James Senate Office Building, Room 314
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3141, (301) 858-3141
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3141 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3195, (301) 858-3195
Member of Senate since January 10, 2007. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2007-. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2007-; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-. Senate Chair, Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2009-; Joint Audit Committee, 2011-. Chair, Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2007-09. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007-).
Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2001-06. Member, Task Force to Improve Child Support Compliance in Prince George’s County, 2007-08; Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-09. Chair, Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George’s County, 2010, 2011. Member, Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2011-.
Member of House of Delegates, 1987-97. Vice-Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-97. Resigned from House of Delegates, effective December 31, 1997, to become U.S. Ambassador to Romania.
U.S. Ambassador to Romania, January 20, 1998 to February 2001.
Born in Rome, Italy, May 20, 1951. Business owner. Co-author, Dracula Is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended It, and Emerged since 1989 as the New Italy (2009). Board of Trustees, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. Married.
James and his team held a reception for the African Immigrants in Vansville Park at the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Ammendale Road in Beltsville, MD