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Do you feel Maryland is being represented correctly in the U.S. Senate?

Do you think this in the time for change?

Are you getting the answers you need?

Are your issues being addressed?

Your Voice, Your Vote!

Meet The Candidates

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

Democratic Senator Ben Cardin has a strong record of accomplishment and successful track record of working across party lines to get things done for Marylanders. During the last five years in the U.S. Senate, he has been a national leader on health care, retirement security, the environment and fiscal issues. He has used his time and assignments on the Senate Finance, Budget, Environment & Public Works, Small Business, Foreign Relations, and Judiciary Committees to promote policies and initiatives that help grow our economy and create job opportunities for people, including supporting small businesses; expanding our middle class; protecting civil rights and our most vulnerable citizens; maintaining clean air and clean water, especially helping to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay; and expanding opportunities for public transit and energy independence. Senator Cardin has dedicated his life to the basic belief that by putting principles into action, we can give every individual the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams.

Among the accomplishments Senator Cardin is the most proud of, are securing a guaranteed dental benefit for all children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); establishing the Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities at NIH; providing first-time homebuyers an $8,000 tax credit through the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act; leading the fight for increased funding for the Small Business Administration; and securing the first-ever dedicated funding stream for the Washington Metro system.

Dan Bongino

Dan Bongino, a devoted husband and father, served in the United States Secret Service for more than a decade, in which he was assigned to the elite Presidential Protective Division. He represented the U.S. as a lead government security official in over 25 countries. Holding graduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology, Dan has gone on to start several successful businesses in Maryland. As an entrepreneur, he understands the role small businesses play in establishing a framework for continued prosperity and economic growth.

Dean Ahmad

Born aboard a U.S. flagged ship in 1948 to Palestinian refugee parents, Dean Ahmad graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1970 and obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 1975. He teaches an introductory course on Islam at the Wesley Theological Seminary and has taught honors courses in “Religion and Progress” and on “Religion, Science, and Freedom” as a senior lecturer at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Ahmad is a published author and president of the Minaret of Freedom Institute, an Islamic libertarian think-tank. An internationally sought-after speaker on current events, he is well-known for his civic activism as a former President of both the East Bethesda Citizens Association and the Montgomery County Civic Federation. For the last 32 years he has lived in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Frances.

Rob Sobhani

Rob Sobhani is an author, former professor and business owner who has been actively engaged in the public arena throughout his career. As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caspian Group Holdings, Rob heads a multi-disciplinary group of companies with international business activities in the fields of energy, infrastructure development, high technology and publishing. His advocacy for American firms has helped expand America’s capacity to meet its energy security needs and led to the creation of thousands of new jobs here in America.

Born in Kansas, Rob lived for a period during his early years in Iran, and then made Montgomery County his home. He earned first his bachelors, and later his doctorate at Georgetown University, where he later served as an adjunct professor in political economy. Rob writes on foreign policy, energy security and economic development in scores of major publications, and is regularly invited as an expert commentator on television programs. Rob is an usher at the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, is married and has two children.

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