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Jon Cardin's Biography

Office: State House (MD) - District 11, Democratic

Full Name:

Jon S. Cardin

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Megan; 2 Children: Dorothy, Micah

Birth Date:

01/12/1970

Birth Place:

Baltimore, MD

Home City:

Baltimore, MD

Religion:

Jewish

JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1998-2001

MA, Judaic Studies, Baltimore Hebrew University, 1994-1996

MPS, Policy Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1994-1996

BA, International Relations, Tufts University, 1988-1992

Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 11, 2002-2014, 2019-present

Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 11, 2018

Candidate, Maryland State Attorney General, 2014

Member, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2007-present

Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-present

Chair, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2005-present

Member, Maryland Green Caucus, 2003-present

Member, Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, 2011-present

Member, Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance Education, 2005-2007

Member, Task Force on Comparable Testing Methods for the Maryland High School Assessments, 2004-2006

Member, Task Force to Study the Dynamics of Elderly and Retiree Migration into and out of Maryland, 2004-2006

Member, Tax and Revenue Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2004-2006

Member, Education Subcommittee, Ways and Means Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2004

Member, Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, Maryland State House of Delegates, 2003-2004

Co-Founder, CWO Strategies, 2016-present

Attorney, Cardin and Gitomer, 2003-present

Attorney, Law Offices of Jon S. Cardin, Professional Association, 2002-2018

Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable William D. Quarles, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, 2001-2002

Coordinator, Legislative Process Seminar, The Washington Institute, 1996-2001

Associate, Advocacy Network Designer and Facilitator, CFL, 1994-2000

Law Clerk, Office of Peter G. Angelos, New York, 2000

Employee, Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore, 1999

Executive Director, Project Judaica Foundation, 1996-1998

Spanish Teacher/Coach, The Mercersburg Academy, 1992-1994

Member, Board of Directors, Hillel, University of Maryland, Baltmore County, present

Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Progressive Leadership, present

Member, Board of Directors, The American Council of Young Political Leaders, present

Member/Advisor, Board of Directors, The Camp Shohola Scholarship Fund, present

Board Member, Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, present

Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures’ Election Law Taskforce, present

Member, Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-present

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Baltimore City Bar Association

Member, Beth Tfiloh Synagogue

Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Public Interest Law Project

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-present

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Chair, Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2011-present

Soccer Coach, Sacred Heart League, 2017

Vice Chair, Redistricting and Elections Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2009-2011

Member, Agriculture, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2007-2008

Community Relations Associate, Baltimore Jewish Council, 1994-1996

Awards:

Distinguished Alumni Award, Baltimore Hebrew University, 2009

Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2009

Favorite Book:

The Pillars of the Earth by: Ken Follett
Master of the Game by: Sidney Sheldon
The Painted Bird by: Jerzy Kosiński
The Stand by: Stephen King

Favorite Movie:

The Princess Bride
Liberty Heights
Casablanca
The Matrix

Favorite Musician:

Jazz, Classic Rock

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Adventure Races, Triathlons, Wine Tasting, Rock Climbing, Water Skiing, Basketball, Lacrosse, Biking, Spy Novels, Walking his Dog, and Swimming.

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