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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 87%
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 100%
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 75%
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 87%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 20%
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 20%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 57%
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 93%
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 93%
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 23%
MD State Senate 7 J. B. Jennings Republican 100%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Conway Democratic 43%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 20%
Carmen Amedori 100%
John Arnick 69%
Joseph Bartlett 100%
David Boschert 100%
Joseph Boteler III 100%
Charles Boutin 100%
David Brinkley 100%
Joan Cadden 100%
Galen Clagett 53%
Richard Colburn 100%
Bob Costa 93%
Don Dwyer, Jr. 100%
Donald Elliott 100%
D. Page Elmore 93%
William Frank 100%
Tony Edward Fulton 93%
Barry Glassman 100%
Leo Green 80%
Janet Hines Greenip 100%
Larry Haines 100%
Henry Heller 50%
Patrick Hogan 100%
J. Robert Hooper 100%
Nancy Jacobs 93%
Philip Jimeno 100%
Kevin Kelly 92%
Ruth Kirk 27%
Robert Kittleman 80%
John Leopold 100%
Robert McKee 100%
Joseph Minnick 100%
Van Mitchell 91%
Alexander Mooney 100%
Donald Munson 87%
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 100%
Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. 93%
George Owings III 87%
Joanne Parrott 100%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 100%
James Edward Rzepkowski 100%
Kenneth Schisler 86%
Christopher Shank 93%
Mike Smigiel, Sr. 100%
Richard Sossi 100%
Nancy Stocksdale 100%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 100%
Norman Stone, Jr. 100%
Paul Stull 93%
Mary Walkup 93%
Michael Weir, Jr. 80%
Richard Weldon, Jr. 87%

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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