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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland League of Conservation Voters

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 7%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 92%
MD Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown Democratic 83%
MD State House 1B Kevin Kelly Democratic 71%
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic 71%
MD State House 4B Donald Elliott Republican 15%
MD State House 5A Nancy Stocksdale Republican 14%
MD State House 5B Wade Kach Republican 57%
MD State House 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic 57%
MD State House 6 Michael Weir, Jr. Democratic 38%
MD State House 9A Gail Bates Republican 0%
MD State House 10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Democratic 63%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 100%
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 92%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 92%
MD State House 12A James Malone, Jr. Democratic 63%
MD State House 12B Liz Bobo Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 86%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 100%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 83%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 86%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 85%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 75%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 88%
MD State House 23A James Hubbard Democratic 92%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 88%
MD State House 24 Darren Swain Democratic 75%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 69%
MD State House 25 Melony Griffith Democratic 86%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD State House 27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD State House 29A John Wood, Jr. Democratic 57%
MD State House 29B John Bohanan, Jr. Democratic 57%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 38%
MD State House 30 Mike Busch Democratic 86%
MD State House 32 Mary Ann Love Democratic 86%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 63%
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic 57%
MD State House 34B David Rudolph Democratic 71%
MD State House 37A Rudolph Cane Democratic 64%
MD State House 37B Addie Eckardt Republican 57%
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic 71%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 100%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 85%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 71%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 75%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 71%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 62%
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 57%
MD State Senate 2 Christopher Shank Republican 50%
MD State Senate 4 David Brinkley Republican 0%
MD State Senate 5 Joe Getty Republican 13%
MD State Senate 6 Norman Stone, Jr. Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 54%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 93%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 88%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 58%
MD State Senate 16 Brian Frosh Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic 82%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 70%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 79%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 43%
MD State Senate 34 Nancy Jacobs Republican 0%
MD State Senate 35 Barry Glassman Republican 38%
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican 18%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 88%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 67%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 86%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 88%
MD County Executive 1 Rushern Baker III Democratic 57%
MD Treasurer Nancy Kopp Democratic 100%
Carmen Amedori 13%
John Arnick 57%
Walter Baker 44%
Wheeler Baker 50%
Robert Baldwin 8%
Joseph Bartlett 25%
Leon Billings 92%
Clarence Blount 93%
David Boschert 63%
Charles Boutin 46%
Bennett Bozman 75%
Thomas Bromwell 43%
William Bronrott 75%
Joan Cadden 71%
James Campbell 88%
Paul Carlson 88%
Virginia Clagett 100%
William Cole IV 75%
Michael Collins 88%
Mary Conroy 63%
James Crouse 25%
Jean Cryor 38%
Richard D'Amato 86%
Clarence Davis 75%
Diane DeCarlo 50%
George Della, Jr. 71%
Dana Lee Dembrow 100%
Thomas Dewberry 71%
Michael Dobson 88%
Ann Marie Doory 88%
Arthur Dorman 75%
Cornell Dypski 88%
Nathaniel Exum 79%
Timothy Ferguson 9%
Michael Finifter 83%
Robert Flanagan 14%
Tony Edward Fulton 67%
John Giannetti, Jr. 75%
Marilyn Goldwater 71%
Michael Gordon 50%
Leo Green 100%
Janet Hines Greenip 0%
Sharon Grosfeld 100%
John Hafer 15%
Larry Haines 0%
Hattie Harrison 86%
C. Sue Hecht 71%
Henry Heller 100%
Kerry Hill 86%
Barbara Hoffman 67%
Patrick John Hogan 58%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 93%
J. Robert Hooper 0%
Nancy Hubers 71%
Ralph Hughes 91%
John Adams Hurson 100%
Thomas Hutchins 43%
Philip Jimeno 64%
Cheryl Kagan 86%
James Kelly 0%
Ruth Kirk 86%
Robert Kittleman 8%
Martha Scanlan Klima 14%
Carolyn Krysiak 86%
Richard LaVay 14%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 58%
John Leopold 57%
Samuel Linton, Jr. 43%
Martin Gerard Madden 60%
Adrienne Mandel 100%
Salima Siler Marriott 88%
Charles McClenahan 57%
Robert McKee 50%
Pauline Menes 100%
Clarence Mitchell IV 73%
Van Mitchell 57%
Brian Moe 100%
Jake Mohorovic 77%
Kenneth Charles Montague, Jr. 88%
Alexander Mooney 8%
Donald Munson 33%
Donald Murphy 13%
Robert Neall 50%
George Owings III 38%
Jeffrey Paige 75%
Joanne Parrott 38%
Carol Stoker Petzold 63%
Wendell Phillips 88%
Joan Breslin Pitkin 100%
James Ports, Jr. 25%
Howard Peters Rawlings 86%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 38%
B. Daniel Riley 88%
Jean Roesser 57%
Mary Rosso 100%
Ida Ruben 92%
James Edward Rzepkowski 13%
Kenneth Schisler 23%
Perry Sfikas 91%
Tod David Sher 77%
Mark Shriver 88%
Louise Snodgrass 38%
Joan Frances Stern 77%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 8%
Paul Stull 15%
Casper Taylor, Jr. 83%
Leonard Teitelbaum 86%
David Mercado Valderrama 63%
Mary Walkup 29%

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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