Sen. Sarbanes to retiremortgagepress.comMaryland senator, Banking Committee, politician
Maryland Sen. Paul Sarbanes has announced that he will not seek
a sixth term in office. The 72-year-old Sarbanes was a ranking
member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee,
and was an active participant on every major Senate housing issue
for the past 20 years.
He began his political career in 1966, winning a seat in the
Maryland House of Delegates in Baltimore City. During his four
years as a state legislator, he served on the Judiciary Ways and
Means Committee. He was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1970, the first of three terms. On Nov. 2, 1976,
Sen. Sarbanes was elected to the U.S. Senate and was subsequently
re-elected in 1982, 1988, 1994 and 2000.
For more information, visit www.sarbanes.senate.gov.