[Photograph of State Senator] CHRISTOPHER VAN HOLLEN, JR., Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2000- (pensions subcommittee, 1995-; health, education & human resources subcommittee, 1995-99; chair, health & human services subcommittee, 2000-); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1995-; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1998-99.

Legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Charles McC. Mathias, 1985-87. Professional staff member, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1987-89. Senior legislative advisor to Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1989-91. Member, House of Delegates, 1991-94. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-92; Appropriations Committee, 1992-94 (health & the environment subcommittee); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1993-94. Chair, School Board Redistricting Committee, and Vice-Chair, County Affairs Committee, Montgomery County Delegation. Member, Task Force to End Smoking in Maryland, 1999; Oversight Committee on the Administration of the HealthChoice Program, 1999; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 1999-; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, January 10, 1959. Swarthmore College, B.A. (philosophy), 1982; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, M.P.P. (public policy), 1985; Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1990. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1990. Attorney, law firm of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn. Member, American, Maryland State and Montgomery County Bar Associations. Councillor, The Atlantic Council. Member, Kensington Citizens Association. Outstanding Young Men of America award, 1989. Married; three children.

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