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Jim Rosapepe
Maryland State Senate District 21
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. Ambassador to Romania
Maryland House of Delegates
Date of birthMay 20, 1951
Place of birthRome, Italy
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
James "Jim" Rosapepe is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 21 and serving as Deputy Majority Whip. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Rosapepe served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1987 to 1998 and as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1998 to 2001.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Rosapepe served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Health & Environmental Affairs
Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Chair
Management of Public Funds, Chair


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

Note: Rosapepe also served on the Special Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, the Subcommittee on Education and the Subcommittee on Ethics and Election Law.


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



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 Jim Rosapepe was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Rosapepe won re-election in the November 2 general election with no opposition.[3]

In the September 14 primary election, Rosapepe ran unopposed.[4]

Maryland State Senate, District 21 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Rosapepe (D) 23,331 100%


On November 7, 2006, Rosapepe ran for District 21 of the Maryland State Senate, beating John Giannetti.[5]

Rosapepe raised $520,416 for his campaign.[6]

Maryland Senate, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Jim Rosapepe (D) 18,067 67.5%
John Giannetti (R) 8,663 32.4%
Write-Ins 30 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Rosapepe was up for re-election, he raised $106,759 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Rosapepe, James C $6,000
Heat & Frost Insulators $5,500
Nordlight, Ira S $4,000
Mcgeo Food & Commercial Workers Local 1994 $3,700


In 2006, Jim Rosapepe collected $520,416 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Jim Rosapepe $360,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $6,000
Team 21 Slate $5,500
New Maryland Off Track Betting Facilities LLC $5,000

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