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John C. Carney Jr.
John C. Carney Jr.jpg
U.S. House, Delaware, At-Large District
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMichael N. Castle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.27 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,665,457
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
2001-2009
Education
High schoolSt. Mark's High School
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sUniversity of Delaware
Personal
BirthdayMay 20, 1956
Place of birthWilmington, Delaware
ProfessionGreen Executive
Net worth$550,514
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Charles Carney Jr. (b. May 20, 1956, in Wilmington, DE) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Carney was elected by voters from Delaware's At-Large Congressional District.

He was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Tom Kovach (R), Scott Gesty (L) and Bernard August (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Carney is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the primary election on September 9, 2014. He will face Rose Izzo (R), Scott Gesty (L) and Bernard August (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

He served as Lieutenant Governor of Delaware from 2001 to 2009.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Carney is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

The second of nine children, Carney was born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont by his parents Jack and Ann, who were both educators.[3] He was quarterback of the 1973 state championship St. Mark's High School football team and earned All-Ivy League and Most Valuable Player honors in football at Dartmouth College. Carney earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1978 and his M.P.A. from the University of Delaware in 1987.[4] He coached freshman football at the University of Delaware, while earning his master's degree in public administration.[5]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Carney serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Carney served on the following committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Carney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Carney voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Carney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Carney voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

NDAA

Yea3.png Carney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[14]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[15] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[16][17] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[17] Carney voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[18][19] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[19] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[20] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Carney joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[18][19]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Carney voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Carney voted for HR 2775.[25]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Yea3.png Carney voted in favor of HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[26]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Carney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Carney voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[28]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Carney voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[29]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Larson voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[30]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Carney voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[31]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

John C. Carney Jr.'s Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Carney is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Carney received a score of 48 percent on social issues and 27 percent on economic issues.[32]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[33]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[32]

National security

American response to Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Carney said in a statement on September 1, 2013, that he supported Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval and will review what Obama’s plan will mean for U.S. interests. He said he was “extremely wary” of committing the military to another overseas conflict.[34][35]

Social issues

SNAP challenge

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Carney, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[36] Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[37]

Campaign themes

2012

Carney's campaign website listed the following issues:[38]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Creating jobs and growing the economy is John’s number one priority. John knows that the future of the middle class depends on building a 21st century economy that provides good-paying jobs to families in Delaware and across the nation."
  • Reducing the Deficit
Excerpt: "Since arriving in Congress, John has advocated for a comprehensive deficit reduction plan that makes real progress on cutting spending while protecting the middle class."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As former chair of Delaware’s Healthcare Commission and a member of Delaware’s Cancer Consortium, John knows well the challenges facing our healthcare system."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As the son of two teachers, John firmly believes that the key to long-term success as a nation is a world-class public education system."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "John recognizes that in order to keep our homeland safe, we need a military that’s both strong—and smart."

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2014

Carney is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination unopposed in the primary election. He will face Rose Izzo (R), Bernard August (G) and Scott Gesty (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012

Carney won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Tom Kovach (R), Scott Gesty (L) and Bernard August (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John C. Carney, Jr. won election to the United States House. He defeated Glen Urquhart (R), Earl R. Lofland (I), Brent A. Wangen (L) and Jeffrey Brown (I) in the general election.[39]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr 56.8% 173,543
     Republican Glen Urquhart 41% 125,442
     Independent Party of Delaware Earl R. Lofland 1.2% 3,704
     Libertarian Brent A. Wangen 0.6% 1,986
     Blue Enigma Jeffrey Brown 0.3% 961
Total Votes 305,636

2004

Carney won election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Delaware on November 2, 2004. He defeated James Ursomarso (R), Michael Dore (Independent Party of Delaware) and John Reda (Libertarian).[40]

Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney Jr. 62.1% 218,272
     Republican James Ursomarso 36.3% 127,425
     Independent Party of Delaware Michael Dore 1.2% 4,130
     Libertarian John Reda 0.5% 1,646
Total Votes 351,473

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Carney attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Carney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Carney raised a total of $3,665,457 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[41]

John C. Carney Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Delaware) Won $1,526,892
2010 U.S. House (Delaware) Won $2,138,565
Grand Total Raised $3,665,457


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Carney's reports.[42]

John C. Carney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2013$521,357.12$47,443.50$(34,929.28)$533,871.34
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2013$533,871.34$161,201.32$(148,878.05)$546,194.61
October Quarterly[45]October 13, 2013$546,194.61$174,966.00$(41,730.95)$679,429.66
Year-End[46]January 31, 2014$679,429$143,903$(98,310)$725,023
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$725,023$121,946$(75,436)$771,533
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2014$771,533$183,059$(63,047)$891,545
Pre-Primary[49]August 28, 2014$891,545$75,257$(113,593)$853,208
October Quarterly[50]October 15, 2014$853,208$130,350$(64,435)$919,123
Running totals
$1,038,125.82$(640,359.28)

2012

Carney won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Carney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,526,893 and spent $1,016,702.[51] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[52]

Cost per vote

Carney spent $4.27 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Carney won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carney's campaign committee raised a total of $2,138,565 and spent $2,113,640.[53]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Carney's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $211,029 and $890,000. That averages to $550,514, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Carney ranked as the 260th most wealthy representative in 2012.[54] Between 2009 and 2012, Carney's calculated net worth[55] increased by an average of 13 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[56]

John C. Carney Jr. Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$397,053
2012$550,514
Growth from 2009 to 2012:39%
Average annual growth:13%[57]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[58]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Carney received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 2009-2014, 35.67 percent of Carney's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[59]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
John C. Carney Jr. Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,573,235
Total Spent $3,706,268
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$658,062
Securities & Investment$299,720
Insurance$289,045
Real Estate$200,394
Commercial Banks$183,950
% total in top industry14.39%
% total in top two industries20.94%
% total in top five industries35.67%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Carney is a "centrist Democrat" as of July 2014. In June 2013, Carney was rated as a "centrist Democratic follower."[60]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[61]

Carney most often votes with:

Carney least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Carney missed 78 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.9 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[62]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Carney paid his congressional staff a total of $849,981 in 2011. He ranked 15th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 97th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Delaware ranked 43rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[63]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Carney ranked 157th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[64]

2012

Carney ranked 152nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[65]

2011

Carney ranked 156th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[66]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Carney voted with the Democratic Party 93.3 percent of the time, which ranked 98th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[67]

2013

Carney voted with the Democratic Party 91.3 percent of the time, which ranked 163rd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[68]

Personal

Carney lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with his wife, Tracey, and their sons, Sam and Jimmy.[3]

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Castle
U.S. House of Representatives - Delaware
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
2001-2009
Succeeded by
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