Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published December 20, 2013

A Time of Transition

Ben Cardin for Senate


I hope you will join me in welcoming Susan Strauss to my staff.  Just this week Susan came on board to be my Campaign Director.  Many of you worked with her on the campaign trail in 2011 and 2012 in her role as my campaign Finance Director where she did an outstanding job of raising the funds that enabled me to run the kind of campaign I needed to run for the 2012 cycle.  Susan has a great deal of experience in the political world, having worked for Congressman John Sarbanes, AIPAC, and a variety of other elected officials and non-profit organizations.  Her breadth and depth of knowledge will enable her to hit the ground running as she takes the reins of my political operation.  Feel free to contact Susan at 443-865-7290 or


With new beginnings, come endings.  Shelly Hettleman worked in my House of Representatives staff in the late 1980’s and returned to work as Campaign Director in 2007, where she ran the successful 2012 re-election campaign.  Shelly has decided to jump into the political world by announcing her candidacy for an open Maryland House of Delegates seat in the 11th district.  I wholeheartedly endorse her run and wish her all the best as she tackles the challenges of her own campaign.  If you’re interested in learning more about her campaign, you can check out her website at or give her a call at 410-608-8016


Myrna joins me in wishing you a happy & healthy New Year & holiday season. 



Ben Cardin


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