James “Ed” DeGrange, Sr. was elected to the Senate of Maryland from District 32 in 1998. As Senator he has served on the Budget and Taxation and Finance committees. Currently, he serves on the Budget and Taxation Committee, is Chair of the Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation and the Environment, is Chair of the Subcommittee on Capital Budget and is Vice-Chairman of the Executive Nominations Committee. Also, Senator DeGrange represented District 2 as Councilman on the Anne Arundel County Council.
Senator DeGrange sponsored the BWI Enhancement legislation, which is the first of its kind in the nation and established an advisory committee which reviews and recommends the distribution of funds to communities surrounding the airport.
Senator DeGrange graduated from Glen Burnie High School and was a member of the United States Army Reserve. He is married to his wife, Nora, with three children and nine grandchildren.
Senator DeGrange was owner and Vice-President of DeGrange Lumber Company, Inc., President of DeGrange Enterprises, Inc, and is currently employed by Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
He is President and member of the Board of Directors of the Glen Burnie Mutual Savings Bank and a member of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation Board. He has coached in youth sports and is an active member of: Holy Trinity Church, the Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 3413, the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, Take Back Our Streets, Inc., District 32 Democratic Club, West (Anne Arundel) County Democratic Club, the Rotary Club of Glen Burnie, and the Glen Burnie High School Business Advisory Boards. Previously, he was President of the Rotary Club of Glen Burnie and was honored with their Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Ed is a community minded individual who extends himself personally for the betterment of those he serves. He enjoys his free time with his family and friends and is an avid sports enthusiast.