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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland League of Conservation Voters

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD State House 9B Robert Flanagan Republican 17%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 100%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 100%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 83%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 83%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 83%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 100%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 67%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 67%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 67%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 17%
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 83%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 43%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 100%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 83%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 50%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 57%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 83%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 58%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 33%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 36%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 89%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 83%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 44%
MD State Senate 17 Cheryl Kagan Democratic 83%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 86%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 78%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 63%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 44%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 56%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 33%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 83%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 56%
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 100%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 67%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 86%
MD County Executive 1 Rushern Baker III Democratic 83%
MD Treasurer Nancy Kopp Democratic 100%
Carmen Amedori 17%
John Arnick 71%
Walter Baker 50%
Wheeler Baker 50%
Robert Baldwin 42%
Joseph Bartlett 14%
Leon Billings 89%
Clarence Blount 75%
Liz Bobo 100%
John Bohanan, Jr. 60%
David Boschert 33%
Charles Boutin 64%
Bennett Bozman 86%
David Brinkley 29%
Thomas Bromwell 56%
William Bronrott 100%
Anthony Brown 80%
Emmett Burns, Jr. 67%
Joan Cadden 67%
James Campbell 71%
Rudolph Cane 92%
Paul Carlson 71%
Virginia Clagett 86%
Richard Colburn 20%
William Cole IV 83%
Michael Collins 75%
Mary Conroy 100%
Norman Conway 83%
Jean Cryor 57%
Richard D'Amato 83%
Clarence Davis 67%
Diane DeCarlo 0%
George Della, Jr. 67%
Dana Lee Dembrow 100%
Thomas Dewberry 60%
Michael Dobson 86%
John Donoghue 33%
Ann Marie Doory 67%
Arthur Dorman 78%
Cornell Dypski 86%
Roy Dyson 33%
Donald Elliott 36%
Nathaniel Exum 89%
Timothy Ferguson 30%
Michael Finifter 71%
Jennie Forehand 56%
Tony Edward Fulton 67%
Joe Getty 17%
John Giannetti, Jr. 50%
Barry Glassman 29%
Marilyn Goldwater 100%
Michael Gordon 67%
Leo Green 89%
Janet Hines Greenip 14%
Melony Griffith 100%
Sharon Grosfeld 100%
Ronald Guns 50%
John Hafer 22%
Larry Haines 0%
Hattie Harrison 60%
C. Sue Hecht 33%
Henry Heller 86%
Kerry Hill 83%
Barbara Hoffman 63%
Patrick John Hogan 33%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 75%
J. Robert Hooper 22%
James Hubbard 92%
Nancy Hubers 67%
Ralph Hughes 90%
John Adams Hurson 89%
Thomas Hutchins 17%
Nancy Jacobs 8%
Mary-Dulany James 80%
Philip Jimeno 50%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 83%
Wade Kach 50%
James Kelly 33%
Kevin Kelly 33%
Ruth Kirk 83%
Robert Kittleman 14%
Martha Scanlan Klima 17%
Carolyn Krysiak 67%
Richard LaVay 17%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 56%
John Leopold 50%
Samuel Linton, Jr. 50%
Mary Ann Love 67%
Martin Gerard Madden 63%
James Malone, Jr. 43%
Adrienne Mandel 100%
Salima Siler Marriott 57%
Christopher McCabe 33%
Charles McClenahan 67%
Brian McHale 67%
Robert McKee 14%
Pauline Menes 100%
Joseph Minnick 50%
Clarence Mitchell IV 70%
Van Mitchell 33%
Brian Moe 100%
Jake Mohorovic 50%
Kenneth Charles Montague, Jr. 67%
Alexander Mooney 0%
Donald Munson 44%
Donald Murphy 0%
Robert Neall 56%
George Owings III 58%
Jeffrey Paige 71%
Richard Palumbo 50%
Joanne Parrott 33%
Carol Stoker Petzold 67%
Wendell Phillips 100%
Joan Breslin Pitkin 100%
James Ports, Jr. 14%
Howard Peters Rawlings 33%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 8%
B. Daniel Riley 86%
Jean Roesser 44%
Mary Rosso 100%
Ida Ruben 67%
David Rudolph 71%
James Edward Rzepkowski 14%
Kenneth Schisler 58%
Perry Sfikas 92%
Christopher Shank 14%
Tod David Sher 67%
Mark Shriver 100%
Louise Snodgrass 14%
Joan Frances Stern 75%
Nancy Stocksdale 17%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 11%
Norman Stone, Jr. 60%
Paul Stull 33%
Darren Swain 71%
Casper Taylor, Jr. 80%
Leonard Teitelbaum 78%
David Mercado Valderrama 83%
Mary Walkup 50%
Michael Weir, Jr. 33%
John Wood, Jr. 71%

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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