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Maryland Elected Officials

Maryland Current Partisan Composition
State Representatives(141)
State Senators(47)
US Representatives(8)
US Senators(2)
State Executives
Lt. Governor
Att. General
Sec. Of State
State Executives
Governor Larry  Hogan
Boyd Rutherford
Brian Frosh,
Hon. John Wobensmith
Maryland U.S. Senators
Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Benjamin L.,Cardin

Benjamin L.,Cardin
Year of Birth: 1943

A Senator and a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore,Md., October 5, 1943; attended public schools; graduated from Baltimore CityCollege, Baltimore, Md., 1961; B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.,1964; J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., 1967; lawyer, privatepractice; member of the Maryland state house of delegates, 1966-1986, speaker,1979-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the ninesucceeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 2007); one of the managersappointed by the House of Representatives in 1989 to conduct the impeachmentproceedings against Walter L. Nixon, judge of the United States District Courtfor the District Court of Mississippi; not a candidate for reelection to theHouse of Representatives but was elected as a Democrat to the United StatesSenate in 2006 for the term commencing January 3, 2007; reelected in 2012 forthe term ending January 3, 2019.

Phone: Washington D.C.:(202) 224-4524

Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Chris,Van Hollen

Chris,Van Hollen
Year of Birth: 1959

A Senator and a Representative from Maryland; born in Karachi,Pakistan, January 10, 1959; B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., 1982;M.P.P., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1985; J.D., GeorgetownUniversity, Washington, D.C., 1990; lawyer, private practice; member of theMaryland state house of representatives, 1990-1994; member of the Marylandstate senate, 1994-2002; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth and tothe six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-January 3, 2017); was not acandidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as aDemocrat to the United States Senate in 2016 for the term ending January 3,2023.

Phone: Washington, D.C. Office:(202) 224-4654

Maryland U.S. House Representatives
Congressional Districts : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 ,
Congressional District : 1Republican
Representative Representative Harris, Andy

Representative Harris, Andy
Year of Birth: 1957

A Representative from Maryland; born in Brooklyn, Kings County,N.Y., January 25, 1957; B.S., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.,1977; M.D., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1980; M.H.S., TheJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1995; physician; United States NavyReserve, 1988-2010; member of the Maryland state senate, 1998-2010, minoritywhip; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eleventh Congressin 2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the threesucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).


Congressional District : 2Democratic
Representative Representative Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch

Representative Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch
Year of Birth: 1946

A Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., on January31, 1946; graduated from Baltimore City College, Baltimore, Md., 1963; attendedUniversity of Maryland, College Park, Md.; J.D., University of Baltimore Schoolof Law, Baltimore, Md., 1970; lawyer, private practice; assistant Marylandstate’s attorney, 1972-1980; member of the Baltimore County, Md., countycouncil, 1985-1994; delegate, Democrat National Convention, 1996 and 2000;Baltimore, Md., county executive, 1994-2002; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3,2003-present).


Congressional District : 3Democratic
Representative Representative Sarbanes, John P.

Representative Sarbanes, John P.
Year of Birth: 1962

(son of Senator Paul Sarbanes),A Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., May 22,1962; graduated from Gilman School, Baltimore, Md., 1980; A.B., PrincetonUniversity, Princeton, N.J., 1984; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.,1988; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenthand to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 4Democratic
Representative Representative Brown, Anthony G.

Representative Brown, Anthony G.
Year of Birth: 1961

A Representative from Maryland; born in Huntington, Suffolk County,N.Y., November 21, 1961; graduated from Huntington High School, Huntington,N.Y., 1979; attended United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; A.B.,Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1984; J.D., Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass.,1992; United States Army, 1984-1989; United States ArmyReserve, 1989-2014; lawyer, private practice; member of the Maryland stategeneral assembly, 1999-2007, majority whip, 2004-2007; lieutenant governor ofMaryland, 2007-2015; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 2014;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress (January 3,2017-present).


Congressional District : 5Democratic
Representative Representative Hoyer, Steny H.

Representative Hoyer, Steny H.
Year of Birth: 1939

A Representative from Maryland; born in New York City, N.Y., June14, 1939; graduated from Suitland High School, Suitland, Md., 1957; B.S.,University of Maryland, College Park, 1963; J.D., Georgetown University LawCenter, Washington, D.C., 1966; lawyer, private practice; member of theMaryland state senate, 1966-1979, and president, 1975-1979; member of theMaryland state board for higher education, 1978-1981; delegate to DemocraticNational Conventions, 1968, 1974, 1976, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to theNinety-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy created by H.Res. 80, which declared United States Representative Gladys Noon Spellman’sseat vacant due to an incapacitating illness, and reelected to the eighteensucceeding Congresses (May 19, 1981-present); chairman, House Democratic Caucus(One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses); minority whip (OneHundred Eighth, One Hundred Ninth, and One Hundred Twelfth through One HundredFifteenth Congresses); majority leader (One Hundred Tenth and One HundredEleventh Congresses).


Congressional District : 6Democratic
Representative Representative Delaney, John K.

Representative Delaney, John K.
Year of Birth: 1963

A Representative from Maryland; born in Wood-Ridge, Bergen County,N.J., April 16, 1963; B.S., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1985; J.D.,Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1988; lawyer, private practice;business owner; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to thetwo succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2013-present).


Congressional District : 7Democratic
Representative Representative Cummings, Elijah E.

Representative Cummings, Elijah E.
Year of Birth: 1951

A Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., January 18,1951; graduated from Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore, Md., 1969;B.S., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1973; J.D., University of MarylandSchool of Law, Baltimore, Md., 1976; lawyer, private practice; chief judge,Maryland Moot Court Board; member of the Maryland state house of delegates,1983-1996, and speaker pro tempore, 1995-1996; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Fourth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of United States Representative Kweisi Mfume, and reelected to theeleven succeeding Congresses (April 16, 1996-present).


Congressional District : 8Democratic
Representative Representative Raskin, Jamie

Representative Raskin, Jamie
Year of Birth: 1962

A Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., December13, 1962; graduated from Georgetown Day High School, Washington, D.C., 1979;A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., 1983; J.D. Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass., 1987; assistant attorney general, office of the Massachusettsattorney general, 1987-1989; professor, American University Washington Collegeof Law, Washington, D.C., 1990-2017; member of the Maryland state senate,2007-2016, majority whip, 2012-2016; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredFifteenth Congress (January 3, 2017-present).


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