Democrat John Sarbanes Retains House Seat in Maryland

Greek American Democrat John Sarbanes retained his seat after the midterm elections in Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, which includes parts of Baltimore as well as the state capital, Annapolis.

With almost all votes counted, Sarbanes received more than 68 percent, in an easy victory against his Republican opponent Charles Anthony.

Of Greek descent from his father’s side, Sarbanes followed a similar path to Gus Bilirakis, as his father Paul Sarbanes (who later went on to a long career in the U.S. Senate) once represented the same congressional district which his son holds today. And like Bilirakis, Sarbanes has served in the House of Representatives since 2007.

Sarbanes currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Subcommittee on Health, is Co-Chair of the Congressional Public Service Caucus, and a member of the United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus, the Joint Congressional Human Rights Caucus, the Congressional Arts Caucus, the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus, and the Pakistan Caucus.

Of particular interest to the Greek-American community and its allies, Sarbanes is a member of the House Congressional Hellenic Caucus, as well as the Armenian Caucus.