The Info List - John Sarbanes

John Peter Spyros Sarbanes /ˈsɑːrˌbeɪnz/ (born May 22, 1962) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the state capital of Annapolis, central portions of the city of Baltimore, and parts of Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, and Baltimore


1 Early life, education and career 2 U.S. House of Representatives

2.1 Committee assignments 2.2 Caucus Memberships 2.3 Environmental education

3 Political campaigns

3.1 Campaign finance

4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links

Early life, education and career[edit] John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
is the eldest son of former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (who represented the 3rd from 1971 to 1977) and Christine Dunbar Sarbanes, a teacher. He was born in Baltimore, having Greek origin on his father's side and English on his mother's,[1] and graduated from the Gilman School
Gilman School
there in 1980.[2] He received a B.A., cum laude, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
at Princeton University
Princeton University
in 1984 and a Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor
from Harvard Law School, where he was co-chair of the Law School Democrats, in 1988.[2] After college, Sarbanes clerked with Baltimore
Judge J. Frederick Motz on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.[3] Sarbanes spent his professional legal career at the law firm of Venable LLP in Baltimore
from 1989 to 2006, where he was chair of health care practice from 2000 to 2006 and a member of the hiring committee from 1992 to 1996.[2] U.S. House of Representatives[edit] Committee assignments[edit]

Committee on Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Health

Caucus Memberships[edit]

Armenian Caucus Congressional Public Service Caucus (Co-Chair) House Congressional Hellenic Caucus International Conservation Caucus Joint Congressional Human Rights Caucus Pakistan Caucus Congressional Arts Caucus[4]

Environmental education[edit] See also: No Child Left Inside (movement) Congressman Sarbanes has introduced H.R. 2054, the No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI). This Act seeks to both improve education in the nation’s public schools and to protect the environment by “creating a new environmental education grant program, providing teacher training for environmental education, and including environmental education as an authorized activity under the Fund for the Improvement of Education.”[5] NCLI also requires states that participate in the environmental education grant programs to develop a plan to ensure that high school graduates are environmentally literate. This legislation is supported by a “coalition of over 1200 local, regional, and national organizations representing millions of concerned citizens who are anxious to see a new commitment to environmental education.”[5] Political campaigns[edit]

John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
at his swearing-in ceremony gesturing towards his father on the far left, former Senator Paul Sarbanes

See also: Maryland
Congressional election, 2006 Sarbanes sought the Democratic nomination for Maryland's 3rd congressional district after 10-term incumbent Ben Cardin
Ben Cardin
gave up the seat to run for the Senate seat of John Sarbanes' father, Paul Sarbanes. The primary campaign included State Senator Paula Hollinger, former Baltimore
City Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson, and former Maryland
Democratic Party Treasurer Oz Bengur. Sarbanes won the nomination on September 12, 2006 with 31.9% of the vote. His Republican opponent in the general election was Annapolis marketing executive John White. However, the 3rd is a heavily Democratic district that has been in that party's hands since 1927, and few expected Sarbanes to have much difficulty in the election. Sarbanes also benefited from name recognition; his father represented the district from 1971 to 1977. On November 7, 2006, Sarbanes won the general election with 64% of the vote, while White received 34% of the vote and Libertarian Charles Curtis McPeek received 2%. He has been reelected four times with no substantive opposition.

Sarbanes and Baltimore
Mayor Sheila Dixon
Sheila Dixon
cut the parade ribbon at the 2007 Baltimore
Greek Independence Day Parade.

