Ed Kasemeyer is a leader in the State Senate with a record of accomplishments for Baltimore and Howard County. A longtime community leader and small businessman, Senator Kasemeyer is firmly rooted in his community and uses these roots to help him bring his moderate, pragmatic touch to Annapolis.
A lifelong Maryland resident, Ed went to public schools in Baltimore City and Howard County. After High School, he attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel). He has long been involved in his community as a board member of Howard County ARC, the Howard County Housing Alliance and is former board President of the Greater Howard County Chamber of Commerce.
As a community member and small business owner, Ed saw the need for sound, smart, fiscally responsible thinking in Annapolis and at the urging of friends and colleagues ran for and was elected to the House of Delegates. After a term in the House, Ed ran for the State Senate and was elected to a full term. Ed ran again for the Senate in 1994, has served there since, as the Majority Leader, Vice-Chair of the Budget & Taxation Committee and currently as the Chair of the Budget & Taxation Committee.
In these leadership posts Ed works hard for the residents of Baltimore and Howard County. Ed has been a strong supporter of providing our children with quality education while working to keep it affordable, provision of services to the DDA community, and numerous other efforts that support the middle class and those most in need. In addition, Ed stands up for the needs of the small business community, has been a strong proponent of keeping Maryland open for business and is proud that Maryland was ranked the 12th best state for business according to Forbes magazine.
When Ed is not working in Annapolis, he can often be found meeting with community and business owners and helping constituents with their problems. Ed, who has five children, lives in Columbia with his wife Pam.