In response to The Sun's article about his missing some committee votes, Del. Jon Cardin noted that he needed to spend time with his pregnant wife and young daughter ("Cardin regrets missed committee vote, defends absences," May 8).

I live near Delegate Cardin and have seen him more than once walking outside with his young daughter, who at that time was in a stroller. He obviously was needed at home and made the conscious decision to take care of his family.

The voters will have to decide whether they would do the same thing if they were in his place.

I am neither a contributor to Mr. Cardin's campaign nor have I met him or written in support of his candidacy before.

Stefan N. Miller, Owings Mills

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