Biography

E.J. PipkinE.J. Pipkin grew up in Dundalk Maryland, the son of a Bethlehem Steel electrician and a cafeteria worker. From his mother and father, E.J. Pipkin learned at an early age the value of hard work and the importance of a good education.

E.J. Pipkin worked hard growing up, selling the local paper door to door, flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, and working construction during the summer so that he could go to college. In 1974, he graduated from Dundalk Senior High School and attended Salisbury State before graduating from Roanoke College. He went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

E.J. went to New York and had a successful career in business finance before moving back to Maryland full time in 1999.

In 1999, as a private citizen, E.J. Pipkin opposed Governor Glendening’s efforts to dump dredge spoils from the Baltimore Harbor approach channels into the Chesapeake Bay.

But, instead of just complaining about the dumping, E.J. Pipkin actually did something about it. He helped organize and lead a massive grassroots campaign. After two years of hard work, and spending over $200,000 of his own money, they succeeded in getting the dumping stopped.

Following that successful effort, E.J. Pipkin decided to run for the State Senate and in 2002, he became a Maryland State Senator by defeating a 24-year incumbent by 24 percentage points.

As State Senator, E.J. has worked to hold the line on taxes, improve education, and protect the Chesapeake Bay. This year, working with Governor Ehrlich, he helped stop tax increases of over a half billion dollars, helped pass Thornton funding, and worked to bring new monies to improve waste water treatment plants along the Chesapeake Bay.

As our next U.S. Senator, E.J. Pipkin:
Will work to cut taxes and wasteful spending
Fully supports our troops in Iraq and will support efforts to improve our national security.
Supports an education tax credit of up to $2500 for each family for yearly school supplies.
Is committed to more funding to cleanup the Chesapeake Bay.
Supports making prescription drugs more affordable by adding it as a benefit to Medicare and allowing drug competition.
Senator E.J. Pipkin resides in Queen Anne’s County where he and his wife Alisa are raising their three young children.

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