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By ANDREW A. GREEN and ANDREW A. GREEN,SUN REPORTER | October 4, 2005
John P. Sarbanes, the son of five-term Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, plans to announce his candidacy for Congress this month, seeking to occupy one of the elected offices opened by the trickle-down effect of his father's retirement. Head of the health care practice at the Baltimore law firm Venable LLP, Sarbanes, a Democrat, plans to enter an increasingly crowded field to replace Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in Maryland's 3rd District. Cardin is running for Paul Sarbanes' Senate seat. In a letter to supporters, John Sarbanes said his professional and volunteer experience in health care, education and other fields have prepared him to serve in Congress.
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July 27, 2013
It will be too late to act on climate change if Congress doesn't stand up to the power of the fossil fuel lobby and do right by present and future generations ( "It's not too late," July 24). That's why Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and Reps. Chris Van Hollen, Elijah Cummings, John Delaney, Steny Hoyer, Donna Edwards, John Sarbanes, Dutch Ruppersberger and Andy Harris must come together in a bipartisan fashion to support legislation that puts a gradually rising price on carbon emissions in order to promote investment in clean technology and shift away from our over-dependence on fossil fuels.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | January 5, 2007
It was early in the campaign last year for Maryland's open congressional seat, and John Sarbanes was in Boston for a fundraiser. Appearing before an audience that included classmates from Harvard Law School and fellow Greek-Americans, he spoke about how the nation's reputation in the world depended on a foreign policy that was respectful of other countries. That talk - not just the ideas, but the reasoned and deliberate way he expressed them - put at least one old family friend in mind of Sarbanes' father.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
The outcome of the recent referendum notwithstanding, the process and result of congressional redistricting in Maryland was a disgrace and remains a badge of shame for the state ("Against Question 5," Nov. 6). It would be hard to imagine a clearer case of politicians choosing their voters, rather than the other way around, undermining the fundamental purpose of the election process. But that was the only transparent part of this exercise, since the actual wording of the referendum question seemed intended to mislead.
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Dan Rodricks | January 11, 2012
Will Maryland voters see super PAC money spent here to influence the outcome of an election in 2012? If a certain congressional race gets close - say, the general election in the reshaped Sixth District - it's possible, even likely. Only two of the state's eight House seats are Republican. With the new Sixth in danger of slipping to the Democrats, some fat-cat super PAC might decide to throw money into advertising on behalf of the Republican candidate. Vice-versa if the Democrat needs an edge.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2005
EXPECT MORE big names to enter the contest for Maryland's 3rd District congressional seat, which already appears to be one of the most competitive and unpredictable races in the state next year. John P. Sarbanes, elder son of Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, said last week he is contemplating running for Congress from a district that, in an earlier version, was once represented by his father. "I am looking at it actively and giving it hard consideration," he said. John Sarbanes has not sought office previously but is widely known in the Baltimore area for his work in education and other causes.
NEWS
April 29, 2007
Rep. John Sarbanes will make a constituent service representative available for walk-in consultations from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, and from noon to 1 p.m. at the Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. Residents of the 3rd District who need help with matters related to federal government business are encouraged to drop in. Information: 410-832-8890, or www.sarbanes.house.gov.
NEWS
July 27, 2013
It will be too late to act on climate change if Congress doesn't stand up to the power of the fossil fuel lobby and do right by present and future generations ( "It's not too late," July 24). That's why Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and Reps. Chris Van Hollen, Elijah Cummings, John Delaney, Steny Hoyer, Donna Edwards, John Sarbanes, Dutch Ruppersberger and Andy Harris must come together in a bipartisan fashion to support legislation that puts a gradually rising price on carbon emissions in order to promote investment in clean technology and shift away from our over-dependence on fossil fuels.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2008
Area officials and history lovers gathered Monday at Fort McHenry to celebrate the recent federal approval of a trail marking the Baltimore-Washington region's War of 1812 history. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, part of legislation that President Bush signed into law last month, will commemorate locations in Maryland, Washington and Virginia where key events of the war, often referred to as "the Second War of Independence," took place. Officials said they hope that the trail will draw attention to the prominent role Marylanders played in defeating the British at Fort McHenry in the historic battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the national anthem.
