Jon S. Cardin

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Jon S. Cardin
Member of the
Maryland House of Delegates
from District 11
In office
2003–2014
Serving with Dan K. Morhaim, Dana Stein
Preceded by Michael Finifter
Constituency Baltimore County
Personal details
Born (1970-01-12) January 12, 1970 (age 44)
Baltimore
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Megan Cardin
Relations Ben Cardin (uncle)
Meyer Cardin (grandfather)
Children Dorothy Cardin
Residence Owings Mills
Profession Attorney, Politician
Religion Jewish
Website Official website

Jon S. Cardin (born January 12, 1970) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently running for Attorney General of Maryland. He serves in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 11 in Baltimore County, and is a member of the Ways and Means Committee. Cardin chairs the Election Law Subcommittee. Cardin is the nephew of Ben Cardin, a United States Senator from Maryland. In July 2013, he announced his candidacy for Attorney General of Maryland in the 2014 election.

Education[edit]

Cardin attended Tufts University for his undergraduate work and spent two years teaching Spanish at Mercersburg Academy. He returned to school to earn a Master of Policy Sciences degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters of Arts degree in Judaic Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University, working before and after completion of the two degrees for the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Project Judaica Foundation. He again returned to school to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Cardin clerked for U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. before full-time employment as an attorney.

House of Delegates[edit]

Cardin was elected to the House of Delegates in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Previous to Cardin's 2002 election, his uncle Senator Ben Cardin, great uncle Maurice Cardin, and grandfather Meyer Cardin held the same seat. Cardin is not seeking a 2014 reelection run as he is running for Attorney General of Maryland.

Cyberbullying[edit]

After the suicide of Howard County teenager Grace McComas was revealed to be the result of intense cyberbullying, Cardin introduced a bill that made it a misdemeanor to repeatedly and maliciously bully a minor through a computer or smart phone. The law was named "Grace's Law" to honor McComas's memory.[1]

Committee and caucus assignments[edit]

  • Member, Ways and Means Committee (2003-14)
    • Education subcommittee (2003–04)
    • Tax & revenue subcommittee (2004–06)
      • Vice-chair's subcommittee (2007-14)
    • Chair, Election law subcommittee (2007-14), member (2003–06)
  • Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems (2007-14)
  • Member, Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility (2003–04)
  • Member, Maryland Green Caucus (2003-14)
  • Chair, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus (2005-14)
  • Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus (2006-14)

Legislative notes[edit]

  • Voted for the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014 (SB212) [2]
  • Sponsored "Revenge Porn" Criminal Law (HB64) [3]
  • Sponsored Breanna's Law (HB1366) [4]
  • Supported the legalization of medical marijuana and the decriminalization of marijuana in small amounts[5]
  • Sponsored the Good Samaritan Limited Overdose Immunity (HB416) [6]
  • Supported the repeal of the death penalty in Maryland [7]
  • Sponsored Grace's Law (HB396)[8]
  • Voted for the Highway Safety Act of 2013 (SB715)[9]
  • Voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[10]
  • Voted in favor of the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 (SB632)[11]
  • Voted in favor of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[12]
  • Voted in favor of increasing the sales tax whilst simultaneously reducing income tax rates for some income brackets - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[1]
  • Voted in favor of Slots (HB4) in the 2007 Special session[13]
  • Voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.[14]

In the news[edit]

In August 2009, Delegate Cardin was criticized for using Baltimore Police Department resources to perform a marriage proposal prank. Cardin was using a friend's boat when police boarded the boat as a Foxtrot helicopter hovered above the boat. According to The Baltimore Sun, Cardin's girlfriend thought she was going to be arrested when Cardin proposed to her. After the issue became public, Delegate Cardin promised to reimburse the City of Baltimore for the costs incurred. Cardin paid $300 to the Baltimore Police Department to cover the costs and donated $1,000 to the City's mounted unit.[15]

