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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Public Interest Research Group

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 29%
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 57%
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican 40%
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 25%
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 40%
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 100%
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 13%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 86%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 100%
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 86%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 100%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 100%
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 100%
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic 100%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 100%
MD State House 18 Al Carr, Jr. Democratic 100%
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 86%
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 100%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 86%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 86%
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 100%
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 75%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 83%
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 100%
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 100%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 75%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 29%
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 100%
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 100%
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 86%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 86%
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 67%
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 33%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 63%
MD State House 39 Kirill Reznik Democratic 100%
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 80%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 100%
MD State House 42A Stephen Lafferty Democratic 86%
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 14%
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 86%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 50%
MD State Senate 2 Andrew Serafini Republican 29%
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 40%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 57%
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 29%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 86%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 83%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 50%
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 83%
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic 100%
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 67%
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 83%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 71%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 43%
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 67%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 33 Edward Reilly Republican 29%
MD State Senate 35 Wayne Norman, Jr. Republican 29%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 57%
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 63%
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 86%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 100%
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 100%
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice Democratic 100%
Saqib Ali 86%
Joseph Bartlett 17%
Liz Bobo 100%
John Bohanan, Jr. 86%
Joseph Boteler III 17%
Aisha Braveboy 75%
David Brinkley 33%
William Bronrott 86%
Emmett Burns, Jr. 86%
Rudolph Cane 86%
Jon Cardin 100%
Galen Clagett 83%
Virginia Clagett 86%
Richard Colburn 43%
Norman Conway 86%
Bob Costa 80%
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 86%
George Della, Jr. 100%
John Donoghue 100%
Ann Marie Doory 100%
Don Dwyer, Jr. 17%
Roy Dyson 71%
Donald Elliott 60%
D. Page Elmore 80%
Nathaniel Exum 86%
Jennie Forehand 83%
William Frank 17%
Robert Garagiola 71%
Gilbert Genn 100%
Barry Glassman 29%
Melony Griffith 86%
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 50%
Larry Haines 33%
David Harrington 100%
Hattie Harrison 86%
C. Sue Hecht 100%
Henry Heller 86%
James Hubbard 100%
Tom Hucker 83%
Jolene Ivey 100%
Nancy Jacobs 33%
Mary-Dulany James 83%
Charles Jenkins 38%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 83%
Wade Kach 60%
Kevin Kelly 100%
James King 38%
Ruth Kirk 63%
Allan Kittleman 14%
Rona Kramer 50%
Carolyn Krysiak 88%
P. Sue Kullen 100%
Mike Lenett 100%
Gerron Levi 100%
Murray Levy 86%
Mary Ann Love 63%
James Malone, Jr. 83%
Brian McHale 88%
Joseph Minnick 83%
Heather Mizeur 100%
Alexander Mooney 50%
Donald Munson 17%
Peter Murphy 100%
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 20%
Doyle Niemann 71%
John Olszewski, Jr. 100%
Edward Pipkin 14%
B. Daniel Riley 100%
James Robey 67%
Justin Ross 100%
David Rudolph 75%
Steve Schuh 43%
Todd Schuler 100%
Christopher Shank 17%
Tanya Shewell 57%
Luiz Simmons 100%
Michael Smigiel, Sr. 50%
Richard Sossi 57%
Donna Stifler 25%
Nancy Stocksdale 43%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 33%
Norman Stone, Jr. 83%
Melvin Stukes 100%
Paul Stull 57%
Shawn Tarrant 100%
Herman Taylor II 100%
Veronica Turner 100%
Mary Walkup 33%
Michael Weir, Jr. 100%
John Wood, Jr. 71%

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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