User Profile for State Senator Jamie Raskin (jraskin )
State Senator Jamie Raskin
Bio: Jamie Raskin is a State Senator in Maryland and a Professor of Constitutional Law at American University. In 2006, he won a landslide upset victory against a machine-backed 32-year incumbent in the Democratic primary and captured 99% of the general election vote. A champion of sweeping progressive change, Rep. Raskin introduced the National Popular Vote law, which made Maryland the first state to adopt a plan for a nationwide interstate compact to cast each state’s electoral college votes for the winner of the national popular vote. The Washington Post has described Rep. Raskin as Maryland’s “authority on constitutional issues,” The Silver Spring Voice called him the “whiz kid” of the General Assembly, and The Takoma Voice named him Montgomery County’s 2007 “Most Responsive Elected Official.” He is the author of the bestselling Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People and We the Students.
Joined: Mar 10 '08
Last login: Mar 10 '08