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
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Roscoe Bartlett
Personal details
Born John Kevin Delaney
(1963-04-16) April 16, 1963 (age 52)
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) April
Children 4
Residence Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Georgetown University Law School
Occupation Businessman
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Representative John Delaney

John Kevin 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] In February 2015, Delaney received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.[6]

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.[7] HCFP grew rapidly, became public in 1996, and became an NYSE company in 1998.[8] In 2000, Delaney co-founded CapitalSource, a commercial lender headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. CapitalSource is also publicly traded on the NYSE.[9]

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.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

2012 election[edit]

After redistricting, Delaney decided to run for the newly redrawn 6th 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, which ended just two blocks from Delaney's home in Potomac. 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.[11][12][13] 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.[14][15]

In the November 6, 2012 general election, Delaney defeated Bartlett by 59%-38%, a 21-point margin. Delaney won mostly on the strength of a nearly 56,000-vote margin in Montgomery County, which accounted for almost all of the overall margin of 58,900 votes.[3][16]

Committee assignments[edit]

Legislation sponsored[edit]

Key legislation Delaney has sponsored:

  • Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013 (H.R. 2011; 113th Congress) - a bill that would extend through the end of 2015 the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education and change its membership.[17]
  • Partnership to Build America Act of 2013 (H.R. 2084; 113th Congress) - a bill that would establish the American Infrastructure Fund (AIF).[18]
  • Medical Foods Equity Act of 2013 (H.R. 3665; 113th Congress) - a bill that would extend coverage of medical foods, vitamins, and amino acids to those with metabolic disorders.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Delaney is married to his wife April, and has four daughters. He and his family live in Montgomery County, Maryland and 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. Two of his daughters attend Northwestern University.

Delaney was the only former CEO of a publicly traded company serving in the 113th United States Congress.[10] He was also the 6th wealthiest member of Congress. His net worth is between $46,886,140 and $231,164,999.[20]


  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". Retrieved 8 November 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ FNP Interactive - (2012-02-21). "Businessman focuses on job creation - The Frederick News-Post Online". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  5. ^ John K. Delaney J.D. (2010-01-01). "John Delaney: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  6. ^ Washington College (20 February 2015). "Convocation to Honor Irish Peacemaker Bertie Ahern and Maryland Congressman John Delaney". Chestertown: Washington College. 
  7. ^ Jun 1, 1998 12:00 PM, Andy Shaughnessy (1998-06-01). "David takes aim at the Goliaths of health care". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
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  9. ^ "CapitalSource Inc., CSE Stock Quote - (NYSE) CSE, CapitalSource Inc. Stock Price". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
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  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Editorial Board (2012-03-10). "John Delaney for Md.’s 6th District". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  13. ^ "Delaney, Bartlett for Congress in 6th District". Gazette.Net. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
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  15. ^ "Maryland State Board of Elections". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
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  17. ^ "H.R. 2011 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  18. ^ States Congress "H.R. 2084 - Summary" Check |url= scheme (help). Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  19. ^ States Congress "H.R. 3665 - Summary" Check |url= scheme (help). Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
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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

Succeeded by
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Rodney Davis
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Ron DeSantis