|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||John Hall|
|Succeeded by||Chris Gibson|
|Born||Nan Alison Sutter
December 14, 1959 
|Political party||Republican/Conservative Party of New York|
|Spouse(s)||Scott Hayworth; 2 sons|
|Residence||Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Princeton University
Nan Alison Sutter Hayworth (born December 14, 1959) is the former U.S. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district. She was defeated in her bid for reelection on November 6, 2012. She is a member of the Republican Party and has received significant support from the Tea Party. In 2012, Hayworth lost her reelection bid to former Clinton White House staff secretary Sean Patrick Maloney. In early 2013 reports indicate she will seek a re-match with Maloney.
Early life, education, and medical career
A graduate of Munster High School, 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. 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
Hayworth won the Republican primary with 52.8% of the vote and significant support from the Tea Party. She then beat the Democratic incumbent, John Hall, by 6 points in the 2010 general election. She ran on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party ballot lines and received significant support from the Tea Party.
She was a member of the GOP Young Guns, the GOP's Republican Main Street Partnership, and the LGBT Equality Caucus. She is also a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee and the Tea Party.
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 is composed of parts of Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Westchester and Putnam Counties.
Republican incumbent Hayworth was challenged by former White House staff secretary to President Bill Clinton, Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. Democrats made her a top target in the 2012 election, highlighting her support from the Tea Party in a moderate district.
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.
She lost the election to Maloney 52%-48%.
Hayworth had Republican Party, Tea Party, Independence Party, and Conservative Party support in the 2010 election. Nan Hayworth’s district, New York’s 19th “quintessential swing district”  has in recent elections mirrored national trends. Hayworth endorsed Mitt Romney in November 2011.
Hayworth opposes late-term abortion and voted to defund Planned Parenthood twice. Hayworth stated in CQ Politics that she had intended to vote for the Stupak amendment in the House’s health care legislation that would bar federal funding from being used for abortion procedures. Attention has also been directed at her husband, Scott, an obstetrician who has performed abortions in the past. However, it's been confirmed that the abortions were only performed when the life or health of the mother was at stake, none of which were late-term.
In the 2012 Orange Country debate, Hayworth declined to publicly support gay marriage, stating, “I will not seek to force a definition of marriage on the states.” A 2010 edition of the Lower Hudson Valley Journal News which compared Hayworth to her Republican primary opponent stated that Hayworth advocates for “instituting a registration program and grace period, along with fines, for those here illegally.”  Hayworth also has been particularly vocal in opposing more gun control measures, as shown by her high interest group ratings from the National Rifle Association Victory Fund and the Gun Owners of America Positions on Gun Rights.
- Hurricane Irene
In 2011, when Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage in the eastern United States, Hayworth refused to support any additions to the disaster relief fund until they were offset by federal budget cuts elsewhere.This position drew praise from the Tea Party but upset many of her constituents.
- Key votes
Hayworth voted for Paul Ryan's controversial budget in 2011 and 2012. During an interview on CNN's Early Start, Hayworth doubled down on her support for the Ryan Budget, calling Ryan a "teacher and mentor." 
In Congress, Hayworth’s three key votes on abortion were all in favor of bills and amendments for prohibiting the use of federal funds for Planned Parenthood and prohibiting taxpayer funding of contraceptives and abortion. In addition, Hayworth also voted for the Energy Tax Prevention Act, which passed through the House by an 83-vote margin. In a letter to the President, Representative Hayworth, urged the Obama Administration to permit offshore energy exploration. The letter cited the financial benefits of lowered prices at the pump but did not address environmental concerns.
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 and the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011. Hayworth also voted against the motion to increase the debt limit. On January 1, 2013, she voted in favor of the final bill preventing the Fiscal Cliff.
Characteristic of many freshman House elections, Hayworth had a sizable debt (totaling half of a million dollars.) Hayworth had a successful financial campaign by gaining the support and donations of a range of industries. From financial records, the industries Hayworth appealed to most included health professionals, securities and investment, lawyers, and the retired. Her main sectors of contributors came from the health and insurance sectors, in particular, the Mount Kisco Medical Group and Vestar Capital Partners.
- Committee on Financial Services
Hayworth met her husband, Scott Hayworth, at Princeton. They married in 1981; they have two sons.
- Scholtes, Jennifer (November 3, 2010). "112th Congress: Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y. (19th District)". Congressional Quarterly.
- http://www.lohud.com/article/20130510/NEWS/305100069/Nan-Hayworth-considers-rematch-Sean-Maloney. Missing or empty
- List of Caucus Members in the 112th Congress http://lgbt.polis.house.gov/membership.shtml
- "New York Times"
- "Congressional District Tracker"
- Article in Capital New York Newspaper
- Article in CQ Politics
- Emily Cadei, "A Doctor Seeks the House", "Roll Call Politics", 10 December 2009
- Michael Risinit, "Hayworth, Di Carlo in contest to see who will face Hall", "Lower Hudson Valley Journal-News", 12 September 2010
- Vote-Smart Issue Positions
- Vote-Smart Interest Group Ratings
- 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.
- 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.
- National Key Votes HR 910
- Letter to Obama
- National Key Vote S 365
- National Key Vote 2560
- National Key Votes HR 1954
- Financial Summary provided by OpenSecrets
- Financial Summary in Vote-Smart
- Congresswoman Nan Hayworth official U.S. House site
- Nan Hayworth for Congress official campaign site
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (federal office) at OpenSecrets.org
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Voting record at The Washington Post
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Nan Hayworth Watch links to articles critical of Nan Hayworth compiled by NYaltnews
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013