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|Next election = [[Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=12,070,702
 
|Prior office = [[Maryland State Senate]]
 
|Prior office = [[Maryland State Senate]]
 
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|Place of birth = Karachi, Pakistan
 
|Place of birth = Karachi, Pakistan
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
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|Net worth = $89,503
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Office website = http://vanhollen.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://vanhollen.house.gov/
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{{tnr}}'''Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.''' (b. January 10, 1959) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Maryland's 8th congressional district]]. Van Hollen was first elected to the House in 2002. Van Hollen won re-election in 2012 and he defeated challenger [[George English]] in the [[Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]] on April 3, 2012.<ref name="primary">[http://mdimap.us/elections/ ''Maryland State Board of Elections'' "Primary Election Results 2012" Accessed April 3, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr.''' (b. January 10, 1959) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Maryland's 8th congressional district]]. Hollen was first elected to the House in 2002 and won re-election on  [[Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]  defeating challenger [[George English]] in the [[Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|Democratic primary]]. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maryland"]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Van Hollen is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democratic leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/christopher_van_hollen/400415 ''Gov Track'' "Van Hollen" Accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
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Hollen is set to run for re-election in [[Maryland's 8th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
  
Van Hollen won re-election November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maryland"]</ref>
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Prior to his congressional career Hollen served as a member of both the [[Maryland House of Representatives]] and the [[Maryland State Senate]].<ref name="bioguide"/>
  
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Van Hollen was born in 1959 in Karachi, Pakistan, where his father worked as a foreign service officer. He earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1982, 1985, and 1990, respectively. Prior to his political career, Van Hollen worked as an attorney.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=v000128 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Chris Van Hollen" Accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>
 
Van Hollen was born in 1959 in Karachi, Pakistan, where his father worked as a foreign service officer. He earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1982, 1985, and 1990, respectively. Prior to his political career, Van Hollen worked as an attorney.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=v000128 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Chris Van Hollen" Accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===U.S. House of Representatives===
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Hollen serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]] ''Ranking Member''
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Van Hollen serves on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>:
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Van Hollen served on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>:
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]] ''Ranking Member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]] ''Ranking Member''
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2012/results/primary/gen_results_2012_3_00808.html Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
 
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2012/results/primary/gen_results_2012_3_00808.html Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
====General Election====
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====General election====
 
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====Democratic Primary====
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====Democratic primary====
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=  U.S. House, Maryland, District 8
 
|party= Democratic
 
|party= Democratic
 
|winner1 =Chris Van Hollen
 
|winner1 =Chris Van Hollen
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====Media====
 
The following is Van Hollen's speech from the 2012 National Democratic Convention.<ref>[http://www.vanhollen.org/ Van Hollen's Campaign Website]</ref>
 
 
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|{{#ev:youtube|gqfdxn7K5j0|400}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Chris Van Hollen, "Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen's DNC speech"<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gqfdxn7K5j0 ''YouTube channel'']</ref></span>
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
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*Sierra Club
 
