Who Is Ben Cardin's Wife? New Details On Myrna Edelman Cardin

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Who Is Ben Cardin's Wife? New Details On Myrna Edelman Cardin

Before Ben Cardin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, serving the state of Maryland, he was a U.S. Representative, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and was Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates — the youngest person in history to ever hold the position!

He’s currently serving his third term after being re-elected in the 2018 midterm elections, with 64 percent of the vote. What’s even more interesting is that he’s never lost an election as an elected official. How’s that for luck?


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Similar to his other Democratic colleagues in the Senate, Cardin holds the same viewpoints. He’s a staunch supporter of gun control, earning an “F” rating from the NRA, and co-sponsored a bill with Dianne Feinstein to ban bump-fire stocks in the wake of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. In addition, he supports net neutrality, is pro-choice, is an ally for civil rights and women, and voted against the repeal of the ACA.

He’s been described as a liberal, but what do we know about his personal life? It turns out, the Senator has suffered his fair share of loss, even with his successful political career. We’re curious: who is Ben Cardin’s wife? Here are 5 details to know about Myrna Edelman Cardin.

1. They’ve known each other their whole lives.

The two met while in elementary school but didn’t start dating until high school. Yes, they are high school sweethearts!


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2. They’ve been married for 54 years.

The couple tied the knot in November 1964, and just celebrated 54 years together.

3. They have two children.

They have one daughter, Deborah, and one son, Michael. The couple is also grandparents to Deborah’s children, Madeline and Julia.

4. Their son passed away.

In March 1998, their son Michael committed suicide when he was just 30 years old. They remember him as a smart young man who graduated from law school and enjoyed talking about politics with his dad.

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5. They are a religious family.

Cardin and his family are Jewish, and religion is an important part of their lives. He tries to make it home every Friday night when his family gathers for dinner. This makes Cardin one of just 7 Jewish Senators.


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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.