Chris Van Hollen Jr.

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Chris Van Hollen Jr.
U.S. Representative – MD-08
Image:Rep. Chris Van Hollen.jpg
Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 2003

Preceded by Connie Morella
Born January 10, 1959
Spouse Katherine Van Hollen
Religion Episcopalian

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Democrat, represents the 8th Congressional District of Maryland. He is the Chairman of the DCCC.


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The son of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Rep. Van Hollen was born January 10, 1959 in Karachi, Pakistan and lived in Turkey, Sri Lanka, and India.

After receiving a graduate degree in public policy and national security studies, Rep. Van Hollen worked in the 1980s as a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as the Legislative Assistant for national security issues to U.S. Senator Charles Mathias. [1]

Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Van Hollen served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1991 to 2002 -- four years in the House of Delegates and eight years in the State Senate, where he was Vice Chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee and Chair of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee. [2]

Rep. Van Hollen is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College. [3]



  • Vice Chair of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus


  • Co-Chair of the Congressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force
  • Vice-Chair of the Democratic Task Force on Tax Policy and the Budget


Washington DC Office
1419 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5341
Fax: (202) 225-0375

Rockville Office
51 Monroe Street
Suite 507
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 424-3501
Fax: (301) 424-5992

Mount Rainier Office
3409 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Phone: (301) 927-5223
Fax: (301) 927-6122

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