*Sierra Club
  
===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Van Hollen won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Michael Lee Philips (R), Mark Grannis (L), and Fred Nordhorn (C) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed December 1, 2011]</ref>  
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|party2=Republican
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
|party4=Constitution
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|party5=Independent
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|winner1=Chris Van Hollen
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
|candidate2=Michael Lee Philips
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|candidate3=Mark Grannis
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|candidate4=Fred Nordhorn
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<big>'''2002'''</big>
|candidate5=Write-In
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|votes1 = 153613
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|votes2 = 52421
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|votes3 = 2713
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|votes4 = 696
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|votes5 = 224
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Hollen's reports.
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{{Comprehensive donor history
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name=Van Hollen  
|Name = Chris Van Hollen (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2MD08126 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Chris Hollen Summary Report," Accessed September 28, 2012]</ref>
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|year=2002
|Political Party = Democratic
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|Editdate= May 16, 2013
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/243/12952140243/12952140243.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00013820&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Chris Van Hollen" Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
|Date 1 = June 16, 2012
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|party=Democratic
|Beginning Balance 1 = 1899481.46
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|totalraised2012=1502329
|Total Contributions 1 = 228202.42
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|result2012=Won
|Expenditures 1= 63882.58
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|office2012=U.S. House (Maryland, [[Maryland's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
|Cash on Hand 1 = 2063801.30
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|totalraised2010=1901713
|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/326/12952604326/12952604326.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed September 28, 2012]</ref>
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|result2010=Won
|Date 2 = July 15, 2012
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|office2010=U.S. House (Maryland, [[Maryland's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
|Beginning Balance 2 =2063801.30
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|totalraised2008=2317139
|Total Contributions 2 = 350661.97
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|result2008=Won
|Expenditures 2= 171101.24
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|office2008=U.S. House (Maryland, [[Maryland's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
|Cash on Hand 2 = 2243362.03
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|totalraised2006=1676534
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=U.S. House (Maryland, [[Maryland's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
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|totalraised2004=1702772
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=U.S. House (Maryland, [[Maryland's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
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|totalraised2002=2970215
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=U.S. House (Maryland, [[Maryland's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
 
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===2012===
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[[File:Chris_Van_Hollen-2012_donor_breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Van Hollen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Van Hollen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Van Hollen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,502,330 and spent $1,413,822.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00013820 ''Open Secrets'' "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised =  $1,502,330
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|total spent = $1,413,822
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|opponent raised =  $216,118
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|opponent spent =  $213,679
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|org1 = Northwestern Mutual
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|org2 = Arnold & Porter
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|org3 = Emergent Biosolutions
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|org4 = Arent Fox LLP
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|org5 = American Assn for Justice
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|orgdonor1 = $29,533
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|orgdonor2 = $16,799
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|orgdonor3 = $16,750
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|orgdonor4 = $15,550
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|orgdonor5 = $11,250
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Health Professionals
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|ind3 = Retired
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|ind4 = Insurance
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $181,640
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|inddonor2 = $127,612
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|inddonor3 = $108,025
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|inddonor4 = $86,283
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|inddonor5 = $80,425
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|}}
  
 
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|inddonor5 = $94,300
 
|inddonor5 = $94,300
 
|}}
 
|}}
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Van Hollen is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of June 24, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/christopher_van_hollen/400415 ''Gov Track'' "Van Hollen" Accessed May June 24, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Van Hollen missed 98 of 7,661 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013, which is 1.3% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chris_van_hollen/400415 ''GovTrack,'' "Chris Van Hollen," Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Van Hollen paid his congressional staff a total of $1,102,671 in 2011.  He ranks 51st on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 64th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Maryland]] ranks 11th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/515/Rep_Chris_Van_Hollen.html LegiStorm "Chris Van Hollen"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Van Hollen paid his congressional staff a total of $1,102,671 in 2011.  He ranked 51st on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 64th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Maryland]] ranked 11th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/515/Rep_Chris_Van_Hollen.html LegiStorm "Chris Van Hollen"]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Van Hollen's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $33,006 and $146,000. This averages to $89,503, which is a 69.81% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00013820&year=2011''OpenSecrets.org'', "Van Hollen, (D-Maryland), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Van Hollen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $148,007 and $445,000. That averages to $296,503.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00013820&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Van Hollen, (D-Maryland), 2010"]</ref>
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Van Hollen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $148,007 and $445,000. That averages to $296,503.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00013820&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Van Hollen, (D-Maryland), 2010"]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
====Percentage voting with party====
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
=====November 2011=====
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Each year, ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
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According to the data released in 2013, Van Hollen was ranked the 64th most liberal representative during 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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According to the data released in 2012, Chris Van Hollen was ranked the 114th most liberal representative during 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Percentage voting with party===
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====June 2013====
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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*[http://vanhollen.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://vanhollen.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.vanhollen.org/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.vanhollen.org/ Official campaign website]
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==References==
 
