Jamie Raskin

U.S. Representative from Maryland

Jamin Ben "Jamie" Raskin (born December 13, 1962) is 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.

Jamie Raskin
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
Jamin Ben Raskin

(1962-12-13) December 13, 1962 (age 61)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Sarah Bloom (m. 1990)
RelativesMarcus Raskin (Father)
EducationHarvard University (BA, JD)
WebsiteHouse website

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]

In December 2022, Raskin revealed that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma.[3][4]

References change

  1. Final Vote Results for Roll Call 217
  2. "House Debate on the Equality Act". C-SPAN. May 17, 2019.
  3. Bohnel, Steve (December 28, 2022). "Rep. Jamie Raskin announces he has lymphoma, will undergo chemotherapy". Bethedsa Magazine. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  4. Bologna, Giacomo (December 28, 2022). "Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin reveals cancer diagnosis". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 28, 2022.