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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2007 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 67
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican 50
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 85
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 75
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 42
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 85
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 25
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 33
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 33
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 25
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 38
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 27
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 23
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 25
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 25
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 25
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic 23
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic 31
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 27
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic 23
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 25
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 25
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 25
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 25
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 27
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 25
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 27
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 38
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 25
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 23
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 60
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 27
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 54
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 83
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 25
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 75
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 33
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 50
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 69
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 77
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 25
MD State House 40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Democratic 24
MD State House 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic 25
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 25
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 33
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 23
MD State House 42A Stephen Lafferty Democratic 33
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 73
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 31
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 27
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 25
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 25
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic 25
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 25
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 83
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican 83
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 50
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 83
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 58
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 38
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 44
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic 25
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic 25
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 31
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 23
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 33
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 23
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 38
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic 38
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 38
MD State Senate 23 Douglas Peters Democratic 33
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 36
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 44
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 38
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 38
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 67
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 67
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 88
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 78
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 83
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 46
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 27
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic 50
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 38
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 38
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 38
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 33
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 33
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 25
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 25
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice 25
MD Council Member 5 Tom Hucker 25
Saqib Ali 25
Joseph Bartlett 83
Liz Bobo 25
John Bohanan, Jr. 50
Joseph Boteler III 92
Aisha Braveboy 23
David Brinkley 89
Gwendolyn Britt 38
William Bronrott 25
Emmett Burns, Jr. 18
Rudolph Cane 44
Jon Cardin 33
Galen Clagett 60
Virginia Clagett 33
Richard Colburn 75
Norman Conway 42
Bob Costa 75
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 42
George Della, Jr. 50
John Donoghue 42
Ann Marie Doory 33
Don Dwyer, Jr. 77
Roy Dyson 50
Donald Elliott 67
D. Page Elmore 58
Nathaniel Exum 58
Jennie Forehand 38
William Frank 85
Robert Garagiola 50
Ron George 58
Barry Glassman 82
Janet Hines Greenip 100
Melony Griffith 33
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 85
Larry Haines 100
Hattie Harrison 38
C. Sue Hecht 38
Henry Heller 25
Patrick John Hogan 56
J. Robert Hooper 100
James Hubbard 40
Jolene Ivey 25
Nancy Jacobs 88
Mary-Dulany James 50
Verna Jones-Rodwell 33
Wade Kach 75
Kevin Kelly 69
James King 77
Ruth Kirk 38
Allan Kittleman 92
Rona Kramer 56
Carolyn Krysiak 38
P. Sue Kullen 25
Jane Lawton 25
Mike Lenett 38
Gerron Levi 23
Murray Levy 58
Mary Ann Love 46
James Malone, Jr. 40
Brian McHale 31
Robert McKee 83
Joseph Minnick 58
Heather Mizeur 33
Alexander Mooney 100
Donald Munson 78
Peter Murphy 33
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 92
Doyle Niemann 25
John Olszewski, Jr. 25
Edward Pipkin 83
B. Daniel Riley 33
James Robey 56
Justin Ross 25
David Rudolph 54
Steve Schuh 67
Todd Schuler 31
Christopher Shank 85
Tanya Shewell 58
Luiz Simmons 23
Michael Smigiel, Sr. 69
Richard Sossi 83
Donna Stifler 92
Nancy Stocksdale 67
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 67
Norman Stone, Jr. 43
Melvin Stukes 25
Paul Stull 92
Shawn Tarrant 25
Herman Taylor II 31
Veronica Turner 27
Mary Walkup 75
Michael Weir, Jr. 33
Richard Weldon, Jr. 83
John Wood, Jr. 75

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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