Announces the Creation of An Exploratory Committee for U.S. Senate Bid
March 15, 2005
(Cockeysville, MD) - Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
(D-MD) announced the creation of an Exploratory Committee for his
potential U.S. Senate bid at the Texas Fire Station #17 in Cockeysville, MD, on Tuesday, March 15th, 2005.
"I'm homegrown Maryland.
Born and educated in Baltimore City, I feel tremendous pride for the state which has been my lifelong home.
From spending countless summers at the Frederick Farm my great, great grandparents acquired in the late 1800's, to attending City College, becoming a Terp, and playing lacrosse for the University of Maryland
and on Team USA, Maryland has been good to me and my family.
Summers in Ocean City as a lifeguard and a police officer and later as a vacationer with my family only strengthened my desire to serve this great state," said Congressman Ruppersberger
"I will draw on my experience as a Congressman and as County Executive while I explore the possibility of running for Senate.
I will continue to work to get our first responders and intelligence workers the resources they need to keep our families and communities safe.
I will fight to support our troops and give our Veterans what they deserve when they return home.
I am committed to protecting our senior citizens and modernizing social security so that it will be available for future generations.
I will work to strengthen our education system, revitalize communities, improve public safety, enhance services for at-risk youth and increase opportunities for economic development around the state of Maryland," said Congressman Ruppersberger
will spend the next few months reaching out across the state from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore to the Baltimore and DC Suburbs talking to people about what they would like to see in a Senator.
will reconnect with the many elected officials and citizens from the rural and urban areas he
met through his
Presidency at the Maryland Association of Counties
currently represents the Maryland 2nd District that includes neighborhoods in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Baltimore City including the Port of Baltimore, BWI Airport, Fort Meade, NSA
, and Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Before being elected to Congress in 2002, Congressman Ruppersberger was in local government for 17 years where he served as the Baltimore County Executive prior to being a Councilman where he was elected Chairman twice.
chose a political career after a near-fatal car accident in 1975 while investigating a drug trafficking case as a State's Attorney.
With luck and the dedication of doctors at the University of Maryland's
renowned Shock Trauma center, he
After recovering the young investigative prosecutor decided to run for public office to help others and to repay Shock Trauma
for saving his
Today, he remains an active supporter of the hospital, serving as Vice Chairman of the Shock Trauma's Board of Visitors.