Dennis F. Rasmussen

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Dennis F. Rasmussen
8th Baltimore County Executive
In office
Preceded byDonald P. Hutchinson
Succeeded byRoger B. Hayden
Member of the Maryland State Senate from District 6
In office
Member of the Maryland State Senate from District 7
In office
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 7
In office
Personal details
Born (1947-06-14) June 14, 1947 (age 71)
Essex, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic

Dennis F. Rasmussen (born June 14, 1947) is an American politician from the state of Maryland. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as Baltimore County Executive, a Delegate within the Maryland House of Delegates as well as a Senator within the Maryland Senate. He ran unsuccessfully in the 2006 Maryland U.S. Senate election.[1]


Rasmussen graduated from Kenwood High School in Essex, Maryland. He used to attend Essex Community College but ended up holding bachelor's degree in economics from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970.[2]


President of The Rasmussen Group, Dennis Rasmussen possesses more than 35 years of experience, both in elected and appointed offices of State and local government, and private sector experience in the fields of lobbying, association management, banking and marketing services, as well as the directorships on various boards of major corporate entities and community nonprofits. Senator Rasmussen, as an entrepreneur, has successfully developed and operated several businesses in the fields of information development, alternative energy and real estate development. The firm represents the interest of major and regional corporations, professional trade associations and business groups and provides a comprehensive scope of services at all legislative and executive branches of government at the Federal, State, and Maryland Local and Municipal levels. Additionally, Senator Rasmussen is a Principal in various consulting firms including Chesapeake Renewable Energy, LLC, Chesapeake Ventures, LLC, and Rasmussen/Swanzey Strategic Partners, LLC.[3]

Prior to his advocacy career, Senator Rasmussen served as Chairman of the Maryland Senate Finance Committee as a State Senator, and as Baltimore County Executive where he assumed the responsibility for the operation of one of America’s largest counties (19,000 employees, $2 Billion operating budget). Senator Rasmussen as well serves on numerous boards including the Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Towson University; Former Chairman and current member of the Board of Trustees at the Franklin Square Hospital Center; Board of Trustees for the Franklin Square Hospital Center Foundation; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Port Discovery Children’s Museum and current Board Member of the Arc of Baltimore, formerly the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens. Additionally, he is a principal of Chesapeake Renewable Energy, LLC and Chesapeake Ventures, LLC; serves as Chairman of the Board and principal of CampaignON; and is an adjunct professor teaching public policy courses at Towson University.

Community Work[edit]

Senator Rasmussen has volunteered his time and skills for numerous community efforts and has successfully chaired the capital campaigns of several major projects. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Loyola College, Maryland, where he was later recognized for his achievements by receiving the Loyola College Alumni Laureate Award. During his sixteen-year public service career, he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Legislators in the United States and the Most Valuable Public Official in America.


  1. ^ Phyllis Jordan (August 11, 2006). "Poll Shows Ehrlich, O'Malley Tied". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Society of Senates Past". Government of Maryland. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dennis F. Rasmussen". Government of Maryland. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Donald P. Hutchinson
Baltimore County Executive
Succeeded by
Roger B. Hayden