Ben Cardin Quotes:- Ben Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Maryland, a seat he has held since 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was the U.S. representative for Maryland’s 3rd congressional district from 1987 to 2007.
Cardin served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1967 to 1987 and as Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979 to 1987, the youngest person to hold the position in history. In his half-century career as an elected official, he had never lost an election.
Cardin was elected as U.S. Senator to succeed Paul Sarbanes in 2006, defeating Republican Michael Steele, the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, by a margin of 54% to 44%. He was reelected in 2012 taking 56% of the vote. He became Maryland’s senior U.S. senator on January 3, 2017, upon Barbara Mikulski’s retirement. Cardin won reelection to a third term in 2018, taking 65% of the vote. On May 1, 2023, he announced that he would retire and not seek re-election in 2024.
Inspirational Ben Cardin Quotes
“No, I do not have dual citizenship with Israel. I’m an American.”
“I am an American citizen, and I have visited Israel on a couple of occasions.”
“The Clinton Foundation has been able to help millions of people – over 10 million with HIV/AIDS alone – saved countless lives. It’s extremely important to global health. They’ve done some really great things.”