A Message from Ben
Thank you for visiting my web site. Serving these past eight years as your Delegate has truly been an honor and a privilege - from attending the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and casting my vote to nominate Barack Obama as president to waking up every morning during the legislative session with the excitement and enthusiasm of going to work to fight and make a real difference for the people of our community and our state. It has truly been an inspiring experience.

As the son of a single mom, I vividly recall her struggle to ensure that we had insurance or enough food on the table. It is these experiences that have shaped my views as I go to work every day taking on the big electric companies who continue to increase our rates, taking on the big banks who refuse to deal with people who just need a break to avoid foreclosure, or fighting to close corporate loopholes that allow the largest companies to avoid income taxes.

Although I am proud of my work, I am not satisfied. This is why I am asking for your help and support, to go back to Annapolis to continue this fight we started eight years ago!

Ben Barnes
Democrat, District 21, Prince George's County & Anne Arundel County
 
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Maryland Main Street Festival
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Maryland Main Street Festival. It was a great success, with over fifty volunteers in the parade, Team 21, definitely stood out. We handed out maps and helpful resource information, talked to voters, answered questions, ate gyros and joined our neighbors and friends for a great day! Below is some additional information about festivals and celebrations this summer, as well as some helpful links to keep you informed about what is going on in our community. I hope to see you all out this summer!
For information about community events near you please use the links below.

College Park
http://www.collegeparkmd.gov/

Laurel
http://www.laurel.md.us/

Russett Community Association
http://www.russett.org/

Beltsville News
http://www.beltsville.com/

Piney Orchard Association
http://www.pineyorchard.org/

Hillandale Citizens Association
http://www.hillandale-md.org/hca.php

West Laurel Civic Association
http://www.wlcaweb.org/

Find a civic association near you:
http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/LegislativeBranch/CountyCouncil/District1/pdfs/HOACCAemails4.8.08.pdf
 
 
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“Delegate Barnes has been a fierce and dedicated advocate for the College Park community and for all of his constituents in District 21.”
Patrick Wojahn,
Councilmember, College Park