Ben MacShane


Alderman Ben MacShane is serving his 2nd 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 and 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 and History; and also from the George Washington University with a Master’s degree in International Affairs.

Committee Service

Ben is currently the representative to the following bodies: 

  • The City of Frederick Taxicab Commission
  • The City of Frederick’s Sustainability Committee
  • East Frederick Rising
  • Frederick Community Action Agency
  • Frederick County Human Relations Commission