|U.S. Representative from Maryland's 5th District|
From: January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2010
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Congressman Hoyer of Mechanicsville represents Maryland's Fifth Congressional District, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties and portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. He is now serving in his 14th term in the House of Representatives, and is the longest-serving House Member from Southern Maryland in history, as well as the highest-ranking Member of Congress in Maryland history.
He won a seat in the Maryland Senate at the age of 27, and just a few years later, at the age of 35, was elected President of the Senate, the youngest ever in state history.