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John C. Carney Jr.
John C. Carney Jr.jpg
U.S. House, Delaware
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
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$485,015
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Charles Carney, Jr. (b. May 20, 1956, in Wilmington, Delaware) 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 set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election.

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]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Carney's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • 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. "

Legislative actions

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.[9] For more information pertaining to Carney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

American response to Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Carney said in a statement on September 1, 2013, that he supports Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval and will review what Obama’s plan will mean for U.S. interests. He said he is “extremely wary” of committing the military to another overseas conflict.[11]

“My ultimate decision will reflect a desire to balance America’s role as a global leader while protecting our national interests and the security of the American people,” Carney said.[11]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[12]

Elections

2014

See also: Delaware's at-large congressional district elections, 2014

Carney is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election.The general election took place 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, Carney won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Glen Urquhard (R), Earl R. Lofland (Independent Party of Delaware), Brent A. Wangen (Libertarian) and Jeffrey Brown (Blue Enigma) in the general election.[13]

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).[14]

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

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.[15]

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

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.[16]

John C. Carney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]4/15/2013$521,357.12$47,443.50$(34,929.28)$533,871.34
July Quarterly[18]7/15/2013$53,387.31$161,201.32$(148,878.05)$546,194.61
Running totals
$208,644.82$(183,807.33)

2012

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

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.[19] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[20]

Cost per vote

Carney spent $4.27 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Carney's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[21]

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 Democratic follower," as of June 7, 2013.[22]

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.[23]

Carney most often votes with:

Carney least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Carney missed 17 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[24]

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 ranks 15th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranks 97th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Delaware ranks 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.[25]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Carney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $170,030 and $800,000. That averages to $485,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 6.28% from 2010.[26]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Carney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $185,031 and $850,000. That averages to $517,515.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[27]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Carney ranked 152nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[28]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Carney ranked 156th in the liberal rankings.[29]

Voting with party

2013

John C. Carney Jr. voted with the Democratic Party 91.3% of the time, which ranked 163th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[30]

Personal

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

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Delaware Division of Elections "Election Results" Accessed June 7, 2013
  2. Project Vote Smart "Biography: John Carney Jr" Accessed June 7, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 United States Congressman John Carney, Representing Delaware, the First State "Full Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CARNEY, John C., Jr., (1956 - )"
  5. University of Delaware:SPAA "MPA alumnus John Carney, is Delaware’s Congressman-elect to U.S. House of Representatives" Accessed October 15, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. United States Congressman John Carney, Representing Delaware, the First State "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 15, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Delaware online, "Delaware's Coons, Carper and Carney respond to Obama's plan on Syria," accessed September 9, 2013
  12. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  14. Delaware Commissioner of Elections "2004 Election Results," Accessed February 12, 2012
  15. Open Secrets "John Carney" Accessed April 3, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission "John C. Carney Jr. Summary reports," Accessed July 18, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 18, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 18, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "John Carney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  20. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "John C. Carney Jr. 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011
  22. Gov Track "Carney" Accessed June 7, 2013
  23. OpenCongress, "Rep. John Carney," Accessed July 31, 2013
  24. GovTrack, "John Carney," Accessed March 29, 2013
  25. LegiStorm "John Carney"
  26. OpenSecrets.org, "Carney (D-Del), 2011"
  27. OpenSecrets.org, "Carney, (D-Delaware), 2010"
  28. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  29. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  30. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Michael Castle
U.S. House of Representatives - Delaware
2011–Present
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Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
2001-2009
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