Ben MacShane


Alderman Ben MacShane is serving his 1st term as Alderman. Alderman MacShane lives in the Rosedale neighborhood of Frederick with his partner Kate and their 2 young children.

Ben is the owner and president of Principled Contracting, a hospitality construction & renovation company that performs projects throughout the east coast.

Alderman MacShane graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & History; and also from the George Washington University with a Master’s degree in International Affairs.

Ben is currently the representative to the following bodies: Frederick Community Action Agency, The Frederick County Human Relations Commission, City of Frederick Taxicab Commission, East Frederick Rising, and City of Frederick’s Sustainability Committee.