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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 64%
MD Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown Democratic 19%
MD State House 1B Kevin Kelly Democratic 75%
MD State House 1C LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. Republican 93%
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic 43%
MD State House 3A Galen Clagett Democratic 29%
MD State House 3A Patrick Hogan Republican 88%
MD State House 4B Donald Elliott Republican 87%
MD State House 5A Nancy Stocksdale Republican 87%
MD State House 5B Wade Kach Republican 87%
MD State House 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic 53%
MD State House 6 Michael Weir, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 88%
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 93%
MD State House 8 Joseph Boteler III Republican 93%
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 60%
MD State House 8 John Cluster, Jr. Republican 94%
MD State House 9A Gail Bates Republican 100%
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 100%
MD State House 9B Susan Krebs Republican 88%
MD State House 10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Democratic 19%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 20%
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 20%
MD State House 11 Jon Cardin Democratic 21%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 14%
MD State House 12A Steven DeBoy, Sr. Democratic 40%
MD State House 12A James Malone, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD State House 12B Liz Bobo Democratic 7%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 20%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 20%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 20%
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 19%
MD State House 16 Susan Lee Democratic 19%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 31%
MD State House 17 Luiz Simmons Democratic 19%
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 19%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 21%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 13%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 20%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 15%
MD State House 23A James Hubbard Democratic 13%
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 20%
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 19%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 14%
MD State House 25 Melony Griffith Democratic 20%
MD State House 26 Veronica Turner Democratic 20%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD State House 27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 63%
MD State House 29A John Wood, Jr. Democratic 80%
MD State House 29B John Bohanan, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 100%
MD State House 30 Michael Busch Democratic 20%
MD State House 30 Herbert McMillan Republican 81%
MD State House 31 Don Dwyer, Jr. Republican 94%
MD State House 32 Mary Ann Love Democratic 25%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 50%
MD State House 33A Tony McConkey Republican 81%
MD State House 33B Bob Costa Republican 79%
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic 71%
MD State House 34B David Rudolph Democratic 33%
MD State House 35B Susan McComas Republican 75%
MD State House 36 Michael Smigiel, Sr. Republican 87%
MD State House 37A Rudolph Cane Democratic 19%
MD State House 37B Adelaide Eckardt Republican 87%
MD State House 37B Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio Republican 81%
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic 14%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 20%
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 20%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 36%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 20%
MD State House 42 Susan Aumann Republican 87%
MD State House 42 William Frank Republican 87%
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 25%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 21%
MD State House 44 Keith Haynes Democratic 27%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 33%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 20%
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic 19%
MD State House 47 Doyle Niemann Democratic 27%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 80%
MD State Senate 2 Christopher Shank Republican 94%
MD State Senate 4 David Ross Brinkley Republican 87%
MD State Senate 6 Norman Stone, Jr. Democratic 46%
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 94%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 36%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 38%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 19%
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 25%
MD State Senate 16 Brian Frosh Democratic 25%
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic 38%
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 31%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 53%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 62%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 54%
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic 46%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 47%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 73%
MD State Senate 34 Nancy Jacobs Republican 81%
MD State Senate 35 Barry Glassman Republican 80%
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican 71%
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 36%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 44%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 38%
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic 47%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 47%
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 27%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 20%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 20%
John Arnick 88%
Joseph Bartlett 93%
David Boschert 73%
Charles Boutin 79%
Bennett Bozman 14%
Gwendolyn Britt 43%
William Bronrott 25%
Joan Cadden 53%
Virginia Clagett 19%
Mary Conroy 25%
Jean Cryor 53%
Clarence Davis 20%
George Della, Jr. 33%
Ann Marie Doory 29%
D. Page Elmore 87%
Nathaniel Exum 27%
Tony Edward Fulton 57%
Robert Garagiola 38%
John Giannetti, Jr. 47%
Terry Gilleland, Jr. 73%
Marilyn Goldwater 21%
Marshall Toby Goodwin 29%
Michael Gordon 27%
Leo Green 36%
Janet Hines Greenip 69%
Sharon Grosfeld 29%
John Hafer 80%
Larry Haines 69%
Hattie Harrison 27%
Henry Heller 20%
W. Louis Hennessy 87%
Patrick John Hogan 67%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 38%
J. Robert Hooper 73%
Ralph Hughes 25%
John Adams Hurson 20%
Philip Jimeno 63%
Darryl Kelley 19%
Ruth Kirk 31%
Robert Kittleman 93%
Rona Kramer 57%
Carolyn Krysiak 19%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 50%
John Leopold 73%
Adrienne Mandel 20%
Salima Siler Marriott 27%
Robert McKee 67%
Pauline Menes 19%
Van Mitchell 67%
Brian Moe 19%
Alexander Mooney 69%
Donald Munson 60%
Gareth Murray 21%
Jeffrey Paige 20%
Rosetta Parker 29%
Joanne Parrott 88%
Carol Stoker Petzold 19%
Edward Pipkin 73%
Neil Quinter 19%
Justin Ross 13%
Ida Ruben 33%
Sandra Schrader 54%
Richard Sossi 100%
Joan Frances Stern 19%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 73%
Paul Stull 93%
Herman Taylor II 19%
Leonard Teitelbaum 33%
John Trueschler 75%
Mary Walkup 87%
Richard Weldon, Jr. 87%

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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