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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Progressive Maryland

2008 Positions on Progressive Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD Council Member 5 Tom Hucker 99
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 98
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic 98
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic 97
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 97
James Robey 97
MD State Senate 21 James Rosapepe Democratic 97
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 97
Liz Bobo 96
Aisha Braveboy 96
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 96
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 96
Verna Jones-Rodwell 96
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 96
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 96
Heather Mizeur 96
John Olszewski, Jr. 96
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 96
MD U.S. House 8 Jamie Raskin Democratic 96
Justin Ross 96
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 95
Virginia Clagett 95
Norman Conway 95
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic 95
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic 95
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic 95
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 95
Karen Montgomery 95
Doyle Niemann 95
Herman Taylor II 95
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic 95
Saqib Ali 94
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic 94
William Bronrott 94
MD State House 18 Al Carr, Jr. Democratic 94
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic 94
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 94
Robert Garagiola 94
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic 94
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 94
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 94
Jolene Ivey 94
Mary Ann Love 94
MD State Senate 18 Rich Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 94
MD State Senate 23 Douglas Peters Democratic 94
James Proctor, Jr. 94
MD Mayor At-Large Catherine Pugh Democratic 94
Melvin Stukes 94
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 93
Ann Marie Doory 93
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 93
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic 93
Lisa Gladden 93
David Harrington 93
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 93
Carolyn Krysiak 93
Mike Lenett 93
James Malone, Jr. 93
MD Council Member 2 Craig Rice 93
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic 93
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 93
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 92
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic 92
C. Sue Hecht 92
Henry Heller 92
Gerron Levi 92
Brian McHale 92
Peter Murphy 92
Michael Vaughn 92
Jon Cardin 91
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 91
MD State House 11 Dana Stein Democratic 91
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 90
Rudolph Cane 90
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 90
MD State Senate 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic 90
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 90
Luiz Simmons 90
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic 89
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 89
John Bohanan, Jr. 89
Emmett Burns, Jr. 89
Jennie Forehand 89
Peter Hammen 89
Hattie Harrison 89
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 89
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 89
MD State Senate 43 Joan Conway Democratic 88
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic 88
Melony Griffith 87
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 86
P. Sue Kullen 86
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 86
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic 86
Veronica Turner 86
John Donoghue 85
James Hubbard 85
MD State House 39 Kirill Reznik Democratic 85
Galen Clagett 84
Shawn Tarrant 84
Nathaniel Oaks 82
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 82
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 81
Ruth Kirk 80
Nathaniel Exum 78
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 78
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 72
Todd Schuler 69
MD State Senate 41 Jill Carter Democratic 66
MD State House 40 Frank Conaway, Jr. Democratic 65
George Della, Jr. 65
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 65
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic 63
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic 63
Ted Sophocleus 63
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 63
MD State House 42A Steve Lafferty Democratic 62
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic 61
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 60
B. Daniel Riley 59
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 57
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 57
Roy Dyson 56
Michael Weir, Jr. 56
Richard Weldon, Jr. 51
Norman Stone, Jr. 50
D. Page Elmore 47
Rona Kramer 46
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 45
Mary-Dulany James 44
Donald Elliott 43
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic 43
Joseph Minnick 43
Wayne Norman, Jr. 43
David Rudolph 39
Steve Schuh 38
Paul Stull 38
Murray Levy 36
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic 36
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican 35
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 35
Bob Costa 35
James King 35
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican 35
Joseph Bartlett 33
Edward Pipkin 31
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 29
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 29
Barry Glassman 29
Donald Munson 29
MD State Senate 2 Andrew Serafini Republican 29
Donna Stifler 29
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 29
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 27
Kevin Kelly 27
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 27
John Wood, Jr. 25
David Brinkley 24
Allan Kittleman 24
Mary Walkup 21
Richard Colburn 20
MD State Senate 32 Ed DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 20
Ron George 20
Larry Haines 20
Nancy Jacobs 20
Alexander Mooney 20
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 20
Christopher Shank 20
Richard Sossi 20
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 19
Wade Kach 19
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 15
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 14
Nancy Stocksdale 14
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 11
William Frank 11
Janet Hines Greenip 11
MD State Senate 7 J. B. Jennings Republican 11
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican 11
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican 11
Tanya Shewell 11
MD State Senate 31 Bryan Simonaire Republican 11
Mike Smigiel, Sr. 11
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican 7
Joseph Boteler III 3
Don Dwyer, Jr. 3
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican 3
Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. 3

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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