Cardin is running for Attorney General in 2014. http://www.joncardin.com

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2010 General Election Results for Maryland House of Delegates – District 11[16]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Jon S. Cardin (D) 32,211   24.33%    Won
Dan K. Morhaim (D) 28,129   21.25%    Won
Dana Stein (D) 28,034   21.17%    Won
Carol C. Byrd (R) 13,952   10.54%    Lost
J. Michael Collins (R) 13,971   10.55%    Lost
Steven J. Smith (R) 13,647   10.31%    Lost
Brandon Brooks (L) 2,341   1.77%    Lost
Other write-ins 115   0.09%    Lost
  • 2010 Primary Election Results for Maryland House of Delegates – District 11[17]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Jon S. Cardin (D) 13,539   33.97%    Won
Regg Hatcher (D) 3,037   7.62%    Lost
Dan K. Morhaim (D) 11,422   28.66%    Won
Dana Stein (D) 11,855   29.75%    Won
  • 2006 General Election Results for Maryland House of Delegates – District 11[18]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Jon S. Cardin (D) 32,747   25.8%    Won
Dan K. Morhaim (D) 31,185   24.6%    Won
Dana Stein (D) 30,481   24.0%    Won
Patrick V. Dyer (R) 13,904   11.0%    Lost
Patrick Abbondandalo (R) 12,822   10.1%    Lost
Dave Goldsmith (G) 5,435   4.3%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 181   0.1%    Lost
  • 2006 Primary Election Results for Maryland House of Delegates – District 11[19]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Jon S. Cardin (D) 11,815   22.5%    Won
Dan K. Morhaim (D) 10,146   19.3%    Won
Dana Stein (D) 6,824   13.0%    Won
Rick Yaffe (D) 6,634   12.6%    Lost
Sharon H. Bloom (D) 4,436   8.4%    Lost
Jason A. Frank (D) 3,300   6.3%    Lost
Julian Earl Jones (D) 3,291   6.3%    Lost
Theodore Levin (D) 2,271   4.3%    Lost
Noel Levy (D) 1,075   2.0%    Lost
Stephen Knable (D) 979   1.9%    Lost
Zhanna Anapolsy-Maydanich (D) 672   1.3%    Lost
Ivan Goldstein (D) 579   1.1%    Lost
V. Michael Koyfman (D) 526   1.0%    Lost
  • 2002 General Election Results for Maryland House of Delegates – District 11[20]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Bobby A. Zirkin (D) 30,467   23.50%    Won
Jon S. Cardin (D) 29,480   22.73%    Won
Dan K. Morhaim (D) 28,098   21.67%    Won
J. Michael Collins, Sr. (R) 14,601   11.26%    Lost
Betty L. Wagner (R) 13,483   10.40%    Lost
Grant Harding (R) 13,411   10.34%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 130   0.10%    Lost
  • 2002 Primary Election Results for Maryland House of Delegates – District 11[21]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Bobby A. Zirkin (D) 10,198   22.9%    Won
Dan K. Morhaim (D) 7,922   17.8%    Won
Jon S. Cardin (D) 7,776   17.4%    Won
Dana Stein (D) 6,576   14.8%    Lost
Melvin Mintz (D) 6,311   14.2%    Lost
Theodore Levin (D) 3,349   7.5%    Lost
Barney J. Wilson (D) 2,438   5.5%    Lost

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ames, Blair (11 April 2013). "Grace's Law, a cyberbullying bill, called 'landmark legislation'". The Baltimore Sun. 
  2. ^ "Fairness for All Marylanders Act". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ "House Bill 64". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. 
  4. ^ "House Bill 1366". Maryland Department Legislative Services. 
  5. ^ http://www.joncardin.com/issues/civil-rights/marijuana.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "House Bill 416". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. 
  7. ^ "Maryland Juice Exclusive Interview". Maryland Juice. 
  8. ^ . Maryland Department of Legislative Services http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&tab=subject3&id=hb0396&stab=01&ys=2013RS.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Senate Bill 715". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. 
  10. ^ "House Bill 359". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  11. ^ "Senate Bill 632". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. 
  12. ^ "House Bill 690". Maryland Department Legislative Reference. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  13. ^ "HouseBill 4 3rd Reading Vote Tally". Maryland Department of Legislative Information Services. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  14. ^ Wagner, John (2 February 2012). "Md. same-sex marriage: How the House voted". The Washington Post. 
  15. ^ Baltimore Sun - Police upset that officers were used in lawmaker's marriage proposal prank
  16. ^ "House of Delegates General Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on December 15, 2010
  17. ^ "House of Delegates Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on September 27, 2010
  18. ^ "House of Delegates General Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on May 30, 2010
  19. ^ "House of Delegates Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on May 30, 2010
  20. ^ "House of Delegates 2002 General Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on May 30, 2010
  21. ^ "House of Delegates 2002 Primary Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on May 30, 2010

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