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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland National Federation of Independent Business

1998-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Anthony Brown Democratic 64%
MD State House 9B Bob Flanagan Republican 73%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 33%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 45%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 45%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 45%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 55%
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic 50%
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic 45%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 25%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 55%
MD State House 23B Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic 36%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 55%
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic 55%
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic 55%
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic 70%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 36%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 55%
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 55%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 56%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 90%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 38%
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin Democratic 45%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 40%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 45%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 56%
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 70%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 32 Ed DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 70%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 100%
MD State Senate 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 40%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Conway Democratic 44%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 27%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 50%
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic 40%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 50%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson 40%
Carmen Amedori 91%
John Arnick 78%
Joseph Bartlett 91%
Liz Bobo 36%
John Bohanan, Jr. 75%
David Boschert 100%
Charles Boutin 100%
Bennett Bozman 55%
David Brinkley 90%
William Bronrott 40%
Emmett Burns, Jr. 56%
Joan Cadden 60%
Rudolph Cane 60%
Virginia Clagett 55%
Richard Colburn 80%
Mary Conroy 33%
Norman Conway 67%
Jean Cryor 64%
Clarence Davis 44%
George Della, Jr. 30%
John Donoghue 73%
Ann Marie Doory 55%
Roy Dyson 70%
Donald Elliott 91%
Nathaniel Exum 33%
Jennie Forehand 56%
Tony Edward Fulton 78%
John Giannetti, Jr. 45%
Lisa Gladden 30%
Barry Glassman 100%
Marilyn Goldwater 50%
Michael Gordon 60%
Leo Green 44%
Janet Hines Greenip 91%
Melony Griffith 45%
Sharon Grosfeld 27%
John Hafer 80%
Larry Haines 100%
Peter Hammen 55%
Hattie Harrison 56%
Henry Heller 67%
Patrick Hogan 70%
Patrick John Hogan 70%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 50%
J. Robert Hooper 100%
James Hubbard 27%
Ralph Hughes 20%
John Adams Hurson 36%
Thomas Hutchins 100%
Nancy Jacobs 100%
Mary-Dulany James 89%
Philip Jimeno 70%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 50%
Wade Kach 91%
Kevin Kelly 64%
Ruth Kirk 56%
Robert Kittleman 100%
Carolyn Krysiak 60%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 50%
John Leopold 100%
Mary Ann Love 60%
James Malone, Jr. 50%
Adrienne Mandel 27%
Salima Siler Marriott 30%
Brian McHale 43%
Robert McKee 91%
Pauline Menes 33%
Joseph Minnick 80%
Van Mitchell 91%
Brian Moe 60%
Alexander Mooney 100%
Donald Munson 90%
Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. 100%
George Owings III 82%
Jeffrey Paige 44%
Joanne Parrott 100%
Carol Stoker Petzold 64%
James Proctor, Jr. 44%
Howard Peters Rawlings 50%
Alfred Redmer, Jr. 100%
Ida Ruben 40%
David Rudolph 60%
James Edward Rzepkowski 91%
Kenneth Schisler 80%
Christopher Shank 91%
Joan Frances Stern 45%
Nancy Stocksdale 100%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 100%
Norman Stone, Jr. 50%
Paul Stull 100%
Leonard Teitelbaum 60%
Mary Walkup 90%
Michael Weir, Jr. 78%
John Wood, Jr. 80%

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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