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By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Columnist | September 19, 2006
In a speech on primary election night, congressional candidate John Sarbanes said that early in the campaign, voters had said to him, "If you do half the job your father did, you have my vote." Later, voters started saying, "If you do a quarter of the job your father did, you have my vote." John Sarbanes came to the conclusion "that my father's stock had gone way up." He was speaking lightly, but his family name was a serious matter during his successful primary campaign in the 3rd Congressional District.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
Three Maryland lawmakers are leading vastly different approaches in Congress to address the growing influence of so-called super PACs and other political nonprofits that have poured money into campaigns, raising concerns about the outsized influence of special interests. As the impact of federal court decisions rolling back campaign finance restrictions continues to play out in this year's presidential election, proposals by Maryland Reps. Chris Van Hollen, John Sarbanes and Donna Edwards - all Democrats - are aimed at overhauling the system.
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Dan Rodricks | January 11, 2012
Will Maryland voters see super PAC money spent here to influence the outcome of an election in 2012? If a certain congressional race gets close - say, the general election in the reshaped Sixth District - it's possible, even likely. Only two of the state's eight House seats are Republican. With the new Sixth in danger of slipping to the Democrats, some fat-cat super PAC might decide to throw money into advertising on behalf of the Republican candidate. Vice-versa if the Democrat needs an edge.
NEWS
By Peter Beilenson | November 8, 2011
The ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" efforts around the country are bringing renewed attention to the immense economic inequality that exists in the United States. A singularly telling fact about this level of inequality has stuck in my mind since I first read it a couple of weeks ago in Nicholas Kristof's column in The New York Times: The wealth controlled by the 400 richest individuals in America is greater than that of the bottom 150 million Americans. This level of disparity is not only deplorable, it is immoral.
NEWS
October 8, 2011
The chairwoman of the commission Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed to draft new congressional district maps for the state said that the members had attempted to respect natural and jurisdictional boundaries and communities of interest in drawing the lines. That is true, insofar as the group isn't proposing that the districts cross the Potomac into Virginia at any point. Otherwise, it's hard to find much in the Rorschach test-worthy map they produced that conforms to any standard of compactness or continuity.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2011
Citing the growing number of consumer electronics products that wind up in landfills, Rep. John Sarbanes proposed Friday giving federal agencies $60 million over the next three years to promote recycling of gadgets and computers. Used electronics represent a relatively small share of solid waste — about 2 percent, according to the Environmental Protection Agency — but it's a segment that is growing quickly. Companies and households tossed between 1.9 million and 2.2 million tons of electronics in 2005.
NEWS
By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2010
An effort to expand telecommuting by federal workers ran afoul Thursday of a newly intensified Republican strategy to highlight government spending as an election-year issue. The House of Representatives rejected a telework measure, introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland, that would require uniform rules for federal employees who work at sites other than their regular government offices, such as their homes. In addition to improving government productivity, proponents say, telecommuting can reduce traffic congestion in places like the Baltimore-Washington corridor and lessen air pollution by taking cars off the road.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
The outcome of the recent referendum notwithstanding, the process and result of congressional redistricting in Maryland was a disgrace and remains a badge of shame for the state ("Against Question 5," Nov. 6). It would be hard to imagine a clearer case of politicians choosing their voters, rather than the other way around, undermining the fundamental purpose of the election process. But that was the only transparent part of this exercise, since the actual wording of the referendum question seemed intended to mislead.
NEWS
July 15, 2007
Award recognizes 3 county schools Northfield, Manor Woods and St. John's elementary schools have been awarded a Core Essentials Award by Chick-fil-A, among 10 schools nationwide to earn the distinction. The company's Core Essentials program teaches core values such as responsibility, honesty, friendliness and cooperation by involving families and school staff members. Schools participating in the program must submit an application for the award, which is accompanied by a $250 donation and an honorary plaque.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2008
Area officials and history lovers gathered Monday at Fort McHenry to celebrate the recent federal approval of a trail marking the Baltimore-Washington region's War of 1812 history. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, part of legislation that President Bush signed into law last month, will commemorate locations in Maryland, Washington and Virginia where key events of the war, often referred to as "the Second War of Independence," took place. Officials said they hope that the trail will draw attention to the prominent role Marylanders played in defeating the British at Fort McHenry in the historic battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the national anthem.
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy | August 22, 2007
Michael Sarbanes, a longtime civic activist and son of retired U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, airs the first television commercial of this year's City Council president race today, focusing on his family, background and goals. The 30-second spot ad will be aired on all local network affiliates through the Sept. 11 Democratic primary, according to the campaign, with additional spots to be added. What the ad says: The ad begins with Sarbanes, his wife and their three children standing in front of their Irvington home.
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