Press Release

September 6, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, D-MD, today announced that he has named Sue Kullen as his representative in Southern Maryland.  Ms. Kullen will represent the Senator in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, where she will work with constituents on federal issues, coordinate with local and state officials, and handle community outreach.

Ms. Kullen represented the citizens of Calvert County as a Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly from 2004-2010.  In the General Assembly, she was chair of the Calvert County Delegation and vice chair of the Southern Maryland Delegation and served on the Executive Committee of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland. Prior to becoming a member of the General Assembly, Ms. Kullen was Director of Planning for the Arc of Southern Maryland, which promotes independence and personal success for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Ms. Kullen graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Education from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and she also holds a M.S. in Applied Management from the University of Maryland.

“Sue Kullen loves and knows Southern Maryland. She will be my eyes and ears in the Tri-County region, keeping me informed on a daily basis about the issues and concerns of the residents of Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties,” said Senator Cardin in announcing her appointment.

The Senator added:  “Southern Maryland is facing a number of important challenges, particularly in the areas of development and growth, affordable housing and needed improvements to the transportation infrastructure.  Sue understands the needs of the region and she and I will work closely to ensure that the residents of Southern Maryland have the resources that are needed to address many of these issues.”

Ms. Kullen replaces Hammad Matin, who has served as Senator Cardin’s Southern Maryland representative since March 2007.  Mr. Matin has decided to devote more time to his growing law practice.  Constituents can reach Ms. Kullen through e-mail at  or by phone (202) 870-1164.