Ed Jany

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Ed Jany
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 13
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Ed Jany was a 2014 non-affiliated candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Florida.[1] Jany ended his campaign on May 13, 2014.[2]

Jany previously was a Republican, but switched to the Democratic Party on October 2, 2013, out of frustration with the 2013 federal government shutdown.[3] Florida law states that candidates cannot run for a party's nomination unless they have been registered in the party for at least one year.[3] Jany officially ran as an Independent candidate with no political affiliation, despite being recruited and having benefited from considerable support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[3][4]


Jany attended a military high school and enlisted in the Army two days after turning 17. After completing basic training, Jany attended the University of Minnesota. He joined the school's Reserve Officers Training Corps, or ROTC, program. However, he failed to finish the necessary requirements for his degree.[5]

Jany was criticized for listing a degree from Madison University on his LinkedIn account.[5] Jany insisted that the school, often described as a diploma mill without a campus or classes, is a legitimate institution.[5]


Jany works as a director for Mutualink, a Connecticut firm providing communications and training services to police and military.[5] He is a former police officer and was wounded in the line of duty.[5]



See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Jany ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 13th District.[1] He ended his campaign on May 13, 2014.[2]

In a statement on May 13, 2014, Jany said an inability to balance the campaign with his professional demands was the reason for ending his campaign.[6]

“It is with deep regret that I announce my withdrawal from the race for U.S. Representative in the Thirteenth District. In my professional capacity, I am responsible for coordinating some of the Command and Control for Security at the World Cup in Brazil this year, something I committed to doing some time ago. I wrongly assumed that I could maintain my professional work requirements while running for office," he said.[6]


When he filed to run for the seat, Jany did not live in the district. He said he hoped to move to Pinellas County in June 2014.[5]

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