Jamie Raskin

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Jamie Raskin
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Maryland State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Maryland State Senate
2012-Present
Compensation
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College, 1983
J.D.Harvard Law School, 1987
Personal
BirthdayDecember 13, 1962
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionProfessor of Law
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Jamie Raskin is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Raskin has served as Majority Whip since 2012.

Biography

Raskin earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1983 and his J.D. in 1987.

Issues

Ban on atheists holding office

Maryland and six other states have provisions in their state constitutions that ban those who don't believe in God from holding public office. A campaign by the Openly Secular coalition has pressed for those seven states to remove those bans from their constitution. According to the United States Supreme Court, such bans are unenforceable. A 1961 Supreme Court decision ruled unanimously in a Maryland case that no state can have a "religious test" for those holding public office. Raskin told The Associated Press in December, 2014, that the ban in Maryland is one of a number "obsolete provisions that are littering the constitution" that should be addressed by a constitutional convention. A referendum for a constitution convention is set for 2030.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Raskin served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Raskin served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Jamie Raskin was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election. Vardly E. St. Preux ran as an independent candidate but did not meet filing requirements to appear on the general election ballot.[2][3]

2010

See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Raskin won re-election with no opposition in the November 2 general election. Raskin received 25,384 votes.[4]

In the September 14 primary election, Raskin ran unopposed.[5]

Maryland State Senate, District 1 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Raskin (D) 25,384 100%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Raskin ran unopposed for District 20 of the Maryland State Senate.[6]

Raskin raised $250,933 for his campaign.[7]

Maryland Senate, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Jamie Raskin 26,251 98.7%
Write-Ins 349 1.3%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Raskin was up for re-election, she raised $85,088 in donations.[8]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $4,000
Maryland Education Association $4,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $3,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $2,000

2006

In 2006 Jamie Raskin collected $250,933 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Jamie Raskin $20,000
21st Century Democrats $4,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $4,000
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maryland Senate District 20
2007–present
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