|Maryland State Senate District 2|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Bachelor's||The Johns Hopkins University, 1994|
|Master's||George Washington University, 1998|
|Birthday||June 30, 1972|
|Place of birth||Hagerstown, Maryland|
|Religion||Christ's Reformed Church|
Shank's professional career includes working as a Procurement Specialist with the Meadows Agency of Insurance, and Legislative Assistant of the Washington County Delegation.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shank served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Shank served on these committees:
House of Representatives committees (former)
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Christopher Shank is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Shank was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 6th District. Shank sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012. The primary elections were held on April 3, 2012. Candidates Charles Bailey, Robert Garagiola, Milad Pooran, Mark Shriver, John Delaney, and Ron Little ran on the Democratic ticket. Shank faced opposition from David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Brandon Rippeon, Robin Ficker, Joseph Krysztoforski, Alexander Mooney, Bud Otis, Kathy Afzali, Peter James and incumbent Roscoe Bartlett on the Republican ticket.
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010
Shank won election to the 2nd District Senate seat, and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.
Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Shank is one of the 7 Republican challengers who defeated an incumbent Republican state senator.
|Maryland State Senate, District 2 (2010) General Election|
|Christopher Shank (R)||21,319||71.6%|
|Donald Munson (Write-in)||8,469||28.4%|
|Maryland State Senate, District 2 - Republican Primary (2010)|
Christopher Shank raised $63,143 for his campaign.
|Maryland House of Delegates, District 2B|
|Christopher Shank (R)||9,606||99.0%|
In 2010, Shank raised $56,677 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Shank, Christopher B||$5,025|
|Odonnell-Shank Victory Fund||$3,800|
|Bowen, Virginia E||$3,000|
|Citizens For Paul Muldowney||$2,500|
In 2008 Christopher Shank collected $63,143 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Maryland Republican Party||$4,000|
|Hagerstown Heart PA||$3,000|
|Blue Ridge Anesthesia LLC||$2,000|
Shank and his wife, Cindy, have two children. He has been Vice-President of the Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and a member of the Cold Weather Homeless Shelter of Washington County, Holcim Plant Advisory Panel and Sharpsburg Lions Club.
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- Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Rick Perry Campaign Website "40 Maryland GOP Legislators and Leaders Endorse Rick Perry for President," September 27, 2011
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Roll Call "Roscoe Bartlett’s Chief of Staff Resigns After Reports of Run" Accessed January 6, 2012
- Brinkley for Congress "David Brinkley Announces Candidacy for the 6th Congressional District Press Release," accessed February 15, 2012
- Maryland State Board of Elections - 2010 Election results
- Results for the September 14, 2010,primary in Maryland
- Maryland House of Delegates official election results for 2006
- Follow the Money's report on Shank's 2006 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributors to Christopher Shank
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Shank
|Maryland State Senate District 2
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|Maryland House of Delegates District 2B
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