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Alumni Profile: Jon Cardin


Jon S. Cardin (’01) is currently serving his second term representing the 11th District of Northwest Baltimore County in the Maryland House of Delegates. Del. Cardin supports legislation designed to achieve quality education, public safety, environmental protection, economic development, and health care.

Del. Cardin has worked to revitalize the Chesapeake Bay, including support of legislation that requires counties to institute a fees schedule for impervious surface development to help mitigate storm water run-off into the Bay. Jon strives to “work on a regional level to bring the states within the Chesapeake watershed to an understanding of its vital importance and critical status.” During recent legislative sessions, Del. Cardin defended Maryland’s Environmental Law Clinic when its funding was threatened due to a recent lawsuit the Clinic filed against a large Maryland business. Del. Cardin was also a lead sponsor on legislation prohibiting Baltimore County from opting out of the state’s gray water regulations. Please see what Del. Cardin is currently doing for Maryland at http://joncardin.com/.

Del. Cardin believes the University of Maryland School of Law “provides a well-rounded education with assured success for its students.” The law school is unique because it “is at the epicenter of so many issues and opportunities” and provides “environmental expertise, health policy focus, proximity to DC, and fantastic faculty and adjuncts” for its students.


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