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Maryland Elected Officials

Governor Wes Moore

Wes Moore is the 63rd Governor of the state of Maryland. He is Maryland’s first Black Governor in the state’s 246-year history, and is just the third African American elected Governor in the history of the United States.

Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Oct. 15, 1978, to Joy and Westley Moore, Moore’s life took a tragic turn when his father died of a rare, but treatable virus when he was just three years old. After his father’s death, his family moved to the Bronx to live with Moore’s grandparents before returning to Maryland at age 14.

Moore is a proud graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and College, where he received an Associate’s degree in 1998, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Afterward, he went on to earn his Bachelor’s in international relations and economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa…

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U.S. Senate

Ben Cardin --- U.S. Senator

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin was elected to the United States Senate in 2006. Senator Cardin serves on five critical senate committees: Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Finance, and Small Business. He also is Ranking Member on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the U.S. Helsinki Commission). In addition, he is Chair of one of the three international committees of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly that deals with economics and the environment.

Senator Cardin announced his retirement and will not be running for re-election in 2024.

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Chris Van Hollen --- U.S. Senator

Senator Chris Van Hollen was elected to the United States Senate in 2016. Senator Van Hollen serves on four Senate committees: Appropriations, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture. Senator Van Hollen has been recognized for his efforts and leadership in a range of areas of including education, foreign policy, environmental protection, protecting the rights of federal employees and civil rights.

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