Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland) biography

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Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)

3rd term Democrat from Maryland.


Residence: Baltimore

Marital Status: Married (Edelman Cardin)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney

Prev. Political Exp.: MD House, 1967-87; US House, 1987-2007; US Senate, 2007-present

Education: BA University of Pittsburgh, 1964; JD University of Maryland, 1967

Birthdate: 10/05/1943

Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

Religion: Jewish

Percentage in Last Election: 56%

Major Opponent: Daniel Bongino


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Benjamin Cardin.


Washington, D.C. Office:

509 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4524
Fax: (202) 224-1651

Baltimore Office: (more district offices)

100 S. Charles St., Tower I, Suite 1710
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410) 962-4436
Fax: (410) 962-4156



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Christopher Lynch
  • Scheduler: Debbie Yamada
  • Comm. Dir.: Sue Walitsky
  • Trade LA: Ron Storhaug
  • Legis. Dir.: Gray Maxwell
  • Telecomm LA: Gray Maxwell
  • Press Secy.: Tim Zink
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Bill Van Horne
  • Education LA: Mike Thomas
  • Transportation LA: Shannon Frede
  • Commerce LA: Gray Maxwell
  • Labor LA: Gray Maxwell
  • Budget LA: Bill Van Horne
  • Government Affairs LA: Bill Van Horne
  • Space - NASA LA: Gray Maxwell
  • Animal Welfare LA: Katherine Close
  • Animal Welfare LA: Shannon Frede



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Benjamin Cardin voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Yea Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Benjamin Cardin's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Benjamin Cardin a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Benjamin Cardin
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Benjamin Cardin


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