Nan Hayworth

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Nan Hayworth
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by John Hall
Succeeded by Sean Maloney
Personal details
Born Nan Alison Sutter
(1959-12-14) December 14, 1959 (age 54)[1]
Chicago, Illinois[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Scott Hayworth; 2 sons
Residence Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Cornell University
Profession Ophthalmologist, Politician
Religion Lutheran - LCMS[1]

Nan Alison Sutter Hayworth (born December 14, 1959)[2] is the former U.S. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district. She was elected to that position in 2010 as a member of the Republican Party. In 2012, Hayworth lost her reelection bid to former Clinton White House staff secretary Sean Patrick Maloney. In early 2013, she filed with the FEC and began raising money for a re-match with Maloney.[3]

Early life, education, and medical career[edit]

Nan Alison Sutter was raised in Munster, Indiana, to parents who were both World War II veterans. Her mother immigrated to the United States from England in 1948. A graduate of Munster High School,[4] Nan went on to graduate from Princeton University and then Cornell University Medical College, after which she trained in ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She first worked in a solo practice and in 1996 joined the Mount Kisco Medical Group.[5] She is currently married to Scott D. Hayworth, President and CEO of Mount Kisco Medical Group, a multi-specialty medical group. Her husband Scott is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association, AMGA, a medical group trade association.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

2010

On September 14, 2010, Hayworth defeated Neil DiCarlo in the Republican primary, with 69% of the vote.[6]

Hayworth defeated Democratic incumbent, John Hall, with 52.8% of the vote in the 2010 general election.[7]

Hayworth was one of 41 Republican physicians who ran for Congress in 2010. During the campaign, she posted her medical diploma on her website.[8] She was the only female physician in Congress.[9]

She was a member of the GOP Young Guns and the GOP's Republican Main Street Partnership.[10] She was also a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus.[11]

District 19 (2002-2010) had a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+3. President George W. Bush carried this district with 54% in 2004 and President Barack Obama carried it with 51% in 2008. The district laid north of New York City and was composed of parts of Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Westchester and Putnam Counties.

District 18 (2012–present) is composed of all of Orange and Putnam Counties, as well as parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties.

2012

Hayworth was challenged by former White House Staff Secretary to President Bill Clinton, Sean Patrick Maloney.[12]

As part of redistricting after the 2010 census, NY-19 incumbent Nan Hayworth ran in the new NY-18 district and NY-18 incumbent Nita Lowey ran in the redrawn NY-17 district. The 18th district was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts: 1% from the 18th congressional district; 76% from the 19th congressional district; 2% from the 20th congressional district; and 21% from the 22nd congressional district.[13]

She lost the election to Maloney 52%-48%.[14]

2014

Hayworth has filed with the FEC to lay the groundwork for a 2014 campaign against Maloney and suggested in media reports that she is strongly considering running.[15]

Tenure[edit]

During her time in Congress, Hayworth focused on fiscal issues, while avoiding divisive stances on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.[16] Hayworth endorsed Mitt Romney in November 2011.

Hayworth supports repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and also generally opposes more gun control measures.[17]

Hurricane Irene

Following Hurricane Irene in 2011, Hayworth made the following statement after touring her district: “I've written to the President to support Governor Cuomo's request for the farthest-reaching disaster declaration for the counties, to ensure that residents are eligible for individual assistance and municipalities are eligible for public assistance programs." She added that any additions to the disaster relief fund must be offset by federal budget cuts elsewhere.[18][19]

Hayworth voted for Paul Ryan's budget in 2011 and 2012. During an interview on Early Start on CNN, she reiterated her support for Ryan, calling him a "teacher and mentor" for the House Republicans when it comes to “a budget plan that actually will work for the United States.” [20] In 2011, she was one of several House Republicans who sent a letter to President Obama urging him to expedite the permitting process for safe offshore energy exploration.[21]

The great majority of Hayworth’s votes were related to budget, spending and tax issues. Some bills that passed in the House that Hayworth voted for include the Budget Control Act of 2011[22] and the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011.[23] Hayworth also voted against the motion to increase the debt limit.[24] On January 1, 2013, she voted in favor of the final bill preventing the Fiscal Cliff.

Fundraising

Hayworth had a sizable debt (totaling half a million dollars) following her campaign.[25] The top industries that contributed to Hayworth's campaign included health professionals, securities and investment, and health services companies. Her top contributors were Mount Kisco Medical Group, Vestar Capital Partners, and Elliott Management.[26]

Committee assignments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Hayworth met her husband, Scott Hayworth, at Princeton. They married in 1981 and have two sons.[27] She is a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Scholtes, Jennifer (November 3, 2010). "112th Congress: Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y. (19th District)". Congressional Quarterly. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.lohud.com/article/20130510/NEWS/305100069/Nan-Hayworth-considers-rematch-Sean-Maloney.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Franklin, Lu Ann (17 May 2012). "Munster speech team takes top state honors for lucky 13th time". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  5. ^ http://hayworth.house.gov/about-me/full-biography
  6. ^ New York 19th District Profile Election 2010. New York Times. December 10, 2010. Accessed July 1, 2013.
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Fritze, John (April 20, 2010). "Doctors pursue House, Senate seats". USA Today. 
  9. ^ http://www.record-review.com/record-review/Record-Review_070612-Healthcare.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ David Freedlander (January 28, 2011). "NY Tea Partiers Join Moderate GOP Caucus". New York Observer. 
  11. ^ The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304743704577382103633288594.html |url= missing title (help). 
  12. ^ "New York Times"
  13. ^ "Congressional District Tracker"
  14. ^ The New York Times http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/states/new-york |url= missing title (help). 
  15. ^ Giroux, Gregory (April 30, 2013). "Ex-N.Y. Rep. Hayworth Readies Rematch With Maloney". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ Article in Capital New York Newspaper
  17. ^ Vote-Smart Issue Positions
  18. ^ Yakin, Heather (August 31, 2011). "Rep. Hayworth: Money on storm relief will have to be offset with other cuts in federal budge". Times Herald-Record (Middletown, New York). Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  19. ^ Bosch, Adam (September 1, 2011). "Hayworth seeking to withhold disaster money unless it is offset by budget cuts". Times Herald-Record (Middletown, New York). Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  20. ^ [3]
  21. ^ Letter to Obama
  22. ^ National Key Vote S 365
  23. ^ National Key Vote 2560
  24. ^ National Key Votes HR 1954
  25. ^ Financial Summary provided by OpenSecrets
  26. ^ Financial Summary in Vote-Smart: Nan Hayworth profile; accessed February 2, 2014.
  27. ^ Biography
  28. ^ http://metrolutheran.org/2011/02/112th-congress-opens-with-new-and-returning-lutheran-representation/

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Succeeded by
Chris Gibson