Steny Hoyer

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Steny Hoyer
U.S. Representative from Maryland's 5th District
From: January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2010
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Party Democrat

Steny Hoyer, born June 14, 1939 (age 79), was House Majority Leader, the #2 job after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when the Democrats last had the majority. He is a liberal Democrat.

Hoyer was expected to become the minority leader after the Dems lost the majority in the House. But, to the dismay of some, Pelosi refused to resign despite the landslide loss.

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.