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John C. Carney Jr.
John C. Carney Jr.jpg
U.S. House, Delaware
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
High schoolSt. Mark's High School
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sUniversity of Delaware
Date of birthMay 20, 1956
Place of birthWilmington, Delaware
ProfessionGreen Executive
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
John Charles Carney, Jr. (b. May 20, 1956) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Carney was elected by voters from Delaware's at-large congressional district.

Carney won re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Carney is a "centrist Democratic follower".[1]


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.[2] The second of nine children, John 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, 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.[4]


Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Carney serves on the following committees:[5]


Campaign themes


Carney's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • 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. "



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 November 6, 2012, general election.

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"


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.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware Congressional 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


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).[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware Congressional District, 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


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

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.[9]


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 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.[10]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[11]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

John C. Carney Jr. voted with the Democratic Party 88% of the time, which ranked 160 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[12]


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Castle
U.S. House of Representatives - Delaware
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
Succeeded by