Statement upon Senator Ben Cardin’s announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2024

JCRC Statement

"For more than 55 years, Ben Cardin has devoted his life to public service to improve the lives of all Marylanders, first in the State House and then on Capitol Hill. He has been an extraordinarily effective leader, legislator, and unapologetic consensus builder who embodies Jewish values. Through unyielding moral clarity on the issues that mattered most to him and the constituents he served -- voting rights, access to health care, human rights, the environment and, of course, a strong and prosperous Israel – he has worked across party lines to pass meaningful legislation that benefits all Americans."

"Throughout his years of service at the highest levels of government, Senator Cardin has remained incredibly humble and sincere. We thank him for serving our state and nation with honor and distinction, and know that he will continue to work hard through his last day in office."