Elijah Cummings is a well-known politician from America who is serving as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district since 1996. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. Currently, he is a member of the Democratic Party. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Elijah Cummings in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Elijah Cummings was born on January 18, 1951, in Baltimore, to his parents Ruth and Robert Cummings. He has a younger brother whose name is James. He completed his high school from Baltimore City College in the year 1969. Cummings went to Howard University where he was the class president during his sophomore year. Later Cummings attended law school University of Maryland School of Law where he earned his J.D. in 1976. In the same year, he was admitted to the Maryland Bar.
Cummings married Maya Rockeymoore in the year 2008. On May 2017, he underwent aortic valve surgery and vacated his office for more than two months.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Elijah Cummings after completing his graduation received 12 honorary doctoral degrees from various colleges and universities all over the world. He served in the Maryland House of Delegates for fourteen years. He credits Lena King Lee for raising funds and campaigns to launch his political career.
Cummings was the Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and the first Black man in the history of Maryland to be named Speaker Pro Tempore.
He also served on many different commissions of the Baltimore City including the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. During the 108th United States Congress, he was the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
In 2014, Cummings introduced the bipartisan bill “Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014” which was signed into law by then President Barack Obama. He is the one who introduced the “All Circuit Review Extension Act”. He also supported the “Smart Savings Act” which made the default investment in the Thrift Savings Plan instead of the Government Securities Investment Fund.
In 1996, Cummings won the General Elections by defeating Republican candidate Kenneth Kondner with 83.5% of the vote. Since then, he has been elected nine times and never dropping below 69% of the vote. He never had a substantive opposition, and in the year 2006, he was even unopposed.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Elijah Cummings has an estimated net worth of more than $2 million. Most of the wealth is the result of his successful career as a politician. He is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Drug Policy who monitors drugs abuse in the country.
Cummings is also a member of the “Task Force on Health Care Reform” which works on reforming the health care services in rural areas of Baltimore City.
He also writes a biweekly column for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper and is invited by several organizations and universities as a speaker.
Elijah Cummings is one of the most renowned politicians in the United States. He is a member of the Baltimore Zoo Board of Trustees and also serves on the Board of Visitors (BOV) to the United States Naval Academy.