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CPAC and ACUF Release Scorecard of Maryland Lawmakers

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families. Check out the press release below with more details and please take action! It only takes three minutes to let your legislators know that their score from the American Conservative Union Foundation is important to you, and you expect them to support more conservative policies.


ACU to Present Awards to Top-Scoring Maryland Lawmakers at CPAC
CPAC and ACUF Release Maryland Legislative Scorecard


ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 7, 2022)— With Maryland’s legislative session in full swing, several legislators are set to be recognized at CPAC for their conservative voting records based off of a just released analysis from ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability.


Click Here to view the 2021 Ratings of Maryland.


The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 24-27, 2022, with major speakers like President Donald J. Trump, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Fmr. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo confirmed to speak. The following members of the Maryland General Assembly earned an invitation to receive an award at CPAC for voting with the conservative position at least 80% of the time, as calculated by the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability:


Conservative Excellence:

Mark Fisher (100%)

Robin Grammer (98%)

Neil Parrott (98%)

Nino Mangione (98%)

Joseph Boteler (96%)

Haven Shoemaker (95%)

April Rose (95%)

Dan Cox (94%)

Christopher Adams (93%)

Matthew Morgan (93%)

Reid Novotny (93%)

Jesse Pippy (93%)

Trent Kittleman (93%)

Wayne Hartman (91%)

Rick Impallaria (91%)


Conservative Achievement:

Brian Chisholm (89%)

Johnny Mautz (89%)

Lauren Arikan (89%)

William Wivell (89%)

Jason Buckel (87%)

Susan Krebs (87%)

Susan McComas (87%)

Teresa Reilly (87%)

Robert Long (87%)

Steven Arentz (84%)

Wendell Beitzel (84%)

Jefferson Ghrist (84%)

Michael Malone (84%)

Kathy Szeliga (83%)

Charles Otto (82%)

Sid Saab (82%)

Jay Jacobs (80%)


The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) analysis reveals Maryland’s deep divide between Republicans in each chamber with House Republicans’ voting with the conservative position an average of 85.86%, while Senate Republicans’ average a mere 48.97% in 2021.


Click Here to view the PDF version of the ratings


Among the 90 roll call votes scored by the ACUF is the legislation making elections less secure (SB 683, HB 745), “Green New Deal-esque” energy programs (SB 83, SB 414), tax hikes (SB 133, HB 732), and the bill imposing crushing government mandates on small businesses (HB 581).


ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF)’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how more than 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions across 186 policy areas that directly affect citizens.


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