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Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.)

Minority Whip

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Md. Senate, 1967-79; sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1978; Md. Board of Higher Education, 1978-81; U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-present
Born: June 14, 1939; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Mechanicsville
Religion: Baptist
Family: Widowed; three children
Education: U. of Maryland, B.S. 1963; Georgetown U., J.D. 1966
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1981 (17th full term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
2014generalSteny Hoyer (D) 144,72564.0
Chris Chaffee (R) 80,75235.7
2012generalSteny Hoyer (D) 236,61869.2
Tony O'Donnell (R) 95,27127.9
Bob Auerbach (GREEN) 5,0401.5
Arvin Vohra (LIBERT) 4,5031.3
2010generalSteny Hoyer (D) 155,11064.3
Charles Lollar (R) 83,57534.6
H. Shickle (LIBERT) 2,5781.1
2008generalSteny Hoyer (D) 253,85473.6
Collins Bailey (R) 82,63124.0
Darlene Nicholas (LIBERT) 7,8292.3
2006generalSteny Hoyer (D) 168,11482.7
Steve Warner (GREEN) 33,46416.5
2004generalSteny Hoyer (D) 204,86768.7
Brad Jewitt (R) 87,18929.2
Bob Auerbach (GREEN) 4,2241.4
Steve Krukar (CNSTP) 1,8490.6
2002generalSteny Hoyer (D) 137,90369.3
Joseph Crawford (R) 60,75830.5
Bob Auerbach (GREEN) 1860.1
2000generalSteny Hoyer (D) 166,23165.1
Thomas Hutchins (R) 89,01934.9
1998generalSteny Hoyer (D) 126,79265.4
Robert Ostrom (R) 67,17634.6
1996generalSteny Hoyer (D) 121,28856.9
John Morgan (R) 91,80643.1
1994generalSteny Hoyer (D) 98,82158.8
Donald Devine (R) 69,21141.2
Harold Dial () 130.0
1992generalSteny Hoyer (D) 118,31253.0
Lawrence Hogan (R) 97,98243.9
William Johnston (I) 6,9903.1
1990generalSteny Hoyer (D) 84,74781.0
Lee Breuer (R) 20,31419.0
1988generalSteny Hoyer (D) 128,43779.0
1986generalSteny Hoyer (D) 82,09882.0
1984generalSteny Hoyer (D) 116,31072.0
John Ritchie (R) 44,83928.0
1982generalSteny Hoyer (D) 83,93780.0
1981specialSteny Hoyer (D) 42,57355.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D) is 83rd.


Maryland is 9th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@WhipHoyer)


Rep. Steny H. Hoyer has the 82nd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.