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[photo, Christopher B. Shank, State Delegate] CHRISTOPHER B. SHANK
Republican, District 2B, Washington County

Member of House of Delegates since January 13, 1999. Minority Whip, 2007-. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2009- (transportation subcommittee, 2009-); Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1999-2003 (transportation subcommittee, 1999-2003); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-2003; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2003-05; Judiciary Committee, 2003-09 (civil law & procedure subcommittee, 2003-09). Deputy Minority Whip, 2002-03. Assistant Minority Leader, 2003-06. Chair, Washington County Delegation, 2003-06. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-.

Member, Task Force on the South Mountain Battlefield Historic Tourism Initiative, 1999-2000; Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2000-08; Task Force to Study Driver Licensing Documentation, 2003-04; Task Force to Study Criminal Offender Monitoring by Global Positioning Systems, 2004-05; Western Maryland Children's Center Advisory Board, 2005-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Prison Violence in Maryland, 2008-.

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, June 30, 1972. The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (history), 1994. Phi Beta Kappa. George Washington University, M.A. (political management), 1998 (valedictorian; Howard Paley Academic Excellence Award). Legislative assistant, Washington County Delegation, 1994-98. Adjunct Professor, George Washington University, 2006-08. Alternate Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2008. Member, Advisory Board, Safe Place of Washington County. Board of Directors, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Member, Sharpsburg Lions Club; Advisory Panel, Holcim Plant, Hagerstown. Member, First Christian Church of Hagerstown. Married; two children.

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