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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 80%
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican 80%
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 100%
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 80%
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 20%
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 100%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 20%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 20%
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 20%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 20%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 50%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 20%
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 17%
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic 20%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 20%
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 20%
MD State House 18 Al Carr, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 40%
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic 33%
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic 33%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 20%
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic 17%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 20%
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 20%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 20%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 20%
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 20%
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic 25%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 21%
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 17%
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 20%
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 50%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 80%
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 20%
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 60%
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 40%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 50%
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 83%
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 83%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 25%
MD State House 39 Kirill Reznik Democratic 40%
MD State House 40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Democratic 17%
MD State House 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic 20%
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic 17%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 20%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 17%
MD State House 42A Stephen Lafferty Democratic 20%
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 80%
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 33%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 20%
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 20%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 20%
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic 20%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 80%
MD State Senate 2 Andrew Serafini Republican 70%
MD State Senate 7 J. B. Jennings Republican 83%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 40%
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 80%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 13%
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 17%
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 25%
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 0%
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic 0%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 10%
MD State Senate 23 Douglas Peters Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 36%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 15%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 91%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 70%
MD State Senate 35 Wayne Norman, Jr. Republican 90%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 100%
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic 30%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 14%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 27%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 15%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 17%
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 18%
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice 20%
MD Council Member 5 Tom Hucker 20%
Saqib Ali 20%
Joseph Bartlett 80%
Liz Bobo 20%
John Bohanan, Jr. 20%
Joseph Boteler III 100%
Aisha Braveboy 25%
David Brinkley 80%
William Bronrott 20%
Emmett Burns, Jr. 31%
Rudolph Cane 20%
Jon Cardin 20%
Galen Clagett 20%
Virginia Clagett 20%
Richard Colburn 70%
Norman Conway 20%
Bob Costa 80%
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 20%
George Della, Jr. 10%
John Donoghue 20%
Ann Marie Doory 20%
Don Dwyer, Jr. 100%
Roy Dyson 50%
Donald Elliott 80%
D. Page Elmore 70%
Nathaniel Exum 20%
Jennie Forehand 59%
William Frank 67%
Robert Garagiola 40%
Ron George 100%
Barry Glassman 75%
Janet Hines Greenip 100%
Melony Griffith 20%
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 75%
Larry Haines 82%
David Harrington 10%
Hattie Harrison 36%
C. Sue Hecht 13%
Henry Heller 20%
James Hubbard 20%
Jolene Ivey 30%
Nancy Jacobs 91%
Mary-Dulany James 20%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 5%
Wade Kach 100%
Kevin Kelly 33%
James King 57%
Ruth Kirk 56%
Allan Kittleman 100%
Rona Kramer 70%
Carolyn Krysiak 25%
P. Sue Kullen 20%
Mike Lenett 0%
Gerron Levi 17%
Murray Levy 40%
Mary Ann Love 25%
James Malone, Jr. 20%
Brian McHale 13%
Joseph Minnick 50%
Heather Mizeur 30%
Karen Montgomery 20%
Alexander Mooney 82%
Donald Munson 70%
Peter Murphy 30%
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 70%
Doyle Niemann 20%
John Olszewski, Jr. 20%
Edward Pipkin 70%
James Proctor, Jr. 40%
B. Daniel Riley 20%
James Robey 25%
Justin Ross 20%
David Rudolph 50%
Steve Schuh 100%
Todd Schuler 0%
Christopher Shank 80%
Tanya Shewell 70%
Luiz Simmons 33%
Mike Smigiel, Sr. 83%
Richard Sossi 80%
Donna Stifler 71%
Nancy Stocksdale 80%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 90%
Norman Stone, Jr. 0%
Melvin Stukes 20%
Paul Stull 60%
Shawn Tarrant 30%
Herman Taylor II 25%
Veronica Turner 20%
Mary Walkup 81%
Michael Weir, Jr. 20%
Richard Weldon, Jr. 60%
John Wood, Jr. 60%

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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