Meet Chris Palombi, Candidate US Congress MD-5

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Meet Chris Palombi

The Republican candidate in the 2020 election for Maryland District #5


Chris is a former U.S. Capitol Police officer, and self-taught web programmer and designer. He is an advocate for maintaining constitutional liberties, individual rights and freedoms, fiscal responsibility, and limited government.

Chris has lived in Calvert County since the age of three. He attended Calvert County Public Schools, graduating from Patuxent High School in 2002. He pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. After graduation, he accepted a position as U.S. Capitol Police Officer. While at U.S. Capitol Police, he was detailed in the Senate Chambers, Senate Divison (including dignitary protection), Command Center, and liasion with TSA/FAA to monitor Capitol region airspace. During his tenure he witnessed the inner workings of how congress operates. In his off-time Chris pursued his passion in web design and development as a freelancer while coaching Boys Varsity Ice Hockey at St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

After spending nearly five years with U.S. Capitol Police, he left to pursue a career in web development full-time. He was offered a position as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. During his time at Booz Allen, he focused on designing and programming functional, efficient, websites for the Navy and Marines. Nearly two years later, St. Mary\’s Ryken reached out to Chris offering a full-time position as Webmaster.

Chris is currently Webmaster, Director of Hockey Operations, and Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. He is currently a member of the school administration and has previously taught AP Computer Science, hosted student interns, and sponsored student clubs at St. Mary’s Ryken.

He served as elected vice-president of the Maryland Student Hockey League in 2011. He was elected president of the Maryland Student Hockey League from 2013-2015. In 2018, Chris started the first all-girls ice hockey team in Southern Maryland, at St. Mary\’s Ryken.

Although he left Capitol Hill, Chris has always closely followed the daily happenings of Congress and the Federal Government.

Chris currently lives in Calvert County with his wife, three young children, two dogs, cat, and flock of chickens.


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