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Jim Rosapepe (D)

Jim Rosapepe

Office Sought: Maryland State Senate, District 21
Age: 55
Residence: College Park.
Education: Some college, no degree.
Occupation: Business owner.
Web site: http://www.rosapepeforsenate.com
E-mail address: jim.rosapepe@gmail.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1987-97; past treasurer, Maryland Democratic Party; member, University System of Maryland Board of Regents, 2001-present; U.S. ambassador to Romania, 1998-2001; member, Anacostia Watershed Society board; chairman, Rout

Why should voters elect you?

"I have a 20-year track record of standing up for working families."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Long term, it's improving the public schools. That was my top priority in my 11 years in the House and would be in the Senate. The state continues to underfund education. This year Prince George's alone got almost $40 million less than it should have. I'll fight to change that. Short term, the state needs to scrap the Enron deregulation plan that has forced outrageous hikes in BGE and Pepco rates. My opponent voted for the Enron plan. I oppose it."

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