ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Moore released the following statement regarding the retirement announcement of Senator Ben Cardin:
“Since 1967, my friend Ben has served Maryland with distinction—as a Delegate, Speaker of the House of Delegates, a Congressman, and a Senator. He is the epitome of what it means to be a public servant.
For over 50 years, Maryland has benefited from his tireless work across our communities, this state, and this nation. His personal sacrifice is admirable and his impact on our home is truly immeasurable—from his work on the Chesapeake Bay to his efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act, his work has benefited so many.
Throughout his political career, he has fought for those who needed and deserved a champion. He ensured equity in access to essential government services. As Senator, his work to enact the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities led to significant advances in research that we saw all too necessary during the COVID pandemic, and his work as leader of the Senate Small Business Committee ensured equal access to capital for minority-owned businesses. We are all so grateful for his sacrifice and dedication that has made Maryland a better home for everyone.
I am thankful for his leadership, his friendship, and congratulate him on a career unlike any other.
And to him and his beautiful bride Myrna, enjoy this well deserved time. Our friendship and my admiration for you will last long after your time in elected office, because the commitment that both of you made to our state is indelible. Job well done."