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John Cardin
Maryland House of Delegates District 11
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$13,852/year
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTufts University, 1992
Master'sBaltimore Hebrew University, 1996
J.D.University of Maryland, 2001
Date of birthJanuary 12, 1970
Place of birthBaltimore, MD
Office website
John Cardin (b. January 12, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He has represented District 11 since January 8, 2003.

Cardin is an Attorney with Cardin and Gitomer. He previously served as Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable William D. Quarles, Circut Court for Baltimore City from 2001-2002, and has also served as Coordinator of the Legislative Process Seminar at The Washington Institute, Advocacy Network Designer and Facilitator for CFL, Executive Director of the Project Judaica Foundation, and a Spanish teacher.

Cardin is Chair of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, and a member of the Task Force on Comparable Testing Methods for the Maryland High School Assessments, Task Force to Study the Dynamics of Elderly and Retiree Migration into and out of Maryland, and the Maryland Green Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cardin has been appointed to these committees:

  • Special Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems
  • Subcommittee on Election Law, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Vice Chair's
  • Ways & Means


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cardin served on these committees:

  • Ways & Means
    • Subcommittee on Election Law (Chair)
    • Subcommittee on Vice Chair's



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Cardin came in first in the general election on November 2, 2010, securing re-election to the first of three seats in the district.[2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Cardin (D) 32,211
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Morhaim (D) 28,129
Green check mark transparent.png Dana Stein (D) 28,034
Michael Collins (R) 13,971
Carol Byrd (R) 13,952
Steven Smith (R) 13,647
Brandon Brooks (L) 2,341


On November 7, 2006, John Cardin ran for District 11 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beating Dan Morhaim, Dana Stein, Patrick Dyer, Patrick Abbondandolo, and Dave Goldsmith. [3]

John Cardin raised $73,366 for his campaign.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 11
Candidates Votes Percent
John Cardin (D) 32,747 25.8%
Dan Morhaim (D) 31,185 24.6%
Dana Stein (D) 30,481 24.0%
Patrick Dyer (R) 13,904 11.0%
Patrick Abbondandolo (R) 12,822 10.1%
Dave Goldsmith (G) 5,435 4.3%
Write-Ins 181 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Cardin was up for re-election, he collected $74,158 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Cardin's campaign in 2010
Rosenbloom, Howard$2,000
Plotkin, Joel F$1,500
Mid-Atlantic Laborers Political Education Fund$1,000
Westwinds Apartments Ii$1,000
Cardin, Steven H$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $74,158


In 2006 John Cardin collected $73,366 in donations. [6]

His eight largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Howard Cardin $1,000
Benjamin Sigman $1,000
Morton Macks $1,000
222 Holding LLC $1,000
Meyer Cardin $1,000
Joseph Schapiro $1,000
Leg PAC $1,000
Charles Lott $1,000

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