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 stateâ€™s electoral college votes for the winner of the national popular vote. The Washington Post has described Rep. Raskin as Marylandâ€™s â€œauthority on constitutional issues,â€ The Silver Spring Voice called him the â€œwhiz kidâ€ of the General Assembly, and The Takoma Voice named him Montgomery Countyâ€™s 2007 â€œMost Responsive Elected Official.â€ 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