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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2002 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 27%
MD Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown Democratic 50%
MD State House 1B Kevin Kelly Democratic 50%
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic 67%
MD State House 4B Donald Elliott Republican 89%
MD State House 5A Nancy Stocksdale Republican 100%
MD State House 5B Wade Kach Republican 89%
MD State House 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic 63%
MD State House 6 Michael Weir, Jr. Democratic 56%
MD State House 9A Gail Bates Republican 100%
MD State House 10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 13%
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 11%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 22%
MD State House 12A James Malone, Jr. Democratic 45%
MD State House 12B Liz Bobo Democratic 27%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 33%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 11%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 50%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 25%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 22%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 22%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 33%
MD State House 23A James Hubbard Democratic 11%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 38%
MD State House 24 Darren Swain Democratic 36%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 38%
MD State House 25 Melony Griffith Democratic 44%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 44%
MD State House 27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 44%
MD State House 29A John Wood, Jr. Democratic 78%
MD State House 29B John Bohanan, Jr. Democratic 63%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 100%
MD State House 30 Mike Busch Democratic 44%
MD State House 32 Mary Ann Love Democratic 44%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 73%
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic 50%
MD State House 34B David Rudolph Democratic 44%
MD State House 37A Rudolph Cane Democratic 71%
MD State House 37B Addie Eckardt Republican 89%
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic 67%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 22%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 22%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 44%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 45%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 50%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 33%
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic 13%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 78%
MD State Senate 2 Christopher Shank Republican 90%
MD State Senate 4 David Brinkley Republican 90%
MD State Senate 5 Joe Getty Republican 100%
MD State Senate 6 Norman Stone, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 56%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 17%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 22%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 36%
MD State Senate 16 Brian Frosh Democratic 10%
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic 27%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 10%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 36%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 40%
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 58%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 34 Nancy Jacobs Republican 91%
MD State Senate 35 Barry Glassman Republican 70%
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican 82%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 10%
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic 13%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 36%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 44%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 33%
MD County Executive 1 Rushern Baker III Democratic 33%
Carmen Amedori 90%
John Arnick 67%
Walter Baker 80%
Wheeler Baker 67%
Robert Baldwin 89%
Joseph Bartlett 78%
Leon Billings 0%
Clarence Blount 40%
David Boschert 70%
Charles Boutin 67%
Bennett Bozman 56%
Thomas Bromwell 58%
William Bronrott 36%
Joan Cadden 67%
James Campbell 33%
Paul Carlson 44%
Virginia Clagett 45%
William Cole IV 50%
Michael Collins 40%
Mary Conroy 43%
James Crouse 73%
Jean Cryor 67%
Richard D'Amato 33%
Clarence Davis 25%
Diane DeCarlo 67%
George Della, Jr. 25%
Dana Lee Dembrow 20%
Thomas Dewberry 44%
Michael Dobson 40%
Ann Marie Doory 40%
Cornell Dypski 27%
Nathaniel Exum 50%
Timothy Ferguson 100%
Michael Finifter 13%
Robert Flanagan 89%
Tony Edward Fulton 38%
John Giannetti, Jr. 50%
Marilyn Goldwater 25%
Michael Gordon 56%
Leo Green 36%
Janet Hines Greenip 100%
Sharon Grosfeld 10%
John Hafer 83%
Larry Haines 91%
Hattie Harrison 44%
C. Sue Hecht 44%
Henry Heller 25%
Kerry Hill 44%
Barbara Hoffman 45%
Patrick John Hogan 50%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 40%
J. Robert Hooper 83%
Nancy Hubers 38%
Ralph Hughes 9%
John Adams Hurson 33%
Thomas Hutchins 86%
Philip Jimeno 45%
Cheryl Kagan 44%
Ruth Kirk 25%
Robert Kittleman 100%
Martha Scanlan Klima 100%
Carolyn Krysiak 44%
Richard LaVay 100%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 40%
John Leopold 89%
Samuel Linton, Jr. 86%
Adrienne Mandel 36%
Salima Siler Marriott 22%
Charles McClenahan 88%
Robert McKee 88%
Pauline Menes 10%
Clarence Mitchell IV 36%
Van Mitchell 88%
Brian Moe 25%
Jake Mohorovic 22%
Kenneth Charles Montague, Jr. 30%
Alexander Mooney 89%
Donald Munson 73%
Donald Murphy 80%
Robert Neall 44%
George Owings III 56%
Jeffrey Paige 50%
Joanne Parrott 73%
Carol Stoker Petzold 40%
Wendell Phillips 38%
Joan Breslin Pitkin 33%
James Ports, Jr. 89%
Howard Peters Rawlings 44%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 89%
B. Daniel Riley 27%
Jean Roesser 50%
Mary Rosso 22%
Ida Ruben 36%
James Edward Rzepkowski 78%
Kenneth Schisler 89%
Perry Sfikas 18%
Tod David Sher 11%
Mark Shriver 22%
Louise Snodgrass 82%
Joan Frances Stern 33%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 82%
Paul Stull 89%
Casper Taylor, Jr. 43%
Leonard Teitelbaum 25%
David Mercado Valderrama 33%
Mary Walkup 88%

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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