Jamie Raskin

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Jamie Raskin
Jamie Raskin Official Portrait 2019.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 8th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byChris Van Hollen
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 10, 2007 – November 10, 2016
Preceded byIda G. Ruben
Succeeded byWill Smith
Vice Ranking Member of
the House Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
LeaderJerry Nadler
Preceded byJerry Nadler
Succeeded byJim Sensenbrenner
Personal details
Born
Jamin Ben Raskin

(1962-12-13) December 13, 1962 (age 58)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Sarah Bloom (m. 1990)
Children3
RelativesMarcus Raskin (Father)
EducationHarvard University (BA, JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Jamin Ben "Jamie" Raskin (born December 13, 1962) is a Jewish politician. He was the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district since 2017. He is a Democrat. He was a member of the Maryland State Senate from 2007 to 2016.

Raskin supports banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 2019, he voted in favor of the Equality Act and urged Congress members to do the same.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 217
  2. "House Debate on the Equality Act". C-SPAN. May 17, 2019.