|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 6th district
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Roscoe Bartlett|
|Succeeded by||David Trone|
John Kevin Delaney
April 16, 1963
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University (BS)|
Georgetown University (JD)
Early life[change | change source]
Delaney was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. His parents were Elaine Rowe and Jack Delaney, an electrician. He was raised in Wood-Ridge. He studied at Columbia University and Georgetown University Law Center.
Business career[change | change source]
In 1993, he co-founded Health Care Financial Partners, to make loans available to smaller-sized health care service providers purportedly ignored by larger banks. In 2000, Delaney co-founded CapitalSource, a commercial lender headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland; the company provided capital to roughly 5,000 small and mid-size businesses before his departure.
Delaney retired from his business career in 2012, to pursue a career in politics.
United States Representative (2013–2019)[change | change source]
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.
During the primary, Delaney was endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Comptroller Peter Franchot, the Washington Post, and the Gazette. 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.
In the November 6, 2012 general election, Delaney defeated Bartlett by 59%-38%, a 21-point margin.
Delaney introduced legislation to end partisan gerrymandering. The Open Our Democracy Act would appoint independent redistricting commissions nationwide to end partisan gerrymandering, make Election Day a federal holiday and create an open top-two primary system.
2020 presidential campaign[change | change source]
Delaney ended his campaign on January 31, 2020 after falling in poll numbers and failing to qualify for the debates.
Personal life[change | change source]
Delaney is married to April McClain and together they have four daughters.
References[change | change source]
- Douglas, Danielle (March 19, 2012). "John Delaney's business record key to his congressional campaign — and his opponent's criticism". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- Delaney, John; Delaney, John (2017-07-28). "John Delaney: Why I'm running for president". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
- Staff (February 21, 2012). "Businessman focuses on job creation". Fredericknewspost.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "John Delaney: Executive Profile & Biography". Investing.businessweek.com. January 1, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "EY Entrepeneur Of The Year". EOYHOF.com. 2004.
- Andy Shaughnessy (June 1, 1998). "David takes aim at the Goliaths of health care". Nreionline.com. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "Delaney Hosts Entrepreneurship Workshop in Rockville". Delaney.house.gov. April 7, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- "Biography". Delaney.house.gov. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- Ben Pershing (April 4, 2012). "Delaney, Md. Democrats work to show unified front after newcomer's primary win". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- Editorial Board (March 10, 2012). "John Delaney for Md.'s 6th District". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "MD District 06 - D Primary Race". Our Campaigns. April 3, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- "Maryland State Board of Elections". Elections.state.md.us. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "MD - District 06 Race". Our Campaigns. November 6, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- "Delaney Introduces Bill to End Gerrymandering, Reform Elections". United States Congress. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- Astor, Maggie (January 31, 2020). "John Delaney Ends Presidential Campaign After Two and a Half Years". The New York Times. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Delaney (Maryland politician).|
- Congressman John Delaney official U.S. House website
- Campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Vote Smart
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Delaney 02 Appearances on C-SPAN