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Chris Van Hollen* (D)

Chris Van Hollen

Office Sought: U.S. House, Maryland District 8
Age: 47
Residence: Kensington.
Education: BA, philosophy, Swarthmore College; MA, public policy, Harvard University; JD, Georgetown University.
Occupation: Congressman.
Web site: http://www.vanhollen.org
E-mail address: chris.vanhollen@mail.house.gov

Elected offices/civic activities:

Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present; member, Maryland Senate,1994-2002; member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1990-94; member, board of governors, Partnership for Public Service; member, board of directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Was

Why should voters elect you?

"I will continue to work hard to effectively represent the values and priorities of the people of this district on international, national and local issues."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"There are a host of critical issues. Every child must have the opportunity to succeed. No Child Left Behind education initiative, Head Start and special education must be fully funded; make college more affordable and accessible. Develop system of universal health care, including mental health; preserve Social Security and Medicare. Protect Chesapeake Bay, address climate change and stop rollback of environmental protections. Develop sustainable energy policy. Invest in transportation infrastructure and homeland security. Protect civil rights. End reckless fiscal policy. Develop strong national security policy that restores American credibility and moral standing in the world."

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