American politician Jamie Raskin has built quite a reputation for himself as a civil rights advocate, having also been an attorney for much of his career.
Currently the U.S. representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district, he also chairs the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and doubles as the co-chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus.
Wikipedia & Biography
Jamie Raskin was born in Washington, D.C., but has Jewish background. For 25 years, he served as a constitutional law professor at the American University Washington College of Law.
He was also general counsel for Jesse Jackson’s National Rainbow Coalition in 1990. His first taste of real politics came in 2006 when he was elected as a Maryland state senator for district 20. Six years later, he became majority whip for the Senate.
In 2017, he entered office as the U.S. representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district since 2017.
Age and birthday
He was born on December 13, 1962, and is currently 59 years old.
Height and weight
Raskin is 178 meters tall and weighs 68 kilograms.
Nationality & ethnicity
Raskin is an American but is of Jewish descent.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Political party and views
He is a member of the Democratic Party and has strong views on civil rights. He also sponsored the bills advocating the repeal of the death penalty in Maryland and led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.
Parents and siblings
His parents are Barbara Bellman Raskin (mother) and Marcus Raskin (father).
Wife and children
Jamie Raskin is married to Sarah Bloom Raskin. They have daughters Hannah and Tabitha. Their only son is deceased.
Salary and net worth
The American politician is on a salary of $174,000 and has an estimated net worth of $ 17 million.
Social media: Instagram & Twitter
He has 1.4 million followers on Instagram and 613,000 followers on Twitter.