Christopher Shank

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Christopher Shank
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Maryland State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
2007-2011
Compensation
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
1998-2011
Education
Bachelor'sThe Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 1998
Personal
BirthdayJune 30, 1972
Place of birthHagerstown, MD
ReligionChrist's Reformed Church
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Christopher 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 from 1999 to January 12, 2011, where he was the Minority Whip.

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shank served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Shank served on these committees:

House of Representatives committees (former)

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Christopher Shank endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

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 was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. [2] 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.

Shank endorsed David Brinkley in the the 6th Congressional District in 2012. [3]

2010

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%

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

2010

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

2008

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

Personal

Shank and his wife, Cindy, have two children.. He is Vice-President of the Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Cold Weather Homeless Shelter of Washington County, Christ's Reformed Church, First Christian Church, Holcim Plant Advisory Panel, and Sharpsburg Lions Club.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald Munson
Maryland State Senate District 2
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maryland House of Delegates District 2B
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Neil Parrott