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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD State House 9B Robert Flanagan Republican 100%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 45%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 67%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 67%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 64%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 58%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 55%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 67%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 64%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 70%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 55%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 67%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 64%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 100%
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 55%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 71%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 55%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 58%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 64%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 71%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 70%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 64%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 57%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 17 Cheryl Kagan Democratic 64%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 62%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 56%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 70%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 64%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 79%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 83%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 55%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 58%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 60%
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 78%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 55%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson 55%
MD Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Owings III 67%
MD Treasurer Nancy Kopp Democratic 64%
Carmen Amedori 91%
John Arnick 69%
Rushern Baker III 73%
Walter Baker 93%
Wheeler Baker 64%
Robert Baldwin 83%
Joseph Bartlett 100%
Leon Billings 50%
Clarence Blount 60%
Liz Bobo 43%
John Bohanan, Jr. 64%
David Boschert 90%
Charles Boutin 75%
Bennett Bozman 64%
David Brinkley 100%
Thomas Bromwell 71%
William Bronrott 50%
Anthony Brown 50%
Emmett Burns, Jr. 55%
Joan Cadden 64%
James Campbell 64%
Rudolph Cane 58%
Paul Carlson 60%
Virginia Clagett 57%
Richard Colburn 93%
William Cole IV 55%
Michael Collins 60%
Mary Conroy 36%
Norman Conway 64%
Jean Cryor 73%
Richard D'Amato 55%
Clarence Davis 70%
Diane DeCarlo 67%
George Della, Jr. 50%
Dana Lee Dembrow 45%
Thomas Dewberry 70%
Michael Dobson 50%
John Donoghue 67%
Ann Marie Doory 64%
Arthur Dorman 50%
Cornell Dypski 57%
Roy Dyson 75%
Donald Elliott 92%
Nathaniel Exum 50%
Timothy Ferguson 100%
Michael Finifter 75%
Jennie Forehand 47%
Tony Edward Fulton 73%
Joe Getty 100%
John Giannetti, Jr. 64%
Barry Glassman 86%
Marilyn Goldwater 58%
Michael Gordon 58%
Leo Green 47%
Janet Hines Greenip 91%
Melony Griffith 70%
Sharon Grosfeld 45%
John Hafer 89%
Larry Haines 93%
Hattie Harrison 67%
C. Sue Hecht 64%
Henry Heller 64%
Kerry Hill 58%
Barbara Hoffman 70%
Patrick John Hogan 89%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 60%
J. Robert Hooper 83%
James Hubbard 40%
Nancy Hubers 55%
Ralph Hughes 47%
John Adams Hurson 50%
Thomas Hutchins 82%
Nancy Jacobs 100%
Mary-Dulany James 64%
Philip Jimeno 73%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 55%
Wade Kach 80%
James Kelly 100%
Kevin Kelly 64%
Ruth Kirk 67%
Martha Scanlan Klima 100%
Carolyn Krysiak 67%
Richard LaVay 100%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 63%
John Leopold 91%
Samuel Linton, Jr. 64%
Mary Ann Love 67%
Martin Gerard Madden 100%
James Malone, Jr. 64%
Adrienne Mandel 43%
Salima Siler Marriott 70%
Charles McClenahan 83%
Brian McHale 58%
Robert McKee 73%
Pauline Menes 64%
Joseph Minnick 67%
Clarence Mitchell IV 47%
Van Mitchell 83%
Brian Moe 58%
Jake Mohorovic 67%
Kenneth Charles Montague, Jr. 64%
Alexander Mooney 93%
Donald Munson 80%
Donald Murphy 90%
Robert Neall 89%
Jeffrey Paige 64%
Joanne Parrott 79%
Carol Stoker Petzold 55%
Wendell Phillips 64%
Joan Breslin Pitkin 45%
James Ports, Jr. 82%
Howard Peters Rawlings 73%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 100%
B. Daniel Riley 62%
Jean Roesser 86%
Mary Rosso 55%
Ida Ruben 60%
David Rudolph 56%
James Edward Rzepkowski 90%
Kenneth Schisler 82%
Perry Sfikas 60%
Christopher Shank 93%
Tod David Sher 73%
Mark Shriver 64%
Louise Snodgrass 92%
Joan Frances Stern 67%
Nancy Stocksdale 100%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 90%
Norman Stone, Jr. 60%
Paul Stull 100%
Darren Swain 64%
Casper Taylor, Jr. 64%
Leonard Teitelbaum 57%
David Mercado Valderrama 64%
Mary Walkup 91%
Michael Weir, Jr. 80%
John Wood, Jr. 73%

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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