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Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

1st term Democrat from Maryland.


Residence: Kensington

Marital Status: Married (Katherine Wilkens)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney, Gubernatorial Aide, Congressional Aide

Prev. Political Exp.: MD House, 1991-95; MD Senate, 1995-2003; US House, 2003-17; US Senate, 2017-present

Education: BA Swarthmore College, 1982; MPP Harvard University, 1985; JD Georgetown University, 1990

Birthdate: 01/10/1959

Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Religion: Episcopal

Percentage in Last Election: 60%

Major Opponent: Kathy Szeliga


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Chris Van Hollen via email.

Website: vanhollen.senate.gov

Washington, D.C. Office:

110 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 224-8858

Rockville Office: (more district offices)

111 Rockville Pike, Suite 960
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: (301) 545-1500
Fax: (301) 545-1512



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Karen Robb
  • Scheduler: Liana Pardini
  • Legis. Dir.: Sarah Schenning
  • Comm. Dir.: Bridgett Frey
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Alyssa Penna
  • Health LA: Alyssa Penna
  • Education LA: Sarah Schenning
  • Agriculture LA: Meghan Conklin
  • Elections LA: Karen Robb
  • Energy LA: Meghan Conklin
  • Environment LA: Meghan Conklin
  • Veteran Affairs LA: Spencer Knoll
  • Military LA: Spencer Knoll
  • Financial Services LA: Karolina Arias
  • Tax LA: Harry Stein
  • Foreign Policy LA: Afreen Akhter
  • Telecomm LA: Virdina Gibbs



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Chris Van Hollen voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Johnson of Connecticut Amendment, as Amended; Energy Policy Act of 2005 04/20/2005 Nay Voted Against
F Amendment to Budget for FY 2006 03/17/2005 Yea Voted For

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Chris Van Hollen's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Chris Van Hollen a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.662 - A bill to reform the U.S. postal laws. No Send Message to Sen. Chris Van Hollen
S.408 - Bill to Establish Programs to Help Prevent of Underage Drinking.' No Send Message to Sen. Chris Van Hollen


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