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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Humane Society

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD State House 9B Robert Flanagan Republican 33%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 50%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 67%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 67%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 67%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 67%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 75%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 20%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 33%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 50%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 33%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 60%
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 50%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 33%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 100%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 0%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 33%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 33%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 33%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 33%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 33%
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 33%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 17 Cheryl Kagan Democratic 33%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 33%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 50%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 67%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 20%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 50%
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 100%
MD Judge of the Appellate Court Joe Getty No Party Affiliation 20%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 33%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson 50%
Carmen Amedori 33%
John Arnick 33%
Rushern Baker III 67%
Walter Baker 50%
Wheeler Baker 33%
Robert Baldwin 33%
Joseph Bartlett 33%
Leon Billings 100%
Clarence Blount 50%
Liz Bobo 100%
John Bohanan, Jr. 33%
David Boschert 50%
Charles Boutin 67%
Bennett Bozman 33%
David Brinkley 50%
Thomas Bromwell 50%
William Bronrott 100%
Anthony Brown 33%
Emmett Burns, Jr. 20%
Joan Cadden 33%
James Campbell 33%
Rudolph Cane 33%
Paul Carlson 0%
Virginia Clagett 100%
Richard Colburn 50%
William Cole IV 20%
Michael Collins 50%
Mary Conroy 67%
Norman Conway 67%
James Crouse 67%
Jean Cryor 100%
Richard D'Amato 33%
Clarence Davis 0%
Diane DeCarlo 0%
George Della, Jr. 50%
Dana Lee Dembrow 100%
Thomas Dewberry 33%
Michael Dobson 33%
John Donoghue 33%
Ann Marie Doory 20%
Arthur Dorman 50%
Cornell Dypski 67%
Roy Dyson 67%
Donald Elliott 33%
Nathaniel Exum 50%
Timothy Ferguson 50%
Michael Finifter 50%
Jennie Forehand 50%
Tony Edward Fulton 0%
John Giannetti, Jr. 20%
Barry Glassman 33%
Marilyn Goldwater 100%
Michael Gordon 33%
Leo Green 50%
Janet Hines Greenip 0%
Melony Griffith 33%
Sharon Grosfeld 85%
John Hafer 50%
Larry Haines 50%
Hattie Harrison 33%
C. Sue Hecht 33%
Henry Heller 67%
Kerry Hill 50%
Barbara Hoffman 50%
Patrick John Hogan 50%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 67%
J. Robert Hooper 50%
James Hubbard 100%
Nancy Hubers 33%
Ralph Hughes 50%
John Adams Hurson 33%
Thomas Hutchins 67%
Nancy Jacobs 50%
Mary-Dulany James 67%
Philip Jimeno 50%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 50%
Wade Kach 100%
Kevin Kelly 20%
Ruth Kirk 33%
Robert Kittleman 50%
Martha Scanlan Klima 33%
Carolyn Krysiak 50%
Richard LaVay 33%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 100%
John Leopold 33%
Samuel Linton, Jr. 33%
Mary Ann Love 33%
James Malone, Jr. 33%
Adrienne Mandel 100%
Salima Siler Marriott 33%
Charles McClenahan 50%
Brian McHale 33%
Robert McKee 67%
Pauline Menes 60%
Joseph Minnick 0%
Clarence Mitchell IV 100%
Van Mitchell 33%
Brian Moe 33%
Jake Mohorovic 50%
Kenneth Charles Montague, Jr. 20%
Alexander Mooney 33%
Donald Munson 50%
Donald Murphy 80%
Robert Neall 50%
George Owings III 33%
Jeffrey Paige 33%
Joanne Parrott 33%
Carol Stoker Petzold 67%
Wendell Phillips 33%
Emil Pielke 33%
Joan Breslin Pitkin 75%
James Ports, Jr. 100%
James Proctor, Jr. 33%
Howard Peters Rawlings 33%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 100%
B. Daniel Riley 33%
Jean Roesser 50%
Mary Rosso 100%
Ida Ruben 50%
David Rudolph 50%
James Edward Rzepkowski 33%
Kenneth Schisler 33%
Sandra Schrader 67%
Perry Sfikas 50%
Christopher Shank 67%
Tod David Sher 100%
Mark Shriver 100%
Louise Snodgrass 50%
Joan Frances Stern 100%
Nancy Stocksdale 33%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 50%
Norman Stone, Jr. 67%
Paul Stull 33%
Darren Swain 67%
Casper Taylor, Jr. 33%
Leonard Teitelbaum 50%
David Mercado Valderrama 0%
Mary Walkup 33%
Michael Weir, Jr. 33%
John Wood, Jr. 33%

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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