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*[[New York]]
*[[United States congressional delegations from New York]]
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Dan Maffei
Dan Maffei.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 24
In office
2009-2011, January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position (current service)2
Years in position (previous service)2
PredecessorRichard L. Hanna (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,032,959
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New York, District 25
Bachelor'sBrown University
Master'sColumbia University, Harvard University
Date of birthJuly 4, 1968
Place of birthSyracuse, NY
ProfessionJournalist, Businessman
Net worth$-49,000
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Maffei (b. July 4, 1968) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 24th congressional district. Maffei was first elected to the House in 2008 serving just one term and is currently serving his first term back in office having won election on November 6, 2012 . Maffei is one of the only five House Democrats to win his seat back from freshman Republicans that had taken it two years earlier, he had previously served New York's 25th congressional district from 2008-2010.[1][2]

Maffei is set to run for re-election in New York's 24th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[3]

Prior to being elected to the House Maffei served as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Saracuse, New York and as a communications and policy advisor for both Sens. Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Maffei 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.


Maffei has worked as a television news reporter for Channel 9 in Syracuse and he has served as a communications and policy advisor for Senators Bill Bradley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He previously served one term in the U.S. House from 2008 to 2010.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Maffei serves on the following committees:[5]


Campaign themes


Maffei listed several of his campaign themes on his website including:[6]

  • Tax Relief
  • Balanced Budget
  • Retirement Security
  • Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Veterans
  • Jobs
  • Ending Bailouts
  • Making Trade Work

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Maffei has voted with the House Democratic leadership 96.0% of the time.[7] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 95.7% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he votes 96.5% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.[8]

Specific votes

Rep. Maffei voted for the stimulus bill.[9] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [10]

Maffei also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[11] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[12]

Maffei supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[13] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[14]

Finally, Maffei voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[15] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[16]



See also: New York's 24th congressional district elections, 2014

Maffei is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[3]


See also: New York's 24th congressional district elections, 2012

Maffei ran for U.S. House in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and faced incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle (R) and Ursula Rozum (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[17] Maffei won the election.[18]

U.S. House, New York District 24 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Maffei 47.1% 143,044
     Republican Ann Marie Buerkle Incumbent 41.9% 127,054
     Green Ursula Rozum 7.5% 22,670
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3.6% 10,799
Total Votes 303,567
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Maffei is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Maffei raised a total of $2,032,959 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[21]

Dan Maffei's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 24) Won $2,032,959
Grand Total Raised $2,032,959

Individual breakdown


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Maffei’s reports.[22]

Dan Maffei (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]May 16, 2013$59,851.52$307,242.41$(89,675.47)$277,418.46
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2013$277,418.18$315,388.34$(107,478.07)$485,328.78
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Maffei's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Maffei won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Maffei's campaign committee raised a total of $2,032,959 and spent $2,047,007.[25]

Cost per vote

Maffei spent $14.32 per vote received in 2012.


Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Maffei is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 21, 2013.[26]

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.[27]

Maffei most often votes with:

Hanna least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Maffei missed 38 of 1,757 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Apr 2013, which is 2.2% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Maffei's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-97,998 to $-2. That averages to $-49,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.[29]

Voting with party

June 2013

Dan Maffei voted with the Democratic Party 78.7% of the time, which ranked 195th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June, 2013.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Dan + Maffei + New York + House

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See also

External links


  1. The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
  2. The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Campaign website "bio"
  5., "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Campaign website "Issues"
  7. A Line of Sight "2010 House Dem Voting Report"
  8. Washington Post "U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
  9. US House Clerk "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
  10. Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
  11. US House Clerk "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
  12. Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
  13. US House Clerk "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
  14. Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
  15. US House Clerk "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
  16. Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
  17. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  18. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Fundraising for Dan Maffei" March 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Dan Maffei Summary Report," Accessed July 30, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission "Dan Maffei April Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission "Dan Maffei July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Dan Maffei 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  26. Gov Track "Maffei, Dan" Accessed June 21, 2013
  27. OpenCongress, "Dan Maffei," Accessed August 6, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Dan Maffei" Accessed April 2013
  29. "Dan Maffei (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard L. Hanna
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 24
Succeeded by
Preceded by
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 25
Succeeded by
Ann Marie Buerkle