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Jamie RaskinDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MD-8
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Jamin Ben Raskin (born December 13, 1962) is an American attorney, law professor, and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the Maryland State Senate from 2007 to 2016. The district previously included portions of Montgomery County, a suburban county northwest of Washington, D.C., and extended through rural Frederick County to the Pennsylvania border. Since redistricting in 2022, Raskin's district now encompasses only part of Montgomery County. Raskin co-chairs the Congressional Freethought Caucus. He was the lead impeachment manager for the second impeachment of President Donald Trump in response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Before his election to Congress, Raskin was a constitutional law professor at American University Washington College of Law, where he co-founded and directed the LL.M. program on law and government and co-founded the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.

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Campaign Funding

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$1,164,008
Total Raised
$850,670
Total Spent
$665,130
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$103,082
70%
Public Sector Unions$73,100
57%
Retired$59,402
54%
Education$55,706
47%
Democratic/Liberal$49,277
39%
Health Professionals$40,416
36%
Real Estate$37,424
25%
Industrial Unions$25,540
24%
Civil Servants/Public Officials$25,499
24%
Securities & Investment$25,260
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1987
Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts
1983
Georgetown Day School
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Maryland
2016 - Current
Majority Whip
Maryland State Senate
2012 - 2016
Senator
Maryland State Senate
2006 - 2016
Professor
Washington College of Law, American University
1990 - 2017
Visiting Professor
Institut D'Etudes Sciences Politique, Paris, France
2003 - 2004
Associate Dean
Faculty and Academic Affairs, Washington College of Law, American University
1994 - 1996
General Counsel
National Rainbow Coalition
1989 - 1990
Assistant Attorney General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1987 - 1989
Teaching Fellow
Harvard University Government Department
1985 - 1987
Editor
Harvard Law Review
Author
"Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People"
Author
"We the Students: Supreme Court Cases For and About America's Students"
Other Experience1 - 37 of 37
Member
Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
2013 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study Food AllergyAwareness, Food Safety, and Food Service Facility Letter-Grading
2013 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study Court Decision Regarding Pit Bulls
2012 - Current
Member
Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group
2011 - 2012
Member
Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Campaign Finance
2010 - 2011
Vice Chair
Montgomery County Delegation
2008 - 2011
Delegate
Democratic Party National Convention
2004
Delegate
Democratic Party National Convention
2008
Member
Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment
2008
Member
Attorney General's Task Force on Voting Irregularities
2007 - Current
State Coordinator
Legislators' Back-to-School Program, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, FairVote, The Center for Voting and Democracy
2006
Chair
State Higher Education Labor Relations Board
2001 - 2005
Founder
Marshall-Brennan Fellowship Program, American University
1999 - Current
Member
Maryland State Bar Association
1995 - Current
Member
District of Columbia Bar Association
1993 - Current
Founder
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project
1990 - Current
Member
Redistricting Task Force, City of Takoma Park
1990
Member
Massachusetts State Bar Association
1987 - Current
Member
National Conference of State Legislatures
Co-Chair
Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force
Former Member
Hate Crimes Commission, Montgomery County
Former Member
Gun Policy Task Force, City of Takoma Park
Member
Education Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
Member
State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings
Member
Commission on Civic Literacy, 2007-present
Former Chair
Special Committee on Ethics Reform, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Information Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
The Interior, Energy and Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Legislative Ethics, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Federal Relations, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Executive Nominations, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
The Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Committee on House Administration, United States House of Representatives