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.

We’ve had some great entries this past week for our campaign mascot contest. Keep them coming! Who knew dogs could rock t-shirts so well? Our winner will be announced Friday, March 23rd. ... See MoreSee Less

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Four years ago a bill to create a hybrid school board in Baltimore County passed unanimously in the Senate. I am proud to the be the lead sponsor of the legislation, but more proud to work with so many education advocates to make it happen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Should Baltimore County government ignore a final order by the Baltimore County Board of Appeals?

The Board ordered: "Friends of Lubavitch is and has been using the property at 14 Aigburth Road as a community center without having obtained the necessary approvals or complying with the necessary regulations, including the Residential Transition Area requirements.
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What to do today... watch a movie? hiking? Nah. I'm going to Annapolis for bond bill Saturday to seek funds for community and education related projects like preserving the Mayes-Burton Barn on the grounds of Hereford High School. Restoration would allow the barn to return to its original purpose of livestock housing and associated agricultural storage to support the only remaining Agriscience Program in the Baltimore County School System. Student enrollment in this Agriscience program in currently at 200+ students and growing out of a 1,200 total school student population. The barn is also a prominent local monument in the heart of the North County's dominant agricultural heritage, and is deeply cherished by the community. ... See MoreSee Less

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