Aug. 21, 2014

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

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

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Chris Van Hollen (D) 217,531 63.4%
Kenneth Timmerman (R) 113,033 32.9%
Mark Grannis (LIBERT) 7,235 2.1%
George Gluck (GREEN) 5,064 1.5%
Write In (WRI) 393 0.1%
2010 general Chris Van Hollen (D) 153,613 73.3%
Michael Philips (R) 52,421 25%
Mark Grannis (LIBERT) 2,713 1.3%
Fred Nordhorn (CNSTP) 696 0.3%
write-ins (WRI) 224 0.1%
2008 general Chris Van Hollen (D) 229,740 75.1%
Steve Hudson (R) 66,351 21.7%
Gordon Clark (GREEN) 6,828 2.2%
Ian Thomas (LIBERT) 2,562 0.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 533 0.2%
2006 general Chris Van Hollen (D) 168,872 76.5%
Jeffrey Stein (R) 48,324 21.9%
Gerard Giblin (GREEN) 3,298 1.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 191 0.1%
2004 general Chris Van Hollen (D) 215,129 74.8%
Chuck Floyd (R) 71,989 25%
write-ins (Write-In) 562 0.2%
2002 general Chris Van Hollen (D) 112,788 51.7%
Constance Morella (R) 103,587 47.5%
Stephen Bassett (I) 1,599 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 139 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 62% Mitt Romney: 36%
2008 Barack Obama: 63% John McCain: 36%