Campaign finance[edit] In the 2008 election cycle, the Sarbanes campaign’s income totaled $1,012,936 and his campaign spent $799,506.[6] His top individual contributor was Veneble LLP ($38,854),[6] which is where he spent his professional legal career for 18 years (1989–2006), “represent[ing] non-profit hospitals and senior living providers in their mission to deliver high quality care to the people of Maryland.” [5] Other top contributors included Johns Hopkins University, Gordon Feinblatt et al., Chesapeake Partners Management, DLA Piper, and the Carpenters & Joiners Union.[6] The top sectors that contributed money to his campaign were Finance/Insurance/Real Estate, Lawyers & Lobbyists, Labor, and Health.[6] The top industries that contributed to Sarbanes’ campaign include: Lawyers, Real Estate, Education, and Health Professionals.[6] Personal life[edit] Sarbanes lives in Towson, Maryland, with his three children and wife Dina Eve Caplan, whom he met at Harvard and married in 1988.[3][7] References[edit]

^ http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-109sdoc34/html/CDOC-109sdoc34.htm ^ a b c "John P. Sarbanes, U.S. Representative". Maryland
State Archives. Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2007-04-22.  ^ a b "Biography of Congressman John Sarbanes". Office of Congressman John Sarbanes. Archived from the original on 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2007-04-22.  ^ "Membership". Congressional Arts Caucus. Retrieved 13 March 2018.  ^ a b c " John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
Official Biography".  ^ a b c d e "Representative John P. Sarbanes (MD)". Project Vote Smart.  ^ "Dina Eve Caplan, Lawyer, to Marry". The New York Times. August 21, 1988. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 

External links[edit]

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Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Profile at Project Vote Smart Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress Appearances on C-SPAN

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Ben Cardin Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 3rd congressional district January 3, 2007 – present Incumbent

Current U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)

Preceded by Peter Roskam R-Illinois United States Representatives by seniority 149th Succeeded by Adrian Smith R-Nebraska

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Maryland's current delegation to the United States Congress


Ben Cardin
Ben Cardin
(D) Chris Van Hollen
Chris Van Hollen

Representatives (ordered by district)

Andy Harris (R) Dutch Ruppersberger
Dutch Ruppersberger
(D) John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
(D) Anthony Brown (D) Steny Hoyer
Steny Hoyer
(D) John Delaney (D) Elijah Cummings
Elijah Cummings
(D) Jamie Raskin
Jamie Raskin

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Non-voting delegations

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Current Members of the United States House of Representatives

Presiding Officer: Speaker Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan

Majority party

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Current Republican Party conference

Majority Leader: Kevin McCarthy, Majority Whip: Steve Scalise

Other members: Abraham Aderholt Allen Amash Amodei Arrington Babin Bacon Banks Barletta Barr Barton Bergman Biggs Bilirakis M. Bishop R. Bishop Black Blackburn Blum Bost Brady Brat Bridenstine M. Brooks S. Brooks Buchanan Buck Bucshon Budd Burgess Byrne Calvert B. Carter J. Carter Chabot Cheney Coffman Cole C. Collins D. Collins Comer Comstock Conaway Cook Costello Cramer Crawford Culberson Curbelo Curtis Davidson Davis Denham Dent DeSantis DesJarlais Diaz-Balart Donovan Duffy Je. Duncan Ji. Duncan Dunn Emmer Estes Faso Ferguson Fitzpatrick Fleischmann Flores Fortenberry Foxx Frelinghuysen Gaetz Gallagher Garrett Gianforte Gibbs Gohmert Goodlatte Gosar Gowdy Granger G. Graves S. Graves T. Graves Griffith Grothman Guthrie Handel Harper Harris Hartzler Hensarling Herrera Beutler Hice Higgins Hill Holding Hollingsworth Hudson Huizenga Hultgren Hunter Hurd Issa E. Jenkins L. Jenkins B. Johnson M. Johnson S. Johnson Jones Jordan Joyce Katko M. Kelly T. Kelly P. King S. King Kinzinger Knight Kustoff Labrador LaHood LaMalfa Lamborn Lance Latta Lewis LoBiondo Long Loudermilk Love Lucas Luetkemeyer MacArthur Marchant Marino Marshall Massie Mast McCaul McClintock McHenry McKinley McMorris Rodgers McSally Meadows Meehan Messer Mitchell Moolenaar Mooney Mullin Newhouse Noem Norman Nunes Olson Palazzo Palmer Paulsen Pearce Perry Pittenger Poe Poliquin Posey Ratcliffe Reed Reichert Renacci Rice Roby Roe H. Rogers M. Rogers Rohrabacher Rokita F. Rooney T. Rooney Ros-Lehtinen Roskam Ross Rothfus Rouzer Royce Russell Rutherford Sanford Schweikert Scott Sensenbrenner Sessions Shimkus Shuster Simpson A. Smith C. Smith J. Smith L. Smith Smucker Stefanik Stewart Stivers Taylor Tenney Thompson Thornberry Tipton Trott Turner Upton Valadao Wagner Walberg Walden Walker Walorski Walters Weber Webster Wenstrup Westerman Williams Wilson Wittman Womack Woodall Yoder Yoho Da. Young Do. Young Zeldin

