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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)


Biography
District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Md. House, 1991-95; Md. Senate, 1995-2003; U.S. House, 2003-present
Born: Jan. 10, 1959; Karachi, Pakistan
Residence: Kensington
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Katherine Wilkens Van Hollen; three children
Education: Swarthmore College, B.A. 1983; Harvard U., M.P.P. 1985; Georgetown U., J.D. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Budget

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalChris Van Hollen (D) 00.0
Dave Wallace (R) 00.0
2012generalChris Van Hollen (D) 217,53163.4
Kenneth Timmerman (R) 113,03332.9
Mark Grannis (LIBERT) 7,2352.1
George Gluck (GREEN) 5,0641.5
2010generalChris Van Hollen (D) 153,61373.3
Michael Philips (R) 52,42125.0
Mark Grannis (LIBERT) 2,7131.3
Fred Nordhorn (CNSTP) 6960.3
2008generalChris Van Hollen (D) 229,74075.1
Steve Hudson (R) 66,35121.7
Gordon Clark (GREEN) 6,8282.2
Ian Thomas (LIBERT) 2,5620.8
2006generalChris Van Hollen (D) 168,87276.5
Jeffrey Stein (R) 48,32421.9
Gerard Giblin (GREEN) 3,2981.5
2004generalChris Van Hollen (D) 215,12974.8
Chuck Floyd (R) 71,98925.0
2002generalChris Van Hollen (D) 112,78851.7
Constance Morella (R) 103,58747.5
Stephen Bassett (I) 1,5990.7
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MD-08)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

167th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Maryland Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D) is 14th.

9th

Maryland is 9th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

21,060

Twitter Followers (@chrisvanhollen)

50th

Rep. Chris Van Hollen has the 50th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.