John Delaney (Maryland politician)

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John Delaney
John Delaney 113th Congress official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 6th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Roscoe Bartlett
Personal details
Born (1963-04-16) April 16, 1963 (age 51)
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey[1]
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) April
Children 4
Residence Potomac, Maryland
Alma mater Columbia University
Georgetown University Law School
Occupation Businessman
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Representative John Delaney

John K. Delaney (born April 16, 1963) is an American politician and businessman who has been the United States Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district since 2013.[2][3] The district, the state's second-largest, includes the entire western portion of the state, but the bulk of its vote is cast in the outer suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Delaney grew up in New Jersey, where his father worked as an electrician. Scholarships helped him attend college thanks to his father’s labor union (IBEW Local 164) as well as the American Legion, VFW, and the Lions Club. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Georgetown University Law Center.[4][5]

Business career[edit]

Delaney founded two New York Stock Exchange-listed companies before the age of 40 and won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 1993, he co-founded Health Care Financial Partners, to make available loans to smaller health care service providers ignored by larger banks.[6] HCFP grew rapidly, became public in 1996, and became an NYSE company in 1998.[7] In 2000, Delaney co-founded CapitalSource, a commercial lender headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. CapitalSource is also publicly traded on the NYSE.[8]

He was a member of the Board of Directors of several organizations: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School (Chairman), Georgetown University, National Symphony Orchestra, and the International Center for Research on Women.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

2012 election[edit]

After redistricting, Delaney decided to run for the newly redrawn Maryland's 6th congressional district against 10-term Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett. The district had long been a Republican stronghold, but it had been significantly reconfigured. The Maryland General Assembly shifted heavily Republican Carroll County and a mostly Republican section of Frederick County to the heavily Democratic 8th district. It also shifted Republican-tilting sections of Harford and Baltimore counties to the already heavily Republican 1st district. Taking their place was a heavily Democratic section of Montgomery County, but not Delaney's home in Potomac. He lives two blocks outside of the district. On paper, this dramatically altered the district's demographics, turning it from a heavily Republican district into a Democratic-leaning district. While John McCain carried the 6th with 57 percent of the vote in 2008, Barack Obama would have carried the new 6th with 56 percent.

During the primary, Delaney was endorsed by President Bill Clinton, U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Comptroller Peter Franchot, the Washington Post, and the Gazette.[10][11][12]On April 3, 2012, Delaney won the five-candidate Democratic primary field with 54% of the vote. The next closest opponent, State Senator Robert J. Garagiola, received 29% of the vote, 25 points behind Delaney.[13][14]

In the November 6, 2012 general election, Delaney defeated Bartlett by 59%-38%, a 21-point margin.[15][3]

Committee assignments[edit]

Legislation sponsored[edit]

This is an incomplete list of legislation that Delaney was the primary sponsor of.

Personal life[edit]

John and his wife April have four daughters and live in Montgomery County. They attend Little Flower Catholic Church in Bethesda, Maryland. His wife is the Washington D.C. Director for Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating families on social media. One of his daughters attends Northwestern University.

Delaney is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company serving in the 113th United States Congress.[19] He is a freshman congressman, who is the 6th wealthiest member of congress (including both chambers). His net worth is between $46,886,140 and $231,164,999.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Delaney - Maryland - Campaign 2012, Bio, News, Photos". Washington Times. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  2. ^ Douglas, Danielle (2012-03-23). "John Delaney’s business record key to his congressional campaign — and his opponent’s criticism". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b "John Delaney, Md.’s newest congressman, says deficit and infrastructure lead his agenda". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 8 November 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ FNP Interactive - http://www.fnpInteractive.com (2012-02-21). "Businessman focuses on job creation - The Frederick News-Post Online". Fredericknewspost.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  5. ^ John K. Delaney J.D. (2010-01-01). "John Delaney: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  6. ^ Jun 1, 1998 12:00 PM, Andy Shaughnessy (1998-06-01). "David takes aim at the Goliaths of health care". Nreionline.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  7. ^ volatility
  8. ^ "CapitalSource Inc., CSE Stock Quote - (NYSE) CSE, CapitalSource Inc. Stock Price". Marketwatch.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  9. ^ http://delaney.house.gov/about/full-biography
  10. ^ Ben Pershing (2012-04-04). "Delaney, Md. Democrats work to show unified front after newcomer’s primary win". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  11. ^ Editorial Board (2012-03-10). "John Delaney for Md.’s 6th District". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  12. ^ "Delaney, Bartlett for Congress in 6th District". Gazette.Net. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  13. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=748169
  14. ^ "Maryland State Board of Elections". Elections.state.md.us. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  15. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=705236
  16. ^ "H.R. 2011 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  17. ^ States Congress "H.R. 2084 - Summary". Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  18. ^ States Congress "H.R. 3665 - Summary". Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  19. ^ http://delaney.house.gov/about/full-biography
  20. ^ http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/index.php

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Roscoe Bartlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 6th congressional district

2013-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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Preceded by
Rodney Davis
R-Illinois
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Ron DeSantis
R-Florida