Maryland's 8th Congressional District

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Maryland's 8th congressional district
Current incumbentChris Van Hollen Democratic Party
Population747,185
Gender48.8% Male, 51.2% Female
Race70.3% White, 11.8% Black, 8.3% Asian
Ethnicity14.2% Hispanic
Unemployment6%
Median household income$90,959
High school graduation rate91.4%
College graduation rate52.8%
The 8th Congressional District of Maryland is a congressional district in Maryland.

Maryland's 8th Congressional District encompasses parts of Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties.[1]

The district previously comprised the larger part of Montgomery County, and also included a small portion of Prince George's County.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Chris Van Hollen (D).

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland's 8th congressional district elections, 2014

The 8th congressional district of Maryland will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

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

The 8th congressional district of Maryland held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Chris Van Hollen (D) won re-election. He defeated Ken Timmerman (R), Mark Grannis (L) and George Gluck (G) in the general election.[2]

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"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Chris Van Hollen won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Lee Philips (R), Mark Grannis (L) and Fred Nordhorn (Constitution) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen incumbent 73.3% 153,613
     Republican Michael Lee Philips 25% 52,421
     Libertarian Mark Grannis 1.3% 2,713
     Constitution Fred Nordhorn 0.3% 696
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 224
Total Votes 209,667

2008
On November 4, 2008, Chris Van Hollen won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Hudson (R), Ian Thomas (L), Gordon Clark (Green), Deborah A. Vollmer (D; Write-in) and Lih Young (D; Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen incumbent 75.1% 229,740
     Republican Steve Hudson 21.7% 66,351
     Libertarian Ian Thomas 0.8% 2,562
     Green Gordon Clark 2.2% 6,828
     Democratic Write-in Deborah A. Vollmer 0.1% 188
     Democratic Write-in Lih Young 0% 28
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 317
Total Votes 306,014

2006
On November 7, 2006, Chris Van Hollen won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey M. Stein (R) and Gerard P. Giblin (Green) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen incumbent 76.5% 168,872
     Republican Jeffrey M. Stein 21.9% 48,324
     Green Gerard P. Giblin 1.5% 3,298
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 191
Total Votes 220,685

2004
On November 2, 2004, Chris Van Hollen won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Chuck Floyd (R) and Lih Young (D; Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen incumbent 74.9% 215,129
     Republican Chuck Floyd 25.1% 71,989
     Democratic Write-in Lih Young 0% 79
Total Votes 287,197

2002
On November 5, 2002, Chris Van Hollen won election to the United States House. He defeated Constance A. Morella (R) and Stephen Bassett (Unaffiliated) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Van Hollen 51.7% 112,788
     Republican Constance A. Morella 47.5% 103,587
     Unaffiliated Stephen Bassett 0.7% 1,599
Total Votes 217,974

2000
On November 7, 2000, Constance Morella won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Terry Lierman (D), Lih Young (D), Brian D. Saunders (Constitution) and Scott Walker (Other) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Maryland District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConstance Morella incumbent 42.2% 156,241
     Democratic Terry Lierman 36.9% 136,840
     Democratic Lih Young 0% 77
     Constitution Brian D. Saunders 20.8% 77,017
     Other Scott Walker 0% 19
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 275
Total Votes 370,469

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th congressional district of Maryland after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Maryland

In 2011, the Maryland State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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