Jamie Raskin Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 9,000,000
Real name Jamin Ben Raskin
Source of Wealth Attorney, politics
Profession Attorney, Politician, and Congressman
Spouse/Partner Sarah Bloom Raskin
Zodiac Aquarius
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 178 cm / 5 ft 10 inch
Nationality American
Siblings /

Jamie Raskin's net worth is $9 million 💵

Biography and early life

American attorney and Democratic political party member Jamie Raskin was born on December 13, 1962, in Washington, D.C, to his mother, Barbara, who was a journalist and novelist, and his father, Marcus, former staff aide to President John F.Kennedy. There is no official record of Raskin having any siblings.

Jamie graduated from Georgetown Day High School and acquired ‘Magna Cum Laude’ and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in government, focusing on the theory of politics.

Jamie Raskin is Jewish and descended from Russian immigrants to America.

Career

Above all other career roles Raskin has had so far, one that most people remember is that he was a constitutional law professor at American University Washington College of Law for more than 25 years. He was also the co-founder of the LL.M. program on law and government and a co-founder of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.

From 1989 to 1990, he was a general counsel for Jesse Jackson’s National Rainbow Coalition.

In 1996, he represented Ross Perot[1]on behalf of his exclusion from the 1996 United States presidential debates.

The year 2006 is when Raskin’s career in Maryland started. He was then elected to be the Maryland state senator. The same year he also fought to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.

In 2012, he was named the majority whip for the Senate. He was also the chairman of the Montgomery County Senate Delegation, the Select Committee on Ethics Reform, and a member of the Judicial Proceedings Committee.

In 2014, Raskin introduced a medical marijuana bill[2]which was later elected and went into effect in 2015.

In 2015, Raskin announced his campaign for Congress and was trusted with the seat in Congress to make a successful run for the US Senate.

In 2016, Raskin was against the certification of the 2016 presidential election, which was in favor of Donald Trump, and he questioned the election's legitimacy.

In 2018, Raskin and others launched the Congressional Freethought Caucus, which stands for goals “pushing public policy formed based on reason, science, and moral values and separation of church and state.”

In 2021, Raskin was selected to be the lead impeachment manager for the Senate trial regarding the second impeachment[3]of Donald Trump.

In 2022, Raskin violated the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act because he failed to disclose share dealings by his wife.

Apart from all of the above mentioned, Raskin’s career will also be marked by him being the sponsor of bills advocating the repeal of the death penalty in Maryland and the expansion of the ignition interlock device program.

Publications

  • 1994 - “The Wealth Primary: Campaign Fundraising and the Constitution”
  • 2003 - “Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People”
  • 2014 - “We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students” (has sold more than 50,000 copies.)
  • 2014 - “Youth Justice in America”
  • 2022 - “Unthinkable — Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy”

Most famous for

Democratic politician Jamie Raskin is famous for being a strong proponent of raising liberal political idealism in the Maryland Senate while managing to work well with both Republicans and moderate Democrats in America. Also, he is famous for serving in the Maryland State Senate from 2007-2016.

Apart from this, he is famous for introducing the medical marijuana bill in Maryland, leading the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, sponsoring bills that advocate the death penalty repeal in Maryland, and supporting the expansion of the ignition interlock device program[4] , etc.

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Relationships and personal life

Jamie Raskin was married to Sarah Bloom Raskin[5] , the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation, from 2007 to 2010. The couple has two daughters, Hannah and Tabitha, and a son Thomas, who committed suicide in 2021 due to depression.

Currently, Jamie Raskin lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.

What you didn’t know about Jamie Raskin

  • He has been a vegetarian since 2009.
  • He is a colon cancer survivor.
  • He sponsored bills that advocated repealing the death penalty in Maryland.

Conclusion

Estimated at $9 million net worth in 2022, American Congressman, attorney, and member of the Democratic party, Jamie Raskin, is a man who contributed a lot to the liberal causes in the United States.

He is a politician who promotes reason, moral and ethical values, and science while opposing discrimination against atheists, humanists, and religious and nonreligious persons.

References

  1. Ross Perot (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Perot 

  2. Andrew.metcalf@bethesdamagazine.com (2015) Hogan veto of marijuana-related bill defies logic, State senator says, Bethesda Magazine & Bethesda Beat. Available at: https://bethesdamagazine.com/2015/05/27/hogan-veto-of-marijuana-related-bill-defies-logic-state-senator-says

  3. Second impeachment of Donald Trump (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_impeachment_of_Donald_Trump

  4. Ignition interlock device (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignition_interlock_device

  5. Sarah Bloom Raskin (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Bloom_Raskin