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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Progressive Maryland

2009 Positions on Progressive Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 3
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 35
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican 17
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 3
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 23
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 75
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 3
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 96
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 92
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 93
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 90
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 95
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 93
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic 95
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 94
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 91
MD State House 18 Al Carr, Jr. Democratic 94
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 86
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic 94
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic 90
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 97
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic 94
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 94
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 94
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 95
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 93
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 94
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 84
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 94
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 73
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 84
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 94
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 87
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 59
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 90
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 93
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 51
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 90
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 83
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 19
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 19
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 84
MD State House 39 Kirill Reznik Democratic 92
MD State House 40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Democratic 84
MD State House 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic 90
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 93
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 3
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 95
MD State House 42A Stephen Lafferty Democratic 91
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 3
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 92
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 95
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 94
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 87
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic 98
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 93
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 49
MD State Senate 7 J. B. Jennings Republican 3
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 61
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 3
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 72
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 57
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 84
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic 94
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 95
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 81
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 95
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 96
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 98
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 98
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic 92
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 94
MD State Senate 23 Douglas Peters Democratic 96
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 95
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 89
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 58
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 95
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 65
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 58
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 3
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 42
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 3
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 65
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 85
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic 49
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 80
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 83
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 90
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 92
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 60
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 95
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 92
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice 94
MD Council Member 5 Tom Hucker 97
Saqib Ali 92
Joseph Bartlett 19
Liz Bobo 96
John Bohanan, Jr. 92
Joseph Boteler III 3
Aisha Braveboy 85
David Brinkley 25
William Bronrott 94
Emmett Burns, Jr. 79
Jon Cardin 96
Galen Clagett 94
Virginia Clagett 93
Richard Colburn 3
Norman Conway 93
Bob Costa 35
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 90
George Della, Jr. 96
John Donoghue 93
Ann Marie Doory 91
Don Dwyer, Jr. 3
Roy Dyson 83
Donald Elliott 19
D. Page Elmore 39
Nathaniel Exum 84
Jennie Forehand 83
William Frank 19
Robert Garagiola 83
Ron George 21
Barry Glassman 45
Melony Griffith 88
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 14
Larry Haines 3
David Harrington 97
Hattie Harrison 74
C. Sue Hecht 80
Henry Heller 92
James Hubbard 94
Jolene Ivey 95
Nancy Jacobs 3
Mary-Dulany James 90
Verna Jones-Rodwell 92
Wade Kach 19
Kevin Kelly 83
James King 35
Ruth Kirk 63
Allan Kittleman 22
Rona Kramer 52
Carolyn Krysiak 68
P. Sue Kullen 93
Mike Lenett 96
Gerron Levi 93
Murray Levy 91
Mary Ann Love 76
James Malone, Jr. 93
Brian McHale 79
Joseph Minnick 58
Heather Mizeur 95
Alexander Mooney 0
Donald Munson 20
Peter Murphy 93
Doyle Niemann 94
John Olszewski, Jr. 94
Edward Pipkin 15
B. Daniel Riley 91
James Robey 70
Justin Ross 95
David Rudolph 59
Steve Schuh 3
Todd Schuler 96
Christopher Shank 5
Tanya Shewell 19
Luiz Simmons 90
Michael Smigiel, Sr. 22
Richard Sossi 19
Donna Stifler 17
Nancy Stocksdale 19
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 3
Norman Stone, Jr. 95
Melvin Stukes 94
Shawn Tarrant 92
Herman Taylor II 94
Veronica Turner 95
Mary Walkup 14
Michael Weir, Jr. 92
John Wood, Jr. 72

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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