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  Van Hollen, Chris
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-08-01  
 
NameChris Van Hollen
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Kensington, Maryland , United States
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Born January 10, 1959 (59 years)
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Apr 27, 2016 02:02am
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InfoChris Van Hollen was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 8th District in November 2002. Van Hollen serves on the Committee for Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Government Reform. He is also the Vice Chair of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.

Prior to his election to Congress, Van Hollen served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1991 to 2002-fours years in the House of Delegates and eight years in the State Senate where he was Vice Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee and Chair of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee. During his service in the Maryland
legislature, he authored landmark education funding legislation, the Patient Protection Act, the Clean Energy Incentives Act, the Chesapeake Bay Protection Act and was a key Senate leader in the passage of Maryland's gun safety law. For his broad-ranging legislative achievements, The Washington Post called Van Hollen, "One of the most accomplished members of the General Assembly." (Mar. 24, 2002)

The son of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Van Hollen was born in Karachi, Pakistan and lived also in Turkey, Sri Lanka, and India. After receiving a graduate degree in public policy and national security studies, Van Hollen worked in the 1980s as a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as the Legislative Assistant for national security issues to Maryland Senator Charles Mathias. During Van Hollen?s service on the Foreign Relations Committee staff, he traveled to the Iraqi-Turkish border to investigate chemical weapons use by Saddam Hussein against Iraqi-Kurdish civilians. His 1988 report, co-authored with colleague Peter Galbraith, was the first U.S. documentation of chemical weapons use since the First World War.

Chris Van Hollen is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School and an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.

Chris Van Hollen and his wife, Katherine, live in Kensington, Maryland with their three children - Anna, 12, Nicholas, 11, and Alexander, 7. He is also an MSI soccer coach.




JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 52.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 18, 2010 04:00pm Statement Van Hollen defends DCCC efforts in exit memo  Article Jason 
May 22, 2010 06:00pm Statement Rep. Van Hollen: Wall Street vote shows rift between Tea Party, Republicans  Article Jason 
Nov 09, 2008 10:00pm Announcement Van Hollen to repeat as DCCC chairman, gets leadership spot from Pelosi  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
Nov 05, 2008 01:15pm News Van Hollen won’t seek second term at DCCC   Article Ex-New Jerseyan 

DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Father Christopher Van Hollen 1922-2013

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/18/2016 DSCC Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 MD US Senate Won 60.89% (+25.21%)
  04/26/2016 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 53.18% (+14.33%)
  11/04/2014 MD - District 08 Won 60.74% (+21.71%)
  06/24/2014 MD District 08 - D Primary Won 91.28% (+85.50%)
  11/06/2012 MD - District 08 Won 63.37% (+30.44%)
  04/03/2012 MD District 08 - D Primary Won 92.21% (+84.42%)
  11/02/2010 MD District 8 Won 73.27% (+48.26%)
  09/14/2010 MD District 8 - D Primary Won 92.94% (+85.89%)
  11/18/2008 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 MD District 8 Won 75.07% (+53.39%)
  02/12/2008 MD District 8 - D Primary Won 87.82% (+78.49%)
  11/07/2006 MD - District 08 Won 76.52% (+54.62%)
  11/00/2006 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/12/2006 MD District 8 - D Primary Won 91.60% (+83.20%)
  11/02/2004 MD District 8 Won 74.78% (+49.76%)
  03/02/2004 MD District 8 - D Primary Won 91.24% (+84.83%)
  11/05/2002 MD District 8 Won 51.71% (+4.22%)
  09/10/2002 MD District 8 - D Primary Won 43.46% (+2.87%)
  11/03/1998 MD State Senate 18 Won 73.22% (+46.44%)
  11/08/1994 MD State Senate 18 Won 67.79% (+35.78%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  04/26/2016 MD District 08 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-33.57%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MD Governor - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Rushern L. Baker, III
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Homeland Security - Jan 20, 2017 NPA Reject
MD Attorney General - D Primary - Jun 24, 2014 D Brian E. Frosh
Montgomery County Executive - D Primary - Jun 24, 2014 D Isiah "Ike" Leggett
MD District 6 - Nov 04, 2008 D Jennifer P. Dougherty
FEC COMMITTEES
C00366096 Van Hollen for Congress $ 7991.51