Ben Cardin

The latest on U.S. Senator Bed Cardin. A Democrat, Cardin was first elected to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate in 2006. Before that, Cardin represented Maryland's 3rd congressional district from 1986 to 2006. He started his political career in Maryland's House of Delegates in 1966 and held that seat until 1986. He was speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979 until 1986.