Middletown, MD- On July 2, 2013, the Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) had released their 2013 Roll Call which rated how legislator's votes during the 2013 legislative session would impact Maryland's Business Climate. Delegate Kathy Afzali is the only member of the Frederick County legislative delegation to receive a 100% rating.
"I do not base my votes off of ratings from groups like the MBRG," Delegate Afzali said. "Rather, I consider what legislation will hurt or help businesses in Maryland and specifically Frederick County."
The MBRG urges all elected officials to strive for a balanced public policy approach and to consider how new laws and regulations will impact the state's business climate. MBRG uses this rating as a tool to help inform voters on how their representatives are voting during the legislative session.
"I am honored to have received a 100% rating for every year of my term. I was sent to the House of Delegates to protect Maryland businesses, fight for fiscal responsibility, and cut back the burdensome regulations that are causing our businesses to flee to Virginia and Pennsylvania." Delegate Afzali continued, " I will continue to be the business-friendly, common sense, citizen legislator that my neighbors sent me to Annapolis to be."