Christopher Van Hollen is a Senator from Maryland. Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1959, he earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1982, his M.P.P. from Harvard University in 1985 and his J.D. from Georgetown University in 1990. He worked as a private practice lawyer, a member of the Maryland state house of representatives from 1990-1994, and a member of the Maryland state senate from 1994-2002. He was elected as a Democrat to the 108th and to the six succeeding Congresses, before being elected Senator in November 2016.