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Christopher Shank
Maryland State Senate District 2
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sThe Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 1998
Date of birthJune 30, 1972
Place of birthHagerstown, Maryland
ReligionChrist's Reformed Church
Office website
Christopher B. Shank (b. June 30, 1972) is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he was the Minority Whip, from 1999 to January 12, 2011.


Shank's professional career includes working as a Procurement Specialist with the Meadows Agency of Insurance, and Legislative Assistant of the Washington County Delegation.

Committee assignments


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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Christopher Shank was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Maryland's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[3] 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.[4]

In the September 14th primary election, Sharp defeated incumbent Donald Munson by a margin of 6,720 to 5,059.[5]

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
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Shank (R) 21,319 71.6%
Donald Munson (Write-in) 8,469 28.4%
Maryland State Senate, District 2 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Shank 6,478 57.5%
Donald Munson 4,789 42.5%


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Christopher Shank ran unopposed for District 2B of the Maryland House of Delegates.[6]

Christopher Shank raised $63,143 for his campaign.[7]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 2B
Candidates Votes Percent
Christopher Shank (R) 9,606 99.0%
Write-Ins 101 1.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Shank raised $56,677 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
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.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Republican Party $4,000
Hagerstown Heart PA $3,000
Blue Ridge Anesthesia LLC $2,000
Associated Radiologists $1,250


Congressional preference


Shank endorsed David Brinkley (R) in the the 6th Congressional District in 2012.[10]


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.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald Munson
Maryland State Senate District 2
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Maryland House of Delegates District 2B
Succeeded by
Neil Parrott