Speaker Profile

State Senator Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin
State Senator and Congressional Candidate
Jamie Raskin for Congress

Jamie Raskin, the Democratic candidate for the open Congressional seat in MD-8, is a three-term Maryland State Senator and the Senate Majority Whip who has delivered major legislative accomplishments during his time in Annapolis including marriage equality, re-enfranchising ex-felons, medical marijuana, the Farm-to-Schools program, imposition of ignition interlock devices on the cars of convicted drunk drivers, the Green Maryland Act, abolition of the death penalty, and the Second Chance Act. Raskin is a professor of constitutional law and legislative process at American University’s Washington College of Law who has taught for 25 years and founded the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. He is deeply involved in promoting chess among children and has been active in Lumina Studio, which is one of the nation’s leading Shakespeare theaters for young people. He and his wife Sarah live in Takoma Park and have three children.