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Chris Van Hollen
Chris van Hollen.jpg
U.S. House, Maryland, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorConnie Morella (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$12,070,702
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State Senate
1994-2002
Maryland House of Representatives
1990-1994
Education
Bachelor'sSwarthmore College
Master'sHarvard University
J.D.Georgetown University Law School
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 10, 1959
Place of birthKarachi, Pakistan
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$89,503
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Chris Van Hollen campaign logo
Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr. (b. January 10, 1959) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maryland's 8th congressional district. Hollen was first elected to the House in 2002 and won re-election on November 6, 2012 defeating challenger George English in the Democratic primary. [1]

Hollen is set to run for re-election in Maryland's 8th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Hollen served as a member of both the Maryland House of Representatives and the Maryland State Senate.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hollen is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Van Hollen was born in 1959 in Karachi, Pakistan, where his father worked as a foreign service officer. He earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1982, 1985, and 1990, respectively. Prior to his political career, Van Hollen worked as an attorney.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Van Hollen's political career[2]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hollen serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Van Hollen served on the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Van Hollen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Van Hollen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 8th District. Van Hollen defeated challenger George English in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[6] He defeated Republican challenger Ken Timmerman in the November general election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[7]

General election

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen Incumbent 63.4% 217,531
     Republican Ken Timmerman 32.9% 113,033
     Libertarian Mark Grannis 2.1% 7,235
     Green George Gluck 1.5% 5,064
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 393
Total Votes 343,256
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Maryland, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen Incumbent 92.2% 35,989
George English 7.8% 3,041
Total Votes 39,030

Endorsements

Van Hollen was endorsed by the organizations below.[8]

  • Clean Water Action
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Education Association Fund
  • NOW PAC
  • Ocean Champions (formerly Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus)
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Sierra Club

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Van Hollen is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Van Hollen raised a total of $12,070,702 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[14]

Chris Van Hollen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Maryland, District 8) Won $1,502,329
2010 U.S. House (Maryland, District 8) Won $1,901,713
2008 U.S. House (Maryland, District 8) Won $2,317,139
2006 U.S. House (Maryland, District 8) Won $1,676,534
2004 U.S. House (Maryland, District 8) Won $1,702,772
2002 U.S. House (Maryland, District 8) Won $2,970,215
Grand Total Raised $12,070,702

2012

Breakdown of the source of Van Hollen's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Van Hollen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Van Hollen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,502,330 and spent $1,413,822.[15]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Van Hollen's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Van Hollen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Van Hollen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,901,713 and spent $2,570,775.[16]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Van Hollen is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 24, 2013.[17]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Van Hollen missed 98 of 7,661 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013, which is 1.3% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Van Hollen paid his congressional staff a total of $1,102,671 in 2011. He ranked 51st on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 64th overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Maryland ranked 11th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Van Hollen's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $33,006 and $146,000. This averages to $89,503, which is a 69.81% decrease since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Van Hollen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $148,007 and $445,000. That averages to $296,503.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[21]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2012

According to the data released in 2013, Van Hollen was ranked the 64th most liberal representative during 2012.[22]

2011

According to the data released in 2012, Chris Van Hollen was ranked the 114th most liberal representative during 2011.[23]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Chris Van Hollen voted with the Democratic Party 93.4% of the time, which ranked 71 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[24]

Recent news

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Personal

Van Hollen lives in Kensington, Maryland with his wife, Katherine, and their three children.[25]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Chris Van Hollen" Accessed December 1, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed December 1, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
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  7. Maryland State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results"
  8. Van Hollen's Campaign Website
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Chris Van Hollen" Accessed May 16, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Chris Van Hollen 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed December 1, 2011
  17. Gov Track "Van Hollen" Accessed May June 24, 2013
  18. GovTrack, "Chris Van Hollen," Accessed April 2013
  19. LegiStorm "Chris Van Hollen"
  20. OpenSecrets.org, "Van Hollen, (D-Maryland), 2011"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Van Hollen, (D-Maryland), 2010"
  22. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  23. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  24. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  25. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed December 1, 2011
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Connie Morella
U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 8
2003–present
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Maryland State Senate
1994-2002
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Maryland House of Representatives
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