Senator Benjamin 'Ben' L. Cardin's Biography

Biographical

Full Name: Benjamin 'Ben' L. Cardin
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrna; 1 Child: Deborah
Birth Date: 10/05/1943
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
Home City: Baltimore, MD
Religion: Jewish
  • Astrological Sign:

    Libra

  • Awards:

    Public Service Award, Towson Business Association, 2004

  • Congressional Advocate of the Year Award, Child Welfare League of America, 2000

  • National Leadership Award for Service to Children and Families, Casey Family Services, 2000

  • Congressional Service Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2003

  • Outstanding Leadership Award, American Occupational Therapy Assn., 2003

  • Congressional Leadership Award, The American College of Emergency Physicians, 2001

  • The Small Business Council of America's Congressional Award, 1993, 1999, 2004

  • "A" Rating for Civil Rights, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2008

  • Public Sector Distinguished Award, Tax Foundation, 2003

  • Congressional Champion Award, The National Coalition for Cancer Research, 2002

  • 100 Most Influential People in Finance, Treasury and Risk Management, 2001

  • Father's Name:

    Meyer M. Cardin

  • Father's Occupation:

    Lawyer, Politician, Judge

  • Favorite Book:

    Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

  • Favorite Color:

    Blue

  • Favorite Food:

    Anything Spicy

  • Favorite Movie:

    James Bond - all of them

  • Favorite President and Why:

    John F. Kennedy because he inspired young Americans to give back to their country

  • Favorite Type of Music:

    Classical

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Beach and Mountains

  • First Job:

    Working in Grocery Shop

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Biking, Boating, Photography

  • Names of Grandchildren:

    Julia, Madeline

  • Number of Grandchildren:

    2

  • Personal Hero and Why:

    John F. Kennedy, because he inspired young Americans to give back to their country.

  • Pets (include names):

    none

  • Priority Issues:

    Making education a national priority

  • Making Maryland and America safer and stronger for future generations

  • Strengthening Social Security

  • Improving access to quality health care for all Americans

  • Reason for Seeking Public Office:

    'After serving in the House of Representatives for 18 years, I believe I will have a positive impact on more lives, and help strengthen more communities and families as the next U.S. Senator from Maryland.''

 

Contact Information

Washington, D.C. Webmail
http://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

Washington, D.C. Website
http://cardin.senate.gov/

Washington, D.C. Website - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/senatorbencardin

Washington, D.C. Website - Twitter
http://twitter.com/SenatorCardin

Washington, D.C. Website - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/senatorcardin

Washington, D.C.
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4524
Fax: 202-224-1651

District
10201 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway
Suite 210

Bowie, MD 20720

Phone: 301-860-0414
Fax: 301-860-0416

District
13 Canal Street
Room 305

Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone: 301-777-2957
Fax: 301-777-2959

District
451 Hungerford Drive
Suite 230

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-762-2974
Fax: 301-762-2976

District
100 South Charles Street
Tower 1, Suite 1710

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-962-4436
Fax: 410-962-4156

District
129 East Main Street
Suite 115
Post Office Box 11

Salisbury, MD 21803

Phone: 410-546-4250
Fax: 410-546-4252

Key Staff
Susan Sullam
Press Secretary
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4524

Key Staff
Debbie Yamada
Scheduler
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4524

Key Staff
Chris Lynch
Chief of Staff
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-4524