COLUMBIA, Md. – Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG), a statewide nonpartisan organization, honored 42 House Republicans for their exemplary track record of supporting pro-business legislation in 2013. They received the prestigious John Shaw Award at a ceremony in Annapolis on February 5th.
Throughout the year, MBRG’s 20-member State Advisory Council selects recorded votes from the most recent General Assembly session that have practical or philosophical importance to the widest possible range of Maryland businesses, trade associations, and chambers of commerce.
MBRG identifies the selected bills in a publication, Roll Call, and analyzes the votes to produce a score for each legislator. For the 2013 analysis, Roll Call analyzed ten Senate votes and twelve House votes, including SB 683 (Labor and Employment – Maryland Wage and Hour Law – Payment of Wages) and HB 226 (Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013).
The award is named for John Shaw, an exemplary citizen and legislator who served his country more than 200 years ago when Annapolis was the nation’s capital. He is best known for creating a distinctive American flag with an eight-pointed star, which is the inspiration for the lapel pins awarded to the honorees.
The following House Republicans were honored with the John Shaw Award:
|Susan L. M.||Aumann||42|
|Joseph C.||Boteler, III||8|
|John W. E.||Cluster, Jr.||8|
|Donald H.||Dwyer, Jr.||30|
|LeRoy E.||Myers, Jr.||1C|
|Michael D.||Smigiel, Sr.||36|
Delegate Steve Arentz was appointed to his seat following the 2013 Legislative Session and did not have a voting record to review for this award cycle.