John C. Carney Jr.
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|John C. Carney Jr.|
|U.S. House, Delaware|
|January 3, 2011-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Lieutenant Governor of Delaware|
|High school||St. Mark's High School|
|Master's||University of Delaware|
|Birthday||May 20, 1956|
|Place of birth||Wilmington, Delaware|
Carney won re-election in 2012.
Carney was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1978, and his M.P.A. from the University of Delaware in 1987. The second of nine children, John was born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont by his parents Jack and Ann, who were both educators. 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, from which he graduated in 1978. He later coached freshmen football at the University of Delaware, while earning his master's degree in public administration.
- 2011-Present: U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware's at-large congressional district
- 2001-2009: Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
- Prior to 2001:
U.S. House of Representatives
Carney serves on the following committees:
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Carney's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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. "
|U.S. House, Delaware At-large District General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent||64.7%||238,081|
|Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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), Jeffrey Brown (Blue Enigma) in the general election.
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).
|U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware, 2010 - John C. Carney Jr. Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,369,932|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$1,364,257|
|Top contributors to John C. Carney Jr.'s campaign committee|
|Young, Conaway et al||$56,800|
|Morris, Nichols et al||$38,300|
|Skadden, Arps et al||$20,400|
|Richards, Layton & Finger||$19,850|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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 he 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.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, John C. Carney Jr. has voted with the Democratic Party 88% of the time, which ranked 160 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term John + Carney + Delaware + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Money and politics in Delaware - I and II - Philly.com (blog)
- DC welcomes 'Taste of Delaware' treats - The News Journal
- Latest Local, Regional, State Government and Public Real Estate News - RealEstateRama (press release)
- Delaware leaders welcome TD Bank to Wilmington - Newsworks.org (blog)
- Delaware's small businesses need regulatory relief - The News Journal
- New Delaware WWII memorial honors the 'Greatest Generation' - Coastal Point
- Rep. Carney encourages Delawareans to shop local during the holidays - WDDE 91.1 FM
- World War II Memorial dedicated at Legislative Hall - Cape Gazette
- ObamaCare and Echoes of 2010 - Wall Street Journal
- Dana Milbank: President Obama's (air)brush with history - The News Journal
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- ↑ Gov Track "Carney" Accessed May 21, 2012
- ↑ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CARNEY, John C., Jr., (1956 - )"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 United States Congressman John Carney, Representing Delaware, the First State "Full Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011
- ↑ University of Delaware:SPAA "MPA alumnus John Carney, is Delaware’s Congressman-elect to U.S. House of Representatives" Accessed October 15, 2011
- ↑ United States Congressman John Carney, Representing Delaware, the First State "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 15, 2011
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Delaware Commissioner of Elections "2004 Election Results," Accessed February 12, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "John C. Carney Jr. 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm "John Carney"
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Carney, (D-Delaware), 2010"
- ↑ OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
|U.S. House of Representatives - Delaware
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|Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
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