Christopher M. Hearsey

Democratic Candidate
Maryland's 6th Congressional District

Meet Chris

Chris Hearsey is an aerospace executive, research scientist, space law and policy scholar, and Democratic candidate for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. Chris is a science enthusiast and avid chess player, who played college hockey for American University. He has lived in Montgomery County for over ten years with his wife, Suzanne. Chris and Suzanne were married at the Baltimore Maryland Science Center in 2012.

Growing up in Southern and Central California, Chris was raised by his single mother who worked incredibly hard as a secretary and office manager to provide for Chris and his younger sister, Tiffany.

Chris graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006 with degrees in mathematical economics and political science and a minor in physics. Chris received a master’s degree in 2008 from American University’s School of Public Affairs. He then earned his law degree with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2013. While in law school, he founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Astrosociology, serving as its first editor-in-chief. He earned a second master’s degree from the University of North Dakota’s Space Studies program in 2015 and served as as graduate fellow at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Chris is the former Director of Legislative Affairs for Bigelow Aerospace. He is the former chairman of the board of the Astrosociology Research Institute (ARI), a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit dedicated to promoting the study of how space exploration and utilization affects human society. From 2007 to 2017, Chris served as a senior research scientist with ARI.

Chris is worried about what the political divisiveness that has arisen in the wake of the 2016 elections means for Maryland and the nation. A political race to the bottom serves nobody, especially not the hardworking people of Maryland. As a concerned citizen, Chris feels that it is his duty to help prepare Maryland for the major economic changes ahead by providing a fresh, innovative voice to many of our long-running national problems.

In Congress, Chris will bring his unique background to bear to find workable solutions to urgent national problems. Chris will work hard every day to ensure that Maryland is prepared to succeed in the 21st Century.





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Meet The 6th District



Maryland's 6th Congressional District encompasses Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, as well as parts of Frederick and Montgomery counties.




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