John David Maloney

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John David Maloney
Mayor of Port Colborne
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by Vance Badawey
Member of Parliament for Erie
In office
October 25, 1993 – June 2, 1997
Preceded by Girve Fretz
Succeeded by Riding Ablished
Member of Parliament for Erie—Lincoln
In office
June 2, 1997 – June 28, 2004
Preceded by Riding Established
Succeeded by Riding Abolished
Member of Parliament for Welland
In office
June 28, 2004 – October 14, 2008
Preceded by Riding Established
Succeeded by Malcolm Allen
Personal details
Born (1945-01-05) January 5, 1945 (age 72)
Welland, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Sherrie Maloney
Residence Port Colborne, Ontario
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

John David Maloney (born January 5, 1945 in Welland, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian politician. He is currently the mayor of Port Colborne, Ontario. He was a member of the House of Commons of Canada 1993 to 2008, and represented the riding of Welland and its antecedents for the Liberal Party.[1]

Maloney has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Criminology from the University of Toronto, as well as a law degree from Osgoode Hall. He practiced law before entering political life. Maloney worked for the firm of Smith, Shaver, Selzer & McLuskie from 1972 to 1974, operated a private practice in Port Colborne from 1974 to 1976, and has been a partner in Maloney and Maloney from 1976 to the present. In 1980, he was named Port Colborne Citizen of the Year. He received a Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002.

He was first elected to parliament in the 1993 federal election,[1] winning a convincing victory over his Reform and Progressive Conservative opponents in the riding of Erie. He was re-elected by narrower margins in the elections of 1997 and 2000, in the redistributed riding of Erie—Lincoln. On the latter occasion, he defeated Canadian Alliance candidate and future MP Dean Allison by just over 2,000 votes.

After further redistribution in 2004, Maloney defeated Greg D'Amico and fellow Liberal MP Tony Tirabassi for the party's nomination in Welland. He defeated New Democratic Party candidate Jody Di Bartolomeo and Conservative Mel Grunstein in the election which followed. In the 2006 federal election, he once again defeated Bartolomeo and Grunstein and was returned to office by the voters of Welland.

Maloney served as parliamentary secretary to Canada's Attorney General from 1999 to 2001.[1]

He was defeated in the 2008 federal election,[1] finishing third against New Democratic Party candidate Malcolm Allen. In early 2009, Maloney was again acclaimed as the Liberal Party candidate for the next federal election, held May 2, 2011. Maloney again lost to incumbent, Malcolm Allen.

In April 2014, Maloney announced his filing to run for the office of Mayor of Port Colborne in the 2014 municipal elections.[2] Maloney went on to win the mayoral race in October 2014, with 3,991 (57.5%) votes over candidates Fred Davies at 2,258 votes (32.5%), and Mike Sloat at 693 votes (10%).[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Malcolm Allen 16,842
Conservative Alf Kiers 16,542
Liberal John Maloney 14,295
Green Jennifer Mooradian 2,816
Independent Jody Di Bartolomeo 569
Marxist–Leninist Ron Walker 114
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Maloney 20,238
New Democratic Jody Di Bartolomeo 17,484
Conservative Mel Grunstein 16,665
Green Brian Simpson 1,960
Christian Heritage Irma D. Ruiter 536
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Maloney 19,642
New Democratic Jody Di Bartolomeo 14,623
Conservative Mel Grunstein 12,997
Green Ryan McLaughlin 1,454
Christian Heritage Irma D. Ruiter 735
Marxist–Leninist Ron Walker 113
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALONEY, John 17,054
Alliance ALLISON, Dean 14,992
Progressive Conservative HURREN, David 5,174
New Democratic DI BARTOLOMEO, Jody 2,423
Not affiliated BYLSMA, David W. 476
Natural Law GREGORY, John 143
Canadian Action SCHLEICH, William 137
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALONEY, John 17,542
Reform MACINNIS, Jim 12,788
Progressive Conservative CLARE, Gord 6,317
New Democratic HANRATH, Willem 2,509
Christian Heritage KIERS, Alfred 1,301
Canadian Action SCHLEICH, William 267
Natural Law LARRASS, Margaret 228
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal MALONEY, John 19,799
Reform LUND, Bob 11,753
Progressive Conservative WILSON, Bradd 5,894
New Democratic PENWARDEN, Lesley 1,842
Christian Heritage KIERS, Alfred 591
National ROBBINS, Bill 586
Natural Law DREBEN, Jeffrey Ian 197


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