33
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 67
George Della, Jr. 42
John Donoghue 83
Ann Marie Doory 100
Don Dwyer, Jr. 0
Roy Dyson 75
Donald Elliott 17
D. Page Elmore 71
Nathaniel Exum 67
Jennie Forehand 83
William Frank 25
Robert Garagiola 75
Ron George 29
Barry Glassman 18
Janet Hines Greenip 17
Melony Griffith 67
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 44
Larry Haines 0
David Harrington 67
Hattie Harrison 57
C. Sue Hecht 89
Henry Heller 83
James Hubbard 100
Tom Hucker 100
Jolene Ivey 86
Nancy Jacobs 17
Mary-Dulany James 83
Verna Jones-Rodwell 67
Wade Kach 67
Kevin Kelly 38
James King 11
Ruth Kirk 56
Allan Kittleman 0
Rona Kramer 67
Carolyn Krysiak 67
P. Sue Kullen 83
Mike Lenett 83
Gerron Levi 71
Murray Levy 83
Mary Ann Love 67
James Malone, Jr. 63
Brian McHale 56
Joseph Minnick 44
Heather Mizeur 100
Alexander Mooney 33
Donald Munson 33
Peter Murphy 86
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 17
Doyle Niemann 88
John Olszewski, Jr. 86
Edward Pipkin 0
B. Daniel Riley 100
James Robey 83
Justin Ross 86
David Rudolph 83
Steve Schuh 67
Todd Schuler 75
Christopher Shank 0
Tanya Shewell 25
Luiz Simmons 75
Michael Smigiel, Sr. 25
Richard Sossi 50
Donna Stifler 17
Nancy Stocksdale 17
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 17
Norman Stone, Jr. 50
Melvin Stukes 86
Paul Stull 20
Shawn Tarrant 83
Herman Taylor II 83
Veronica Turner 83
Mary Walkup 13
Michael Weir, Jr. 75
Richard Weldon, Jr. 67
John Wood, Jr. 33

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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