Jim Rosapepe is an education champion and environmentalist and who is leading the fight to protect Maryland working families from attacks on our values, our rights, and our pocketbooks.
He’s worked in the Maryland legislature and the community to protect open space, improve local schools, boost the University of Maryland, hold down taxes on middle class working and retired families, and protect our neighborhoods from drugs and crime.
In 1997, President Bill Clinton asked him to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Romania, where he worked to win friends for America and make the world a safer place.
Returning in 2001, Governor Parris Glendening appointed Jim to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland, which governs the University.
He continued to champion the College Park campus — and he led the fight against state budget cuts to the University and against double digit tuition hikes. He helped draft and pass legislation to restore the cuts and cap tuition hikes.
Now, in the Maryland Senate, he works to protect working families as Vice Chair of the Budget & Tax Committee.