Maryland fiscal leader
Jim Rosapepe has worked for the people of Maryland — as a top fiscal leader, now as Vice Chair of the Senate Budget and Tax Committee, fighting for investment in local schools, transit, and middle class jobs, and tax fairness.  As former chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, he helped bring his colleagues together for progressive values — and fiscal prudence.


US Ambassador · University Regent
Few Maryland leaders have Jim's breadth of experience – in finance, in diplomacy, and in Maryland government -- as President Clinton's Ambassador to Romania, promoting American exports and jobs and, as a Regent of the University System of Maryland (USM), leading the fight for college opportunity. He served on the USM Finance Committee and vice chaired the Audit Committee, promoting new business models to make college education more efficient and more affordable.


3 decades' experience in private sector

In the private sector, he's met a payroll since he was 25 years old, building private businesses in the US and Europe and investing in community banks in Maryland.  He has chaired the investment committee of a $30 million private equity fund and helped launch publicly-traded companies in residential and commercial development in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.