Wendy Rosen

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Wendy Rosen
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Maryland, District 1
High schoolMiramar High School (1972)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, Central Texas College (1977), Santa Fe College (1974)
Campaign website
Wendy Rosen campaign logo
Wendy Rosen was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Maryland.

Rosen attempted to withdraw from the 2012 race after being investigated over voter fraud allegations, however her name will still appear on the ballot since it was past the deadline. She allegedly voted in both Florida and Maryland in 2006 and 2008.[1]


Rosen was born in Miami, Florida on September 17, 1954.[2]


  • University of Florida, General Studies, Sociology, Education
  • 1977: Central Texas College, Bachelor of Science, General Studies, Psychology, Sociology
  • 1974: Santa Fe College, Liberal Arts
  • 1972: Miramar High School


  • 1981-Present: President of The Rosen Group, Inc.[2]
  • 1986: Developed the Mill Centre Creative Business Center[2]


Campaign themes


On her campaign website Rosen has 6 leading issues that she is concerned about. They are:[3]

  • Product Authenticity for Consumers: Excerpt: "We must act to enforce our Country of Origin marking law. What does it cost? Nothing. What we gain is a 10% penalties on all products that do not follow our Country of Origin marking laws. Everyone should have the right to knowledgably choose between an import and an American made product."
  • Main Street Vacancy Signs Must Go!: "Vacancy signs on Main Street say only one thing... No jobs here! We need a new small business loan program just for this purpose. The best way to get Maryland back to work is to fill those vacant shops and give small business owners the tools and support necessary for them to succeed."
  • Rebuilding American Manufacturing: "For every new manufacturing job, two and a half other new jobs are created. We must begin to restore our manufacturing base and the way to do that is to support and foster the innovators and start-ups that already exist. Today there are 500,000 kitchen table, and garage manufacturers and we need them to grow! Small community banks can help mentor and grow these small businesses. The Treasury Department has tied up 26 billion dollars that was marked for this purpose; it is time for that money to be put to good use."
  • Community Development Block Grants: Excerpt: " It is a proven fact that cultural tourists spend 300% more on local businesses every day when compared to sports fans and business travelers. Small grants for community development can do big things for tourism. Bringing travelers to small communities with rich cultural heritage does wonders for helping small business grow and this in turn creates a vibrant economy. Cultural tourism is one of the most powerful job creation tools every community can use and we need to do more to foster that."
  • Our Environment: "The pollution of the Chesapeake Bay destroys jobs in Maryland. When pollution contaminates our bay, the sailboats and motor yachts (and their affluent owners) disappear from our shores and towns. The Chesapeake Bay is not only our most precious natural resource it is also a major key for economic development and job creation. A cleaner bay does not just mean we have a healthier and more beautiful environment it also means more stabile Maryland economy. "
  • Governent Must Think Small: "We all know, that there are always big industry lobbyists to force their ideas into legislation in way that benifits their clients. This is often at the expense of our smallest businesses, towns and our envirnoment. It's time that legislative priorities are set to benefit the middle class, Main Street and the real growth engines of our economy. Small businesses are the backbone of our domestic economy and need to be acknowledged as such."



See also: Maryland's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Rosen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 1st District. She beat John LaFerla and Kim Letke in the Democratic primary.[4] Her name will still appear on the November general election ballot, because she missed the deadline to withdraw after facing voter fraud allegations. All votes cast for her will go to another candidate and Democrats will try to run a write-in candidate in her place.[1][5]

Rosen was endorsed by Dutch Ruppersberger, representative from Maryland's 2nd District, in the Democratic primary against John LaFerla and Kim Letke.[6][7]

U.S House of Representatives-Maryland, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Rosen 43.1% 10,907
John LaFerla 42.8% 10,850
Kim Letke 14.1% 3,564
Total Votes 25,321

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