Jim Brochin-Democrat-Maryland State Senate




As a Baltimore County executive and a member of the Democratic Party, Jim is serving his fourth term as a state senator representing the 42nd Legislative District serving areas including Pikesville, Towson, Cockeysville, Lutherville, and Northern Baltimore County. A product of the Baltimore County school system- Jim attended Fort Garrison Elementary, Pikesville Middle, and is a proud graduate of Pikesville High School.

What's important



Jim believes that Baltimore County has experienced decades of mismanaged development.


Jim understands that quality public education is essential for a thriving Baltimore County.


Jim understands safe neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong community and focus on public safety improvements in Baltimore.

What I've done


In my fifteen years of service, I have always placed my constituents’ concerns above politics. I have worked tirelessly on environmental issues, protecting the Chesapeake Bay, preserving open space, and ensuring that new state construction will be green buildings. I have sponsored legislation to make sure that violent offenders serve their whole sentences while recognizing drug addiction is a disease requiring treatment rather than incarceration.

Now that the recount is concluded, I want to thank the Baltimore County Board of Elections for its hard work and diligence these past few weeks. The Board went out of its way to be fair to each campaign, and always acted with the highest integrity.

Just as important, I want to congratulate John Olszewski Jr. for a hard-fought campaign victory. I wish him well.

To my supporters in the Democratic primary: Please know that your vote was not cast in vain. Even out of office, I will continue to fight against over development in our county, and make every effort as a private citizen to preserve and protect open space.

Finally, to my constituents in the 42nd District: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be the representative for all political persuasions. And thank you for allowing me the intellectual freedom to make decisions on your behalf, regardless of political party, ideology and special-interest influence. I couldn’t have asked for better people to represent. It's been an honor.

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I am humbled by the support we received in this election, and I want to thank everyone who sacrificed so much on my behalf. Also, I want to thank the Baltimore County Board of Elections for their tremendous hard work. Obviously, in an election this close, we will be exploring the possibility of requesting a recount. Finally, my best to Johnny O on a hard fought campaign. ...

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I've spent a good portion of my life in Annapolis over the past sixteen years. I know a lot of the Capital Gazette staff personally. My heart breaks for those who lost their lives, their families and the entire company today. ...

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Always great to see poll workers getting along! Michele Guyton for Delegate Robbie Leonard for Senate Sachin Hebbar for Delegate ...

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I believe the community should have a voice... ...

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