Delegates: González Radewagen

Minority party

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Current Democratic Party caucus

Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi, Minority Whip: Steny Hoyer, Assistant Minority Leader: Jim Clyburn

Other members: Adams Aguilar Barragán Bass Beatty Bera Beyer Bishop Blumenauer Blunt Rochester Bonamici Boyle Brady Brown Brownley Bustos Butterfield Capuano Carbajal Cardenas Carson Cartwright Castor Castro Chu Cicilline Clark Clarke Clay Cleaver Cohen Connolly Cooper Correa Costa Courtney Crist Crowley Cuellar Cummings D. Davis S. Davis DeFazio DeGette Delaney DeLauro DelBene Demings DeSaulnier Deutch Dingell Doggett Doyle Ellison Engel Eshoo Espaillat Esty Evans Foster Frankel Fudge Gabbard Gallego Garamendi Gomez González Gottheimer A. Green G. Green Grijalva Gutiérrez Hanabusa Hastings Heck Higgins Himes Huffman Jayapal Jeffries E. Johnson H. Johnson Kaptur Keating Kelly Kennedy Khanna Kihuen Kildee Kilmer Kind Krishnamoorthi Kuster Lamb Langevin Larsen Larson Lawrence Lawson B. Lee S. Lee Levin Lewis Lieu Lipinski Loebsack Lofgren Lowenthal Lowey Luján Lujan Grisham Lynch C. Maloney S. Maloney Matsui McCollum McEachin McGovern McNerney Meeks Meng Moore Moulton Murphy Nadler Napolitano Neal Nolan Norcross O'Halleran O'Rourke Pallone Panetta Pascrell Payne Perlmutter Peters Peterson Pingree Pocan Polis Price Quigley Raskin Rice Richmond Rosen Roybal-Allard Ruiz Ruppersberger Rush Ryan Sánchez Sarbanes Schakowsky Schiff Schneider Schrader D. Scott R. Scott Serrano Sewell Shea-Porter Sherman Sinema Sires Smith Soto Speier Suozzi Swalwell Takano B. Thompson M. Thompson Titus Tonko Torres Tsongas Vargas Veasey Vela Velázquez Visclosky Walz Wasserman Schultz Waters Watson Coleman Welch Wilson Yarmuth

Delegates: Bordallo Norton Plaskett Sablan

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Maryland's delegation(s) to the 110th–115th United States Congresses (ordered by seniority)

110th Senate: Mikulski • Cardin House: Hoyer • Gilchrest • Bartlett • Wynn (until May 2008) • Cummings • Ruppersberger • Van Hollen • Sarbanes • Edwards (from Jun. 2008)

111th Senate: Mikulski • Cardin House: Hoyer • Bartlett • Cummings • Ruppersberger • Van Hollen • Sarbanes • Edwards • Kratovil

112th Senate: Mikulski • Cardin House: Hoyer • Bartlett • Cummings • Ruppersberger • Van Hollen • Sarbanes • Edwards • Harris

113th Senate: Mikulski • Cardin House: Hoyer • Cummings • Ruppersberger • Van Hollen • Sarbanes • Edwards • Harris • Delaney

114th Senate: Mikulski • Cardin House: Hoyer • Cummings • Ruppersberger • Van Hollen • Sarbanes • Edwards • Harris • Delaney

115th Senate: Cardin • Van Hollen House: Hoyer • Cummings • Ruppersberger • Sarbanes • Harris • Delaney • Brow