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James Rosapepe

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Maryland State Senate, District 21 (2019 - Present)

Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State Senate (2017 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Jim Rosapepe (Democratic Party) is a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 21. Rosapepe assumed office in 2007. Rosapepe's current term ends on January 10, 2023.

Rosapepe (Democratic Party) ran for re-election to the Maryland State Senate to represent District 21. Rosapepe won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

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

Personal

Full Name:

James 'Jim' C. Rosapepe

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Sheilah

Birth Date:

05/20/1951

Birth Place:

Rome, Italy

Home City:

College Park, MD

Political Experience

Senator, Maryland State Senate, District 21, 2007-present

Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State Senate, 2008-2016, 2017-2019

Candidate, Maryland State Senate, District 21, 2018

Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State Senate, 2007-2011

Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 21, 1987-1997

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Budget and Taxation

Member, Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology

Member, Executive Nominations

Member, Spending Affordability

Member, Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Comptroller Issues Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Education Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Ethics and Election Law Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Finance Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, Maryland General Assembly

Former Member, Joint Audit Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, Maryland State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Maryland State Senate

Former Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, Maryland General Assembly

Former Senate Chair, Joint Committee on the Management of Public Funds, Maryland General Assembly

Former Senate Chair, Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, Maryland General Assembly

Former Chair, Joint Technology Oversight Committee, Maryland State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates

Professional Experience

Co-Author, "Dracula is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended It, and Emerged since 1989 as the New Italy", 2009

United States Ambassador to Romania, 1998-2001

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Member, Educational Development Specifications Workgroup, 2018-present

Member, Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Work group, 2018-present

Member, Prince George's County Utility Services Use of Master Meters and Task force, 2018-present

Member, Prince George's County Surcharge Exemptions for Projects Near Transit Properties Workgroup, 2017-present

Member, Commission to Modernize State Procurement, 2016-present

Member, Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2016-present

Member, Task Force to Study a Promise Scholarship Program in Prince George's County, 2016-present

Member, Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning, 2012-present

Member, Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2011-present

Member, Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-present

Member, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs Board of Trustees

Member, Friends of Agricultural Research

Member, Order of Sons of Italy

Member, Governor's Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders, 2014-2015

Member, Task Force on the Establishment of a Statewide Spay/Neuter Fund, 2011-2012

Chair, Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County, 2010-2011

Member, Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-2009

Member, Task Force to Improve Child Support Compliance in Prince George's County, 2007-2008

Member, Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2001-2006

Chair, Prince George's County Substance Abuse Advisory Council, 1991-1994

Member, Prince George's Economic Development Advisory Committee, 1985-1993

Member, Board of Directors, National Small Business United, 1986-1992

Member, Maryland Democratic Party, 1989-1992

Deputy Chair, Maryland Democratic Party, 1989-1992

Member, Maryland State Democratic Central Committee, 1985-1992

Member, Advisory Board, Center for National Policy, 1986-1991

Treasurer, Maryland Democratic Party, 1985-1989

Chair, College Park Economic Development Committee, 1983-1986

Member, Advisory Council, Maryland Committee on Federal Income Tax Conformity, 1982

Elections

2018


General election
General election for Maryland State Senate District 21

Incumbent Jim Rosapepe (D) defeated Lee Havis (R) in the general election for Maryland State Senate District 21 on November 6, 2018.

Jim Rosapepe (D)
77.5%
32,262 Votes

Lee Havis (R)
22.4%
9,311 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.1%
59 Votes

Total votes: 41,632

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 21

Incumbent Jim Rosapepe advanced from the Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 21 on June 26, 2018.

Jim Rosapepe (D)
100%
10,603 Votes

Total votes: 10,603

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 21

Lee Havis advanced from the Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 21 on June 26, 2018.

Lee Havis (R)
100%
1,578 Votes

Total votes: 1,578


2014

Elections for the 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.

2010

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

In the September 14 primary election, Rosapepe ran unopposed.

Maryland State Senate, District 21 (2010) General Election

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Rosapepe (D) 23,331 100%

2006

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

Rosapepe raised $520,416 for his campaign.

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%
Articles

Issue Position: Issues

Sep. 27, 2013

Jim's priorities are improving our community for working and retired families. In the Maryland Senate, he has strongly supported: * President Obama's and Governor O'Malley's efforts to create jobs, protect senior citizens and expand health insurance for working families; * Closing tax loopholes for big business; * Investing in our local schools; * Getting tough on polluters of the Chesapeake Bay; * Fighting electric rate rate hikes; * Improving mass transit on Metro and MARC rail lines, as well as local bus service; * Limiting tuition increases at the University of Maryland; Keeping the TRIM cap on local property taxes; * Banning assault weapons; * Cracking down on Medicaid fraud; * Balancing the state budget every year; * Expanding solar, wind, and other renewable energy.